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September 1, 2015 - 3:48pm
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GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Protesters backing Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina are blocking access to Congress where lawmakers are scheduled to consider a move to withdraw his immunity from prosecution in a widening corruption scandal.

A number of other people have formed a human chain to try to help legislators enter the building in the Central American nation's capital.

Prosecutors were seeking an order Tuesday for police to remove the...

September 1, 2015 - 3:44pm
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio is scheduled to visit the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico this week.

A spokeswoman told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Florida senator will meet with supporters on Friday in the capital of San Juan.

Rubio's visit will coincide with that of Democrat Hillary Clinton. No further details of his visit were immediately released.

Former Maryland Gov. Martin...

September 1, 2015 - 3:12pm
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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The military says a Turkish soldier was killed from shots fired from Islamic State-controlled area across the border in Syria. A second soldier is reported missing.

The military said the incident occurred Tuesday at a border post near the town of Kilis. The soldier disappeared following a clash between the soldiers and the assailants.

On Saturday, Turkey announced that its fighter jets carried out their first airstrikes as part...

September 1, 2015 - 2:44pm
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CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Authorities say Moldova's police chief was detained for three hours at an airport in Moscow before being released.

Interim police chief Gheorghe Cavaliuc was stopped by Russian border police Tuesday and held at Domodedovo airport. He said he was initially informed there was a problem with his passport and later told he resembled a wanted criminal.

Cavaliuc was freed after three hours. He said he believed his detention was...

September 1, 2015 - 2:40pm
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MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin may be nearing his 63rd birthday, but he can still beat a team of kids in hockey. With the help of some of Russia's most formidable hockey veterans, that is.

Putin marked the opening of the school year on Tuesday by taking part in a game against student players from the Sirius academy for gifted children at the Shaiba arena in Sochi, one of the hockey venues at the 2014 Olympics.

Other players on his...

September 1, 2015 - 1:33pm
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TORONTO (AP) — Canada's national police force is charging a former Syrian military intelligence officer for allegedly torturing a Canadian engineer transferred by the U.S. to an overseas detention center.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Tuesday it has filed a torture charge against George Salloum for his involvement in the torture of Maher Arar.

Arar says he was mistaken for a terrorist in 2002 when he changed planes in New York while...

September 1, 2015 - 1:25pm
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LONDON (AP) — The author of the new James Bond novel has apologized after he said that British actor Idris Elba is "too street" to play 007.

In an interview with the Daily Mail newspaper, Anthony Horowitz, the author of the new Bond novel "Trigger Mortis," said Elba is "too 'street' for Bond."

Elba, 42, has been rumored to be among the actors considered to replace Daniel Craig as the next Bond.

Horowitz was quoted saying: "It's...

September 1, 2015 - 1:07pm
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Israel is urging the United Nations secretary-general and General Assembly president to reject a Palestinian attempt to raise their flag at U.N. headquarters.

Israel's U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor accused the Palestinians in letters to the U.N. officials on Tuesday of "attempting to swiftly change longstanding U.N. tradition in order to score political points."

The flags of all 193 U.N. member states fly outside U.N. headquarters...

September 1, 2015 - 12:24pm
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LONDON (AP) — Olympic organizers have promised to introduce viral testing in the polluted waters in Rio de Janeiro where about 1,400 athletes will compete in next year's games.

The IOC and Brazilian organizers have repeatedly insisted that only bacterial testing was required despite an independent five-month analysis by The Associated Press showing dangerously high levels of viruses from human sewage at all Rio Olympic water venues

But local...

September 1, 2015 - 11:58am
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LONDON (AP) — British police say a mother and her four young children from London who were believed to be on their way to Syria have been detained in Turkey.

British counter-terrorism officials appealed for information after the 33-year-old woman and the four children, aged 4 to 12, went missing from their home in east London last week.

Scotland Yard said the force has received confirmation from Turkish authorities that the five were detained in...

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