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July 27, 2016 - 7:10pm
1 hour 56 min ago

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Health authorities in Paraguay are reporting the country's first two cases of babies born with the microcephaly birth defect related to the Zika virus.

The virus is mainly spread by mosquitoes but cases of sexual transmission have also occurred. Some women who contract it during their pregnancies have given birth to babies with microcephaly, which leads to babies with abnormally small heads and improperly developed brains.

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July 27, 2016 - 6:04pm
1 hour 56 min ago

SAO PAULO (AP) — The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists is urging Brazilian authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into the killing of journalist Joao Miranda do Carmo, who was shot to death Sunday in front of his house in the central-western state of Goias.

Police told the G1 news portal that two men drove up to the home in the small town of Santo Antonio do Descoberto and called out do Carmo's name. When he opened the door they shot him seven...

July 27, 2016 - 5:45pm
1 hour 56 min ago

PARIS (AP) — Some leading French media outlets say they will stop publishing the names and images of attackers linked to the Islamic State group to prevent individuals from being inadvertently glorified.

The decisions come after the truck attack on a Nice fireworks display and the killing of a French priest in a church in Normandy, events in a spate of attacks France has seen since last year.

On Wednesday, leading newspaper Le Monde pledged to stop...

July 27, 2016 - 5:30pm
1 hour 56 min ago

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in northern Germany say police have raided a mosque believed to be a "hot spot" for Islamic extremists in the city of Hildesheim.

The interior ministry of Lower Saxony state said that the apartments of eight leading members of the "German-speaking Islam Circle Hildesheim" organization were also searched Wednesday, news agency dpa reported.

The state's interior minister, Boris Pistorius, said that "after months of preparation...

July 27, 2016 - 5:20pm
1 hour 56 min ago

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's interior secretary says the government has exhausted its options and will comply with a judge's order to release drug lord Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo to serve out the remainder of his sentence at home.

Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said Wednesday that Fonseca Carrillo's release was imminent. The 86-year-old has nine years remaining on a 40-year sentence after being convicted in the 1985 kidnapping, torture and murder of U.S. DEA agent Enrique "Kiki...

July 27, 2016 - 4:24pm
1 hour 56 min ago

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek police have emptied three buildings in this northern city of illegal occupiers and made 74 arrests.

Police say they emptied the buildings, one belonging to the Greek Orthodox Church, a second to the University of Thessaloniki and the third to a private owner, evicting a total of 107 people.

The 74 arrested are self-styled anarchists or leftist militants, with several from Great Britain, Italy and Spain....

July 27, 2016 - 3:50pm
4 hours 36 min ago

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's foreign minister says that a resettled former Guantanamo prisoner who had been missing since last month has appeared in Venezuela.

Syrian native Abu Wa'el Dhiab is one of six former Guantanamo prisoners who were resettled in Uruguay after being released by U.S. authorities in 2014, invited by then President Jose Mujica as a humanitarian gesture. His disappearance last month set off alarm bells in neighboring countries and...

July 27, 2016 - 3:37pm
4 hours 46 min ago

LONDON (AP) — SABMiller has suspended work on integrating its operations with those of Anheuser-Busch InBev while it reviews its sweetened bid, raising concern about completion of the 79 billion pound ($104 billion) takeover.

AB InBev increased its cash offer for SABMiller Tuesday to 45 pounds per share to blunt a revolt by investors who had seen the relative value of their payout plummet as the pound declined following Britain's vote to leave the European Union....

July 27, 2016 - 3:15pm
4 hours 56 min ago

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A Guatemalan judge has formally ordered prosecutors to investigate former President Otto Perez Molina and his ex-vice president in another corruption case.

Miguel Angel Galvez issued the decision Wednesday against Perez Molina and Roxanna Baldetti for possible charges of bribery and money laundering.

It's the second graft case against Perez Molina and the third against Baldetti.

First Baldetti and then Perez...

July 27, 2016 - 3:02pm
5 hours 16 min ago

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A near-diplomatic incident — as Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes termed it — came to an end on Wednesday at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

The Australian delegation gave the mayor a tiny "boxing kangaroo" doll, and now says it's happy with its rooms at Rio's Olympic Athletes Village.

The 700-member delegation refused to check in three days earlier because of water and gas leaks, electrical shorts, malfunctioning toilets and...

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