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Toronto nightclub shooting leaves at least 2 dead, 3 wounded
TORONTO (AP) -- A shooting that started at a Toronto nightclub event hosted by rapper Drake and then spilled outside onto the streets left at least two people dead and three others wounded, police said. It wasn't clear if Drake was present during the shooting.... 8/4/2015 10:34 PM

16 police officers killed in Colombia helicopter crash
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Sixteen Colombian police officers died Tuesday when their Black Hawk helicopter crashed while taking part in a manhunt for the nation's most-wanted drug trafficker, the second deadly air accident affecting the U.S.-trained military in less than a week.... 8/4/2015 10:31 PM

Sudan's president, facing charges, scheduled to speak at UN
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, who faces international war crimes and genocide charges, is on a provisional list of speakers at a U.N. summit of world leaders in late September. If he speaks, al-Bashir would be the first head of state to address the General Assembly while facing charges by the International Criminal Court.... 8/4/2015 10:27 PM

Brazil mining company dumps sand and clay into river
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazilian environmental authorities suspended a mining company's operations in Rio de Janeiro state after a retention dike broke, sending sand and clay into an unpolluted river that flows into Guanabara Bay where Olympic sailing events will be held next year.... 8/4/2015 10:16 PM

Germany's top prosecutor fired over treason probe
BERLIN (AP) -- A treason investigation against two German journalists claimed its first casualty Tuesday - the country's top prosecutor who ordered the probe.... 8/4/2015 10:11 PM

Patriarch of musical Jackson family leaves Brazil hospital
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Joe Jackson, the father of the late Michael Jackson and patriarch of the musical family, has been discharged from the Brazilian hospital where he was treated after he had a stroke in late July while visiting Brazil.... 8/4/2015 9:56 PM

Air Canada bans shipments of big-game hunting trophies
TORONTO (AP) -- Air Canada says it will no longer transport big-game hunting trophies after the killing of a well-known lion in Zimbabwe by an American dentist drew international attention.... 8/4/2015 9:53 PM

LGBT Jamaicans holding first gay pride celebration on island
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Jamaica's LGBT community is holding its first gay pride celebration, a weeklong observance that was previously almost unthinkable in a Caribbean country long described as the one of the globe's most hostile places to homosexuality.... 8/4/2015 9:52 PM

Mexico prosecutor: Video has suspects in journalist killing
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico City's prosecutor says surveillance video shows three suspects leaving the apartment where five people were found tortured and shot. Among the victims was a photojournalist who felt under threat and left the Mexican state he covered to seek refuge in the capital.... 8/4/2015 9:25 PM

Argentine authorities lure whale from Buenos Aires marina
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentine authorities have successfully guided a whale out of the marina of a glitzy area in Buenos Aires and hope that it will now return to sea.... 8/4/2015 7:56 PM

Guatemala court orders competency evaluation for ex-dictator
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- A Guatemalan court ordered ex-dictator Efrain Rios Montt hospitalized Tuesday for medical and psychological evaluation to determine if he is fit to stand trial on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity.... 8/4/2015 7:53 PM

Attackers from Nigeria kill 9, kidnap dozens from Cameroon
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) -- Suspected Boko Haram fighters have killed at least 9 people and kidnapped dozens, including children and teenagers, from Cameroonian villages on the border with Nigeria, a local leader said Tuesday.... 8/4/2015 7:48 PM

Cameroon expels thousands of Nigerians in Boko Haram fight
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) -- Cameroon has expelled more than 3,000 Nigerians as part of the fight against Nigeria's Islamic extremists who have launched attacks across borders, officials said Tuesday.... 8/4/2015 7:45 PM

Venezuela ruling party games Twitter for political gain
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's approval ratings may be languishing below 30 percent, but on Twitter he's as popular as Pope Francis - or so it would seem.... 8/4/2015 7:41 PM

Amnesty International accuses Sudanese forces of war crimes
CAIRO (AP) -- Amnesty International said Tuesday it has "definitely confirmed" that Sudanese government forces committed war crimes against civilians in the South Kordofan region.... 8/4/2015 7:12 PM

Croatia celebrates independence while rival Serbs mourn
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) -- Tanks rumbled and soldiers marched as Croatia held a military parade Tuesday to mark the 20th anniversary of sealing its independence from Yugoslavia, while neighboring Serbia mourned victims of the military operation that marked the end of a four-year war.... 8/4/2015 7:11 PM

US legislator: Nigeria's military needs training, not arms
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- The United States is ready to provide military training to help Nigeria's battle against Islamic extremists, the leader of a U.S. Congressional delegation said here.... 8/4/2015 7:01 PM

APNewsBreak: North Korean ship pursued for seizure in case
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Winning a lawsuit against North Korea is rare. Collecting millions of dollars in damages from the isolated country? Pretty much impossible. But an Israel-based civil rights group thinks it has found a way, starting with a North Korean ship that's been held, against Pyongyang's wishes, in a Mexican port for the past year.... 8/4/2015 6:58 PM

Former Brazil chief of staff arrested in Petrobras scandal
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Police in Brazil have arrested former presidential chief of staff Jose Dirceu, the most senior member of the ruling Workers' Party to be taken into custody in connection with corruption at the state-owned oil company Petrobras.... 8/4/2015 6:42 PM

Q&A: A look at the history of Jewish extremism in Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The arrest of a well-known Jewish extremist marks Israel's first concrete step in its new "zero tolerance" approach toward what the government describes as Jewish terrorism. A recent pair of attacks brought into the open long-standing fears about a radicalized and ultraconservative fringe that had been operating below the radar but now appears to be intensifying its violence.... 8/4/2015 6:34 PM

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