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Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis' trip to South America:
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Student activists in Thailand go before military court

Penny Yi Wang, Associated Press  |  posted 29 minutes ago
Fourteen detained student activists went before a military court in Thailand on Tuesday in a case that has attracted international calls for their release and criticism of the military junta's strict controls on freedom of speech and assembly.
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Mexico seizes liquid meth hidden in iced tea cans

The Associated Press  |  posted Jul 6th - 8:31pm
Prosecutors in Mexico found 15 liters (four gallons) of liquid methamphetamine hidden in iced tea cans at a package delivery firm.
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UN: Goals helped lift 1 billion people from extreme poverty

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  posted Jul 6th - 6:41pm
A 15-year effort to implement eight goals adopted by world leaders at the start of the new millennium has helped lift more than one billion people out of extreme poverty, enabled more girls to go to school than ever before, and brought unprecedented results in fighting diseases such as HIV/AIDS, the U.N. chief said Monday.
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Mexican teachers shear hair of those who show up for exam

The Associated Press  |  posted Jul 6th - 6:31pm
Radical teachers opposing Mexico's program for evaluating and testing teachers blocked exam sites and cut off the hair of some who showed up.
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Jamaica's top cop troubled by increase in homicides

David McFadden, Associated Press  |  posted Jul 6th - 5:51pm
Jamaica's top police official said Monday there has been a "troubling" and "unacceptable" increase in killings, with 602 homicides so far this year on the Caribbean island that has long grappled with high rates of violent crime.
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2 migrants die in truck crash in southern Mexico

Alberto Arce, Associated Press  |  posted Jul 6th - 4:51pm
Two Central American migrants died and a dozen more were injured when a truck carrying 41 migrants overturned in southern Mexico, immigration authorities said Monday.
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Day of extremist violence across Nigeria kills more than 60

Ahmed Mohammed and Michelle Faul, Associated Press  |  posted Jul 6th - 4:21pm
A day of extremist violence against both Muslims and Christians in Nigeria killed more than 60 people, including worshippers in a mosque who came to hear a cleric known for preaching about peaceful coexistence of all faiths.
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After vote win, Greek leaders face pressure to restart talks

Derek Gatopoulos and Angela Charlton  |  posted Jul 6th - 3:20pm
Despite triumphing in a popular vote against austerity, Greece's leaders Monday faced the urgent need to heal ties with European creditors and reach a financial rescue deal to prevent it from falling out of the euro — possibly within days.
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Panel: Possible aerial attack on Hammarskjold plane in 1961

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  posted Jul 6th - 3:11pm
An independent review of new information about the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold puts to rest claims that he was assassinated after surviving the crash but provides new information about a possible aerial attack or interference.
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Iran now pushes for an end to arms embargo in nuclear deal

George Jahn, Associated Press  |  posted Jul 6th - 2:42pm
As negotiators braced for yet another possible extension of nuclear talks, Iran demanded on Monday that any deal should include the end to a U.N. arms embargo as well — a condition backed by Russia but opposed by the United States as it seeks to limit Tehran's Mideast influence.
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Quebec marks anniversary of rail disaster that killed 47

The Associated Press  |  posted Jul 6th - 2:11pm
A church bell rang 47 times in Lac-Megantic to honor the 47 victims of the runaway oil train disaster two years ago that forever changed the small Quebec town.
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Iraqi fighter jet accidentally bombs Baghdad, 12 killed

Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  posted Jul 6th - 1:51pm
An Iraqi fighter jet accidentally dropped a bomb on a Baghdad neighborhood Monday, killing at least 12 people on the ground, Iraqi officials said.
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Mali extremist traded for French hostage killed in attack

The Associated Press  |  posted Jul 6th - 1:51pm
A Malian special forces spokesman says an Islamic extremist who was released last year in exchange for the freedom of a French hostage in Mali has been killed.
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Thousands evacuate as wildfires burn in west Canada

The Associated Press  |  posted Jul 6th - 1:01pm
More than 200 forest fires are burning across western Canada, causing a heavy gray haze to settle over the Pacific coast and forcing the evacuation of thousands of residents.
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Italian surveillance company hacked, documents stolen

Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  posted Jul 6th - 12:51pm
An Italian surveillance firm known for selling malicious software used by police bodies and spy agencies has succumbed to a cyberattack, the firm's spokesman said Monday, confirming an embarrassing breach which sent documents and invoices ricocheting across the Internet.
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Israel arrests 6 Bedouin for supporting Islamic State group

The Associated Press  |  posted Jul 6th - 12:11pm
Israel's Shin Bet security agency says it has arrested six Bedouin for establishing a cell supportive of the Islamic State group.
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Regional leaders urge Burundi to delay elections by 2 weeks

The Associated Press  |  posted Jul 6th - 12:01pm
Regional leaders are urging Burundi's government to delay presidential elections by two weeks as the central African country grapples with violence sparked by the president's bid for a third term.
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Russian bomber crashes in Pacific region, both pilots killed

The Associated Press  |  posted Jul 6th - 11:31am
A Russian military aircraft crashed Monday while taking off on a nighttime training flight and both pilots were killed, the Defense Ministry said.
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Mozambique destroys ivory, rhino horn in anti-poaching move

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  posted Jul 6th - 11:11am
Mozambique destroyed a large stockpile of confiscated ivory and rhino horn on Monday in an effort to curb severe poaching, the government said.
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Airstrike hits market north of Yemen's Aden, over 45 killed

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  posted Jul 6th - 11:02am
A massive airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition targeting rebels in Yemen hit a local marketplace on Monday, killing more than 45 civilians, security officials and eyewitnesses said.
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Armenian police disperse protest after 2 weeks

Avet Demourian, Associated Press  |  posted Jul 6th - 10:22am
Police cleared away barricades on Monday to unblock a central avenue in the Armenian capital that demonstrators had occupied for two weeks to protest hikes in electricity prices in the impoverished former Soviet nation.
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Israeli officer who killed teen was in 'mortal' danger: army

Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press  |  posted Jul 6th - 10:21am
The Israeli military says a senior West Bank commander who killed a Palestinian stone-thrower last week opened fire because he felt "mortal" danger after stones hit his jeep's windshield.
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