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Guatemala ends search for victims of slide that killed 280

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 7:51pm

Guatemalan authorities on Tuesday called off the search for victims buried under a massive landslide that killed at least 280 people near the Central American nation's capital.

Artist plans to render border fence 'invisible'

Valeria Fernandez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 5:41pm

Armed with sky-blue paint, artist Ana Teresa Fernández began to "erase" the border fence that splits up Mexico and the U.S. on Tuesday.

Three homemade bombs in Egypt's Alexandria wound 2

Nour Youssef, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 5:40pm

Security officials say three homemade bombs have exploded along the railway of Egypt's Mediterranean city of Alexandria, wounding a couple and damaging a train.

Groups: UN must provide 'justice' for Haiti cholera victims

David McFadden, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 5:21pm

Five years after cholera started a deadly march across this poor Caribbean country, international and Haitian human rights activists asserted Tuesday that the U.N. is failing to provide justice for the many Haitians who have died or been sickened.

Dutch probe: Buk missile downed Malaysian jet in Ukraine

John-Thor Dahlburg and Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 4:51pm

The missile shot skyward from war-ravaged eastern Ukraine. With deadly accuracy more than six miles up, it detonated just in front of the Malaysia Airlines jetliner, sending hundreds of jagged steel shards ripping through its aluminum skin at up to 5,600 mph and shearing the cockpit from the rest of the plane.

UN official criticizes lack of women at peace tables

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 4:40pm

Fifteen years after a landmark U.N. resolution called for women to be included in decision-making positions at every level of peacemaking and peace building, activists and a top U.N. official blamed the 193 U.N. member states on Tuesday for the scarcity of women at negotiating tables.

Groups: UN must provide 'justice' for Haiti cholera victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 3:01pm

International and Haitian human rights activists say the U.N. is failing to provide "justice" for the people of this impoverished Caribbean nation five years after a deadly cholera epidemic.

Burkina Faso sets new post-coup election date for Nov. 29

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 2:41pm

Political party representatives say Burkina Faso's presidential and parliamentary elections will take place on Nov. 29 after a short-lived coup in September upset the original election timeline.

Autopsy says ex-Burkina Faso leader was shot about 10 times

Brahima Ouedraogo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 2:21pm

Burkina Faso's former Marxist revolutionary leader, who was killed nearly three decades ago, was shot about ten times in the chest, legs and head according to an autopsy report, a family lawyer said Tuesday.

The Latest: Ex-war crimes judge: Dutch report refutes Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 2:01pm

The latest news on the report into the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine last year. All times local.

UN rights expert airs doubts about Belarus election result

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 1:30pm

A U.N. human rights expert is raising doubts about the re-election of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, saying he garnered the highest margin of victory in any election in Europe since the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union.

Protests over Spanish court probe of Catalan secession poll

Emilio Morenatti and Ciaran Giles, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 1:30pm

Thousands of pro-Catalan independence supporters on Tuesday protested the start of a Spanish court investigation into the regional government's symbolic referendum on secession from Spain last year.

Panda gives birth to 2 cubs at Toronto Zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 1:01pm

The Toronto Zoo says a panda on loan from China has given birth to two cubs.

The Latest: US condemns Palestinian attacks against Israelis

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 1:01pm

The latest developments in ongoing violence between Palestinians and Israelis (all times local):

Russian Embassy shelled in Syria as insurgents hit back

Albert Aji and Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 12:41pm

The Russian Embassy in Damascus was shelled Tuesday as pro-government demonstrators gathered outside, and Syria's largest insurgent coalition announced an offensive to counter Moscow's airstrikes that have injected new fury in the conflict.

Turkish PM: Suicide bombers 'originated' from Syria

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 12:40pm

Turkey has intelligence suggesting that militants "originating" from Syria were planning to carry out attacks in Turkey, the country's president said Tuesday, but added that no groups were being ruled out in the investigation into a deadly attack on a peace rally.

Okinawa gov revokes approval for relocation of US air base

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 12:20pm

Okinawa's governor on Tuesday revoked approval for work needed to relocate a U.S. air base from one area of the southern Japanese island to another, but the Tokyo government said it would still proceed with the plan.

Journalist says Canada PM abandoned him during Egypt ordeal

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 12:20pm

A Canadian journalist who spent much of last two years jailed in Egypt said Tuesday that he felt "betrayed and abandoned" by Prime Minister Stephen Harper during his ordeal.

EU applauds calm in Guinea vote, calls for transparency

Boubacar Diallo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 12:00pm

European Union observers on Tuesday commended voters in Guinea for their enthusiasm and peaceful conduct during a presidential election despite logistical problems, and called for transparency as the electoral commission finalizes the results of the first round.