In Africa, Latin America, Fidel Castro inspired many

November 30, 2016

The leader of a small, Caribbean nation, Fidel Castro was a major figure across much of the world, inspiring quixotic insurgencies, pouring soldiers into successful wars of liberation, helping define…

Argentina: 2 priests arrested for allegedly abusing children

November 30, 2016

Two Roman Catholic priests have been arrested on suspicion of sexually and physically abusing at least eight children at a school for youths with hearing disabilities, Argentine authorities say.…

The Latest: Colombians at stadium to honor Brazilian team

November 30, 2016

The latest on the aftermath of Colombian plane crash that killed members of Brazilian soccer team (all times local):…

The Latest: Amnesty urges Cuba to release detained artist

November 30, 2016

The Latest on the death of Cuban leader Fidel Castro (all times local):…

Lawsuit filed in Chile against Israeli justices for wall

November 30, 2016

A lawsuit has been filed in Chile against three current or former Israeli Supreme Court justices for endorsing the construction of the West Bank separation barrier and the seizing of…

Circular temple to god of wind uncovered in Mexico City

November 30, 2016

Working at the site of a demolished supermarket, archaeologists dug 10 feet down to find a temple built more than 650 years ago, researchers said Wednesday.…

David Hamilton, photographer celebrated as artist and condemned as pornographer, dies at 83

November 30, 2016

He recently professed his innocence after a former model accused him of raping her three decades ago.…

Ex-managers of rescued Italian bank acquitted of wrongdoing

November 30, 2016

A judge in central Italy has acquitted three former bank managers accused of interfering with national oversight of a bank that the government later rescued.…

Cubans line streets as Fidel Castro’s ashes begin journey

November 30, 2016

The ashes will be interred Sunday, ending a nine-day period of mourning.…

UN: Laws of war systematically disregarded in Syria

November 30, 2016

Parties to the Syrian conflict have systematically disregarded the laws of war, showing time and again that they are willing to do anything to gain military advantage, the U.N. humanitarian…

Death toll rises to 8 in cave-in at Polish copper mine

November 30, 2016

The director of a Polish copper mine said Wednesday rescue teams have recovered the bodies of the last three workers missing inside the mine after it caved in.…

In Yemen’s war, trapped families ask: Which child should we save?

November 30, 2016

Children are dying as conflict pushes the Middle East’s poorest country closer to a famine.…

Syria’s Aleppo loses clown who warmed war-torn hearts

November 30, 2016

When war is constant, it can be easy to lose sight of how much a single death can matter. But the passing of one committed social worker will be especially…

Finland prime minister denies trying to limit press freedom

November 30, 2016

Finland’s prime minister has denied trying to suppress news coverage about a reported conflict of interest involving him and his family but says he did send a bunch of emails…

Syrians fleeing government advances in Aleppo shelled

November 30, 2016

A series of artillery rounds lobbed Wednesday on Syria’s eastern Aleppo district killed 26 civilians, including seven children, as they fled a government ground offensive in the besieged enclave.…

Cubans line streets as Fidel Castro’s ashes begin journey

November 30, 2016

Surrounded by white roses and drawn by a green military jeep, Fidel Castro’s ashes began a more than 500-mile (800-kilometer) journey on Wednesday across the country he ruled for nearly…

Once adulated, Greek PM Tsipras among least popular chiefs

November 30, 2016

A new poll has found that Greece’s left-wing prime minister is among the country’s least popular party leaders, outdoing only his populist junior government ally and the head of a…

Dog lost, then found by Mexican airline

November 30, 2016

Mexican airline Interjet says it has found an 8-year-old dog named Mika who had escaped her cage and gotten lost at Mexico City’s international airport.…

He says he wanted to help his family escape war. But Hungary thinks he is a terrorist.

November 30, 2016

Prime Minister Viktor Orban has faced criticism for his anti-refugee policies.…

Italy’s Brexit moment? The complex constitutional referendum that could rock Europe.

November 30, 2016

How to understand this weekend’s big Italian vote.…

Pakistan’s surprisingly candid readout of Trump’s phone call with prime minister

November 30, 2016

The readout contains lines in the unmistakable voice of Donald J. Trump.…

French candidate Macron wants closer ties with Russia

November 30, 2016

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron is promising to reopen discussions with Russia and to make the fight against the Islamic State group a priority.…

Search for HIV vaccine resumes with test in South Africa

November 30, 2016

The latest attempt in the long, frustrating search for a vaccine against HIV began in South Africa on Wednesday, as scientists test a beefed-up version of the only shot ever…

Police in Canada have a new punishment for suspected drunk drivers: Listening to Nickelback

November 30, 2016

In a Facebook post, The Kensington Police Service, said that it figured “if you are foolish enough to get behind the wheel after drinking then a little Chad Kroeger and…

