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Mass slaughter in Brazil prison exposes gang war over drugs

February 22, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Feb. 2, 2017 photo, a guard stands inside the Anisio Jobim penitentiary complex, known by its Portuguese acronym of Compaj, in Manaus, Brazil. On New Year’s Day, inmates linked to the Family of the North gang surrounded a prison guard and took him hostage, announcing their larger intention: To kill all inmates who [&hellip...

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Trump sends top aides to Mexico amid deep strains with US

February 22, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Feb. 18, 2017 file photo, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly speaks in Munich, Germany. President Donald Trump is sending Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Kelly to Mexico on a fence-mending mission made all the more challenging by the actual...

David Bowie honors, George Michael tribute top Brit Awards

February 22, 2017 • Entertainment, World NewsComments (0)

Duncan Jones, son of the late David Bowie, accepts the award for Album Of The Year on behalf of his father on stage at the Brit Awards 2017 in London, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP) LONDON (AP) — The Brit Awards recognized big...

Sentencing of Israeli soldier in shooting deepens fissures

February 21, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

Israeli soldier Elor Azaria is embraced by his mother at the start of his sentencing hearing in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. The court sentenced Azaria to 18 months in prison for the fatal shooting of a wounded Palestinian assailant. The...

Official: Ecuador’s presidential election headed to runoff

February 21, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

Opposition presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso’s supporters protest outside Ecuador’s National Electoral Council to demand the official results of the presidential elections, in Quito, Ecuador, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. The hand-picked candidate...

Ukraine backs more sanctions against Russia in passport spat

February 21, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

People take part in a rally outside the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Protesters were demanding a stop to trade relations with Russia-occupied Ukrainian territories. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov) MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine’s...

Man involved in Mexico crash pulls gun on ambulance crew

February 20, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials say the driver of an SUV involved in a traffic accident that killed eight people in western Mexico pulled a gun on an ambulance crew taking him to the hospital and escaped in a taxi. Authorities say he was caught later...

Death toll in Philippine bus crash climbs to 15

February 20, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

TANAY, Philippines (AP) — The death toll has risen to 15 from a bus crash in the Philippines, officials said Tuesday, and could climb further as many of the nearly 50 others who were hurt in the accident are in serious condition. Most of the dead and...

Prefecture in China’s Xinjiang to track cars by satellite

February 20, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

BEIJING (AP) — A prefecture in China’s far western Xinjiang region is requiring all vehicles to install a real-time GPS-like tracking system as part of an anti-terror initiative. Traffic police in Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture announced the...

Malaysian diplomat says Kim death investigation impartial

February 20, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

BEIJING (AP) — Malaysia’s ambassador to Pyongyang says the investigation into the death of the exiled half-brother of North Korea’s ruler is being conducted in an impartial manner. Mohamad Nizan Mohamad spoke Tuesday in China’s capital,...