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UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 10:43 p.m.

Migrants decide to depart Mexico City with or without buses

Thousands of Central American migrants decided to depart Mexico City early Friday and head toward the northern city of Tijuana, opting for the longer but likely safer route to the …


Cuban dancers return to island that once spurned them

As a young dancer compared with ballet legends Vaslav Nijinsky and Mikhail Baryshnikov, Rolando Sarabia made headlines around the world when he abandoned Cuba in 2005 for a career in …


Macron praises WWI general who later collaborated with Nazis

French President Emmanuel Macron waded into controversy Wednesday by praising a general who helped win World War I but became a top Nazi collaborator in World War II – comments …


Oldest known animal drawing found in remote Indonesian cave

Scientists have found the oldest known example of an animal drawing: a red silhouette of a bull-like beast on the wall of a remote Indonesian cave.


Closed bank, mothballed planes: Iran mocks U.S. sanctions list

The “largest-ever” U.S. sanctions list targeting Iran drew mockery from Iranian officials on Tuesday for including mothballed Boeing 747s, a bank that closed years earlier and a sunken oil tanker …


China to overtake France as top travel destination by 2030

China is set to overtake France as the world’s number one tourist destination by 2030 as a growing middle class in Asia looks to spend more on travel, according to …


Yemeni rebels say they halted Saudi-led forces at port city

CAIRO – Yemen’s rebels claim they halted advances of their adversaries, the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led Arab coalition, at a key battlefield around a strategic Red Sea port city. Fighting continued around …


New Zealand fisherman’s ocean rescue of toddler ‘miraculous’

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – A New Zealand fisherman plucked a toddler from the ocean in a “miraculous” rescue after thinking he was watching a doll float past. Gus Hutt was …


Migrant caravan embarks on ‘route of death’ through Mexico

Thousands of wary Central American migrants resumed their push toward the United States on Sunday, a day after arguments over the path ahead saw some travelers splinter away from the …


Nigerian army deletes tweet that quoted Trump on protesters

Nigeria’s military is facing criticism after sending out a tweet that appeared to use President Trump’s comments as justification for shooting and killing protesters in the West African nation.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 5 p.m.

Defense lawyer in Pakistan blasphemy case flees country

The lawyer for a Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy charges after spending eight years on death row in Pakistan has fled the country, fearing for his safety, her brother said …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 5:38 p.m.

Migrant caravan in Mexico trudges through ‘route of death’

Hundreds of Central American migrants from a 4,000-strong caravan winding its way through southern Mexico and toward the U.S. border splintered off on their own Saturday after broken promises of …


Third migrant caravan enters Mexico, heads for U.S. border

A third caravan of migrants – this time from El Salvador – waded over the Suchiate River into Mexico on Friday, bringing another 1,000 to 1,500 people who want to …


Turkey: Highest level of Saudi government ordered writer’s slaying

The order to kill Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi came from the highest level of the Saudi government, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday, adding that the international community had …


Tanzania to crack down on gays; asks public for information

A Tanzanian regional official says authorities are cracking down on homosexuality as part of a wider drive against prostitution and immorality.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 3:07 p.m.

‘We have to keep going:’ A day with the migrant caravan

On the 15th day of their journey, Joel Eduardo Espinar and his family were hurting. And they still had a country to traverse before they got to the United States.


Russia and Cuba vow to expand their ‘strategic’ ties

The leaders of Russia and Cuba vowed Friday to expand what they called their “strategic” ties and urged the United States to lift its blockade of Cuba.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 10:07 p.m.

Islamic State attack on Christian pilgrims in Egypt kills 7, wounds 19

Islamic militants on Friday ambushed three buses carrying Christian pilgrims on their way to a remote desert monastery south of the Egyptian capital of Cairo, killing seven and wounding 19, …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 10:11 p.m.

Venice floodwaters ease; Italian storms kill 2 more people

Wearing colorful disposable boots, tourists enjoyed outdoor cafes Thursday in St. Mark’s Square in Venice as waters receded from an exceptional high tide.


Israel battles measles outbreak as infant dies of disease

Israel is grappling with one of its worst measles outbreak in decades, with over 1,200 cases reported since the beginning of 2018.


S. Korea’s Moon: N. Korean leader Kim to visit Seoul ‘soon’

South Korean President Moon Jae-in says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will “soon” visit Seoul.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Japan resumes work at disputed site for U.S. base relocation

Japan’s central government has resumed work at a disputed U.S. military base relocation site on the southern island of Okinawa despite local opposition.


UK-Canadian ‘grand committee’ seeks to question Zuckerberg

Parliamentary committees in Britain and Canada on Wednesday urged Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before a joint hearing of international lawmakers examining fake news and the internet.


Authorities probing immigrant Saudi sisters’ mystery deaths

Police are investigating the mysterious deaths of two sisters from Saudi Arabia whose bodies, bound together with tape, washed up on New York City’s waterfront last week.


Weary migrant caravan rests in south Mexico, asks for buses

Thousands of weary Central American migrants in a caravan that has advanced 250 miles into Mexico but remains far from the U.S. border hope they won’t have to walk anymore, …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 3:45 p.m.

Gone to pot: Marijuana shortages plague Canada

Legalization arrived Oct. 17, and Canada became the world’s largest national marketplace for so-called recreational marijuana. The first weeks have felt more like a soft opening with few retail outlets …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 8:40 a.m.

Turkish prosecutor says Saudi writer strangled, dismembered

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul as part of a premeditated killing, and his body was dismembered before being disposed …


Possible seabed position of crashed Lion Air jet located

A massive search effort has identified the possible seabed location of the crashed Lion Air jet, Indonesia’s military chief said Wednesday, as experts carried out the grim task of identifying …


Taliban: 5 freed from U.S. military prison in exchange for Bowe Bergdahl now in Qatar office

Five members of the Afghan Taliban who were freed from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for captured American army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have joined the insurgent …


Migrant caravan demands transport as 2nd group enters Mexico

The migrant caravan slowly advancing through southern Mexico is demanding the Mexican government help its 4,000 participants reach Mexico City even as a smaller group of Central Americans entered the …