Coming soon to Indian movie theaters: Court-mandated displays of nationalism

November 30, 2016

Theaters must play the anthem. Moviegoers must stand. The flag must be shown. And doors must be closed so people can’t disrespectfully mill about.…

Syrian men caught in government net as Aleppo’s rebel zones fall

November 30, 2016

Hundreds feared missing amid mass detentions; dozens reported killed in government shelling.…

Korean Air passenger in beer fight gets 2-year prison term

November 30, 2016

A Guam judge has ordered more than two years prison time for a Korean Air passenger who fought with a flight attendant who refused to serve him beer, but gave…

Putin voices hope for better US-Russian ties under Trump

November 30, 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he hopes U.S.-Russian relations will improve after President-elect Donald Trump takes office.…

Iraqi troops south of Mosul face IS attack

November 30, 2016

Iraqi army troops sweeping through an area southeast of Mosul have come under attack from Islamic State militants firing automatic weapons and mortars.…

Gambia’s president warns against protests after elections

November 30, 2016

Gambia’s president of more than two decades is warning that even peaceful protests will not be permitted after Thursday’s election, a move that comes as people are for the first…

OPEC official: Russia agrees to cut 300,000 barrels a day from its output in concert with OPEC cutback

November 30, 2016

OPEC official: Russia agrees to cut 300,000 barrels a day from its output in concert with OPEC cutback.…

AP Interview: Lithuania: Trump right on Europe defense costs

November 30, 2016

Two senior Lithuanian officials have told The Associated Press that President-elect Donald Trump is actually right that Europeans must increase military spending.…

Syria: Israeli jets strike outside Damascus, no casualties

November 30, 2016

Israeli jets fired two missiles from Lebanese airspace toward the outskirts of Damascus early Wednesday.…

Political outsider says he’s ready for tests facing Haiti’s next leader

November 30, 2016

Haitian voters appear to have reached outside the political class to pick a first-time candidate to steer the deeply divided country.…

CIA director says it would be ‘folly’ to scrap Iran nuclear deal

November 30, 2016

He said it would be ‘disastrous’ for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to scrap the deal.…

‘Prepared for the worst’: Bolivians face historic drought, and global warming could intensify it

November 30, 2016

Bolivia is in the midst of its worst drought in 25 years, as three reservoirs that supply its largest city, La Paz, are almost entirely dried up.…

Sudan’s dictator cheers Trump’s electoral victory

November 30, 2016

He’s happy Trump doesn’t “talk about democracy, human rights and transparency.”…

Arrested German spy was a onetime gay porn actor — and a secret Islamist

November 30, 2016

The agent was held for seeking to cooperate with the Islamists he was supposed to counter.…

Vladimir Putin, Russia’s grand inquisitor and ‘fixer-in-chief’

November 30, 2016

In the Kremlin leader’s TV performances, Russians see their hopes and fears.…

Crash probe into Brazilian soccer team tragedy focuses on fuel, electrical systems

November 30, 2016

Accounts from the surviving crew describe chaos and darkness in final moments.…

Norway: Italy pulls back radical cleric extradition request

November 30, 2016

Norway’s security agency says that Italy has decided to pull back an extradition request for a Norway-based radical Iraqi-born cleric suspected of enticing recruits to fight in Iraq and Syria.…

The Latest: Russia blasts White Helmets’ Mannequin Challenge

November 30, 2016

The Latest on the fighting in Syria (all times local):…

Islamic extremist mole in German intel agency a recent hire

November 30, 2016

On one side of the internet chat was an Islamic extremist who had just got himself a job with Germany’s domestic intelligence agency. On the other side was an agent…

UN further tightens North Korea sanctions

November 30, 2016

The U.N. Security Council has voted to tighten sanctions on North Korea in response to their fifth and largest nuclear test.…

Russia has been in contact with Trump team over Syria, senior diplomat says

November 30, 2016

The announcement came after revelations Trump Jr. had conducted talks in October over Syria.…

How Iranian weapons are ending up in Yemen

November 30, 2016

A report looks at weapons shipments recovered in the Arabian Sea.…

Watch as world’s largest mobile structure slides into place over site of Chernobyl nuclear disaster

November 30, 2016

At 350 feet tall by 840 feet wide, the arched building is the largest mobile structure anywhere on land.…

Researchers may have ‘found’ many of China’s 30 million missing girls

November 30, 2016

New study suggests the births of many girls may have gone unregistered.…

A billionaire Saudi prince says it’s ‘high time’ for Saudi women to start driving

November 30, 2016

Alwaleed bin Talal, a billionaire Saudi prince, has taken a striking stance against one of his country’s long-held codes: prohibiting women from driving.…

The slow unraveling in English soccer of a possible pedophile ring kept secret for decades

November 30, 2016

The slow unraveling began decades ago, with coach Barry Bennell. On Tuesday, the former youth coach and convicted sexual abuser was charged with eight more counts dating back to the…

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