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Report: Blacks make up 1.2 percent of Mexico's population

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:34pm

A Mexican census report said Monday that 1.38 million Mexicans identify themselves as having African ancestors, equal to about 1.2 percent of the country's population.

Puerto Rico police: 3 people shot dead, set on fire in car

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:34pm

Authorities in Puerto Rico say three people have been shot dead and their bodies set on fire in a remote mountain town.

Nuclear ban talks begin at UN, but US, Russia others boycott

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:52pm

U.N. talks aimed at banning nuclear weapons began Monday, but the United States, Russia, China and other nuclear-armed nations are sitting out a discussion they see as impractical.

Agustina Castro, Fidel and Raul's sister, dies in Cuba at 78

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:24pm

Agustina del Carmen Castro Ruz, the youngest sibling of Fidel and Raul Castro, has died in Cuba. She was 78.

Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny gets 15 days in jail

Nataliya Vasilyeva and Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:02pm

The wave of nationwide demonstrations that shook Russia's long dormant political scene over the weekend showed a new face of protest: mostly teenage demonstrators driven by accusations of high-level official corruption, glaring amid the nation's painful two-year recession.

Jordan FM: Arab world 'realizes urgency' of tackling crises

Karin Laub and Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:14pm

Arab leaders "realize the urgency" of tackling long-running regional crises, from war to high unemployment, Jordan's foreign minister said Monday after chairing a meeting of his counterparts from the region.

Family pays tribute to American slain in terror attack

Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:56pm

The family of an American slain in last week's terror attack in London expressed gratitude for the kindness of strangers on Monday, offering hope and resolve that some good would result from the tragedy.

AP PHOTOS: Echoes of the past remain despite Belfast changes

Alastair Grant, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:45pm

The upbeat Belfast of today looks and feels nothing like the high-security city that once captured world headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Robbery at Cartier shop in Monaco: jewelry found, 4 arrests

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:40pm

Monaco's prosecutor and police chief say four people have been arrested and almost all the stolen pieces of jewelry have been found, two days after an armed heist at a luxurious Cartier jewelry shop in Monte Carlo.

EU summons Filipino envoy to explain Duterte tirade

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:30pm

The European Union on Monday summoned a Philippine envoy to explain an expletive-laden tirade by President Rodrigo Duterte, who threatened to hang EU officials for opposing his efforts to re-impose the death penalty.

US-backed fighters pause military action near Syria dam

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:53am

U.S.-backed forces in northern Syria paused military operations near a dam held by the Islamic State group on Monday to allow engineers to fix any problems after conflicting reports about its stability.

Nigerian governor jailed for corruption on bail

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:40am

A former Nigerian governor sentenced to five years' jail for corruption has been granted bail to seek medical care after just 20 days in prison.

Police: 'No evidence' London attacker associated with IS

Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:34am

Police have found no evidence that the man who killed four people in London last week was associated with the Islamic State group or al-Qaida, a senior British counterterrorism officer said Monday.

South African man, 22, in court for axe murder of his family

Stuart Graham, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:34am

A 22-year-old South African man appeared in court Monday on charges of murdering three members of his family with an axe in their luxury home in Cape Town in January 2015.

Talks produce no progress in Scottish independence dispute

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:34am

The leaders of Britain and Scotland met for talks Monday, but failed to resolve their differences over a new push for Scottish independence as the U.K. prepares to leave the European Union.

Official: Canada expected to legalize marijuana by July 2018

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:24am

Canadians should be able to smoke marijuana legally by July 1, 2018, a senior government official said Monday.

Kenya says its army killed 31 extremists in Somalia

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:24am

Kenya's military says it has killed 31 al-Shabab extremists in a raid in Baadhade district in southern Somalia, but the Islamic militant group denies it.

6 killed in plane crash near Zimbabwe-Mozambique border

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:14am

A small plane crashed Monday near the border between Zimbabwe and Mozambique, killing all six people on board.

The Latest: London attacker's mother 'saddened and numbed'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:00am

The Latest on London attack investigation (all times local):