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Striking miners kidnap, kill deputy minister in Bolivia

Aug 27 2016 - 12:05am || Comments

LA PAZ, Bolivia — Striking Bolivian miners kidnapped and beat to death the country’s deputy interior minister in a shocking spasm of violence following weeks of tension over dwindling paychecks in a region hit hard by falling metal prices. The miners were demanding they be allowed to work for private companies, who promise to put more cash in their pockets.

  • | Posted: May 17 2016 - 12:30am

    VIENNA — In a move fraught with risk, the United States and other world powers said Monday they would supply Libya’s internationally recognized government with weapons to counter the Islamic State and other militant groups gaining footholds in the chaos-wracked country’s lawless regions.

  • | Posted: May 17 2016 - 12:30am

    CAESAREA, Israel — A chance discovery by two divers uncovered Israel’s biggest find of underwater Roman-era artifacts in three decades, archaeologists said Monday as the priceless objects were showcased for the first time.

  • | Posted: May 15 2016 - 12:30am

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Lebanese militant group Hezbollah said Saturday that the explosion in Damascus that killed its top militant commander was caused by insurgent shelling and vowed to continue fighting alongside the Syrian government until the rebels are defeated.

  • | Posted: May 15 2016 - 12:30am

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican civilian court has freed the last three soldiers accused of homicide in a 2014 incident in which at least a dozen suspects were allegedly executed after they surrendered.

  • | Posted: May 13 2016 - 12:30am

    DAMASCUS, Syria — Al-Qaida fighters and other ultraconservative Sunni insurgents seized a predominantly Alawite village in central Syria on Thursday, sparking fears of sectarian violence as families from the village were reported missing by activists.

  • | Posted: May 13 2016 - 12:30am

    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis said Thursday he is willing to create a commission to study whether women can be deacons in the Catholic Church, signaling openness to letting women serve in ordained ministry currently reserved to men.

  • | Posted: May 10 2016 - 1:00am

    FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta, Canada — At least two neighborhoods in this oil sands town were scenes of utter devastation with incinerated homes completely leveled to their foundation from a wildfire that Fort McMurray’s fire chief called a “beast … a fire like I’ve never seen in my life.”

  • | Posted: May 10 2016 - 1:00am

    MEXICO CITY — A federal judge in Mexico ruled the extradition of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the U.S. can move ahead, the country’s Judicial Council said Monday, but the Foreign Relations Department must still approve it and the defense can appeal.

  • | Posted: May 10 2016 - 1:00am

    MEXICO CITY — A federal judge in Mexico ruled the extradition of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the U.S. can move ahead, the country’s Judicial Council said Monday, but the Foreign Relations Department must still approve it and the defense can appeal.

  • | Posted: May 10 2016 - 1:00am

    MANILA, the Philippines — A brash and tough-talking mayor who pledged to kill suspected criminals and end crime within six months emerged Tuesday as the likely winner of the presidential elections in the Philippines after securing an unassailable lead in an unofficial vote count.

  • | Posted: May 9 2016 - 1:00am

    FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — Cooler temperatures and light rain have officials optimistic they’ve reached a turning point on getting a handle on a massive wildfire that has devastated parts of Canada’s oil sands town of Fort McMurray.

  • | Posted: May 9 2016 - 1:00am

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Gucci America has quit the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition, the second defection since the Washington, D.C.-based group allowed Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba to become a member in April.

  • Posted: May 8 2016 - 1:00am

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Thirteen members of a Pakistani tribal council who allegedly strangled a girl to death and set her body on fire as punishment for helping one of her friends elope will face trial under anti-terrorism laws, police said Saturday.

  • | Posted: May 8 2016 - 1:00am

    LAC LA BICHE, Alberta (AP) — Canadian officials hoped to complete the mass evacuation of work camps north of Alberta’s main oil sands city of Fort McMurray on Saturday, fearing a growing wildfire could double in size and reach a major oil sands mine and even the neighboring province of Saskatchewan.

  • | Posted: May 8 2016 - 1:00am

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The outspoken city mayor who is the front-runner in the Philippine presidential race drew the largest crowd Saturday as the candidates held their final rallies, despite efforts by the president to block his election bid over fears he could threaten the country’s democracy.