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Palestinian shot by Israeli troops during protest dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 12:40am

Palestinian health officials say an 18-year-old protester shot by Israeli troops has died of his wounds.

APNewsBreak: Germany shelves Nazi crimes probe of US man

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 10:41pm

German prosecutors have shelved their Nazi war crimes investigation of a retired Minnesota carpenter whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander in an SS-led unit, saying Friday that the 96-year-old is not fit for trial.

Zimbabwe: American lion killer's extradition being sought

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 8:42pm

Zimbabwe will seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and caused international outrage, a Cabinet minister said Friday.

Report: Pinochet covered up burning death of US resident

Luis Andres Henao, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 3:21pm

U.S. documents published Friday indicate Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet covered up the military's role in the burning death of a 19-year-old U.S. resident during a 1986 protest, a case that drew worldwide condemnation and strained the regime's relationship with Washington.

Bus service resumes in San Salvador after driver killings

Marcos Aleman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 1:52pm

Bus service returned to near normal in the Salvadoran capital Friday after being paralyzed for four days due to a string of deadly gang attacks on drivers and warnings to others to abandon their routes.

Saudi official says bin Ladens killed in England plane crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 1:31am

Family members of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were killed in a private jet crash in southern England, a Saudi ambassador said, without identifying the dead.

Turkey presses ahead with PKK raids amid calls for restraint

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 12:50am

Turkey is pressing ahead with airstrikes against Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq amid international calls for restraint.

India, Bangladesh swap border enclaves, settle old dispute

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 7:21pm

At the stroke of midnight Friday, tens of thousands of stateless people who were stranded for decades along the poorly defined border between India and Bangladesh will finally get to choose their citizenship, as the two countries swapped more than 150 pockets of land to settle the demarcation line dividing them.

US envoy to UN visits Cuba's UN Mission, a first in decades

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 7:01pm

Samantha Power made the first visit by an American ambassador to the United Nations to Cuba's U.N. Mission in over a half-century on Friday.

Venezuela governor: 1 killed during supermarket looting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 6:42pm

A man was killed and dozens were arrested Friday as a mob looted a supermarket and other shops in an industrial Venezuelan city, Bolivar state authorities said.

Colombian military plane crashes, killing all 11 on board

Libardo Cardona, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 6:31pm

A Colombian military transport plane crashed in the country's north on Friday, killing all 11 personnel aboard.

Suspected Jewish extremists burn Palestinian child to death

Mohammed Daraghmeh and Tia Goldenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 6:31pm

Suspected Jewish assailants set fire to a West Bank home on Friday and burned a sleeping Palestinian toddler to death in an attack that drew Palestinian rage and widespread Israeli condemnation. The attack, which threatens to set off another violent escalation, shines a light on the growing lawlessness of extremist Jewish settlers that Israel is either unable or unwilling to contain.

Mexico activists denounce abuses targeting Cuban migrants

Alberto Arce and Maria Verza, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 4:52pm

Advocates for migrants said Friday they filed 15 complaints against Mexican government officials for allegedly extorting Cubans passing through en route to the United States and have documented hundreds of similar cases.

Mexican judge orders 4 soldiers to stand trial in 7 deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 4:21pm

A federal judge in Mexico has ordered that four soldiers be held for trial on charges including forced disappearance and murder related to the deaths of seven people.

UN nuclear chief to talk to Senate critics of Iran nuke deal

George Jahn, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 2:22pm

U.S. Senators who accuse the Obama administration of making secret deals with Iran that go beyond the publicly known nuclear pact will get a chance next week to question the head of the U.N. agency said to be linked to the alleged clandestine documents

Freed Colombian warlord apologizes for atrocities

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 1:22pm

One of Colombia's most-feared right-wing warlords has been released from jail and apologized Friday for his atrocities.

4 killed when executive jet crashes at England airfield

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 12:42pm

An executive jet crashed onto a car auction center and burst into flames while trying to land at an airport in southern England Friday, killing all four people aboard, police said.

Al-Qaida attacks HQ of rebel group it calls US 'agents'

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 12:31pm

Members of al-Qaida's branch in Syria launched an attack early Friday on the headquarters of a rebel faction in northern Syria believed to have been trained by the U.S. government, killing at least five fighters and wounding more than a dozen, the militants and an activist group said. The Nusra Front, which has also abducted several members of the faction known as Division 30, vowed to cut off "the arms" of the American government in Syria.

Senegalese journalist gets 6 months for homosexuality

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 12:22pm

A well-known Senegalese journalist was sentenced Friday to six months in prison for acts of homosexuality, which is illegal in this West African country.