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July 19, 2016 - 2:56pm
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say eight adult members of a family have been killed in a popular beach resort city in the southern state of Oaxaca.

The Oaxaca state prosecutor's office said in a statement that the eight men were "shark fishermen" and an early line of inquiry is whether they may have been involved in other activities while at sea. The statement did not mention drug trafficking, but drugs are often transported along Mexico's coast....

July 19, 2016 - 2:51pm
1 week 2 days ago

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece say popular private broadcaster Mega Television has dropped out of the bidding for a national television license, under an overhaul of broadcasting regulations ordered by the country's left-wing government.

The government's Information Ministry said late Tuesday that four bidders including Mega had been eliminated from the first round license auction, with seven remaining.

Once Greece's most popular private...

July 19, 2016 - 2:47pm
1 week 2 days ago

PARIS (AP) — Authorities say vandals are behind a fire at the Gare du Nord train station in Paris that has halted train traffic to Britain and many other destinations.

The SNCF national rail service says the fire Tuesday was caused by a "malicious incident," without elaborating. A police official said the fire was being investigated but there was no immediate danger to passengers. BFM television reported the fire was in an electrical station.

The...

July 19, 2016 - 2:27pm
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JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian hospital official says a 12-year-old boy was killed after clashes erupted between Israeli forces and protesters in the West Bank.

Ramallah hospital director Ahmad Bitawi says the boy was killed Tuesday by a bullet to the chest. Israeli police deny that live fire was used against protesters.

The incident is the latest in a wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence. Since mid-September, 34 Israelis have been killed in...

July 19, 2016 - 2:01pm
1 week 3 days ago

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Officials in Libya say that an Islamist militia has shot down a helicopter outside the eastern city of Benghazi, killing two French special forces troops who were onboard.

The officials, one an air force officer who knew of the helicopters' passengers and the other an official working for Western missions in Libya, say Tuesday that there were no survivors in the Sunday attack. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to...

July 19, 2016 - 1:42pm
1 week 3 days ago

BAGHDAD (AP) — The office of Iraq's prime minister says he has accepted the resignation of six cabinet ministers, including the oil and interior ministers.

The announcement came in a brief statement posted Tuesday on the web page of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

The Interior Minister, Mohammed Salem al-Ghabban, resigned following a massive central Baghdad bombing on July 3 that killed nearly 300 people. It was later announced that al-Abadi has...

July 19, 2016 - 12:53pm
1 week 3 days ago

LONDON (AP) — One of the two lawmakers vying to replace British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has dropped out of the leadership race.

Angela Eagle says she's putting her support behind Owen Smith because he has more backing from Labour legislators.

She said Tuesday that "we need to have a strong and united Labour Party so we can be a good opposition, take the fight to the Conservative government and heal our country."

Corbyn...

July 19, 2016 - 12:46pm
1 week 3 days ago

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A Congo human rights group says eight people have been shot dead or decapitated by machetes in an attack by an armed group in the eastern part of the country.

The director of the Center for Studies of Peace and Defense of Human Rights, Omar Kavota, told The Associated Press that the attack occurred overnight Monday in Kibirizi in North Kivu province.

Kavota said Tuesday that the victims included a 1-year-old child....

July 19, 2016 - 12:43pm
1 week 3 days ago

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights office is expressing concern about deteriorating human rights, growing violence and "severe shortages" of food, medicine and basic goods in Venezuela.

The office of human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein points to reports of rising protests demanding access to food, the arrest of hundreds of demonstrators and excessive use of force against protesters in recent weeks.

The Geneva-based office on Tuesday urged...

July 19, 2016 - 12:12pm
1 week 3 days ago

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish government says it has backed a plan to lower the retirement age to 60 for women and 65 for men, from the current level of 67 for all.

Lowering the retirement age was among key promises that the Law and Justice party and the party's candidate for president, Andrzej Duda, made during their successful electoral campaigns last year.

The Cabinet of Prime Minister Beata Szydlo backed Duda's proposal on Tuesday. Parliament'...

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