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August 22, 2016 - 11:51pm
1 day 19 hours ago

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's government is advancing in an investigation of alleged police death squads and says it has identified nine officers, including a general, who allegedly masterminded the disappearance of at least 20 civilians since 2012.

The much-awaited preliminary report Monday night comes on the heels of comments by new Interior Minister Carlos Basombrio that there is strong evidence police officers ran death squads in different parts of the country in order to...

August 22, 2016 - 11:21pm
1 day 19 hours ago

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai military court has started the trial of two foreigners charged with the bombing of a popular shrine in Bangkok's center a year ago that killed 20 people and injured more than 120.

The defendants — two ethnic Uighurs of Chinese nationality - were driven straight into the military court building Tuesday.

The bombing on Aug. 17, 2015, was one of the deadliest acts of violence in Thailand in decades. It went off at the Erawan shrine...

August 22, 2016 - 9:17pm
1 day 20 hours ago

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — None of Venezuela's 87 Olympic athletes won gold this year, but they're getting another prize — new homes from the government.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Monday that all the country's participants in the Olympics will get free housing upon their return from Rio de Janeiro. The apartments are part of the government housing program that is a cornerstone of the country's socialist revolution.

Maduro says this...

August 22, 2016 - 8:03pm
1 day 20 hours ago

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. children's agency says thousands of children trying to escape gang violence and poverty in Central America have made their way to the United States this year — and there is no sign that the flow is letting up.

In the first six months of 2016, UNICEF said almost 26,000 unaccompanied children were apprehended at the U.S. border along with 29,700 people traveling as a family, mostly mothers and young children.

Most are...

August 22, 2016 - 6:35pm
1 day 20 hours ago

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Officials in the Bahamas say a large group of migrants from Haiti has been detained at sea near the island of Exuma.

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force says a patrol plane spotted the migrant boat about 5 miles west of the island in the central Bahamas on Monday. A military vessel was sent to intercept them. A defense force statement says 112 migrants were detained and taken to Exuma.

Officials say the 95 men and 17 women appear...

August 22, 2016 - 4:59pm
1 day 20 hours ago

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombians are getting their first look at the wealth of senior government officials after President Juan Manuel Santos published his entire Cabinet's tax returns as part of an anti-corruption push.

Topping the list is leftist Labor Minister Clara Lopez with income last year of $335,000. That compares to annual earnings of around $3,000 for almost half of Colombia's workforce earning the minimum wage.

Defense Minister Luis...

August 22, 2016 - 4:24pm
1 day 20 hours ago

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia will deport 33 Venezuelans in the country illegally amid warnings that the recent reopening of the two nations' border could be fueling a wave of illegal immigration.

Migration officials said Monday the 33 Venezuelan women were detained in the northern city of Barrancabermeja and would be taken to the border for expulsion soon.

Venezuelans desperate to buy food and medicine hard to find at home have been flooding...

August 22, 2016 - 3:33pm
1 day 20 hours ago

LAVAL, France (AP) — French farmers are occupying an intersection outside the headquarters of dairy giant Lactalis and crying for help as they struggle to compete with cheaper countries in Europe's single market.

A glut of milk and diving dairy prices are forcing French farms to sell below cost. Farmers' unions want big companies to pay more for milk than current market prices, to keep French agriculture alive.

Their protest in the western France...

August 22, 2016 - 2:26pm
1 day 20 hours ago

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A Gambian opposition leader says a protester who was detained earlier this year has died while undergoing surgery at a hospital in the capital, Banjul.

United Democratic Party official Suntou Touray said Monday that Ebrima Solo Krummah died on Saturday while in state custody.

Krummah stood trial along with others who had been arrested at a demonstration against the arrests of opposition leaders and the alleged torture and death...

August 22, 2016 - 1:47pm
1 day 20 hours ago

WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's leading oil militant group is declaring a conditional ceasefire in attacks that are losing the West African nation a million barrels of petroleum a day. The Niger Delta Avengers also say they are willing to negotiate a peace deal.

A statement posted on the group's website and dated Saturday says they will continue the "cessation of hostilities" on the condition that the country's security forces stop harassing civilians....

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