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Iraqi officials and activists say 2 anti-government protesters killed and over a dozen wounded in renewed violence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 12:12pm

Iraqi officials and activists say 2 anti-government protesters killed and over a dozen wounded in renewed violence.

Haitian president says he wants to reform constitution

Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 11:14am

Haitian President Jovenel Moïse says he wants to use his new power to rule by executive order to reform the constitution and make his country easier to govern.

2 dead, 1 gravely hurt in Mexico fireworks explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 10:53am

An explosion of a fireworks cache killed two people and critically injured another in a town on the northern outskirts of Mexico City.

Iran says it's been banned from hosting international soccer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 10:33am

Iran's soccer federation said Friday it has been told it will not be hosting any international matches on Iranian soil.

Canada provides money to families after plane shot down

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 10:25am

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday his government will give Canadian $25,000 ($19,122) to families of each of the 57 citizens and 29 permanent residents of Canada who perished in the downing of a Ukrainian jetliner in Iran last week.

Guatemala sends troops to fight gangs in 2 high-crime areas

Sonny Figueroa, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 10:13am

Guatemala’s new president announced a state of alert for two municipalities with high crime rates to combat gang activity Friday, a measure that allows the deployment of military troops.

Mexico: accident caused drowning deaths of 4 personnel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 10:05am

Mexico's army said Friday the drowning death this week of four soldiers was caused by an accident involving confiscated weapons.

Mexico's "Thousand Islands" yields 14 corpses in 7 pits

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 9:13am

Police said Thursday they found 14 sets of skeletal human remains in seven clandestine burial pits in area known as Mexico's “Thousand Islands.”

Actors die in fall during rehearsal for Mexican TV show

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 9:01am

Two actors fell from a bridge and died while rehearsing a scene on location for the Mexican TV series “Sin Miedo a la Verdad,” broadcaster Televisa said Friday.

Mexico's president hopes to raffle off presidential jet

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 8:40am

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced the latest in a series of desperate ideas Friday to sell off his predecessor's official jet, which he says is too luxurious for a country where half the people live in poverty.

EU border chief says migrant entries from Turkey on the rise

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 6:17am

The number of migrants entering Europe from Turkey rose significantly last year as people fleeing strife in Syria and Afghanistan flooded into the country and then set out for Greece, the head of the European Union’s border agency said Friday.

Locust outbreak, most serious in 25 years, hits East Africa

Elias Meseret and Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 5:31am

The most serious outbreak of locusts in 25 years is spreading across East Africa and posing an unprecedented threat to food security in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries, authorities say. Unusual climate conditions are partly to blame.

Germany gives investigators more tools against child porn

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 3:11am

The German parliament on Friday approved legislation that will allow investigators to use computer-generated child pornography to gain access to suspect internet portals.

Iran's top leader says Western countries are too weak to 'bring Iranians to their knees'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 2:06am

Iran's top leader says Western countries are too weak to 'bring Iranians to their knees'.

Iran's leader says President Donald Trump is a 'clown' who pretends to support Iranians but will betray them

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 1:56am

Iran's leader says President Donald Trump is a 'clown' who pretends to support Iranians but will betray them.

Libya's rival military commander seeks support in Greece

Elena Becatoros, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 1:46am

The commander of forces fighting the U.N.-supported government in Libya visited Athens Friday in a bid to counter Turkey’s support for his opponents, ahead of a weekend summit on Libya in Berlin.

Iran's supreme leader says in Friday prayers sermon that Iran's attack on US bases was 'blow to America's image'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 1:45am

Iran's supreme leader says in Friday prayers sermon that Iran's attack on US bases was 'blow to America's image'.

Ukrainian president rejects prime minister's resignation

Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 1:07am

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy rejected his prime minister's offer to resign and asked him to stay on the job Friday after he was caught on tape saying Zelenskiy — a former sitcom star with no previous political experience — knows nothing about the economy.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 8:40 p.m. EST

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 10:40pm

President Donald Trump’s legal advocates for his upcoming Senate impeachment trial will include a pair of well-known attorneys who have vigorously defended Trump on television and played roles in some of the most consequential legal dramas in recent history. Among those joining White House counsel Pat Cipollone and longtime Trump attorney Jay Sekulow will be Ken Starr, the independent counsel who investigated President Bill Clinton. Former Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz also will play a role. Also on board are Pam Bondi, the former Florida attorney general, and Robert Ray, who was part of the Whitewater investigation of Bill and Hillary Clinton.