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Magnitude 6.2 quake strikes Chile, but no damage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 3:01pm

A magnitude-6.2 earthquake has struck Chile's northern region but authorities say there are no reports of injuries or damage.

Dominican Republic union leader held in murder investigation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 3:01pm

A judge in the Dominican Republic has ordered the leader of a public transportation union held for one year while authorities investigate allegations of his involvement in several killings.

11 killed in Mexico, including 2 police in town on US border

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 2:41pm

Mexican authorities said attackers killed four members of a civilian police patrol in the turbulent southern state of Guerrero, while two city police officers and five gunmen died in a series of gunbattles in the northern border town of Rio Bravo.

The Latest: French court keeps 2 suspects under house arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 2:11pm

The latest on the attacks in Paris and security alert in Brussels. All times local:

Chilean mom restricted access to baby for smoking marijuana

Eva Vergara and Luis Andres Henao, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 1:32pm

A Chilean mother says a hospital is restricting her right to see her newborn daughter because she acknowledged smoking marijuana days before she gave birth.

Hundreds gather in Cuba in frustration at Ecuador visa rule

Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 1:21pm

Hundreds of angry Cubans confronted police and Ecuadoran embassy officials in an unusual display of public discontent on Friday after the surprise announcement of a new visa requirement aimed at choking off this year's historic overland emigration of Cubans across more than 3,000 miles (5,000 kilometers) of South and Central America to the U.S. border with Mexico.

Hungary: 2 suspects hoped to 'execute' government members

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

Hungarian officials said Friday that two suspects detained last week after weapons were found in their car sought to "execute" members of the government.

Drowned Syrian boy's aunt says family will settle in Canada

Charmaine Noronha, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 1:11pm

The aunt of a Syrian boy whose lifeless body was photographed on a Turkish beach, sparking worldwide outrage at the refugee crisis, said Friday that she hopes her family members will be in Canada by Christmas.

2 Palestinians killed after attacking Israeli troops

Ian Deitch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 1:01pm

Israeli troops shot and killed two Palestinians after they rammed their cars into soldiers in separate attacks in the West Bank on Friday as the country's defense minister urged Israelis to brace themselves for more violence, saying he cannot see an end to the near-daily Palestinian attacks.

Maldives police break up protest for ex-president's release

Sinan Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 12:51pm

Maldives police on Friday broke up an opposition protest demanding the release of the country's former president, other jailed politicians and activists.

Queen Elizabeth II opens Commonwealth meeting in Malta

Stephen Calleja, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 11:50am

Queen Elizabeth II opened the Commonwealth summit Friday on the Mediterranean island of Malta — a meeting that will focus on climate change and the threat of extremist violence.

Israel 'soon' to open Abu Dhabi office for renewable energy

Ian Deitch and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 11:40am

Israel "soon" will open an office focused on renewable energy in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates — even though the two nations have no diplomatic relations, an Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman said Friday.

The Latest: Pope Francis cites martyrs' example in Uganda

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 11:30am

The latest on Pope Francis' first trip to Africa. (All times local.)

Likud lawmaker's antics make him bad boy of Israeli politics

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 11:10am

Over the years, the Israeli parliament has seen its fair share of questionable characters. But it's unlikely anyone has ever been so perpetually engulfed in scandal in so short a time as freshman Likud lawmaker Oren Hazan.

Nigeria: Suspected Boko Haram bombing hits Shiite procession

Ibrahim Garba, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 11:10am

A suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber detonated himself in the middle of a procession of hundreds of Shiite Muslims on Friday, killing 21 people and injuring dozens, local religious leaders said.

Lawyer detained for obstructing Brazil corruption probe

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 10:50am

A lawyer representing a key convict in the corruption scandal at Brazil's state-run oil giant Petrobras was detained Friday as he arrived at Rio de Janeiro's international airport, police said.

Gunmen mercilessly mowed down guests in Mali hotel siege

Greg Keller and Baba Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 10:30am

The early breakfast crowd sipped coffee and picked at croissants in the Radisson Blu's dining room, swiping through emails and the morning headlines on their smartphones.

Spanish city takes steps to probe Franco crimes

Ciaran Giles, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 10:00am

Local politicians in Pamplona on Friday called for an investigation into crimes allegedly committed against residents by the dictatorship of the late Gen. Francisco Franco, turning the northern city into Spain's first known to seek such a probe.

The Latest: Austria reports drop in refugees coming from in

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 9:20am

The latest on the mass movement of asylum-seekers and others seeking refuge in Europe. All times local: