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Killings surge in Mexico state at tip of Baja
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The normally bucolic, vacationer-crowded state at the tip of Mexico's Baja peninsula has become a battleground, with dozens of killings in a power struggle following the capture of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman nearly a year ago.... 11/26/2014 5:04 AM

Beloved macaws bring harmony to Caracas' chaos
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- In one of the world's most-hostile urban jungles, the spectacle of rainbow-colored tropical birds streaking across the late-afternoon sky has become a natural respite from rampant crime and choking pollution.... 11/26/2014 5:01 AM

Hong Kong police arrest student protest leaders
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong authorities cleared more street barricades from a pro-democracy protest camp in a volatile district Wednesday, part of a two-day operation in which police arrested more than 100 people, including key student leaders.... 11/26/2014 4:57 AM

Cardenas leaves Mexico leftist party he founded
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Cuauhtemoc Cardenas, a pillar of leftist politics in Mexico and son of the revered president who nationalized the oil industry, resigned Tuesday from the political party he founded, citing disagreements with its leadership.... 11/26/2014 4:31 AM

Domestic violence in NYC reflects the world
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- New York City's legal counsel said Tuesday that police receive more than 770 reports of domestic violence every day - a figure the head of the U.N. women's agency said reflects what is happening in the world.... 11/26/2014 4:14 AM

Garcia Marquez family explains archive decision
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The family of Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez says the late Colombian novelist's archive was offered only to the University of Texas, which will be the materials' repository.... 11/26/2014 3:10 AM

In New Zealand, feud over fate of 1902 corpse ship
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- The S.S. Ventnor sank 112 years ago off the northern New Zealand coast, bearing unusual cargo: the exhumed bodies of 499 Chinese miners, some in wooden coffins and others in sealed zinc caskets.... 11/26/2014 3:00 AM

Report says abusers remain in Australian military
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- A government investigation into sexual misconduct, assault and bullying in the Australian military over decades reported Wednesday that more than 1,100 alleged perpetrators remained in the ranks or reserves, some holding senior positions.... 11/26/2014 2:15 AM

China state media says 24 coal miners die in fire
BEIJING (AP) -- A fire sparked by underground tremors tore through a coal mine in northeastern China early Wednesday, killing 24 miners, Chinese state reported.... 11/26/2014 1:52 AM

AC/DC drummer clowns around at New Zealand court
TAURANGA, New Zealand (AP) -- AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd showed up late for a New Zealand court appearance Wednesday and clowned around by jumping on the back of one of his security guards outside the courthouse.... 11/26/2014 1:45 AM

Weather cited in Bahamas jet crash that killed 9
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- Bad weather appears to have been a major factor in a small plane crash in the Bahamas that killed a prominent Christian minister and eight other people, according to a report released Tuesday.... 11/26/2014 1:09 AM

UN: 12.2 million Syrians need humanitarian help
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- An estimated 12.2 million Syrians need assistance because of increasing violence and deteriorating conditions in the country, up from 10.8 million in July, the U.N. humanitarian chief said Tuesday.... 11/26/2014 12:48 AM

Spain urges Cuba to up pace of economic reforms
HAVANA (AP) -- Spain's foreign minister urged Cuba on Tuesday to accelerate economic reforms designed to expand private enterprise and attract foreign investment to the communist-run island.... 11/25/2014 11:53 PM

France suspends delivery of warship to Russia
PARIS (AP) -- France suspended the delivery of a warship to Russia on Tuesday, after months of speculation about what would be the biggest arms sale ever by a NATO country to the Kremlin.... 11/25/2014 11:45 PM

Gunmen seize jewels and hostage in Paris heist
PARIS (AP) -- Two gunmen robbed a Cartier jewelry boutique in a tony and tourist-filled Paris neighborhood Tuesday, fled police in a chase across the Seine River, took a hostage - and then surrendered, authorities said.... 11/25/2014 11:37 PM

Argentina president returns after illness
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina's president has made her first public appearance since being hospitalized more than three weeks ago for a bacterial infection of the colon.... 11/25/2014 10:51 PM

Greece: HIV infections ease after spike
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Health authorities in Greece say the number of HIV infections fell in 2013 for the first time since the start of the financial crisis.... 11/25/2014 10:46 PM

Puerto Rico police seize $11.5M worth of cocaine
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Authorities in Puerto Rico say they have seized 500 kilograms (1,102 pounds) of cocaine worth an estimated $11.5 million.... 11/25/2014 10:38 PM

Russian envoy: Ferguson shows US racial problems
MOSCOW (AP) -- The violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, reflect simmering U.S. tensions over racial discrimination that could undermine the country's stability, a senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday.... 11/25/2014 10:08 PM

Warplanes strike airport in Libya capital again
CAIRO (AP) -- Warplanes again bombed a Libyan military air base Tuesday that until a day earlier was Tripoli's only functioning airport, shortly after the Islamist-backed prime minister said his government was at war.... 11/25/2014 9:59 PM