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Questions arise about neighborhood where slide killed 144
SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala (AP) -- Emergency workers spent a fourth day digging bodies out of a massive mudslide on Monday, watching the death toll rise to 144 as questions mounted about why people were allowed to build homes at the base of a dangerous hillside next to a small river.... 10/5/2015 11:14 PM

Ex-premier says Canada PM's policies borderline racist
ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland (AP) -- A former conservative premier of a Canadian province says Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper is "bad for the country" because some of his policies are borderline racist.... 10/5/2015 11:10 PM

Mexican judge frees 4 of 7 suspects in army slayings
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A Mexican judge ruled there is insufficient evidence to try four of the seven soldiers charged in the 2014 killing of 22 gang suspects, some of whom were apparently shot after they surrendered. Only one soldier was wounded in what the army initially described as a shootout.... 10/5/2015 11:01 PM

NATO denounces Russia for violating Turkish airspace
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- In a signal of new tensions raised by Moscow's airstrikes in Syria, NATO denounced Russia on Monday for "irresponsible behavior" after its warplanes violated Turkish airspace, and Turkey warned that any future aerial intruder would be treated like an enemy.... 10/5/2015 9:48 PM

Israeli PM vows 'strong action' against Palestinian unrest
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Monday that he will use a "strong hand" to quell violent Palestinian protests and deadly attacks, signaling that the current round of violence is bound to escalate at a time when a political solution to the conflict is increasingly distant.... 10/5/2015 9:44 PM

Tsipras urges reform as part of strategy to exit crisis
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras insisted Monday that the priority of his newly re-elected government is to deliver on its bailout promises so that the country can start tapping international bond markets for money by 2017.... 10/5/2015 9:06 PM

The Latest: Man killed by Palestinian last week was American
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The latest developments in ongoing tensions between Palestinians and Israel following days of violence in Jerusalem and the West Bank (all times local).... 10/5/2015 8:29 PM

Accused leader of Guatemala corruption ring turns himself in
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- The alleged leader of a customs corruption scandal that has rocked the Guatemalan government told a judge Monday that former President Otto Perez Molina and former Vice-President Roxana Baldetti actually drove the scheme.... 10/5/2015 8:18 PM

Snowden: I'd go to prison to return to US
LONDON (AP) -- Edward Snowden says he has offered to return to the United States and go to jail for leaking details of National Security Agency programs to intercept electronic communications data on a vast scale.... 10/5/2015 8:04 PM

Pope urges prejudices be put aside at start of family synod
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis on Monday urged the world's Catholic bishops to put aside personal prejudices and have the courage and humility to be guided by the "surprises" of God, as he opened a meeting on family issues marked by sharp divisions between conservatives and progressives.... 10/5/2015 7:44 PM

Libyan parliament votes to extend its mandate
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) -- Libya's internationally-recognized parliament has voted to extend its own mandate past the Oct. 20 deadline, said two members of the body and its media spokesman.... 10/5/2015 7:37 PM

The Latest: Asylum applications up across the Nordics
GENEVA (AP) -- The latest developments in the hundreds of thousands of refugees and other migrants passing through Europe on their way west. All times local.... 10/5/2015 7:32 PM

VW tells lawmakers 8M cars in Europe hit by emissions probe
BERLIN (AP) -- Volkswagen says 8 million cars in the European Union are affected by an investigation into whether the automaker manipulated emissions tests, according to a letter received Monday by German lawmakers.... 10/5/2015 7:22 PM

Armenian parliament approves constitutional reform
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) -- Armenian lawmakers have approved a constitutional reform that would trim presidential powers and give more authority to parliament and the prime minister.... 10/5/2015 7:12 PM

UN releases a draft for potential agreement on climate
PARIS (AP) -- The United Nations on Monday released a first draft of the negotiating text for the major conference on climate taking place in Paris in December.... 10/5/2015 7:01 PM

Spain to get European warning on budget
LUXEMBOURG (AP) -- The European Union's executive arm is to warn Spain over its draft budget plans for this year and next.... 10/5/2015 6:32 PM

Officials say 55 fighters killed in Yemen's Marib province
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemeni security officials say at least 55 fighters have been killed and more than 100 injured in battles in Marib province, a key front in the fighting against Shiite Houthi rebels.... 10/5/2015 6:31 PM

Iraq officials: car bombs across Iraq kill 56, wound dozens
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A series of car bombings across Iraq Monday killed at least 56 people and wounded dozens as the government continued its efforts to combat extremism across the country.... 10/5/2015 6:23 PM

Pistorius release canceled, referred back to parole board
SOMERSET WEST, South Africa (AP) -- The decision granting Oscar Pistorius early release from prison to go to house arrest was cancelled Monday and referred back to a parole board to be reconsidered.... 10/5/2015 5:47 PM

Workers tear shirts off Air France managers in jobs protest
PARIS (AP) -- Union activists protesting nearly 3,000 proposed layoffs at Air France stormed the headquarters during a meeting Monday, zeroing in on two managers who had their shirts torn from their bodies, scaled a fence and fled under police protection.... 10/5/2015 5:28 PM

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