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Campaign season opens quietly for Haiti’s presidential redo

August 23, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Supporters of Maryse Narcisse post campaign posters promoting the presidential candidate in downtown of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. Campaign season begins yet again for Haiti as authorities organize a redo of last year’s presidential vote. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery) PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Campaigning for Haiti’s...

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Half of 117 bodies buried in common grave not linked to file

August 23, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Academics and human rights activists in Mexico say a preliminary analysis shows that little attempt was made to identify bodies buried by government officials in a common grave in the central state of Morelos. Roberto Villanueva from the...

Nigerian oil militants declare ceasefire, ready to negotiate

August 22, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s leading oil militants have declared a conditional ceasefire in attacks that are losing the West African nation a million barrels of oil a day. The Niger Delta Avengers also say they are willing to negotiate a peace...

Colombia deports 33 Venezuelans after border reopening

August 22, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia said Monday that it deported 33 Venezuelans in the country illegally amid warnings that the recent reopening of the two nations’ border could be fueling a wave of illegal immigration. Migration officials said the 33...

Venezuela to give free housing to returning Olympians

August 22, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — None of Venezuela’s 87 Olympic athletes won gold this year, but they’re getting another prize — new homes from the government. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Monday that all the country’s...

UN: Thousands of Central American children seek to enter US

August 22, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Thousands of children trying to escape gang violence and poverty in Central America have made their way to the United States this year — and there is no sign that the flow is letting up, the U.N. children’s agency said in a...

Congo electoral commission says vote should be delayed

August 20, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Voter registration for Congo’s November presidential election will not be completed until next year, the electoral commission president said Saturday, suggesting that the vote should be delayed. Independent National Electoral...

Officials: 22 killed, 94 hurt in wedding blast in Turkey

August 20, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

People react after an explosion in Gaziantep, southeastern Turkey, early Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. Gaziantep Province Gov. Ali Yerlikaya said the deadly blast, during a wedding near the border with Syria, was a terror attack. (Eyyup Burun/DHA via AP) ANKARA,...

The good, the bad and the ugly of the Rio Games

August 20, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Aug. 11, 2016 file photo, United States’ Michael Phelps celebrates winning the gold medal in the men’s 200-meter individual medley during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Lee...

Turkey arrests author over ‘terror’ charges

August 19, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s state-run news agency says a court in Istanbul has ordered a prominent author and journalist arrested on charges of membership in an armed terror organization. Anadolu Agency says Asli Erdogan, who worked for pro-Kurdish...