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JFK - John Forbes Kerry, that is - leans on Kennedy cane

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 9:01pm

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is still nursing a broken leg but has graduated from crutches to a cane used by generations of the Kennedy family.

Mexico prosecutor: Video has suspects in journalist killing

Katherine Corcoran and Alberto Arce, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 7:00pm

Prosecutors released a surveillance video Tuesday showing suspects calmly leaving an apartment building where five people were found tortured and shot to death, including a photojournalist who had taken refuge in the capital after feeling threatened in the Mexican state he covered.

Germany's top prosecutor fired over treason probe

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 4:12pm

A treason investigation against two German journalists claimed its first casualty Tuesday — the country's top prosecutor who ordered the probe.

Guatemala court orders competency evaluation for ex-dictator

Sonia Perez D., Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 2:02pm

A Guatemalan court ordered ex-dictator Efrain Rios Montt hospitalized Tuesday for medical and psychological evaluation to determine if he is fit to stand trial on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity.

Argentine authorities lure whale from Buenos Aires marina

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 2:01pm

Argentine authorities have successfully guided a whale out of the marina of a glitzy area in Buenos Aires and hope that it will now return to sea.

Widow of ex-South Korean leader arrives in North Korea

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 5th - 12:21am

The 92-year-old widow of late South Korean President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kim Dae-jung arrived in North Korea on Wednesday for a four-day visit.

2 soldiers, 1 rebel killed in ambush in Indian Kashmir

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 5th - 12:11am

Two paramilitary soldiers and one suspected rebel were killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir Wednesday after a convoy of paramilitary troops was ambushed in the troubled region, police said.

At least 2 dead in Kenya after boat with 200 people capsizes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 5th - 12:10am

A police official in Kenya says at least two people have died and many are reported missing after a boat with about 200 passengers collided with a fishing boat on Lake Victoria.

UN reports rise in women, children casualties in Afghan war

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 11:51pm

The United Nations said on Wednesday that an increasing number of women and children were getting hurt or killed in Afghanistan's war against the Taliban and other insurgents.

Railway official says at least 19 killed in train derailments in central India

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 8:21pm

Railway official says at least 19 killed in train derailments in central India.

2 trains derail while crossing rain-flooded tracks in central India, casualties unknown

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 7:31pm

2 trains derail while crossing rain-flooded tracks in central India, casualties unknown.

Ivory Coast convicts ex-leader's top security officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 6:13pm

Ivory Coast's military court has sentenced the former head of security for the country's ex-first lady to 20 years in prison for acts related to the postelection crisis in 2011.

Toronto nightclub shooting leaves at least 2 dead, 3 wounded

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 5:50pm

A shooting that started at a Toronto nightclub event hosted by rapper Drake and then spilled outside onto the streets left at least two people dead and three others wounded, police said. It wasn't clear if Drake was present during the shooting.

16 police officers killed in Colombia helicopter crash

Jacobo Garcia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 4:32pm

Sixteen Colombian police officers died Tuesday when their Black Hawk helicopter crashed while taking part in a manhunt for the nation's most-wanted drug trafficker, the second deadly air accident affecting the U.S.-trained military in less than a week.

Sudan's president, facing charges, scheduled to speak at UN

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 4:32pm

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, who faces international war crimes and genocide charges, is on a provisional list of speakers at a U.N. summit of world leaders in late September. If he speaks, al-Bashir would be the first head of state to address the General Assembly while facing charges by the International Criminal Court.

Cameroon expels thousands of Nigerians in Boko Haram fight

Edwin Kindzeka Moki and Ibrahim Abdulaziz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 1:52pm

Cameroon has expelled more than 3,000 Nigerians as part of the fight against Nigeria's Islamic extremists who have launched attacks across borders, officials said Tuesday.

Attackers from Nigeria kill 9, kidnap dozens from Cameroon

Edwin Kindzeka Moki, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 1:52pm

Suspected Boko Haram fighters have killed at least 9 people and kidnapped dozens, including children and teenagers, from Cameroonian villages on the border with Nigeria, a local leader said Tuesday.

Amnesty International accuses Sudanese forces of war crimes

Merrit Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 1:12pm

Amnesty International said Tuesday it has "definitely confirmed" that Sudanese government forces committed war crimes against civilians in the South Kordofan region.

Croatia celebrates independence while rival Serbs mourn

Darko Bandic, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 1:11pm

Tanks rumbled and soldiers marched as Croatia held a military parade Tuesday to mark the 20th anniversary of sealing its independence from Yugoslavia, while neighboring Serbia mourned victims of the military operation that marked the end of a four-year war.