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Mexico arrests 73, breaks up highway blockade
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican police have arrested 73 people after breaking up a protest by taxi drivers that blocked the main highway leading from Mexico City to Acapulco.... 4/29/2016 8:58 PM

Top Venezuela beer maker halts production amid shortages
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela's largest brewer says it has shut down beer production at the last of its four factories due to a shortage of imported supplies.... 4/29/2016 8:49 PM

Argentina floods swamp soy crop; some must commute by boat
VILLA PARANACITO, Argentina (AP) -- Water levels in the flood-hit Argentine town of Villa Paranacito have risen so much that the best way for residents to commute is by boat.... 4/29/2016 8:44 PM

Kenya police: 6-story residential building collapses in rain
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenyan officials say a six-story residential building in a low income area of the capital has collapsed under heavy rain and flooding.... 4/29/2016 8:42 PM

Brazil's VP says he will not be a candidate in 2018
SAO PAULO (AP) -- The man in line to become Brazil's next head of state if President Dilma Rousseff is impeached says he won't run for the presidency in 2018 when Rousseff's term comes to an end.... 4/29/2016 8:33 PM

Irish leaders end deadlock, make deal for new government
DUBLIN (AP) -- Ireland's age-old political enemies struck a historic deal Friday night to create a fragile new government following an inconclusive election and two months of deadlock.... 4/29/2016 8:13 PM

Rising violence kills over 200 in a week in Syria's Aleppo
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- The Syrian army and rebels unleashed deadly new attacks on each other Friday in Aleppo, with insurgents shelling a mosque during weekly prayers and government airstrikes hitting opposition neighborhoods in escalating bloodshed the U.N. decried as a "monstrous disregard for civilian lives by all parties."... 4/29/2016 8:10 PM

Boom! Queen & Harry answer Obamas' Invictus Games challenge
LONDON (AP) -- It helps to have friends in high places when you're promoting an athletic event.... 4/29/2016 7:43 PM

Polish firm cuts contracts with 2 stud farms amid turmoil
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A private Polish company says it has cut its contracts with two state-owned stud farms whose managers have been replaced by the new government, highlighting the turmoil surrounding the farms.... 4/29/2016 7:40 PM

Romania: police confiscate Byzantine coins from British man
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Romanian border police say they have confiscated 71 Byzantine coins from a British citizen traveling from Turkey to Romania.... 4/29/2016 7:36 PM

Norway oil-rig helicopter crash kills 13; flying ban issued
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A helicopter carrying Statoil workers from an offshore rig in the North Sea crashed Friday on an island off western Norway, killing all 13 people on board, rescuers said.... 4/29/2016 7:31 PM

Guatemala declares 24 missing in garbage landslide at dump
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Guatemala City authorities say that 24 people are listed as missing two days after a massive slope of trash collapsed, killing at least four people.... 4/29/2016 7:25 PM

Gov: Puerto Rico braces for lawsuits as major default looms
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's governor said Friday that the U.S. territory is bracing for multiple lawsuits as a major default looms over a $470 million bond payment.... 4/29/2016 7:21 PM

UN urges return to full operation of Western Sahara mission
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council called Friday for the urgent return of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the disputed Western Sahara to its full operation, a rebuke to Morocco which expelled most of the mission's civilian staff to protest a perceived slight by the U.N. secretary-general.... 4/29/2016 6:37 PM

The Latest: Black boxes found in Norwegian helicopter crash
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- The Latest on the crash of a helicopter on an island off western Norway (all times local):... 4/29/2016 5:57 PM

At the Vatican, Biden seeks common cause with pope on cancer
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden found common cause with Pope Francis on Friday at the Vatican for a global commitment to fund cancer research.... 4/29/2016 5:55 PM

Puerto Rico reports 1st US Zika-related death amid outbreak
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico announced Friday that it has recorded the first Zika-related U.S. death amid an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus in the U.S. territory.... 4/29/2016 5:52 PM

Pop went the weasel and down went the Large Hadron Collider
GENEVA (AP) -- It's one of the physics world's most complex machines, and it has been immobilized - temporarily - by a weasel.... 4/29/2016 5:42 PM

Thousands march in Yemen to call for cease-fire
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Thousands of Yemenis took to the streets on Friday to call for an end to the fighting in the country's conflict.... 4/29/2016 5:32 PM

Iran votes in parliamentary runoff as rare shooting wounds 4
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranians voted Friday in the country's parliamentary runoff elections, a key poll that will decide how much power allies of moderate President Hassan Rouhani will have in the next legislature after the landmark nuclear deal with world powers.... 4/29/2016 5:09 PM



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