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Mexico seizes tiger after man takes it for walk in Tijuana

January 3, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican environmental authorities seized a Bengal tiger after a man took it for a walk on a leash in a neighborhood of the border city of Tijuana. The attorney general’s office for environmental protection said Tuesday the 4-month-old tiger had been living in a private home with children. The man had [&hellip...

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Haiti certifies presidential win for businessman candidate

January 3, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

A supporter of presidential candidate Jovenel Moise holds up a campaign poster as he celebrates his candidate’s victory in Petion-Ville, Haiti, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. An electoral tribunal certified on Tuesday the presidential election victory of the...

Magnitude 7.2 quake hits near Fiji; tsunami alert issued

January 3, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

SYDNEY (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck off the coast of Fiji on Wednesday, prompting a brief tsunami warning for the Pacific island nation. There were no immediate reports of damage. The magnitude 7.2 quake, which hit at 9:52 a.m. local time, struck...

At least 56 inmates killed in prison riot in northern Brazil

January 2, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — An attack by members of one crime gang on rival inmates touched off a riot at a prison in the northern state of Amazonas, leaving at least 56 dead, including several who were beheaded or dismembered in the worst bloodshed at a...

IS suicide bomber kills 36 in Baghdad market

January 2, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber driving a pickup loaded with explosives struck a bustling market in Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 36 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group hours after French President Francois Hollande arrived in the...

IS makes unusual claim of responsibility for Turkey attack

January 2, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Islamic State group on Monday made an unusual claim of responsibility for a major terrorist attack in Turkey, saying a “soldier of the caliphate” carried out the mass shooting at an Istanbul nightclub that killed 39 people as...

UN backs Russian-Turkish Syria efforts as cease-fire wavers

December 31, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

New Zealand’s U.N. Ambassador Gerard van Bohemen, left, and Russia’s ambassador to the U.N., Vitaly Churkin, raise their hands as they join other members of the Security Council at the United Nations headquarters on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, voting...

No big New Year’s celebrations for Iraq’s displaced

December 31, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Displaced Iraqis, who fled fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants, waiting at the gathering point to be taken for a camp for internally displaced people, in Bartella, around 19 miles (kilometers), from Mosul, Iraq, Saturday, Dec...

Long gas lines, price hike mar holiday season in Mexico

December 31, 2016 • Business, World NewsComments (0)

A taxi driver fills containers in his trunk with gasoline after waiting for hours at a fuel station in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, late Friday, Dec. 30, 2016. Most of the city’s fill-up stations were closed on Friday night because they were out of gas, and...

Syria’s cease-fire holding despite minor violations

December 30, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Osama Abu Zeid of the the main moderate Syrian opposition group Free Syrian Army, shows what he said is a copy of the five-point cease-fire agreement for Syria, during a news conference in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016. Abu Zeid said that his group,...