SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Some 300 people have marched to El Salvador's presidential residence demanding improved prison conditions for gang members, including better medical care and family visits.
The march by mostly mothers and other relatives comes amid a crackdown on the country's powerful gangs in which the government has transferred many prisoners to more secure facilities and reduced their liberties.
LONDON (AP) — Turns out the largest diamond discovered in over a century may not be worth all that much.
The tennis ball-sized Lesedi la Rona failed to find a buyer Tuesday, a disappointing result for a stone which had described as "the find of a lifetime" by David Bennett, chairman of Sotheby's jewelry division.
The diamond was unearthed in November in Botswana at a mine owned by Canada's Lucara Diamond Corporation. It measured 1,109 carats, the...
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — The president of Suriname has again moved to prevent authorities in the South American nation from putting him on trial for the killings of 15 political opponents in 1982.
President Desi Bouterse invoked an article of the constitution that allows the government to dictate whether a case can be prosecuted in the interests of national security. The minister of justice announced the action Wednesday before Bouterse went into a closed session of...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say the former assistant prosecutor of Baja California Sur state has been assassinated just a few months after he was fired for alleged ties to the Sinaloa Cartel.
The state prosecutor's office says former employee Samgar Salvador Gomez Reyes was shot by unidentified assailants on his way to his office. His body was found Wednesday in the city of La Paz with three bullet wounds.
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has defended the transfer of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, which sparked the largest protests of his presidency and was declared unconstitutional last week.
He said Wednesday that "the state will present all documents and evidence," adding "we have to nothing to hide."
The transfer, announced during an April visit by King Salman alongside billions of dollars in Saudi aid, ignited street...
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian investigators say wreckage from the EgyptAir flight that crashed in May shows "signs of damage because of high temperature" and a flight data recorder indicates there was smoke on board.
The flight from Paris to Cairo crashed into the Mediterranean on May 19 for reasons that remain unknown. The pilots made no distress call, and no militant group has claimed to have brought down the plane.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Angola's Supreme Court has ordered the conditional release of 17 political activists, known as the Luanda Book Club, who had been convicted of plotting to overthrow the government of the southern African country.
The court order dated Wednesday and published by news website Rede Angola says the release warrants, issued under terms of house arrest, were to be carried out "in the present day."