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El Salvador officials deactivate powerful car bomb
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- A powerful bomb was found in a car parked near El Salvador's security ministry, but experts were able to deactivate it, the country's defense minister said Saturday.... 8/29/2015 11:46 PM

Residents take canoes as Venezuela expands border closure
BOCA DEL GRITA, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelans took to dugout canoes to shop in Colombia on Saturday as a government crackdown on smuggling and migrants cut off access to at least six border crossings key to the life of communities on both sides.... 8/29/2015 10:17 PM

Dominica digs out from storm damage that killed at least 20
ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) -- Rescue crews jumped off boats and trudged through mud, rocks and uprooted trees Saturday to reach communities cut off by a tropical storm that killed at least 20 people and left nearly 50 missing in the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica.... 8/29/2015 10:13 PM

Lawmakers urge lifting immunity of Guatemalan president
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- A legislative commission on Saturday urged Guatemala's congress to lift President Otto Perez Molina's immunity from prosecution in a corruption case that has already seen his former vice president jailed and much of his cabinet resign.... 8/29/2015 10:02 PM

Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 3 years in prison
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for broadcasting "false news," sparking an international outcry and underlining how authorities are trampling over free speech just over a year into general-turned-politician Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's presidency.... 8/29/2015 9:27 PM

Young migrant killed by gunshot, authorities now say
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A teenage migrant was found dead with a gunshot wound on a yacht approaching a Greek island on Saturday after smugglers clashed with Greece's coast guard, authorities said.... 8/29/2015 8:21 PM

IS cracks down on western Iraqi town after rare protest
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Islamic State militants moved on Saturday to stamp out dissent in a remote western Iraqi town, detaining at least 70 and tying dozens of residents, including tribal leaders, to streetlight poles as a punishment, security officials said.... 8/29/2015 8:15 PM

Lebanese stage largest protests yet sparked by trash crisis
BEIRUT (AP) -- Thousands rallied in downtown Beirut Saturday in the largest anti-government protest yet over a summer garbage crisis, chanting "revolution, revolution" and setting a three-day ultimatum for authorities to respond to demands, including the resignation of a Cabinet minister.... 8/29/2015 8:02 PM

Hungary court orders arrest of 4 men in migrant truck deaths
KECSKEMET, Hungary (AP) -- Four men suspected of being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria were placed under preliminary arrest on Saturday by a Hungarian court.... 8/29/2015 7:37 PM

Activist: thousands of fish dead near Olympic Park in Brazil
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazilian environmentalist and biologist Mario Moscatelli says sewage has killed at least a ton of fish in a lagoon next to the Olympic Park that will host many Rio 2016 events.... 8/29/2015 7:32 PM

Burkina Faso court rejects candidate of former ruling party
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- A court in Burkina Faso on Saturday rejected the chosen presidential candidate of the former ruling party, prompting threats of a boycott of the vote in October.... 8/29/2015 7:07 PM

38 girls, young women killed in Swaziland crash, says group
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- At least 38 girls and young women were killed in a crash while travelling to Swaziland's most famous traditional festival, a rights group said on Saturday.... 8/29/2015 7:04 PM

More ID, bag checks on Europe's trains after foiled attack
PARIS (AP) -- European countries will increase identity checks and baggage controls on trains after American passengers thwarted an attack on a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris, France's interior minister said Saturday.... 8/29/2015 7:00 PM

The Latest: Lebanese group threaten to escalate protests
BEIRUT (AP) -- Here are the latest developments regarding Lebanon's protest over the country's ongoing trash crisis (all times local):... 8/29/2015 6:54 PM

Mozambican journalist, known for crime reporting, killed
MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) -- A veteran Mozambican journalist, known for his crime reporting, was gunned down on the streets of the capital.... 8/29/2015 5:42 PM

Iran president opposes parliament vote on nuclear deal
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday he opposes a parliamentary vote on the landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers because terms of the agreement would turn into legal obligations if passed by lawmakers.... 8/29/2015 5:27 PM

South Sudan fighting persists as cease-fire approaches: UN
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- Violent clashes continued between South Sudan's warring factions Saturday before a cease-fire is to come into effect on Sunday, U.N., government and rebel officials said.... 8/29/2015 5:14 PM

The gift of gold: Bolt wins again, with help from the US
BEIJING (AP) -- Usain Bolt's final gold medal at the Bird's Nest came gift-wrapped.... 8/29/2015 4:52 PM

Chad executes 10 Boko Haram members 1 day after verdict
N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) -- Chad executed by firing squad 10 members of Boko Haram on Saturday, the security minister said, marking the first use of the death penalty since the country bolstered its anti-terror measures last month.... 8/29/2015 4:46 PM

Pakistan army kills 14 suspected militants near Afghanistan
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- The Pakistani military says its latest airstrikes in a troubled tribal region near Afghanistan have killed 14 suspected militants.... 8/29/2015 4:35 PM

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