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October 8, 2015 - 10:08pm
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SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's immigration minister says the government is in talks to send refugees who try to reach its shores illegally to the Philippines.

Australia already has a multi-million dollar deal to resettle refugees from an Australia-run detention camp on the Pacific nation of Nauru to Cambodia. But so far, only four refugees have agreed to move to Cambodia. That has prompted critics to dub the deal an expensive flop and sent the government looking for another...

October 8, 2015 - 9:28pm
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has issued arrest warrants for 23 former officials, guards or police officers for allegedly participating in the escape of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman or failing to prevent it. Almost all of them are believed to be in custody.

Attorney General Arely Gomez told the Senate on Thursday that in addition, 10 civilians who aided in Guzman's escape are being held under a form of house arrest.

Among those being held for...

October 8, 2015 - 8:27pm
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PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — A Canadian company that operates a gold mine in Suriname says it will dismiss roughly 10 percent of its workforce to reduce costs amid low global prices for the precious metal.

Toronto-based Iamgold Corp. announced the cuts Thursday. The company owns about 90 percent of the Rosebel mine, with the remainder owned by Suriname. Iamgold says the job reductions are needed to protect Rosebel's long-term viability.

Local media...

October 8, 2015 - 8:20pm
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's defense secretary says the country's army isn't happy doing law enforcement duty, but has no other choice.

The statement by Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos comes after soldiers have been implicated in rights abuses.

Cienfuegos told local media in an interview broadcast Thursday that "none of us got into the armed forces to do this," referring to the military's role in fighting drug cartels and other criminals. But he added: "If...

October 8, 2015 - 7:37pm
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LIMA, Peru (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew admonished Congress for not moving fast enough to raise the government borrowing limit at a time of heightened fragility in the global economy.

Speaking at the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund in Peru, Lew said lawmakers can add vigor to the U.S. recovery by renewing funding of the Export-Import Bank and passing a transportation bill that has languished for months.

Lew said...

October 8, 2015 - 7:11pm
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Monarch butterflies have begun entering Mexico on their annual migration from the United States and Canada.

Mexico's Environment Department said Thursday that the orange-and-black butterflies had been spotted by park rangers entering Coahuila state, on the border with Texas.

The butterflies head for the fir- and pine forest of central Mexico, where they spend the winter. No butterfly lives to make the full round trip, and it is...

October 8, 2015 - 6:44pm
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SKHIRAT, Morocco (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Libya is announcing a national unity government for Libya after months of difficult talks between the north African country's two rival governments.

Bernardino Leon has told a press conference that the names of candidates for the national unity government have been decided.

The announcement is a step toward stitching together the oil-rich but chaotic country that fell apart after the overthrow of former...

October 8, 2015 - 5:49pm
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors say they have picked seven experts from five countries to carry out a new review of the area where drug gang members allegedly killed and incinerated 43 missing college students.

Prosecutors have said the students were killed and incinerated at a garbage dump, and their charred bone fragments dumped in a river.

But a group of experts assembled by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights concluded a pyre of...

October 8, 2015 - 5:21pm
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CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Clashes in Guinea's capital between opposition supporters and those of the ruling party have left at least a dozen people injured. A hospital worker says one person has been killed.

Demonstrators from Cellou Dalein Diallo's Union for the Democratic Forces of Guinea party took to the streets of Conakry on Thursday, burning vehicles and shops. They clashed with President Alpha Conde's Rainbow Party supporters days before presidential elections. The...

October 8, 2015 - 4:13pm
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LONDON (AP) — From sure bet to suspended, Michel Platini's career in soccer politics could be over.

The UEFA president is likely to be barred from standing in February's emergency FIFA presidential election, with his minimum 90-day ban starting only a few weeks before he would have had to pass integrity checks.

Thursday's decision by the FIFA ethics committee throws into doubt who will succeed Sepp Blatter as head of the world's most popular sport on...

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