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Puerto Rico frees 3 men convicted of murder in 1995

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 11:20am

Puerto Rico's Justice Department has dropped charges against three men who spent more than 20 years in prison for murder after new tests found none of their DNA on evidence in the case.

Toll from Egypt migrant boat sinking rises to more than 200

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 11:20am

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, bringing the toll from the disaster to more than 200 dead.

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.

Colombia embarks on path to peace with historic accord

Joshua Goodman and Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 10:51am

After a half-century of bloody combat and four years of tense peace negotiations, now the hard work begins.

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.

India to not participate in regional summit in Pakistan

Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 10:50am

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.

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.

3 bears revisited: they've got a new home in Kosovo

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:10am

Three bears rescued from neglect in Albania have gone to a better place — Kosovo.

Password breach could have ripple effects well beyond Yahoo

Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:01am

As investors and investigators weigh the damage of Yahoo's massive breach to the internet icon, information security experts worry that the record-breaking haul of password data could be used to open locks up and down the web.

Qatar to set up desert tent camp to house World Cup fans

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 8:50am

The committee organizing the 2022 World Cup in Qatar plans to try out a "fan village" that could house up to 2,000 soccer spectators in Arabian desert tents.

Kenyan police open fire to disperse protesting students

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 8:21am

Riot police fired live ammunition and tear gas to disperse Kenyan university students protesting over road safety.

Hard-line former president of Iran won't seek re-election

Amir Vahdat and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 8:21am

Iran's hard-line former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday he won't run in next year's presidential election, ending weeks of speculation after the country's supreme leader discouraged his candidacy.

Strong winds from typhoon hit Taiwan, killing at least 4

Ralph Jennings, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 8:21am

Strong winds knocked down people and scattered debris as a massive typhoon crossed over Taiwan on Tuesday, killing at least four people and injuring more than 260, officials said.

Syrian troops advance in central Aleppo near old quarter

Bassem Mroue and Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 8:01am

Syrian government forces captured a central rebel-held neighborhood in Aleppo on Tuesday after a week of blistering airstrikes, as a military official vowed that the offensive would continue until insurgents are "wiped out."

Mexico rights body: Army killings of 6 civilians unjustified

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 8:00am

Mexico's National Human Rights Commission has determined that soldiers killed six civilians without justification in a 2012 incident in the southern state of Guerrero.