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May 6, 2015 - 9:29pm
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SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean President Michelle Bachelet says she has asked all her Cabinet ministers to submit their resignations.

Bachelet said Wednesday night on local Channel 13 that she will decide who stays and who leaves in the next 72 hours. She said the ministers were informed of her decision ahead of the interview with Mario Kreutzberger, better known as Don Francisco, the popular host of "Sabado Gigante."

Bachelet is facing with the...

May 6, 2015 - 8:54pm
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OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A meeting of Canada's federal Conservative party was described as being like a "morgue" a day after Alberta, Canada's most conservative province, elected a left-of-center provincial government, ending a 44-year-old conservative party dynasty.

Voters in the western oil-rich province chose a New Democratic Party government Tuesday. The stunning result had the federal Conservatives worried ahead of October's federal election.

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May 6, 2015 - 8:00pm
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HERMOSILLO, Mexico (AP) — Authorities in the northern Mexican state of Sonora say drug cartel groups are behind a string of murders in a disputed corridor along the U.S. border.

At least 11 people have been killed since Friday around the town of Sonoyta, which borders Arizona.

State Public Security Secretary Ernesto Munro Palacios said Wednesday that the gangs are trying to control the area to run drugs into the United States.

He...

May 6, 2015 - 5:41pm
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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A group of Venezuelan military officers the government accused of plotting to blow up the presidential palace have been sent to prison.

Defense minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez announced on Twitter Wednesday that eight officers had been convicted for their role in a foiled coup attempt. The sentences ranged from five to eight years in prison.

President Nicolas Maduro announced in February that a retired air force general had...

May 6, 2015 - 5:14pm
1 hour 8 min ago

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Yemen's ambassador to the United Nations is asking the international community to quickly intervene with ground forces to save the country from Houthi rebels who have been targeted by Saudi-led airstrikes for weeks.

A letter sent Wednesday to the president of the U.N. Security Council and obtained by The Associated Press also calls on human rights organizations to document what Ambassador Khaled Alyemany calls the Houthis' "barbaric violations...

May 6, 2015 - 3:25pm
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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is in Saudi Arabia, with hopes of arranging a pause in the war in Yemen.

Kerry is pointing to increasing shortages of food, fuel and medicine that are adding to a crisis in that country. Neighboring countries are already bracing for a flood of refugees.

Speaking to reporters in Djibouti before heading to Saudi Arabia, Kerry said the United States is deeply concerned about the worsening...

May 6, 2015 - 2:09pm
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CAIRO (AP) — Union officials say 224 EgyptAir pilots have threatened to resign after disputes with the company and will meet with managers and civil aviation officials this weekend for talks.

In a Wednesday statement supporting the pilots, Egypt's pilot syndicate said that the civil aviation authority had broken labor law by stipulating pilots can fly up to 14 hours a day.

Airport officials at Cairo International Airport said that only one flight had...

May 6, 2015 - 1:16pm
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The new U.N. envoy for Yemen is on his way to the region for "intensive consultations," while the U.N. tries to organize a conference on the crisis as soon as possible on neutral ground.

The U.N. says Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed started Wednesday in Paris, meeting the Gulf Coordination Council secretary-general.

Ahmed goes to the Saudi capital of Riyadh on Thursday to talk with Yemen's president and vice president and Saudi...

May 6, 2015 - 12:34pm
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GAIDAM, Nigeria (AP) — An official and witnesses say Niger troops have deported more than 3,000 Nigerian fishermen and refugees escaping Boko Haram.

They said Wednesday a dozen people died during a three-day trek in severe heat.

Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency said it was alerted by Niger and sent trucks to collect the exhausted refugees at the border.

The agency's Charles Otegbabe was registering the new arrivals...

May 6, 2015 - 12:14pm
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MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Under a new measure in Belarus, people who work less than half the year will have to pay the government for their idleness.

The parliament on Wednesday passed the proposal by authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, which requires work-capable people who work less than 183 days a year to pay a yearly fine of $250. Disabled people, pension recipients and people with young children are exempt.

A statement from the parliament...

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