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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.

Myanmar declares disaster zones to deal with dire flooding

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 11:42am

Myanmar's president has declared several regions of the country to be disaster zones, as forecasts of heavy rain for the next few days have heightened fears that already dire flooding in many parts of the country will get worse.

WikiLeaks says US spied on Japanese government, companies

Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 10:50am

The WikiLeaks website published documents Friday that it said shows the U.S. government spied on Japanese officials and companies.

Colombian military plane crashes, killing all 11 on board

Libardo Cardona, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 5:52pm

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

Venezuela governor: 1 killed during supermarket looting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 5:21pm

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

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.

India, Bangladesh settle decades-old boundary dispute

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 2:22pm

India said Friday it swapped more than 150 small pockets of land with its small neighbor Bangladesh, settling a decades-old border dispute and an uncertain future for tens of thousands of stateless people living in squalid conditions.

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.

Suspected Jewish extremists burn Palestinian child to death

Mohammed Daraghmeh and Tia Goldenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 12:52pm

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.

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.

Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa

Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 12:11pm

An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study published Friday.

UN chief calls killing of Palestinian child 'terrorist act'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 11:41am

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling the arson attack on a West Bank home that killed a Palestinian toddler a "terrorist act" and is blaming Israel's failure to punish repeated acts of settler violence for the tragedy.

Uganda leader, in power for 3 decades, seeks re-election

Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 11:02am

Uganda's long-serving president on Friday declared his bid for re-election in 2016, saying the country needs him to stick around to continue its economic development.

World Food Program cuts aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan

Karin Laub, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 11:01am

The World Food Program announced new cuts Friday in food aid for Syrian refugees in Jordan, highlighting a growing funding crisis of international agencies helping millions displaced by Syria's conflict.