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Newspaper in southern Mexico says reporter shot to death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 7:17pm

A reporter for the newspaper El Heraldo de Chiapas in southern Mexico was shot to death Friday as he left his home to work on a story, the publication said.

UN council support tough action for peacekeeping failures

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 6:56pm

The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Friday to support tougher U.N. action against peacekeepers who fail to protect civilians, including by sending them home and refusing to pay their governments.

Gunmen kill man, wound 2 inside Acapulco beach restaurant

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 6:10pm

Mexican officials say gunmen targeted a man at a restaurant on one of Acapulco's most popular beaches, killing the customer and wounding two other people.

UN aid chief: Fight against famine is being lost in Yemen

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 4:03pm

The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Friday that the fight against famine is being lost in Yemen, which is already facing the world's worst humanitarian crisis with 75 percent of its 29 million people in need of assistance.

Parents of Wisconsin teen who died in Rome come for trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 1:21pm

The parents of a 19-year-old Wisconsin student whose body was found in the Tiber River in Rome have testified in the Italian capital at a homeless man's manslaughter trial.

Cyprus protests Turkish warship's arrest of fishing boat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 1:12pm

Cyprus was trying to secure the release of five fishermen who were taken into custody by a Turkish warship Friday as they fished off the northern coast of the ethnically divided Mediterranean island nation.

Father of Russian held in US says jail conditions improved

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 12:30pm

The father of a Russian woman jailed in the U.S. on charges that she tried to infiltrate U.S. political organizations as a covert Russian agent said Friday that the U.S. authorities have eased her prison regime.

Colombia honors 14 sniffer dogs at emotional retirement

Joshua Goodman and Manuel Rueda, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 12:14pm

Fourteen police dogs received medals and diplomas during an emotional retirement ceremony in Colombia's capital Friday as they wrapped up years of service sniffing out drugs, bombs and bodies.

In Milan, colors pop at Versace, MSGM, Etro

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 11:44am

Fashion may seem a respite for the cares of the world, but often it is actually an expression of them.

Abbas denies Palestinians refused peace talks with Israel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 11:13am

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has denied U.S. claims the Palestinians have refused to enter peace talks with Israel.

Gaza officials say Palestinian killed at border protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 10:49am

Gaza's Health Ministry says a Palestinian has been killed and dozens injured by Israeli fire at a border protest.

Mexican officials declare flooding emergency in 3 states

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 10:24am

Federal officials declared emergencies in three northern states Friday as heavy rains from a tropical depression caused flooding that killed at least three people.

Chinese minister inaugurates embassy in Dominican Republic

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 10:14am

China's foreign minister inaugurated his country's embassy in the Dominican Republic on Friday almost five months after the two nations established diplomatic relations.

Brazil arrests man linked to Hezbollah on crimes in Paraguay

Sarah Dilorenzo, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 10:04am

Brazilian police arrested a fugitive Friday who is alleged by U.S. authorities to be Hezbollah's financier and who has repeatedly been accused of illegal activity in a lawless border area where three South American nations meet.

Snapchat addict sentenced to 14 years for manslaughter

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 9:59am

A judge has sentenced a Snapchat addict to 14 years in prison for orchestrating the killing of her sometime boyfriend and posting a video of him as he lay dying on a west London street.

Brazilian federal police have arrested a man US authorities say is a member of Hezbollah and key financier of terrorism

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 9:46am

Brazilian federal police have arrested a man US authorities say is a member of Hezbollah and key financier of terrorism.

Australia police arrest man accused of killing emus with car

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 9:21am

A man in Australia accused of deliberately killing several emus with his car and then posting a video of it online has been arrested, police announced Friday.

Model sentenced to at least 25 years for murdering rival

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 9:03am

A British fashion model has been sentenced to at least 25 years in prison for murdering a more successful rival during a fight over a love interest.

Germans angry over spy chief's promotion after comments

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 8:41am

A spat over Germany's domestic intelligence chief flared up again Friday, after a center-left party in Chancellor Angela Merkel's government said it wanted to nix a deal that saw the spy promoted out of office.