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3 hours ago IS buried thousands in 72 mass graves, AP finds
Surrounded by smoke and flames, the sound of gunshots echoing around him, the young man crouched in the creek for hours, listening to the men in his family die.
3 hours ago Typhoon threatens to bring flooding to northern Japan
A typhoon is about to barrel into northern Japan, threatening to bring floods to an area still recovering from the 2011 tsunami.
3 hours ago German EU commissioner ‘wouldn’t bet big money on Brexit’
Germany’s European Union commissioner says public opinion in Britain could shift against leaving the bloc if the economy worsens as a result of the country’s decision to exit.
3 hours ago HRW: Iraqi militias recruiting children ahead of Mosul push
An International human rights group says Iraqi militias are recruiting children from camps for civilians displaced by conflict ahead of the long-awaited operation to retake militant-held Mosul.
3 hours ago 3 hurt as suicide bomber hits Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan
A suspected suicide bomber on Tuesday crashed a car through the entrance of the Chinese Embassy in the Kyrgyzstan capital of Bishkek, detonating a bomb that killed the attacker and wounded three embassy employees.
3 hours ago India’s angry Dalits rise against age-old caste prejudices
The video footage posted on social media by India’s self-proclaimed cow saviors was brutal. It showed four bare-chested men tied with ropes to a car, flinching as an angry group of men took turns beating them with wooden sticks, belts and iron rods. Their crime: skinning a dead cow.
3 hours ago Islam Karimov and the massacre in Uzbekistan that the world forgot
The Uzbek dictator presided over what may be the bloodiest crackdown since Tiananmen Square.
3 hours ago Suicide car bomb hits Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan
The car rammed the embassy gate and exploded, killing the driver and injuring 3 others
6 hours ago Human Rights Watch: Palestinians abuse media, activists
Palestinian authorities are silencing dissent by cracking down on free speech and abusing local journalists and activists critical of their policies, a leading international human rights group said Tuesday.
6 hours ago LatAm diplomats urge US to change policy on Cuban migrants
The foreign ministers of nine countries in Central and South America are calling for changes in U.S. immigration policy that encourages a flow of Cuban migrants, who in recent months have flooded into the region on their way north to the United States.
6 hours ago Brazil’s Rousseff defends self ahead of Senate’s ouster vote
On what could prove to be her last day as Brazil’s president, Dilma Rousseff mounted a forceful defense of her time leading Latin America’s most populous nation, warning senators that ousting her would hurt a young democracy while defiantly promising to go down fighting in what many see as a losing battle.
6 hours ago Australian Parliament sits for first time since election
Australia’s Parliament met Tuesday for the first time since the conservative government narrowly won an election almost two months ago and as an opinion poll showed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s popularity falling.
6 hours ago Bangladesh court upholds death sentence in war-crimes case
Bangladesh’s Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a final appeal by a top Islamist party leader convicted of war crimes in the country’s independence war against Pakistan, confirming a death sentence handed down earlier by a special tribunal.
6 hours ago 500 cows rustled from New Zealand farm in unusual case
How do you steal 500 cows?
9 hours ago Aristide joins Haiti rally to urge voters to back candidate
Twice-ousted Haitian leader Jean-Bertrand Aristide made a rare public appearance Monday at a street rally to support the presidential candidate of the political movement he founded decades ago.
9 hours ago Brazil’s president proclaims innocence at impeachment trial
Brazil’s suspended president proclaimed her innocence Monday, branding her vice president a “usurper” and warning senators that history would judge them harshly if they ousted a democratically elected leader on false charges.
9 hours ago University: Mexican president copied texts in thesis
The university that granted Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto a law degree in 1991 has acknowledged he copied texts and ideas without crediting their authors in his thesis.
9 hours ago 100-year-old runner from India inspires at Masters Games
Man Kaur from India needed almost a minute-and-a-half to cross the finish line in the 100-meter dash, but she still picked up a gold medal Monday at the American Masters Games. That’s because the 100-year-old Kaur was the only female competitor in her age category at the competition for older athletes.
9 hours ago UN document says Morocco violated Western Sahara cease-fire
A confidential U.N. document says Morocco violated a 1991 cease-fire agreement with the Polisario Front independence movement by sending armed security personnel and equipment into the contested Western Sahara region without prior notice to U.N. peacekeepers.
9 hours ago Permanent cease-fire takes effect in Colombia under accord
A permanent cease-fire took effect in Colombia on Monday, a major step in bringing an end to 52 years of bloody combat between the government and the country’s biggest rebel group.
9 hours ago As its proxies advance in Syria, Turkey warns Kurds to pull back
Tensions mount a day after the Pentagon urged the U.S. allies to stop fighting each other.
12 hours ago AP NewsAlert
Mexico’s federal police chief forced out following report alleging executions of gang suspects.
12 hours ago UN Diplomat: Portugal’s Guterres tops 3rd poll for UN chief
Portugal’s former prime minister Antonio Guterres topped the third successive poll of candidates seeking to succeed Ban Ki-moon as the next U.N. secretary-general, making him the clear front-runner for the job as the world’s top diplomat, U.N. diplomats said Monday.
12 hours ago Mexico’s top police chief out after execution allegations
Mexico’s president dismissed the chief of the federal police force Monday, less than two weeks after the country’s human rights commission released a scathing report alleging federal police “executed arbitrarily” at least 22 suspected drug cartel members during a raid on a ranch.
12 hours ago The Latest: Temer denies he would strip workers of rights
The Latest on the impeachment trial of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (all times local):
12 hours ago Canada victims died of bolt, arrow wounds and strangulation
Detectives investigating a triple homicide in which two men died of crossbow bolt and arrow injuries and one woman was strangled are trying to determine what motivated the attack at a Toronto home.
12 hours ago Uzbek dictator Islam Karimov hospitalized as rumors emerge about a successor
“Only one man has ever run Uzbekistan's politics, and that is Islam Karimov,” one analyst said.
12 hours ago Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff makes impassioned speech in an effort to remain as president
The suspended leader told senators that the impeachment process against her amounts to a coup.
12 hours ago 500-pound bombs struck their targets in a Syrian village. But who was killed?
A July 19 attack by U.S. warplanes illustrates the difficulties of determining collateral damage in the fight against the Islamic State.
15 hours ago The Latest: Rousseff backers promote new Brazil election
The Latest on the impeachment trial of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (all times local):