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July 6, 2015 - 6:30pm
26 min 40 sec ago

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica's police commissioner says there has been a "troubling" increase in killings, with 602 homicides so far this year.

Carl Williams told reporters Monday there have been significant declines in every other major crime category in 2015. But he says killings are on the rise. Police statistics say half of the slayings are rooted in gang conflicts and 80 percent are done with guns.

Last year, Jamaica saw double-digit...

July 6, 2015 - 6:08pm
26 min 40 sec ago

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says a 15-year effort to implement eight goals adopted by world leaders at the start of the new millennium has helped lift more than one billion people out of extreme poverty, enabled more girls to go to school than ever before, and brought unprecedented results in fighting diseases such as HIV/AIDS.

In the final report on the Millennium Development Goals released Monday, the U.N. chief said the global mobilization to...

July 6, 2015 - 5:54pm
26 min 40 sec ago

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say two Central American migrants have died and a dozen more were injured when a truck carrying 41 people overturned in southern Mexico.

The National Institute for Migration says the accident occurred near San Francisco Ixhuatan in Oaxaca state Sunday night. Four of the injured were listed in critical condition, while the others were treated and released.

The migrants from Guatemala and Honduras were packed into...

July 6, 2015 - 4:11pm
1 hour 6 min ago

FORT ERIE, Ontario (AP) — Authorities say one person has died and two others have been hospitalized after an ammonia leak at a food company in Fort Erie, Ontario.

The Fort Erie Fire Department said Monday that it was called to Rich Products around noon to investigate reports of an ammonia odor.

They say homes in the area have been evacuated as a precaution. The leak was contained around 1 p.m.

Niagara Regional police say the two...

July 6, 2015 - 4:05pm
1 hour 6 min ago

LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec (AP) — A church bell rang 47 times in Lac-Megantic to honor the 47 victims of the runaway oil train disaster two years ago that forever changed the small Quebec town.

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard said Monday that his government will continue to help the town of 6,000. He added that his thoughts were with those remembering loved ones.

Much of downtown Lac-Megantic was destroyed on July 6, 2013, by a raging fire caused when an...

July 6, 2015 - 3:36pm
1 hour 46 min ago

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A Malian special forces spokesman says an Islamic extremist who was released last year in exchange for the freedom of a French hostage in Mali has been killed.

Modibo Nama Traore said Monday that French special forces killed Mohamed Ali Ag Wadossene in an early Sunday morning operation in the Tigharghar mountains in north Mali's Kidal region. A dozen others were arrested, he said.

An official with the French special forces, who...

July 6, 2015 - 2:53pm
3 hours 26 min ago

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — More than 200 forest fires are burning across western Canada, causing a heavy gray haze to settle over the Pacific coast and forcing the evacuation of thousands of residents.

Authorities issued air quality advisories across British Columbia on Monday as an unrelenting heat wave that began in early June sent temperatures soaring to record highs. More than 20 fires were sparked on Sunday alone, according to officials.

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July 6, 2015 - 2:11pm
3 hours 56 min ago

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican Navy says it has rescued 12 Cuban men who were found aboard a makeshift raft off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Photos supplied by the Navy on Monday showed a raft apparently made of polystyrene foam blocks tied to a framework of wooden boards.

The Navy said the rescue occurred Sunday, after a fishing boat spotted the raft adrift. It had no apparent means of propulsion.

The Cubans were given...

July 6, 2015 - 2:10pm
3 hours 56 min ago

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Shin Bet security agency says it has arrested six Bedouin for establishing a cell supportive of the Islamic State group.

The agency said Monday that four of those arrested were teachers and tried to indoctrinate students at their schools with the extremist group's ideas.

It said they intended to travel to Syria and fight for the Islamic State group, which controls about a third of Iraq and Syria. The group governs its self-...

July 6, 2015 - 1:57pm
4 hours 6 min ago

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — Regional leaders are urging Burundi's government to delay presidential elections by two weeks as the central African country grapples with violence sparked by the president's bid for a third term.

Presidential elections are scheduled for July 15, and the government of President Pierre Nkurunziza has previously indicated it is opposed to postponing the polls.

Regional leaders under the East African Community bloc, of...

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