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5/18/2014 6:17 PM
Bus fire in Colombia kills at least 32 children
BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombian authorities say a bus carrying young people home from a church service caught fire on a street in a northern city and at least 32 children are dead.

5/18/2014 5:25 PM
Brazilian inmates end revolt, free hostages
SAO PAULO — Inmates released four prison officers today after holding them hostage for more than a day during an uprising at a Brazilian penitentiary in the northeastern city of Aracaju. Authorities said they had met the rebellious inmates’ main demand that some prisoners be transferred to other jails.

5/18/2014 4:28 PM
Renegade Libyan troops attack parliament
TRIPOLI, Libya — Militias apparently backing a renegade Libyan general attacked the country’s parliament today, kidnapping some 20 lawmakers and officials in an assault that threatened to further splinter a country dominated by the armed groups that overthrew dictator Moammar Gadhafi three years ago.

5/18/2014 9:08 AM
Swiss voters reject minimum wage plan
GENEVA — Swiss voters overwhelmingly rejected a plan today to create the world’s highest minimum wage, siding with government and business leaders worried about the costs to the nation’s strong economy.

5/18/2014 9:56 AM
SpaceX Dragon departs space station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The commercial cargo ship, Dragon, has left the space station.

5/18/2014 9:00 AM
18 detained in Turkish mine disaster probe
ISTANBUL — Eighteen people, including company executives, have been detained as Turkish officials investigate the mining disaster that killed 301 people, a domestic news agency reported today.

5/18/2014 8:13 AM
Coffee fungus raising prices for cup of joe
WASHINGTON — The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to help Central American farmers fight a devastating coffee disease — and hold down the price of your morning cup.

5/18/2014 6:37 AM
Record floods lead to Bosnia landslides
SARAJEVO, Bosnia — Landslides triggered by unprecedented rains in Bosnia have left hundreds of people homeless, officials said today, while thousands more have fled their homes in neighboring Croatia and Serbia as Balkan countries battle the region’s worst flooding since modern records began.

5/18/2014 4:03 AM
Hundreds killed in N. Korea building collapse
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean officials offered a rare public apology for the collapse of an apartment building under construction in Pyongyang, which a South Korean official said was believed to have caused considerable casualties that could mean hundreds might have died.

5/17/2014 9:08 PM
Brazil won't meet pollution targets
RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil will not make good on its commitment to clean up Rio de Janeiro’s sewage-filled Guanabara Bay by the 2016 Olympic Games, state environmental officials acknowledged in a letter obtained today by The Associated Press.