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Mexico official: Top capo nabbed in western Michoacan state
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, one of the most-wanted drug lords and who once terrorized western Michoacan state, was captured early Friday federal police, according to a Mexican official.... 2/27/2015 1:09 PM

Madonna: Hit her head, got whiplash in Brits stage tumble
LONDON (AP) -- Madonna says she hit her head and suffered whiplash when she was yanked backward down some steps while performing live at the Brit Awards.... 2/27/2015 1:01 PM

Global stocks lackluster ahead of revised US growth figures
BEIJING (AP) -- Global stocks were lackluster Friday after Japan reported mixed economic data and investors waited for revised U.S. growth figures.... 2/27/2015 12:58 PM

Vatican whodunit: What happened to books on marriage?
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- A whodunit is making the rounds at the Vatican.... 2/27/2015 12:48 PM

Former Israeli Mossad chief slams Netanyahu on Iran handling
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A former chief of Israel's Mossad spy agency is slamming the prime minister's handling of the Iranian nuclear threat.... 2/27/2015 12:48 PM

UK spies face questions about failure to stop 'Jihadi John'
LONDON (AP) -- British spy agencies are facing questions about how a young Londoner who was on their radar as part of terrorist investigations was able to travel to Syria and become the knife-wielding masked militant known as "Jihadi John."... 2/27/2015 12:36 PM

Former pop star Gary Glitter sentenced to 16 years in prison
LONDON (AP) -- Former pop star Gary Glitter has received a 16-year prison sentence after being convicted of sexually abusing three young girls in the 1970s.... 2/27/2015 12:31 PM

Serbian court deliberates rehabilitating WWII commander
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- A Belgrade court is considering quashing the treason conviction against Gen. Draza Mihailovic for his collaboration with Nazis during World War II, which would politically rehabilitate the controversial Serbian guerrilla commander almost 70 years after he was sentenced and shot to death by communists.... 2/27/2015 12:29 PM

Activists: Kurdish fighters advance on IS-held Syrian town
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian activists and Kurdish representatives say Kurdish fighters have captured dozens of villages following days of clashes with the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria.... 2/27/2015 12:27 PM

Soviet army monument banned from returning to Warsaw street
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Warsaw city councilors have banned a 1945 monument of Polish-Soviet brotherhood in arms from being returned to its place on a city street.... 2/27/2015 12:25 PM

Bombings, mortar fire kill 8 people in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A series of bombings and mortar strikes in and near the Iraqi capital killed eight people on Friday as Baghdad police discovered six bodies with gunshot wounds, officials said.... 2/27/2015 12:25 PM

Ukraine government forces, rebels withdraw heavy weapons
NOVOAMVROSIIVSKE, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukrainian and Russian-backed separatist forces drew back some heavy weapons from the front line in the east Friday in compliance with a cease-fire deal, although officials in Kiev accused rebels of falling short of requirements.... 2/27/2015 12:24 PM

Cash-strapped Ukraine struggles to keep Russia gas supplies
MOSCOW (AP) -- Cash-strapped Ukraine sought to buy time in its effort to ensure continued gas supplies from Russia, making a $15 million payment to Moscow on Friday as it waits for international rescue loans to arrive.... 2/27/2015 12:19 PM

2 inmates accused in killing of 10 tourists flee from jail
MANSEHRA, Pakistan (AP) -- Two prisoners believed to be involved in the 2013 slaying of 10 foreign climbers at the base of one of the world's tallest mountains escaped from jail in northern Pakistan before dawn Friday, police said.... 2/27/2015 12:12 PM

Indian court acquits 6 in riot deaths of British men in 2002
AHMADABAD, India (AP) -- A court in western India on Friday acquitted six men accused of killing three British tourists during religious riots in 2002.... 2/27/2015 12:12 PM

IS finances 'vulnerable,' tougher action needed, report says
PARIS (AP) -- A global agency fighting terrorist financing says Islamic State extremists are financially vulnerable as oil prices have fallen and their ability to extort resources in Iraq and Syria is peaking.... 2/27/2015 11:56 AM

South Africa: Parents find daughter 17 years after kidnap
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A newborn was kidnapped from a Cape Town hospital in 1997. Her parents never gave up hope and, 17 years later, they have found her.... 2/27/2015 11:56 AM

5 Philippine soldiers killed in communist rebel ambush
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Communist rebels have killed five Philippine army soldiers and wounded six others in an ambush in a northern province, the military said Friday.... 2/27/2015 11:49 AM

German Parliament approves Greece's bailout extension
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's Parliament overwhelmingly approved the four-month extension of Greece's financial bailout on Friday, despite unease over the new government in Athens.... 2/27/2015 11:41 AM

Pope promotes ex-sex crimes prosecutor in Malta
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has named the Vatican's former sex crimes prosecutor, Charles Scicluna, as archbishop of his native Malta.... 2/27/2015 11:25 AM

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