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Turkish President Erdogan in Beijing amid ethnic tensions
BEIJING (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in Beijing amid tensions over China's treatment of its Uighur minority and sensitive negotiations surrounding the possible purchase of a Chinese missile system.... 7/29/2015 5:04 AM

Bangladesh upholds opposition leader's death sentence
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence for an influential opposition leader and an aide to a former prime minister for his role in mass killings during the country's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.... 7/29/2015 4:54 AM

Pakistani police kill ex-head of outlawed group, 13 others
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- A Pakistan government official says police have killed the former head of an outlawed Sunni group along with 13 of his associates in a shootout.... 7/29/2015 4:46 AM

Russian veto expected as Security Council votes on MH17
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Russia on Wednesday is expected to veto a U.N. Security Council resolution to set up an international criminal court to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine a year ago.... 7/29/2015 4:30 AM

Run-in with reporter triggered Mexico coach Herrera's ouster
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- In the end it wasn't the middling on-field performance by Mexico's national soccer team that cost Miguel Herrera his job as head coach of "El Tri."... 7/29/2015 4:05 AM

Symbol of dictatorship abuse, Chilean sees justice coming
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Her scarred face long ago became a symbol of the atrocities committed during Chile's 1973-90 dictatorship led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet. Now Carmen Quintana finally feels justice is being done.... 7/29/2015 4:03 AM

TV depiction of Colombia's only saint angers her devotees
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- For weeks, billboards on buses and television spots have been announcing what promises to be Colombia's next big prime-time sensation.... 7/29/2015 4:01 AM

Mexico sentences 5 men to 697 years for killings of 11 women
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican prosecutors announced Tuesday that they had won "historic" convictions and sentences of 697 years in prison against five men for killing 11 women near the border city of Ciudad Juarez.... 7/29/2015 3:43 AM

Asian stocks post cautious gains ahead of Fed statement
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian stock markets mostly made modest gains Wednesday as the recent plunge in Chinese shares kept investors on edge and attention turned to a Federal Reserve meeting that might give clues about the timing of a U.S. interest rate hike.... 7/29/2015 3:35 AM

Russian helicopter pilot rescued from Arctic ice floe
IQALUIT, Nunavut (AP) -- A Russian helicopter pilot who spent more than 30 hours on an ice floe after ditching his small helicopter into frigid Arctic waters says he's not sure he would have survived much longer had searchers not seen his last warning flare.... 7/29/2015 1:59 AM

5.9 quake shakes Colombia-Panama border region
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- A strong earthquake shook a sparsely populated region along the border between Colombia and Panama on Tuesday evening. There were no early reports of damage or injuries.... 7/29/2015 1:35 AM

Mexico to clean seaweed from coast, monitor floating masses
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican authorities say they are working to clean sargassum seaweed from 112 miles (180 kilometers) of the country's Caribbean coast and will try to prevent more from coming ashore.... 7/29/2015 1:02 AM

Chelsea Clinton in Haiti to visit family foundation projects
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Chelsea Clinton on Tuesday encouraged women to educate themselves and learn how to be more independent during a trip to Haiti to oversee projects financed by the Clinton Foundation.... 7/29/2015 12:50 AM

UN says it could help 3 million in Yemen if a pause holds
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The latest attempt at a humanitarian pause in Yemen "has not been respected by any party to the conflict," the U.N. humanitarian chief said Tuesday, adding that a plan to reach 3 million Yemenis with aid is ready to go if only the fighting would stop.... 7/29/2015 12:44 AM

US official says Puerto Rico should get access to bankruptcy
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Tuesday that creating a path as soon as possible to allow Puerto Rico's government to file for bankruptcy would help the U.S. territory recover from its economic crisis.... 7/28/2015 10:58 PM

Mexican villagers bulldoze 18th century chapel
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican officials said Tuesday they have filed a criminal complaint after villagers in the central state of Tlaxcala bulldozed a chapel from the 1700s.... 7/28/2015 10:36 PM

Last wild horse dies on Bahamas' Great Abaco island
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- The last of the wild horses on Great Abaco island in the Bahamas has died, prompting caretakers to collect tissue for possible cloning and hopefully bring back a viable population.... 7/28/2015 10:24 PM

Zimbabwe: American being sought for lion poaching
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwean police said Tuesday they are searching for an American who allegedly shot a well-known, protected lion known as Cecil with a crossbow in a killing that has outraged conservationists and others.... 7/28/2015 10:22 PM

A year away, Olympic organizers counting on sun and samba
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Rio de Janeiro conjures clear images of sun, samba and soccer. Organizers of the Olympics that start a year from now hope that's what people remember after the games - not images of polluted water, inefficient transportation and incomplete venues.... 7/28/2015 9:29 PM

Obama delivers frank words about Africa's problems
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- President Barack Obama arrived in East Africa with no big American aid packages, no ramped up U.S. military resources for fighting terror groups and no new initiatives with billions in government backing.... 7/28/2015 8:46 PM

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