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  • Maduro replaces Venezuela's longtime oil chief

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro has replaced Venezuela's longtime oil boss and economic czar as part of a cabinet shakeup sidelining the most-prominent voice within his administration for pragmatic reforms to tackle a deep economic crisis. Rafael Ramirez had served as oil...

  • Japan's Prime Minister Abe names new cabinet, retains most key ministers, appoints 5 women

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Prime Minister Abe names new cabinet, retains most key ministers, appoints 5 women.

  • Tropical Storm Dolly moves ashore off Mexico Gulf

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Dolly threatened flash floods and mudslides in mountainous areas as it moved in from Mexico's Gulf coast, where authorities had readied shelters and suspended school classes on Wednesday. The U.S. Hurricane Center said Dolly was located about...

  • Tight security, unity drive clash in China's west

    KUQA, China (AP) — In this ancient oasis town in China's restive west, assault rifle-toting police officers patrol the cobblestone lanes of ochre-brick houses in an ethnic Uighur neighborhood. Three police surveillance cameras atop a white pole watch over a narrow dirt road frequented mostly by...

  • Putin traveling to Mongolia for 5-hour visit

    ULAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is flying to Mongolia on Wednesday for a working visit amid soaring tensions with Washington and NATO over a Kremlin-backed offensive in Ukraine. Putin is due to arrive in the Mongolian capital of Ulan Bator for afternoon talks with...

  • Tropical Storm Dolly moves ashore in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Dolly moved ashore late Tuesday and soaked Mexico's Gulf coast, where authorities suspended school classes and readied shelters. The U.S. Hurricane Center said Dolly was located about 25 miles (40 kilometers) south-southeast of Tampico on Tuesday evening. The...

  • Speeding truck overturns, kills 10 in India

    New Delhi (AP) — Police say a speeding truck has overturned and crushed to death 10 people, including seven children, sleeping on a sidewalk in northern India. Police spokesman Suresh Srivastava says the accident occurred early Wednesday near a construction site in Kanpur, 80 kilometers (50...

  • Australia leader talks up uranium trade with India

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister has talked up the prospect of Australia selling uranium to India for peaceful power generation ahead of his first trip to the nuclear-armed country as national leader. Prime Minister Tony Abbott's office won't comment on media reports that...

  • Group says world is losing battle against Ebola

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The international group Doctors Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing the battle against Ebola and lamented that treatment centers in West Africa have been "reduced to places where people go to die alone." In separate remarks after a United Nations...

  • Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, "our knife will continue to strike the necks...

  • Colombia high court Oks bullfights in Bogota ring

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A Colombian high court says bullfights can return to Bogota's historic ring, more than two months after they were suspended by the capital city's mayor. The Constitutional Court's press office says the high court agreed with the Corporacion Taurina de Bogota, which...

  • China's top leaders remember victory over Japan

    BEIJING (AP) — Top leaders have commemorated China's World War II victory over Japan as Beijing ramps up its reminders to the world of Japan's historical aggression as relations worsen between the two. President Xi Jinping and other leaders attended a ceremony to mark the end of an 8-year war...

  • Report accuses Islamic State group of war crimes

    BAGHDAD (AP) — An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group on Tuesday of systematic "ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq targeting indigenous religious minorities, as well as conducting mass killings of men and abducting women. In a new report, Amnesty International...

  • UN: 4 peacekeepers killed in north Mali, 15 hurt

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — At least four U.N. peacekeepers were killed and 15 wounded when their convoy hit a mine in northern Mali on Tuesday, a spokesman said. The group of Chadian peacekeepers was returning from the embattled town of Kidal when they struck a mine about 20 miles (30 kilometers)...

  • Australia delivers ammunition to Iraqi Kurds

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A military transport jet has made Australia's first delivery of ammunition to Kurdish forces battling Islamic State militants in northern Iraq before returning without incident to a United Arab Emirates base, defense officials said on Wednesday. Australia announced...



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