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Guatemala court orders competency evaluation for ex-dictator
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- A Guatemalan court has ruled that ex-dictator Efrain Rios Montt should be hospitalized for medical and psychological evaluation to determine if he is fit to stand trial.... 8/4/2015 7:20 PM

Amnesty International accuses Sudanese forces of war crimes
CAIRO (AP) -- Amnesty International said Tuesday it has "definitely confirmed" that Sudanese government forces committed war crimes against civilians in the South Kordofan region.... 8/4/2015 7:12 PM

Croatia celebrates independence while rival Serbs mourn
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) -- Tanks rumbled and soldiers marched as Croatia held a military parade Tuesday to mark the 20th anniversary of sealing its independence from Yugoslavia, while neighboring Serbia mourned victims of the military operation that marked the end of a four-year war.... 8/4/2015 7:11 PM

15 police offers dead in Colombia helicopter crash
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Fifteen police officers died Tuesday when the Black Hawk helicopter they were traveling in crashed in the volatile northwest part of the country, the country's police agency said.... 8/4/2015 7:09 PM

Attackers from Nigeria kill 9, kidnap dozens from Cameroon
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) -- Suspected Boko Haram fighters have killed at least 9 people and kidnapped dozens, including children and teenagers, from Cameroonian villages on the border with Nigeria, a local leader said Tuesday.... 8/4/2015 7:04 PM

US legislator: Nigeria's military needs training, not arms
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- The United States is ready to provide military training to help Nigeria's battle against Islamic extremists, the leader of a U.S. Congressional delegation said here.... 8/4/2015 7:01 PM

APNewsBreak: North Korean ship pursued for seizure in case
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Winning a lawsuit against North Korea is rare. Collecting millions of dollars in damages from the isolated country? Pretty much impossible. But an Israel-based civil rights group thinks it has found a way, starting with a North Korean ship that's been held, against Pyongyang's wishes, in a Mexican port for the past year.... 8/4/2015 6:58 PM

Sudan's president, facing charges, scheduled to speak at UN
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, who faces international war crimes and genocide charges, is on the provisional list of speakers at a U.N. summit in late September where world leaders will adopt new goals aimed at ending poverty and combating climate change by 2030.... 8/4/2015 6:55 PM

Former Brazil chief of staff arrested in Petrobras scandal
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Police in Brazil have arrested former presidential chief of staff Jose Dirceu, the most senior member of the ruling Workers' Party to be taken into custody in connection with corruption at the state-owned oil company Petrobras.... 8/4/2015 6:42 PM

Q&A: A look at the history of Jewish extremism in Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The arrest of a well-known Jewish extremist marks Israel's first concrete step in its new "zero tolerance" approach toward what the government describes as Jewish terrorism. A recent pair of attacks brought into the open long-standing fears about a radicalized and ultraconservative fringe that had been operating below the radar but now appears to be intensifying its violence.... 8/4/2015 6:34 PM

Far-right group's poster campaign in Stockholm stirs outrage
LONDON (AP) -- A poster campaign by the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats at a subway station in central Stockholm has stirred outrage in the Nordic country.... 8/4/2015 6:27 PM

Russia bids for vast Arctic territories at UN
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia has submitted a revised bid for vast territories in the Arctic to the United Nations, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.... 8/4/2015 6:20 PM

Yemen pro-government troops retake rebel-held base in south
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's pro-government troops fought pockets of resistance outside a key military base in the country's south Tuesday, a day after they seized it from Shiite rebels, military officials said.... 8/4/2015 6:09 PM

Russian man wanted in the deaths of his 6 children
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian investigators are searching for a man suspected of killing and dismembering his six young children. His wife also was missing and reported dead, and police said that a woman believed to be his mother was found dead.... 8/4/2015 5:55 PM

Venezuela ruling party games Twitter for political gain
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's approval ratings may be languishing below 30 percent, but on Twitter he's as popular as Pope Francis - or so it would seem.... 8/4/2015 5:53 PM

Toronto nightclub shooting leaves at least 2 dead, 3 wounded
TORONTO (AP) -- A shooting that started at a Toronto nightclub event hosted by rapper Drake, and then spilled onto the streets outside early Tuesday, left at least two people dead and three others wounded, police said. It wasn't clear if Drake was present during the shooting.... 8/4/2015 5:12 PM

South Africa's Nobel laureate Tutu leaves hospital
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South African retired archbishop Desmond Tutu left a Cape Town hospital on Tuesday after being treated for an infection there since last month, his foundation said.... 8/4/2015 5:11 PM

Taliban official resigns in sign of growing internal divide
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A senior Taliban figure resigned Tuesday in the latest fallout from the death of longtime leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, which has triggered a succession dispute and revealed growing rifts within the two-decade-old Afghan insurgent group.... 8/4/2015 5:07 PM

After deadly attack, Israel arrests extremist in crackdown
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli authorities kicked off a promised crackdown on Jewish extremists following last week's deadly arson attack on a Palestinian family, arresting a high-profile activist accused of leading a new movement of defiant settler youths who embrace violence and reject the rule of law in the name of the purity of the Holy Land.... 8/4/2015 4:52 PM

German justice minister fires country's top prosecutor
BERLIN (AP) -- German Justice Minister Heiko Maas said Tuesday he will request the dismissal and retirement of the country's chief federal prosecutor Harald Range.... 8/4/2015 4:51 PM

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