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Mexico rights body: Police used excessive force in 6 deaths
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's governmental human rights commission said Wednesday that excessive use of force by federal police resulted in six civilian deaths in a confrontation last January, including a person who was shot dead while he was already wounded on the ground and posed no threat to police.... 11/26/2015 12:11 AM

Letter calls for candidates for next UN chief by spring
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A draft letter from the presidents of the Security Council and the General Assembly calls for the next U.N. chief to be selected by September or October of 2016.... 11/26/2015 12:01 AM

UN envoy warns Sahel youths susceptible to radicalization
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Up to 41 million young people in the Sahel have bleak futures, pushing them to migrate and making them susceptible to radicalization, a U.N. envoy to the African region said Wednesday.... 11/25/2015 11:58 PM

Brazil police arrest government Senate leader
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazilian police on Wednesday arrested the government's leader in the Senate for allegedly obstructing the investigation into a corruption scandal at state-owned oil company Petrobras.... 11/25/2015 11:58 PM

Argentina's president-elect announces diverse Cabinet
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- President-elect Mauricio Macri named a new Cabinet on Wednesday that includes members from diverse Argentine political movements, business executives and a minister with the outgoing government.... 11/25/2015 11:21 PM

Outgoing Argentine president says she's not going away
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- When Argentines chose a new president in recent elections, many voters seemed more concerned about what would happen with the old one.... 11/25/2015 10:27 PM

2 massacres in 12 hours leave 15 dead in Honduras
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Two massacres that killed 15 people in less than 12 hours rocked Honduras and left the country's top police official in tears Wednesday.... 11/25/2015 10:01 PM

French lawmakers vote to extend airstrikes against IS
PARIS (AP) -- French lawmakers voted Wednesday to continue airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State group that claimed responsibility for the Nov. 13 attacks that killed 130 people in Paris, while Germany's chancellor said her country would do more in the international fight against the group.... 11/25/2015 9:19 PM

The Latest: Paris hotel business hit hard by attacks
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The latest on the attacks in Paris and security alert in Brussels. All times local:... 11/25/2015 9:15 PM

Cuban art thief suspect arrested in Greece
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Police in Greece say a Cuban man has been arrested near Athens on suspicion of stealing 71 paintings and artwork from the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana.... 11/25/2015 8:43 PM

German reinvents pre-fab concrete shelters to house migrants
BAD NEUENAHR-AHRWEILER, Germany (AP) -- A retired engineer in Germany has come up with a solution to the shortage of appropriate housing for asylum-seekers as winter draws near: pre-fabricated concrete houses that can be manufactured and erected in just a few days.... 11/25/2015 8:35 PM

UK backs off cuts to tax breaks for lower income households
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Treasury chief abandoned controversial cuts in tax credits for the working poor and kept police funding intact on Wednesday as he updated Parliament on the government's budget plans.... 11/25/2015 8:32 PM

Death of man in police custody sparks riots in Egypt
CAIRO (AP) -- A senior Egyptian police official and witnesses say the death of a man in police custody has sparked riots in the southern Luxor province, wounding four policemen and at least one civilian.... 11/25/2015 8:32 PM

Egypt says 30 percent turnout in 2nd round of voting
CAIRO (AP) -- Turnout in the second round of Egypt's parliamentary elections was nearly 30 percent, authorities said Wednesday, with the vote expected to result in a rubber-stamp body loyal to President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.... 11/25/2015 8:28 PM

The Latest: UK envoy: Jet downing must spur end to Syria war
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- The latest on the war in Syria, including a Russian warplane shot down by Turkey. All times local:... 11/25/2015 8:20 PM

Palestinian assailant killed after stabbing Israeli soldier
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Palestinian assailant was shot and killed by Israeli forces after stabbing and seriously wounding an Israeli soldier in the West Bank on Wednesday, the latest in an unrelenting, two-month wave of violence.... 11/25/2015 8:07 PM

Amid Syria's civil war, a James Bond-style rescue operation
BEIRUT (AP) -- In the whirlwind of Syria's civil war, two Russian pilots parachuted from their aircraft into a chaotic front-line mountainous region near the border with Turkey after their aircraft was hit by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet.... 11/25/2015 7:53 PM

France's lawmakers approve continuing airstrikes against IS targets in Syria.
PARIS (AP) -- France's lawmakers approve continuing airstrikes against IS targets in Syria. .... 11/25/2015 7:42 PM

Brazil: Will take months to study damage left by burst dam
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- It could take months to evaluate the extent of damage to a river left choked with mud when a dam burst at an iron ore mine, Brazil's environment minister said Wednesday.... 11/25/2015 7:28 PM

Biden meets Balkan leaders at summit on refugees, threats
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) -- Former Balkan rivals on Wednesday pledged joint efforts with the United States and the European Union in protecting European borders from a record surge of asylum-seekers amid fears that Islamic militants may have infiltrated the flow.... 11/25/2015 7:22 PM

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