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UN envoy says peace process is 'back on track' in Mali
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. envoy for Mali said Tuesday "the peace process is back on track" after violence in August threatened to disrupt an agreement between the government and separatist rebels.... 10/6/2015 10:35 PM

Mexico City investigates reports of dog poisoning at park
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A popular dog run in a picturesque Mexico City park remained closed Tuesday following reported cases of dog poisoning.... 10/6/2015 10:31 PM

New generation of disillusioned Palestinians drives unrest
SURDA, West Bank (AP) -- A new generation of angry, disillusioned Palestinians is driving the current wave of clashes with Israeli forces: Too young to remember the hardships of life during Israel's clampdown on the last major uprising, they have lost faith in statehood through negotiations, distrust their political leaders and believe Israel only understands force.... 10/6/2015 10:26 PM

5 arrested in connection with Sydney police worker's killing
SYDNEY (AP) -- Police arrested five people during a series of raids on Wednesday in connection with the slaying of a civilian police worker, which officials have said they believe was linked to terrorism.... 10/6/2015 10:05 PM

Guatemala to investigate for those responsible for mudslide
SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala (AP) -- The warning signs were everywhere in the canyon neighborhood of Cambray on the outskirts of Guatemala City, where a mudslide buried hundreds of people last week.... 10/6/2015 10:04 PM

Prosecutor: Burkina Faso coup leader formally charged
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- A military prosecutor says the general who took power after last month's coup now has been formally charged along with one other formal top official accused of supporting the overthrow of Burkina Faso's government.... 10/6/2015 9:55 PM

Syrian rebels face a new reality amid Russian air campaign
BEIRUT (AP) -- The U.S.-backed rebel group Tajammu Alezzah has been fighting the Syrian military outside the city of Hama for months, but a new player has joined the fray: Russian warplanes, which have repeatedly hit their front-line positions, followed by airstrikes from government planes.... 10/6/2015 9:31 PM

US commerce secretary in Cuba for talks on improving trade
HAVANA (AP) -- The U.S. commerce secretary is in Cuba to talk about steps taken by President Barack Obama to ease the trade embargo against the communist-ruled island.... 10/6/2015 9:27 PM

Mexico to appeal ruling freeing 4 soldiers in army slayings
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Federal prosecutors announced they will appeal a Mexican judge's decision to dismiss criminal charges against four of seven soldiers charged in the 2014 killing of 22 gang suspects, at least 12 of whom investigators say were shot after they surrendered.... 10/6/2015 9:19 PM

Guatemala ring leader ordered held in protective isolation
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- A judge in Guatemala has ordered the alleged leader of a customs corruption scandal to be held in protective isolation at a maximum security prison amid fears for his life.... 10/6/2015 9:17 PM

Time Out defends Meryl Streep T-shirt in 'slave' row
LONDON (AP) -- Time Out magazine has defended its use of a slogan including the word slave on a T-shirt worn by Meryl Streep to promote the movie "Suffragette," arguing that critics have taken the quote out of context.... 10/6/2015 8:24 PM

Nobel Prize for key discoveries about subatomic particles
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Two scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for key discoveries about a cosmic particle that whizzes through space at nearly the speed of light, passing easily through Earth and even your body.... 10/6/2015 8:16 PM

Flogged Saudi blogger wins Pinter free-speech prize
LONDON (AP) -- A Saudi blogger who has been jailed and flogged for insulting Muslim clerics was awarded a major free-speech prize on Tuesday.... 10/6/2015 8:15 PM

Carter sounds nearly ready to open combat jobs to women
ROME (AP) -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter sounded like he's nearly made up his mind about opening all combat jobs to women, as he told U.S. troops in Sicily on Tuesday that limiting his search for qualified military candidates to just half the population would be "crazy."... 10/6/2015 8:03 PM

Portugal's president urges parties to unite, seek compromise
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Portugal's president urged politicians on Tuesday to set aside their bickering and find compromises in the national interest after an election that threatened to bring a period of damaging instability.... 10/6/2015 8:01 PM

Ukraine rebels to delay local election, sidestep tense topic
MOSCOW (AP) -- Officials in rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine announced Tuesday they will postpone local elections that were going to be held shortly, sidestepping a contentious issue that had blocked progress toward a resolution for the war in Ukraine.... 10/6/2015 7:45 PM

Carter: "Deeply regrets" Afghanistan hospital attack
ROME (AP) -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the Defense Department "deeply regrets the loss of innocent lives" from a U.S. military airstrike on a hospital in Afghanistan.... 10/6/2015 7:28 PM

After weeks of unrest, Palestinian leader appeals for calm
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called Tuesday for calm after several weeks of heightened unrest with Israel, saying his people had no interest in any further "escalation" and urging renewed dialogue.... 10/6/2015 7:23 PM

Somalia's extremists vow violence against British troops
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A spokesman for Somalia's Islamic extremists says their rebels will fight the British troops that are to be deployed to the country as peacekeepers.... 10/6/2015 6:46 PM

Vatican: Pope Francis to visit Mexico next year, no date yet
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican says Pope Francis is planning to visit Mexico next year.... 10/6/2015 6:45 PM

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