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Rio governor: rising police killings 'normal,' will continue

Marcelo Silva By Sousa, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:51pm

Amid a soaring number of police killings in Rio de Janeiro, the state's tough-talking governor said Tuesday that it was "normal" for the rate to increase and will likely keep rising during his administration.

Venezuela frees musician jailed after blasting government

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 6:19pm

Authorities in Venezuela on Tuesday released from prison a young musician who was jailed six weeks ago after taking to social media to vent her frustration against President Nicolás Maduro's government

Head of UN nuclear watchdog reported to be stepping down

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 3:50pm

The United Nations' nuclear watchdog says it can't confirm rumors that its director general is stepping down for health reasons.

Trump's new asylum rules go into effect, and opponents sue

Elliot Spagat and Cedar Attanasio, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 3:13pm

Hundreds of immigrants showed up at border crossings Tuesday in hopes of getting into the U.S. but faced the likelihood of being turned away under a new Trump administration asylum rule that upends long-standing protections for people fleeing violence and oppression in their homelands.

Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo arrested in US

Franklin Briceno, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 1:03pm

Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo, who faces corruption charges in his homeland, was arrested in the United States following an extradition request, U.S. and Peruvian authorities said Tuesday.

Ukraine language law debate spills into UN Security Council

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 12:51pm

A clash over a new Ukrainian language law played out Tuesday in the U.N. Security Council, where Ukrainian and Russian representatives sparred over whether the legislation promotes Ukrainian unity or jeopardizes the interests of the country's Russian-speaking population.

Peru authorities say ex-president Alejandro Toledo, wanted for alleged corruption, has been arrested in United States

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 12:51pm

Peru authorities say ex-president Alejandro Toledo, wanted for alleged corruption, has been arrested in United States.

Saudi business hours extended, leaving prayer rules in place

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 12:28pm

Saudi Arabia's Cabinet has approved a measure to allow shops to remain open for 24 hours, but the move stops short of explicitly peeling back the mandatory closure of stores during daily Muslim prayers.

Sudan army, protesters meet to discuss transition deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:48am

Sudan's ruling generals and the pro-democracy movement are meeting to finalize a power-sharing deal.

3 dead, 4 missing in float plane crash in Canada

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:43am

Four occupants of a downed float plane remained missing Tuesday after the aircraft crashed into a lake in the Eastern Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, killing three others on board.

Portugal suspends visas to Iranians 'for security reasons'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:28am

Portugal's foreign minister says his country has temporarily stopped granting visas to Iranians "for security reasons."

International judges give reasons for Ivory Coast acquittals

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:53am

Judges at the International Criminal Court have issued lengthy explanations for the decision to acquit Ivory Coast's ex-president on crimes against humanity charges resulting from postelection violence in 2010.

Bukele defends Salvador on migration, crime, raps neighbors

Marcos AlemÁn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:37am

El Salvador's new president said his country is trying to reduce irregular migration and fight crime and drug trafficking, and deserves to be treated differently than nearby countries.

UN health agency calls emergency meeting on Ebola outbreak

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:19am

The head of the World Health Organization is convening a meeting of experts on Wednesday to decide whether the Ebola outbreak should be declared an international emergency after spreading to eastern Congo's biggest city this week.

North Korea suggests it might lift weapons test moratorium

Foster Klug, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:28am

North Korea on Tuesday suggested it might call off its 20-month suspension of nuclear and missile tests because of summertime U.S.-South Korean military drills that the North calls preparation for an eventual invasion.

Officials: Migrants return to bombed Libya detention center

Lori Hinnant and Sam Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:19am

A Libyan detention center where an airstrike killed more than 50 people two weeks ago is filling with migrants again, and work has resumed at a nearby weapons workshop, despite calls from the United Nations to empty the compound and others like it near the front-lines of the country's civil war.

PM of Iraq's Kurdish region meets top officials in Baghdad

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:05am

The newly confirmed prime minister of Iraq's self-ruled Kurdish region is meeting with top officials on his first visit to the Iraqi capital since he was named to the post last month.

Lithuania president against any EU sanctions for Poland

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:53am

Lithuania's new president spoke out Tuesday against the possibility of European Union sanctions on Poland for changes the country has made to its judiciary.

Reports: Airstrikes hit market in Syria's north, kill 9

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:52am

Paramedics and a war monitor say at least nine civilians have been killed in Syrian government airstrikes on a residential area in the northwestern province of Idlib.