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  • Gunfights and roadblocks hit Mexican border city; 3 dead
    Associated Press | April 17, 2015 8:08 pm
    Gunfights and blockades of burning vehicles broke out Friday in the border city of Reynosa, across from McAllen, Texas, leaving at least three dead, Mexican authorities said.
  • Australia arrests 5 on charges of plotting ANZAC Day attack
    Associated Press | April 17, 2015 7:36 pm
    Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack at a Veterans' Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said.
  • Colombia's president wants rebels to set deadline for peace
    Associated Press | April 17, 2015 5:52 pm
    President Juan Manual Santos delivered a sharp rebuke to Colombia's largest rebel group Friday, calling on its leaders to set a deadline to reach a peace deal following this week's slaughter of 11 soldiers while they were sleeping.
  • Report says China building airstrip on reclaimed island
    Associated Press | April 17, 2015 5:13 pm
    China is building an airstrip on an artificially created island in a disputed section of the South China Sea, according to independent analysts, a move the U.S. has warned could raise tensions in the area.
  • Guatemalan ex-dictator's daughter announces presidential bid
    Associated Press | April 17, 2015 4:48 pm
    The daughter of Efrain Rios Montt, the former dictator facing charges of genocide for massacres committed during his 1982-83 regime, is running for president of Guatemala.
  • Veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu sentenced to 7 years
    Associated Press | April 17, 2015 4:20 pm
    A Beijing court sentenced a veteran Chinese journalist to seven years in prison Friday on charges of leaking a document detailing the Communist Party leadership's resolve to aggressively target civil society and press freedom as a threat to its monopoly on power.
  • Iran urges UN to try to end Saudi-led bombing in Yemen
    Associated Press | April 17, 2015 2:56 pm
    Iran's foreign minister urged U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday to try to end "the senseless aerial attacks" in Yemen by a Saudi-led coalition and establish a cease-fire.
  • Amid growing migrant crisis, 20 burn victims rescued at sea
    Associated Press | April 17, 2015 1:36 pm
    The unabated flow of migrants fleeing instability in Libya brought a new horror on Friday: The discovery of 20 migrants adrift at sea who had suffered grave burn injuries in a cooking gas explosion before departing Libya, and then were forced onto a smuggler's boat without treatment.
  • Canada charges 4 British Navy sailors with sex assault
    Associated Press | April 17, 2015 1:30 pm
    Canada's military on Friday charged four British Navy sailors with sexual assault causing bodily harm at a Canadian Forces base in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  • Garcia Marquez remembered on anniversary of death
    Associated Press | April 17, 2015 1:24 pm
    From hundreds of public readings in Mexico to an exhibit in Bogota displaying the typewriter off which flew the pages of "One Hundred Years of Solitude," fans of Gabriel Garcia Marquez honored the Nobel laureate Friday on the one-year anniversary of his death.
  • Iraqi officials believe Saddam's top deputy killed
    Associated Press | April 17, 2015 1:02 pm
    He was the last member of Saddam Hussein's inner circle still on the run, depicted with his distinctive red moustache as the "king of clubs" on the U.S. military's deck of cards of most-wanted Iraqi regime fugitives.
  • Greece seeks more EU aid to cope with soaring immigration
    Associated Press | April 17, 2015 12:16 pm
    Greece appealed to its European Union partners Friday for more help in policing its sea borders as immigrants increasingly make dangerous journeys to escape war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa.
  • Hezbollah blames Saudi Arabia for spread of extremism
    Associated Press | April 17, 2015 11:08 am
    The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group launched his harshest criticism yet of Saudi Arabia on Friday, blaming the kingdom for the spread of extremist ideology in the Muslim world and the killing of civilians in Yemen.
  • UN weather agency scratches 'Isis' from storm name list
    Associated Press | April 17, 2015 10:37 am
    The United Nations' weather agency has removed "Isis" from a list of future Pacific hurricane names, deeming it inappropriate given that the extremist Islamic State group has used ISIS as an acronym.
  • After Alps crash, Turkish Air CEO urges pilots to marry
    Associated Press | April 17, 2015 10:25 am
    Turkish Airlines' CEO has one possible solution to avoid another case like last month's Germanwings crash: have pilots get married.