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  • Small plane crashes on Mexican highway, killing all 5 aboard
    Associated Press | June 02, 2015 4:24 pm
    A small plane has crashed on a major Mexican highway, killing all five people on board and shutting down traffic in both directions for several hours.
  • Dominican Republic to debate presidential re-election
    Associated Press | June 02, 2015 4:20 pm
    Legislators in the Dominican Republic have approved a measure to establish a special assembly that will debate whether to allow presidents to hold office for two consecutive terms.
  • UN chief urges all nations to help end Ebola in West Africa
    Associated Press | June 02, 2015 4:12 pm
    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Tuesday that as long as there is one Ebola case in West Africa "all countries are at risk" and urged all nations to support the final battles to wipe out the deadly disease in Sierra Leone and Guinea.
  • El Salvador records post-war high of 635 homicides in May
    Associated Press | June 02, 2015 4:12 pm
    El Salvador recorded a grisly milestone with 635 homicides in May, believed to be the most killings for a single month since the Central American nation's civil war ended in 1992.
  • Facing deadline, Puerto Rico seeks to overhaul power company
    Associated Press | June 02, 2015 3:52 pm
    Puerto Rico is preparing to overhaul its heavily indebted public power company as the U.S. territory's government faces a July deadline to approve a new budget and make a roughly $400 million payment to the utility's investors amid growing concerns that public agencies could go bankrupt.
  • Activists: Decline of elephants in Tanzania is catastrophic
    Associated Press | June 02, 2015 3:24 pm
    The sharp decline of the elephant population in Tanzania, most likely due to poaching, is catastrophic, a wildlife conservation group said Tuesday.
  • Report: Schools for Canada First Nations 'cultural genocide'
    Associated Press | June 02, 2015 3:20 pm
    A long-awaited report released Tuesday into Canada's decades-long government policy requiring Canadian First Nation children to attend state-funded church schools called it "nothing less than cultural genocide."
  • Aide: Yemen's president willing to meet rebels in UN talks
    Associated Press | June 02, 2015 2:52 pm
    Yemen's exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has agreed to travel to Geneva for peace talks with Shiite rebels who have taken over large swaths of his country, an aide to the embattled leader said Tuesday. A U.N. official said it is hoped the talks will begin by June 10.
  • NGO threatens legal action against Israel over Hamas claim
    Associated Press | June 02, 2015 2:00 pm
    A British non-governmental organization is threatening legal action against the Israeli government over its accusation that the organization is linked to the militant group Hamas.
  • Column: Blatter's departure is a start, but not a revolution
    Associated Press | June 02, 2015 1:56 pm
    "I only want to do the best for football," said the sport's most disliked man. Yeah, yeah, Sepp Blatter. Heard that one before. It was only when he then said he would be quitting as president of FIFA that Blatter's supposed good intentions for soccer could finally be believed.
  • Ex-Separatist Quebec premier dead at 84
    Associated Press | June 02, 2015 1:20 pm
    Jacques Parizeau, the blunt-talking former separatist Quebec premier who came close to taking the French-speaking province out of Canada, has died. He was 84.
  • Mysteriously ill Russian opposition figure conscious
    Associated Press | June 02, 2015 1:20 pm
    The wife of a prominent Russian opposition figure who has been hospitalized for a week with a mysterious illness says he has regained consciousness.
  • Obama: Israel's commitment to Palestinian state in doubt
    Associated Press | June 02, 2015 1:13 pm
    President Barack Obama said in remarks broadcast Tuesday that Israel's prime minister had reinforced a belief by the international community that Israel is not committed to peace when he said there would be no Palestinian state on his watch.
  • Russian missile maker: MH17 shot down by Ukrainian missile
    Associated Press | June 02, 2015 1:08 pm
    The Russian maker of the Buk air defense missile system said Tuesday that it has concluded that Malaysian Airlines flight 17 was downed by an older version of the missile, which isn't in service with the Russian military but is in Ukrainian arsenals.
  • Sudan swears in President al-Bashir as he shifts alliances
    Associated Press | June 02, 2015 12:50 pm
    Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Tuesday was sworn in for another five-year term extending his 25-year autocratic rule, a testament to his ability to survive civil wars, sanctions and an international war crimes indictment.