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Guatemala declares mudslide-hit community uninhabitable
SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala (AP) -- Prosecutors in Guatemala said Tuesday they have opened an investigation into who allowed homes to be built in an unsafe area where a massive mudslide killed at least 161 people.... 10/6/2015 5:25 PM

Car bombers claimed by IS kill 15 in Yemen's Aden
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Suicide car bombings targeting exiled Yemeni officials and the Saudi and Emirati troops backing their efforts to retake the country killed at least 15 people Tuesday in the port city of Aden, authorities said. A new Islamic State affiliate claimed responsibility for the assault, which officials earlier blamed on Yemen's Shiite rebels.... 10/6/2015 5:20 PM

Journalist released from prison in Egypt leaves country
CAIRO (AP) -- Mohamed Fahmy, a journalist who was released from prison in Egypt last month, has posted on social media that he has left the country.... 10/6/2015 5:17 PM

Belarus' president says he doesn't want Russian air base
MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko says his nation doesn't want to host a Russian military air base, a statement highlighting a strain between the two neighbors and allies.... 10/6/2015 5:10 PM

Arpad Goncz, Hungary's 1st post-communist president, dies
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Arpad Goncz, a much-loved Hungarian writer and translator who survived a communist-era life sentence for taking part in the 1956 anti-Soviet revolt and later become Hungary's first democratically chosen president, died Tuesday at age 93.... 10/6/2015 5:02 PM

Flogged Saudi blogger wins Pinter free-speech prize
LONDON (AP) -- A Saudi blogger who has been jailed and flogged for insulting Muslim clerics was awarded a major free-speech prize on Tuesday.... 10/6/2015 5:01 PM

Saudi police say 2 killed after gunman opened fire in a bank
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi police say two people have been killed and another two wounded by a gunman inside a bank in the southern city of Jizan, near the kingdom's border with Yemen.... 10/6/2015 4:54 PM

Taliban attack police HQ in embattled Afghan city
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Fighting erupted anew in the embattled northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Tuesday after the Taliban attacked a police headquarters overnight and officials warned that food and other emergency aid cannot get through to the city.... 10/6/2015 4:41 PM

Trump's bluster is heard around the world
BALMEDIE, Scotland (AP) -- Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is well known in this serene coastal section of Scotland, where shimmering, golden sand dunes meet the ice-blue North Sea and people play on his golf course. He's known in the Himalayas, too, far from any sign with his name on it. And in the Middle East, Africa and beyond.... 10/6/2015 4:34 PM

Nigeria Senate names 20 nominees for president's new Cabinet
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's Senate announced 20 nominees for the Cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, representing all regions of this West African nation but only three women in a team expected to fight endemic corruption.... 10/6/2015 4:33 PM

Paris police crack down on pickpockets targeting tourists
PARIS (AP) -- Paris police say they are getting a handle on crime against tourists.... 10/6/2015 4:27 PM

Ukraine rebels to delay local elections
MOSCOW (AP) -- Officials of the eastern Ukraine regions under the control of Russia-backed separatists say they will postpone local elections that were to be held in the next several weeks, an issue that had impeded progress toward a firm resolution of the conflict.... 10/6/2015 4:05 PM

Czechs outraged by Norway's decision over Czech children
PRAGUE (AP) -- The Czech government is sending a diplomatic note to Norway to protest a decision by child welfare authorities to strip a Czech national of the parental rights to her two sons.... 10/6/2015 4:01 PM

The Latest: Eastern European nations jointly secure borders
GENEVA (AP) -- The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local.... 10/6/2015 3:59 PM

Zimbabwe: 14 elephants killed by cyanide poisoning
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Fourteen elephants were poisoned by cyanide in Zimbabwe in three separate incidents, two years after poachers killed more than 200 elephants by poisoning, Zimbabwe's National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority said Tuesday.... 10/6/2015 3:54 PM

Russia, US plan another talk to avoid air conflicts in Syria
NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy (AP) -- Russia has informed the United States that Moscow is willing to continue talks to ensure that the two countries' aircraft don't interfere with each other over Syria, senior U.S. military officials said Tuesday.... 10/6/2015 3:48 PM

Move aside budget travel, meet Chanel's luxury airline
PARIS (AP) -- The sky was the limit in Karl Lagerfeld's aviation-themed Chanel show on Tuesday, which saw an entire airport re-created under the lofty expanse of Paris' Grand Palais.... 10/6/2015 3:37 PM

Bosnia convicts 4 of supporting the Islamic State group
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- A Bosnian court has convicted and sentenced four men for recruiting and attempting to join the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.... 10/6/2015 3:34 PM

Pistorius family: Oscar's rights being undermined
SOMERSET WEST, South Africa (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius' family criticized South African authorities on Tuesday for delays in deciding whether he should be released from jail and moved to house arrest, saying his rights were being "undermined" because of the publicity surrounding his case.... 10/6/2015 3:31 PM

Pope aims to assure conservatives marriage doctrine safe
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis sought Tuesday to assure conservatives that Catholic doctrine on marriage is safe, as a three-week meeting of bishops began hashing out how the church should welcome gays, divorcees and other Catholics in "irregular" unions.... 10/6/2015 3:29 PM

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