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4 dead in new shooting in Mexico’s Caribbean resort region

Jan 18 2017 - 12:05am || Comments

CANCUN, Mexico — Gunmen attacked the state prosecutors’ office in this Caribbean resort city Tuesday, and authorities said four people were killed, ratcheting up tensions just a day after a shooting at a music festival in a nearby town left three foreigners and two Mexicans dead.

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  • | Posted: Nov 11 2016 - 12:05am

    BAGHDAD — Iraqi troops consolidated gains in their advance on the northern city of Mosul on Thursday, regrouping as they clear neighborhoods and houses once occupied by the Islamic State group.

  • | Posted: Nov 10 2016 - 12:05am

    MOSCOW — World leaders struggled Wednesday to come to grips with a new reality — Donald Trump will be the next U.S. president — and an as yet unanswerable question: How many of his campaign pledges will he actually act on?

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    NEW DELHI — Even for a city considered one of the world’s most polluted, the Indian capital hit a new low this past week.

  • | Posted: Nov 6 2016 - 12:05am

    SEOUL, South Korea — Tens of thousands of South Koreans poured into the streets of downtown Seoul on Saturday, using words including “treason” and “criminal” to demand that President Park Geun-hye step down amid an explosive political scandal.

  • | Posted: Nov 4 2016 - 12:05am

    MILAN — Survivors say as many as 240 people have died in two shipwrecks off Libya, the U.N. refugee agency reported Thursday, bringing this year’s toll to more than 4,220 migrants dead or missing in risky Mediterranean Sea crossings, the highest count on record.

  • | Posted: Nov 3 2016 - 12:05am

    MOSUL, Iraq — Iraqi special forces mopping up in territory seized in eastern Mosul killed eight Islamic State militants Wednesday as residents fled to safety from nearby areas and men shaved the beards they were forced to grow while the extremists were in control.

  • | Posted: Nov 2 2016 - 12:05am

    BAZWAYA, Iraq — Iraq’s special forces fought their way into the outskirts of Mosul on Tuesday, taking its state television building despite resistance by Islamic State group fighters that is only likely to stiffen when combat reaches the inner city.

  • | Posted: Nov 1 2016 - 12:05am

    BAZWAYA, Iraq — Iraqi special forces stood poised to enter Mosul in an offensive to drive out Islamic State militants after sweeping into the last village on the city’s eastern edge Monday while fending off suicide car bombs without losing a soldier.

  • | Posted: Nov 1 2016 - 12:05am

    LUND, Sweden — Pope Francis urged Catholics and Lutherans on Monday to forgive the “errors” of the past and forge a future together, including sharing the Eucharist, as he marked the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation by traveling to secular Sweden with a message of Christian unity.

  • | Posted: Oct 31 2016 - 12:05am

    NEW DELHI (AP) — As Indians wake today to smoke-filled skies from a weekend of festival fireworks, New Delhi’s worst season for air pollution begins — with dire consequences.

  • | Posted: Oct 30 2016 - 12:05am

    SHURA, Iraq — State-sanctioned Shiite militias joined Iraq’s Mosul offensive Saturday with a pre-dawn assault to the west, where they hope to complete the encirclement of the Islamic State-held city and sever supply lines from neighboring Syria.

  • | Posted: Oct 29 2016 - 12:05am

    BEIRUT — Syrian rebels launched a broad offensive for Aleppo Friday as the Russian, Syrian, and Iranian foreign ministers vowed to intensify their fight against terrorism in the country.

  • Posted: Oct 29 2016 - 12:05am

    MADRID (AP) — A 62-year-old Spanish woman has given birth to a healthy girl and encourages women in their later years to imitate her if they want to.

  • | Posted: Oct 28 2016 - 12:05am

    KHAZER, Iraq — Iraqi forces explored a network of tunnels and uncovered a bomb-making facility on Thursday in a village near Mosul that was recently retaken from the Islamic State group, offering a glimpse of the challenge they will face as they move closer to the city.