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June 25, 2016 - 5:20pm
4 hours 56 min ago

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Jamaican sprinter Kemar Bailey-Cole says he has been infected with the Zika virus but will participate in his country's Olympic trials next week.

The Jamaican Gleaner reported Saturday that the 24-year-old track star says he has rashes and eye pain but is not afflicted by the muscle pain often associated with the virus, which he caught in Jamaica.

Bailey-Cole won a gold medal in the 100-meter relay at the London Olympics...

June 25, 2016 - 4:20pm
4 hours 56 min ago

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — The governments of Guyana and Brazil will try to tap China's $10 billion Latin American infrastructure fund to finance a 350-mile jungle highway linking the two South American nations.

Guyana Finance Minister Carl Greenidge said Saturday the two countries have agreed to begin talks with China to finance the project, which is aimed at spurring trade and open up jungle areas for development. The project would provide Guyana quick access to jungle...

June 25, 2016 - 4:00pm
4 hours 56 min ago

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader has accused Bahrain's Sunni-led government of "blatant foolishness and insanity" for stripping a prominent Shiite cleric of his citizenship.

Bahrain stripped Sheikh Isa Qassim of his citizenship this week, accusing him of fomenting sectarianism and forming groups that "follow foreign religious ideologies and political entities," an apparent reference to Shiite-majority Iran. The move sparked demonstrations by his supporters and...

June 25, 2016 - 3:02pm
5 hours 16 min ago

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenya police official says nine musicians have drowned when their boat capsized on the Kenyan side of Lake Victoria.

Nyanza regional head of police Willy Lugusa said the rest of the 17 people on the boat Saturday morning were rescued.

"The bodies of the other nine are yet to be recovered. We believe they are dead for now," Lugusa said.

Police said the boat was carrying artists of the Boyieta Wuod Awasi...

June 25, 2016 - 1:57pm
8 hours 6 min ago

VITERBO, Italy (AP) — A man from the Ivory Coast who is serving 16 years in an Italian prison for a British student's slaying is enjoying 36 hours outside jail for good behavior.

Rudy Hermann Guede was convicted of the 2007 stabbing death of Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy, where she was studying and sharing an apartment with U.S. student Amanda Knox. Guede has denied killing Kercher.

He is serving his sentence in a prison in Viterbo, where he was...

June 25, 2016 - 1:02pm
8 hours 56 min ago

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police have arrested nine people on drug trafficking and racketeering charges after raids of their underground laboratories in Madrid revealed the synthetic drug known as Tucibi, a relatively new type of methamphetamine.

Eight of the nine are Colombians, according to law enforcement agents, including a ringleader couple from the Latin American country.

Police found significant amounts of cocaine, methamphetamine and ketamine in...

June 25, 2016 - 12:41pm
9 hours 16 min ago

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in southern Mexico say three Federal Police officers were shot dead at a market in an attack that also wounded two civilians.

Guerrero state prosecutors said Friday in a statement that the officers were eating at the market in the city of Chilapa when they were gunned down by unknown attackers bearing high-caliber firearms.

The wounded civilians were hospitalized in emergency wards.

Guerrero has...

June 25, 2016 - 12:31pm
9 hours 16 min ago

PARIS (AP) — Vandals have smashed doors and windows at the headquarters of the French union that has been leading months of protests against a government bill weakening French worker protections.

Paris police and the Interior Ministry said the damage to the CGT headquarters was inflicted Saturday in the Paris suburb of Montreuil, and promised to investigate.

CGT chief Philippe Martinez, the public face of the months-long protests, visited the site...

June 25, 2016 - 9:51am
9 hours 46 min ago

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police official says gunmen who stormed a hotel in the country's capital have taken an unknown number of hotel guests hostage.

Capt. Mohamed Hussein says the attackers are throwing grenades and using machine guns to resist security forces who are trying to reach them on the second floor.

Police say the attack Saturday on the Nasa-Hablod hotel in Mogadishu began when a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden...

June 25, 2016 - 9:10am
12 hours 46 min ago

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has disavowed comments he made this week about an alleged plot by rabbis calling on Jewish settlers to poison the drinking water of Palestinians.

In a fiery speech to the European Union in Brussels, Abbas repeated unsubstantiated claims of a plot to poison Palestinian wells, sparking accusations of anti-Semitism. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Abbas showed his "true face" by spreading such a "...

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