MEXICO CITY (AP) — About 200 participants in a protest convoy of Central American migrants have arrived in Mexico's capital and filed abuse complaints with the government's National Human Rights Commission.
The agency says in a statement that an ombudsman met on Saturday with representatives of the protest. It says they turned in 139 complaints alleging violations against migrants by Mexican federal police and immigration officers.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis says Milan's world's fair, which opens on May 1, can inspire decision-makers to help save the "health of the planet that God entrusted to the care of the human race."
Francis on Saturday praised Expo's theme of exploring ways the planet can feed its people. The exposition, which runs for six months, will highlight modern technologies that Francis says can help guarantee "healthy, safe and sufficient food for all peoples."...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities say the arrest of the man who headed the once powerful Gulf Cartel sparked the gunfights and blockades of burning vehicles that left at least three people dead near Mexico's border with the United States.
The arrested leader was identified as Jose Tiburcio Hernandez Fuentes, who stepped into the cartel's leadership vacuum as the group was steadily losing influence with the arrests of key members.
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudanese newspapers are quoting a governor as saying that rebels have killed 136 civilians in attacks during the presidential election that ended last week.
Independent daily newspaper Al-Jarida and other papers quoted the governor of South Kordofan state, Adam al-Faki, as saying that rebels targeted civilian areas in order to disrupt the vote, adding that 150 people were wounded.
Al-Faki did not respond to requests for comment...
MADRID (AP) — Spain's prime minister says an investigation into an ex-minister and former International Monetary Fund chief over alleged fraud and money laundering is damaging his party, which faces a general election late this year.
Mariano Rajoy said Saturday the probe into Rodrigo Rato "particularly affects the Popular Party" because the former minister "has been one of our most important assets."
Rato, who was detained briefly as police searched...
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali says two assailants attacked a U.N. convoy of civilian workers in north Mali, killing two.
The U.N. mission said Saturday that assailants stopped the convoy and shot the drivers dead before setting the vehicles on fire late Friday night. It said another team member was wounded, but escaped with others after the attack about 15 kilometers (9 miles) west of the northern city of Gao.
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Turin's archbishop says interest in the Shroud of Turin is so keen that many pilgrims who already saw the burial cloth some believe covered Jesus are traveling back to the northern Italian city to see it again when it goes back on display starting Sunday.
The 4.3-meter (14-foot) long cloth will be displayed from April 19 to June 24. Pope Francis will view it on June 21.
Archbishop Cesare Nosiglia said on Saturday that many of the...
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's parliament has approved 16 Cabinet nominees after months of delays.
Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, speaker of the parliament's lower house, said Saturday that the decision now means the 25-member Cabinet of President Ashraf Ghani is nearly complete. There still hasn't been a defense minister approved by parliament as Ghani and CEO Abdullah Abdullah have disagreed on who to nominate for the position.