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Use of banned pesticide not isolated event in US territories
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Nine months after a vacationing family nearly died from exposure to methyl bromide on the island of St. John, authorities have come to at least one troubling conclusion: The use of the banned pesticide was not an isolated event in U.S. Caribbean territories.... 11/28/2015 5:01 AM

Air pollution in Beijing hits hazardous levels
BEIJING (AP) -- Air pollution in Beijing has reached hazardous levels as smog engulfed large parts of the country despite efforts to clean up the foul air.... 11/28/2015 4:51 AM

The Latest: Tens of thousands Ugandans await pope's Mass
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- The latest on Pope Francis' first trip to Africa. (All times local.)... 11/28/2015 4:27 AM

In Uganda, pope honors Christian martyrs, meets youth
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Pope Francis is paying his respects to 19th century Ugandan Christians who were burnt alive rather than renounce their faith, the latest group of martyrs from around the world honored by Francis in hopes of giving today's faithful missionary role models.... 11/28/2015 2:56 AM

Mexico's longest-running TV show, 'En Familia,' to end
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's longest-running TV show is set to end, marking the demise of a strange genre of Mexican TV comedy that featured adults - often very old - dressed up as children.... 11/28/2015 2:40 AM

Australian Christmas tree sets record with 518,838 lights
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- An Australian set his third Christmas-themed world record in as many years Friday by illuminating a tree in downtown Canberra with 518,838 twinkling lights.... 11/28/2015 12:36 AM

Look at key radical Islamist groups in Bangladesh
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Gunmen attacked a Shiite mosque in Bangladesh, killing one person and wounding three others, in the latest in a wave of deadly assaults this year on foreigners, secular writers and members of the Shiite community in the Sunni-majority nation.... 11/28/2015 12:29 AM

Mexico issues pollution alert for Mexico's Bacalar lagoon
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's environmental protection agency has issued an "urgent" call for local authorities to stop sewage and waste discharges into the Yucatan Peninsula's coastal, fresh-water lake of Bacalar.... 11/27/2015 11:57 PM

Hundreds protest jailing of 2 journalists in Turkey
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Istanbul office of an opposition newspaper Friday, accusing the government of silencing critics and attempting to cover-up a scandal after two journalists were jailed on terror and espionage charges for their reports on alleged Turkish arms smuggling to Syria.... 11/27/2015 10:47 PM

Paraguay official fired for kicking indigenous woman
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) -- Paraguay's president has fired the head of the country's Indian affairs office amid accusations he kicked an indigenous woman.... 11/27/2015 10:02 PM

Dominican Republic union leader held in murder investigation
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- A judge in the Dominican Republic has ordered the leader of a public transportation union held for one year while authorities investigate allegations of his involvement in several killings.... 11/27/2015 9:57 PM

Magnitude 6.2 quake strikes Chile, but no damage
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- A magnitude-6.2 earthquake has struck Chile's northern region but authorities say there are no reports of injuries or damage.... 11/27/2015 9:53 PM

Outrage after Venezuela opposition leader killed
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- The slaying of a Venezuelan opposition leader at a campaign rally is becoming an international flashpoint a week before critical congressional elections.... 11/27/2015 9:48 PM

11 killed in Mexico, including 2 police in town on US border
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican authorities said attackers killed four members of a civilian police patrol in the turbulent southern state of Guerrero, while two city police officers and five gunmen died in a series of gunbattles in the northern border town of Rio Bravo.... 11/27/2015 9:37 PM

In Haiti, No. 2 presidential candidate undecided on runoff
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Campaign season for the final round of Haiti's elections has gotten started, but the second-place finisher in the presidential vote said Friday he hasn't decided whether he will participate in a runoff or continue to press for a recount.... 11/27/2015 9:22 PM

Chilean mom restricted access to baby for smoking marijuana
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- A Chilean mother says a hospital is restricting her right to see her newborn daughter because she acknowledged smoking marijuana days before she gave birth.... 11/27/2015 8:31 PM

Hungary: 2 suspects hoped to 'execute' government members
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hungarian officials said Friday that two suspects detained last week after weapons were found in their car sought to "execute" members of the government.... 11/27/2015 8:14 PM

Drowned Syrian boy's aunt says family will settle in Canada
TORONTO (AP) -- The aunt of a Syrian boy whose lifeless body was photographed on a Turkish beach, sparking worldwide outrage at the refugee crisis, said Friday that she hopes her family members will be in Canada by Christmas.... 11/27/2015 8:10 PM

Russia suspends visa-free travel with Turkey
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia announced Friday that it will suspend visa-free travel with Turkey amid the escalating spat over the downing of a Russian warplane by a Turkish fighter jet at the Syrian border.... 11/27/2015 8:05 PM

EU turns to Turkey to help manage its migration woes
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Five years ago, Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi warned that millions of Africans wanted to come to the European Union and offered to make the continent's immigration problem disappear in exchange for billions of euros.... 11/27/2015 8:03 PM

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