AP Photos: Unexploded land mines awful legacy of Afghan wars

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Official: Roadside bombing kills 10 civilians in Afghanistan

An Afghan official says at least 10 civilians were killed when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in eastern Khost province By The Associated Press December 17,...

Protesters in Arab world's newest uprisings face a long haul

BAGHDAD -- Abbas Ali spends most of his free time camped out in Tahrir Square — the epicenter of Iraq's anti-government protests — going...

New Zealand IDs 2 bodies not found after volcano eruption

Police say an Australian teenager and a New Zealand tour guide are the two people presumed dead but whose bodies have not been found...

Money talks: Hong Kong protesters weaponizing spending power

HONG KONG -- The Hong Kong protesters formed a line, patiently waiting their turn to buy sweet milk and tea drinks from a store...

AP Photos: Hong Kong's “yellow” stores support protests

In Hong Kong, so-called “yellow shops” are backing the city's pro-democracy protest moment By The Associated Press December 17, 2019, 2:01 AM 1 min read HONG KONG -- Nicknamed...

Mexico raises minimum wage by 20%, to $6.50

Mexico has raised its national minimum wage 20%, but it still doesn't amount to even $1 an hour By The Associated Press December 17, 2019, 1:51 AM 2...

Brazil's role questioned after UN global warming meeting

Now that U.N. climate conference failed to produce an agreement, some Brazilians who participated in previous climate meetings say their country is now part...

Brazil police bust 'macabre' dog-fighting ring in Sao Paulo

Brazilian authorities say dozens of people were arrested in the country's biggest city for alleged ties to an international dog-fighting ring By DAVID BILLER Associated Press December...

Baghdad mob kills teen and strings up his corpse

The body of a 16-year-old boy was hung from a traffic pole in a central Baghdad square Thursday, amid conflicting versions about how he...

Puerto Rico governor to run in 2020 local elections

Puerto Rico's governor has announced she will run in the island's 2020 general elections after repeatedly saying she was not interested in the position...

Former Argentine cop extradited from France for killing

A former Argentine police officer has arrived in Buenos Aires after being extradited from France to face trial for a murder during the military...

Airstrikes on rebel-held northwest Syria kill 3

Syrian opposition activists say airstrikes on rebel-held areas in the country's northwest killed three people, including two children By The Associated Press December 16, 2019, 6:59 PM 2...

Libyan authorities say prominent journalist arrested

Libyan authorities say a prominent local journalist has been detained by an intelligence body that's loosely allied with the U.N.-backed government By by ISABEL DEBRE Associated...

Central African Republic ex-leader Bozize returns from exile

The party of former Central African President Francois Bozize says he has returned home after nearly seven years in exile By HIPPOLYTE MARBOUA and KRISTA LARSON...

Convicted in massacre, Suriname's leader hangs on tight

PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Zahara Kamperveen laid white lilies before a glossy black plaque, then gently touched the name of her grandfather, a radio-station owner...

UK financial system seen as resilient to Brexit, trade wars

The Bank of England says that Britain's financial sector can withstand large shocks and disruptions By The Associated Press December 16, 2019, 6:10 PM 2 min read LONDON --...

Moroccan military: 7 migrants dead, 70 saved from shipwreck

Seven migrants died and 70 other people have been rescued when their boat sank while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Morocco to...

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