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Guatemala declares mudslide-hit community uninhabitable
SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala (AP) -- Guatemalan officials weighed what to do with the site of a massive, acres-wide mudslide that might still hold hundreds of bodies and a surrounding area of largely untouched homes that has been declared uninhabitable.... 10/6/2015 4:48 AM

China finally wins a Nobel Prize in one of the sciences
BEIJING (AP) -- For decades, China has yearned for a Nobel Prize in one of the sciences. A little-known researcher who helped isolate an anti-malaria medicine inspired by an ancient remedy has finally won China that honor, while also becoming the country's first woman to win any Nobel prize.... 10/6/2015 4:47 AM

For Volkswagen, costs of scandal will be piling up
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- For Volkswagen, the cost of its cheating on emissions tests in the U.S. is likely to run into the tens of billions of dollars and prematurely end its long-sought status as the world's biggest carmaker.... 10/6/2015 4:34 AM

Ex-premier says Canada PM's policies borderline racist
TORONTO (AP) -- A former conservative premier of a Canadian province said Monday that Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper is "bad for the country" because some of his policies are borderline racist.... 10/6/2015 4:18 AM

AP PHOTOS: Cuban cowboys compete in countryside games
LA PALMA, Cuba (AP) -- Cuban cowboys celebrate the island's long-standing rural traditions with countryside games and dances.... 10/6/2015 4:00 AM

Late Philippine dictator's son to run for vice president
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The son of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos has announced that he will run for vice president in next year's elections in a new gauge of his family's political clout nearly three decades after they were ousted in a "people power" revolt.... 10/6/2015 3:52 AM

Asia stocks rise on hopes for Japan stimulus, Fed hike delay
HONG KONG (AP) -- Japan led Asian stocks higher Tuesday on hopes for new stimulus from its central bank while investors were also buoyed by the prospect that the Federal Reserve will wait until next year to raise interest rates.... 10/6/2015 3:36 AM

Accused leader of Guatemala corruption ring turns himself in
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- The alleged leader of a customs corruption scandal that has rocked the Guatemalan government told a judge Monday that former President Otto Perez Molina and former Vice-President Roxana Baldetti actually drove the scheme.... 10/6/2015 1:13 AM

Mexican judge frees 4 of 7 suspects in army slayings
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A Mexican judge ruled there is insufficient evidence to try four of the seven soldiers charged in the 2014 killing of 22 gang suspects, some of whom were apparently shot after they surrendered. Only one soldier was wounded in what the army initially described as a shootout.... 10/5/2015 11:01 PM

NATO denounces Russia for violating Turkish airspace
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- In a signal of new tensions raised by Moscow's airstrikes in Syria, NATO denounced Russia on Monday for "irresponsible behavior" after its warplanes violated Turkish airspace, and Turkey warned that any future aerial intruder would be treated like an enemy.... 10/5/2015 9:48 PM

Israeli PM vows 'strong action' against Palestinian unrest
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Monday that he will use a "strong hand" to quell violent Palestinian protests and deadly attacks, signaling that the current round of violence is bound to escalate at a time when a political solution to the conflict is increasingly distant.... 10/5/2015 9:44 PM

Tsipras urges reform as part of strategy to exit crisis
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras insisted Monday that the priority of his newly re-elected government is to deliver on its bailout promises so that the country can start tapping international bond markets for money by 2017.... 10/5/2015 9:06 PM

The Latest: Man killed by Palestinian last week was American
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The latest developments in ongoing tensions between Palestinians and Israel following days of violence in Jerusalem and the West Bank (all times local).... 10/5/2015 8:29 PM

Snowden: I'd go to prison to return to US
LONDON (AP) -- Edward Snowden says he has offered to return to the United States and go to jail for leaking details of National Security Agency programs to intercept electronic communications data on a vast scale.... 10/5/2015 8:04 PM

Pope urges prejudices be put aside at start of family synod
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis on Monday urged the world's Catholic bishops to put aside personal prejudices and have the courage and humility to be guided by the "surprises" of God, as he opened a meeting on family issues marked by sharp divisions between conservatives and progressives.... 10/5/2015 7:44 PM

Libyan parliament votes to extend its mandate
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) -- Libya's internationally-recognized parliament has voted to extend its own mandate past the Oct. 20 deadline, said two members of the body and its media spokesman.... 10/5/2015 7:37 PM

The Latest: Asylum applications up across the Nordics
GENEVA (AP) -- The latest developments in the hundreds of thousands of refugees and other migrants passing through Europe on their way west. All times local.... 10/5/2015 7:32 PM

VW tells lawmakers 8M cars in Europe hit by emissions probe
BERLIN (AP) -- Volkswagen says 8 million cars in the European Union are affected by an investigation into whether the automaker manipulated emissions tests, according to a letter received Monday by German lawmakers.... 10/5/2015 7:22 PM

Armenian parliament approves constitutional reform
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) -- Armenian lawmakers have approved a constitutional reform that would trim presidential powers and give more authority to parliament and the prime minister.... 10/5/2015 7:12 PM

UN releases a draft for potential agreement on climate
PARIS (AP) -- The United Nations on Monday released a first draft of the negotiating text for the major conference on climate taking place in Paris in December.... 10/5/2015 7:01 PM

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