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Residents evacuated as fires threaten Canada oil sands town
FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) -- The entire population of the Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray, Alberta, has been ordered to evacuate from a wildfire that officials said destroyed whole neighborhoods.... 5/4/2016 5:47 AM

Celebrities jam Havana streets for Chanel's Cuban takeover
HAVANA (AP) -- Fashionistas and celebrities from around the world flocked beneath klieg lights on a grand Havana colonial avenue transformed into a private runway for French fashion house Chanel.... 5/4/2016 5:39 AM

Asian stocks fall 2nd day on global growth concern
BEIJING (AP) -- Asian stocks fell again Tuesday after weaker Chinese manufacturing and a cut in Europe's growth outlook fueled fears about the global economy.... 5/4/2016 5:28 AM

No end in sight to election mess in struggling Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Senate leader Jocelerme Privert took office as Haiti's caretaker president with one real task: Quickly untangle a political stalemate blocking presidential and legislative runoff elections.... 5/4/2016 4:09 AM

US combat death in Iraq reflects intensifying war
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) -- The combat death of a U.S. Navy SEAL who was advising Kurdish forces in Iraq coincides with a gradually deepening American role in fighting a resilient Islamic State, even as the Iraqis struggle to muster the military and political strength to defeat the militants.... 5/4/2016 2:48 AM

Michael Douglas promotes peace and disarmament through art
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Actor Michael Douglas says the winning posters in a global competition to commemorate the first U.N. General Assembly resolution 70 years ago calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons "instantly create a universal message of peace."... 5/4/2016 2:31 AM

Prime minister says Australia to have July 2 election
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia's election campaign will officially start soon with climate change policy and union corruption in the national building industry shaping into key battlegrounds for the July 2 poll.... 5/4/2016 2:23 AM

The Latest: UN Security Council to hold meeting on Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on Syria's civil war and the escalating violence in the contested northern city of Aleppo (all times local):... 5/4/2016 2:02 AM

UN needs $80 million for schools for Palestinian refugees
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The head of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees expressed hope Tuesday that Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait will come up with $80 million to ensure that 500,000 boys and girls who are refugees can start the next school year on time in August.... 5/4/2016 1:27 AM

El Salvador arresting negotiators of now defunct gang treaty
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- The Attorney General's Office said Tuesday that arrest warrants have been issued for 21 people tied to a 2012 gang treaty that temporarily lowered El Salvador's homicide rate.... 5/4/2016 1:03 AM

Prime minister says Australia will have an election on July 2
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Prime minister says Australia will have an election on July 2.... 5/4/2016 12:56 AM

Court files show bid to tar slain Honduran activist Caceres
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) -- For months before her death, environmental activist Berta Caceres complained of repeated threats warning her to stop leading protests opposing a hydroelectric project on her Lenca people's ancestral lands.... 5/4/2016 12:37 AM

UN chief names choices for top UN environments posts
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The newly-appointed head of the U.N. environment agency said Tuesday he wants to change the organization to relate more to the average person and plans to further engage the private sector to achieve global environmental goals.... 5/4/2016 12:02 AM

Mexico: 3 kidnapped Americans freed in northern border state
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) -- Three American citizens abducted last month in the northern state of Tamaulipas, across the border from Texas, were rescued by Mexican police in a confrontation in which a suspected kidnapper was killed, authorities said Tuesday.... 5/3/2016 11:07 PM

Mexico City extends traffic cuts into Wednesday over smog
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico City has extended into Wednesday a pollution alert that requires 40 percent of cars and trucks to keep off the streets.... 5/3/2016 11:05 PM

Brazil attorney general seeks probes of ex-president Silva
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazil's Supreme Court said Tuesday that the attorney general has asked it to authorize investigations of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva over alleged involvement in corruption at state oil company Petrobras.... 5/3/2016 10:58 PM

Partying, training, then more celebrating for Leicester team
LEICESTER, England (AP) -- There are certain pitfalls to being a club's first title-winning side. Leicester City's once-unheralded players discovered Tuesday that going for a pizza is no longer so easy once you're a Premier League champion.... 5/3/2016 10:20 PM

Venezuela govt says police killed most wanted gang leader
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelan officials say the country's most wanted gang leader has been killed in a shootout with police.... 5/3/2016 9:52 PM

Rio city council commission formed to probe Olympic projects
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Rio de Janeiro's city council set up a commission on Tuesday to investigate whether the city's Olympic projects were tarnished by corruption.... 5/3/2016 9:47 PM

Brazil judge overturns WhatsApp suspension
SAO PAULO (AP) -- A Brazilian judge struck down an earlier court ruling to suspend messaging service WhatsApp in Latin America's biggest country for 72 hours, reactivating it on Tuesday, the day after it was shut down.... 5/3/2016 8:27 PM

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