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August 29, 2015 - 6:50pm
4 hours 1 min ago

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's defense minister says a powerful car bomb has been found near the country's security ministry and was safely deactivated.

Gen. David Munguia Payes said Saturday the bomb contained plastic explosives and would have sprayed glass shards if it had exploded.

The Justice and Security Ministry issued a statement saying that agents found the bomb Friday in a car that had been reported stolen. They were...

August 29, 2015 - 4:55pm
4 hours 1 min ago

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A congressional commission in Guatemala is urging the full congress to lift President Otto Perez Molina's immunity from prosecution in a corruption case.

Saturday's vote by the five-person committee came after the president failed to appear in person, as summoned.

The process against Perez Molina is akin to impeachment and could lead to criminal charges in connection with a customs fraud scheme.

Former Vice...

August 29, 2015 - 3:32pm
4 hours 1 min ago

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian environmentalist and biologist Mario Moscatelli says sewage has killed at least a ton of fish in a lagoon next to the Olympic Park that will host many Rio 2016 events.

Moscatelli said Saturday that thousands of tilapia, sea bass and mullets started washing up Friday on the shore of Rio de Janeiro's Jacarepagua Lagoon. He said the die-off could be repeated during next year's games.

"The lagoon is not one of the Olympic...

August 29, 2015 - 1:29pm
9 hours 11 min ago

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A Burkina Faso court has rejected the chosen presidential candidate of the former ruling party, prompting calls for a boycott of the vote in October.

The vote scheduled for Oct. 11 is intended to end one year of transitional rule imposed after longtime President Blaise Compaore was ousted in a popular uprising triggered by his attempt to alter rules that would have prevented him from seeking a third term.

The High...

August 29, 2015 - 12:52pm
9 hours 11 min ago

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — A veteran Mozambican journalist, known for his crime reporting, was gunned down on the streets of the capital.

Mozambican police said Saturday that they are trying to trace Paulo Machava's assassins. Machava was shot on Friday, while on his morning jog in Maputo.

A private security guard found Machava's body lying in a pool of blood. He said he heard four gunshots before seeing young men drive away.


August 29, 2015 - 12:35pm
10 hours 31 min ago

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani military says its latest airstrikes in a troubled tribal region near Afghanistan have killed 14 suspected militants.

The military says in a statement that 14 "terrorists" were killed in Saturday's airstrike in Shawal, a town in North Waziristan where the army launched a ground operation this month to eliminate local and foreign insurgents.

The military gave no details and did not elaborate on the nationalities or...

August 29, 2015 - 12:34pm
11 hours 11 min ago

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old migrant has been found suffocated on a yacht that carried 59 others to a Greek island.

The death was discovered when a patrol boat belonging to Frontex, the European border management force, stopped a yacht for inspection off the Greek island of Simi, close to the Turkish coast. The yacht tried to evade inspection and at some point rammed the patrol boat, slightly injuring a Greek coast guard officer....

August 29, 2015 - 12:12pm
12 hours 41 min ago

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — President Hassan Rouhani has opposed a parliamentary vote on the landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers, saying terms of the agreement will turn into legal obligation if it is passed by the house.

Rouhani said at a news conference Saturday that the deal was a political understanding reached with world powers, not a new pact that requires parliamentary approval.

A special committee of the parliament has already begun...

August 29, 2015 - 12:08pm
13 hours 11 min ago

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia says Latvia has refused permission to a Russian state news agency to open a bureau in the country — a case that Moscow says is open discrimination.

A Foreign Ministry statement Saturday called on the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to look into the matter.

According to the ministry statement, Latvia refused registration to Rossiya Segodnya on the grounds that its contents were contrary to the Latvian...

August 29, 2015 - 11:44am
13 hours 31 min ago

KADUNA, Nigeria (AP) — The Nigerian air force says one of its aircraft has crashed into a residential house in Kaduna state killing all four crew and three passengers.

Commodore Dele Alonge, air force spokesman, said the Dornier-228 aircraft had taken off from Kaduna Military Airfield Saturday morning bound for the country's capital, Abuja, when it crashed in a house in the Ribadu area.

Alonge said bodies of those in the plane have been recovered and...

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