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Prosecutor: Woman burned alive for witchcraft in Peru jungle

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 4:23pm

Authorities in Peru say a woman accused of being a witch was burned alive on a bonfire in an indigenous community in a remote part of the country's Amazon rainforest.

Colombia's road to peace marred by multiple obstacles

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 3:41pm

The contrast couldn't be more dramatic: As Colombia's president and the head of its largest guerrilla movement were putting their signatures on a historic peace deal, a 6-year-old boy was killed when he chased a soccer ball into a field and stepped on a land mine left behind during the half-century conflict.

UN report says Sudan violates Darfur sanctions

Michael Astor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 3:22pm

The Sudanese government continues to violate sanctions imposed by the Security Council over their actions in Darfur, according to a U.N. report.

Puerto Rico frees 3 men convicted of murder in 1995

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 3:04pm

Three men who spent more than 20 years in prison for murder were freed Tuesday in a historic ruling after new tests found none of their DNA on evidence in a case that captivated the U.S. territory.

Confidential UN report details South Sudan threats, violence

Justin Lynch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 3:01pm

The U.N. ambulance carried an urgent patient: a local woman in labor. South Sudan government soldiers stopped the ambulance 15 times at checkpoints in the capital, Juba. The Aug. 2 journey, which usually takes 15 minutes, lasted nearly two hours.

Panama asks US to extradite ex-leader Martinelli

Juan Zamorano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 2:51pm

Panama has formally asked the United States to extradite former President Ricardo Martinelli in connection with a phone-tapping controversy, the country's foreign ministry said Tuesday.

LGBTQ festival canceled in Haiti amid threats, gov't order

David McFadden, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 2:25pm

Organizers of a cultural festival in Haiti celebrating the Afro-Caribbean LGBTQ community said Tuesday that it has been called off due to numerous threats of violence and a subsequent prohibition by a government commissioner.

Toll from Egypt migrant boat sinking rises to more than 200

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 2:01pm

Rescue workers on Tuesday pulled dozens of bodies from the hold of an Egyptian fishing boat that sank in the Mediterranean Sea carrying hundreds of migrants trying to make it to Europe, bringing the toll from the disaster to more than 200 dead.

Women leaders urge UN chief to press for Korea peace treaty

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 1:31pm

Women leaders from 38 countries urged U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday to fulfill a promise he made in 2007 to start a peace process that would turn the armistice that ended the Korean war into a peace treaty before his term ends on Dec. 31.

US military says it kills 4 al-Shabab fighters in Somalia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 1:21pm

The U.S. military says it has killed four al-Shabab extremists in Somalia in what it calls airstrikes in self-defense.

India to not participate in regional summit in Pakistan

Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 12:42pm

New Delhi will not participate in a meeting of South Asian nations to be held in Islamabad in November, its foreign ministry said in a statement late Tuesday.

Gunmen shoot dead Somalia journalist in capital: Colleague

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 11:22am

A colleague says unidentified gunmen have shot dead a journalist in Somalia's capital.

Health of Israel's Peres deteriorates after major stroke

Tia Goldenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 11:02am

A person close to former Israeli President Shimon Peres says his condition has deteriorated, two weeks after suffering a major stroke.

Gabon's President Bongo sworn in after disputed election

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 11:01am

Gabon's President Ali Bongo Ondimba has been sworn in for a second seven-year term keeping his family's dynasty in place for decades after winning re-election by a slim margin in a disputed vote.

Somalia delays presidential election by a month amid worries

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 11:01am

Somalia has pushed back its upcoming presidential election by a month, sparking concern in the international community, which has called on all parties to implement the electoral calendar without delay.

South African official blames students for worker's death

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 11:01am

The death of a South African university worker who was hospitalized after a student protest has deepened tensions over unrest roiling campuses across the nation.

Iraq opens new antiquities museum in Basra

Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 10:51am

Iraq opened a new antiquities museum in the southern city of Basra on Tuesday with pottery, coins and other artifacts dating back more than 2,000 years.

Former President Aristide leaps from behind scenes in Haiti

David McFadden, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 10:20am

Former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide has leaped from behind the scenes to take a major role in campaigning for next month's presidential election, leading many to believe the most polarizing figure in the tumultuous world of Haitian politics is poised to regain influence if his party wins.

Bosnian Serb leader says prosecutor must come to him

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:33am

Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik said Tuesday he agrees to be questioned by the state prosecutor about a referendum held despite a ban by the constitutional court.