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Mexico issues pollution alert for Mexico's Bacalar lagoon
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's environmental protection agency has issued an "urgent" call for local authorities to stop sewage and waste discharges into the Yucatan Peninsula's coastal, fresh-water lake of Bacalar.... 11/27/2015 11:57 PM

Hundreds protest jailing of 2 journalists in Turkey
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Istanbul office of an opposition newspaper Friday, accusing the government of silencing critics and attempting to cover-up a scandal after two journalists were jailed on terror and espionage charges for their reports on alleged Turkish arms smuggling to Syria.... 11/27/2015 10:47 PM

Mexico's longest-running TV show, 'En Familia,' to end
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's longest-running TV show is set to end Dec. 20.... 11/27/2015 10:15 PM

Paraguay official fired for kicking indigenous woman
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) -- Paraguay's president has fired the head of the country's Indian affairs office amid accusations he kicked an indigenous woman.... 11/27/2015 10:02 PM

Dominican Republic union leader held in murder investigation
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- A judge in the Dominican Republic has ordered the leader of a public transportation union held for one year while authorities investigate allegations of his involvement in several killings.... 11/27/2015 9:57 PM

Magnitude 6.2 quake strikes Chile, but no damage
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- A magnitude-6.2 earthquake has struck Chile's northern region but authorities say there are no reports of injuries or damage.... 11/27/2015 9:53 PM

Outrage after Venezuela opposition leader killed
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- The slaying of a Venezuelan opposition leader at a campaign rally is becoming an international flashpoint a week before critical congressional elections.... 11/27/2015 9:48 PM

11 killed in Mexico, including 2 police in town on US border
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican authorities said attackers killed four members of a civilian police patrol in the turbulent southern state of Guerrero, while two city police officers and five gunmen died in a series of gunbattles in the northern border town of Rio Bravo.... 11/27/2015 9:37 PM

In Haiti, No. 2 presidential candidate undecided on runoff
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Campaign season for the final round of Haiti's elections has gotten started, but the second-place finisher in the presidential vote said Friday he hasn't decided whether he will participate in a runoff or continue to press for a recount.... 11/27/2015 9:22 PM

Chilean mom restricted access to baby for smoking marijuana
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- A Chilean mother says a hospital is restricting her right to see her newborn daughter because she acknowledged smoking marijuana days before she gave birth.... 11/27/2015 8:31 PM

Hungary: 2 suspects hoped to 'execute' government members
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hungarian officials said Friday that two suspects detained last week after weapons were found in their car sought to "execute" members of the government.... 11/27/2015 8:14 PM

Drowned Syrian boy's aunt says family will settle in Canada
TORONTO (AP) -- The aunt of a Syrian boy whose lifeless body was photographed on a Turkish beach, sparking worldwide outrage at the refugee crisis, said Friday that she hopes her family members will be in Canada by Christmas.... 11/27/2015 8:10 PM

Russia suspends visa-free travel with Turkey
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia announced Friday that it will suspend visa-free travel with Turkey amid the escalating spat over the downing of a Russian warplane by a Turkish fighter jet at the Syrian border.... 11/27/2015 8:05 PM

EU turns to Turkey to help manage its migration woes
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Five years ago, Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi warned that millions of Africans wanted to come to the European Union and offered to make the continent's immigration problem disappear in exchange for billions of euros.... 11/27/2015 8:03 PM

2 Palestinians killed after attacking Israeli troops
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli troops shot and killed two Palestinians after they rammed their cars into soldiers in separate attacks in the West Bank on Friday as the country's defense minister urged Israelis to brace themselves for more violence, saying he cannot see an end to the near-daily Palestinian attacks.... 11/27/2015 7:57 PM

Maldives police break up protest for ex-president's release
MALE, Maldives (AP) -- Maldives police on Friday broke up an opposition protest demanding the release of the country's former president, other jailed politicians and activists.... 11/27/2015 7:49 PM

Former FIFA president Joao Havelange hospitalized in Rio
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Former FIFA president Joao Havelange is being treated in a Rio de Janeiro hospital for respiratory problems.... 11/27/2015 7:23 PM

Pope arrives in Uganda, calls Africa 'continent of hope'
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Pope Francis arrived in Uganda on Friday on the second leg of his Africa pilgrimage, declaring Africa the "continent of hope" and honoring Uganda's most famous Christians.... 11/27/2015 7:12 PM

Tunisia, targeted anew, faces intelligence challenge
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- An attack by Islamic State militants on Tunisia's presidential guard has left this North African country, its economy and its democracy even more vulnerable just days before four Tunisians head to collect the Nobel Peace Prize.... 11/27/2015 6:47 PM

Israel 'soon' to open Abu Dhabi office for renewable energy
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel "soon" will open an office focused on renewable energy in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates - even though the two nations have no diplomatic relations, an Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman said Friday.... 11/27/2015 6:35 PM

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