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Venezuela opposition party says regional official killed
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- A Venezuelan opposition leader was shot to death at a campaign rally for next week's congressional elections Wednesday, his party said.... 11/26/2015 3:36 AM

Mexico says it's closing in on tiger that escaped month ago
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A tiger named "Ankor" marked a full month on the run Wednesday, having evaded capture since he escaped from a restaurant zoo and disappeared into what appears to be a very tiger-friendly habitat on Mexico's southern Pacific coast.... 11/26/2015 3:08 AM

China reduces sentence of journalist to 5 years from 7
BEIJING (AP) -- An imprisoned 71-year-old Chinese journalist has had her sentence reduced to five years from seven following an appeal, her lawyer said Thursday.... 11/26/2015 2:14 AM

Macri's promise to expel Venezuela from Mercosur unlikely
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- Experts say a promise by Argentina's president-elect to expel Venezuela from the Mercosur trade bloc seems unlikely to be fulfilled.... 11/26/2015 2:08 AM

South Korea: 125,000 Volkswagen diesel cars rigged emissions
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's Ministry of Environment says it found that Volkswagen rigged emissions in 125,000 Tiguan diesel vehicles sold in the country since 2008.... 11/26/2015 1:48 AM

Chinese company postpones canal project in Nicaragua
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) -- A Chinese company said Wednesday it is delaying the start of construction on a $50 billion inter-ocean canal across Nicaragua until late 2016.... 11/26/2015 1:44 AM

Australian wildfire kills at least 2 and injures 13 others
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) -- Firefighters contained a large wildfire Thursday that had caused at least two deaths, 13 injuries and destroyed at least 16 homes near the southern Australian city of Adelaide, officials said.... 11/26/2015 1:02 AM

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 lying wounded on the ground and posing no threat.... 11/26/2015 12:50 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 candidates to replace Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to declare their interest next spring and for the next U.N. chief to be selected by September or October in order to have sufficient time to prepare for the critically important job.... 11/26/2015 12:43 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

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