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  • Top South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela and Peru, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut their programming prowess and make political points. Their latest stunt...

  • Brazilian designer Sergio Rodrigues dies at 86

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Celebrated Brazilian designer Sergio Rodrigues, whose "Mole" armchair is among the most iconic pieces of Brazilian mid-century design, has died. He was 86 years old. Rodrigues' secretary, Carla Claro, says Rodrigues died of liver failure Monday at his home in Rio de...

  • Anti-China group nabbed for attempted firebombing

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities have arrested three men linked to a group that allegedly planned to set off firebombs at the Manila airport and a mall to protest the government's alleged "soft" stance in its territorial dispute with China. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said...

  • Syrian rebels, government clash in Golan Heights

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels clashed with government troops on Monday in the Golan Heights, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week, activists said. The fighting was focused around the town of Hamidiyeh in Quneitra province near the disputed frontier with Israel,...

  • 3 Chinese inmates kill guard, break out of jail

    BEIJING (AP) — Three inmates, including one sentenced to death, escaped in a rare jailbreak in China's northeast after killing a guard early Tuesday morning, state media reported. The escape at from Yanshou county jail outside the city of Harbin took place about 6 a.m. Tuesday (2200 GMT...

  • Man dies after boat partially sinks in LI waters

    FREEPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say an 80-year-old man out for a family boating excursion suffered cardiac arrest and died after the boat partially sank. Nassau County police say nine members of a family had gone out Monday. They were in the water near Freeport when the boat had a mechanical...

  • Walter Mazzone, sub and Sealab figure, dies at 96

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Walter Mazzone, a decorated World War II submarine officer who later was instrumental in the Sealab program and other deep-diving research, has died in California. He was 96. His son, Robert, tells the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/1up6qWW ) that Mazzone, a retired Navy...

  • Mexico turns to army, drones for security

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government says it is increasingly turning to the use of the army and drones in security patrols, reducing the role of the once-successful Marine forces. In an annual report on the state of the nation submitted to Congress Monday, the administration of President...

  • Asia stocks mostly higher, wages data boosts Japan

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher Tuesday after a jump in average wages boosted Japan's market but Hong Kong's benchmark retreated on weak Chinese data and concerns over tensions with Beijing. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 gained 1.2 percent to 15,667.79 while Hong Kong's Hang...

  • British migrant rights activist faces Thai trial

    BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — A British human rights activist who investigated alleged abuses at a Thai fruit processing factory went on trial Tuesday in the first in a series of criminal lawsuits filed against him by the company. Natural Fruit Co. Ltd. is accusing activist Andy Hall of defamation...

  • Woman caught in California rip current dies

    WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A woman has died after getting caught in a rip current during a Labor Day visit to a Northern California beach. The Santa Cruz Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1tVkJnU ) says the woman, who was in her late 30s, was at the south end of Sunset State Beach near Watsonville around...

  • Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

    MOSCOW (AP) — Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy — a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks. The insurgents' platform, released at the start...

  • Australian dad accused of abusing Thai-born twins

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian man has been charged with sexually abusing twin girls he fathered several years ago to a Thai surrogate mother, according to local media reports. The man, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was charged in a New South Wales state court last year...

  • Regional body to help restore stability in Lesotho

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Southern Africa's regional body said Monday it will send an envoy and an observer team to Lesotho to help restore stability and security in the mountainous kingdom where military actions over the weekend caused the prime minister to flee. The Southern African Development...

  • Fiji says Syrian rebels issue demands for captives

    SUVA, Fiji (AP) — Fiji's military commander said Tuesday that Syrian rebels have issued three demands for the release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers they've held captive for five days. Brig. Gen. Mosese Tikoitoga said the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front wants to be taken off the U.N. terrorist list,...



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