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Haiti gang leader threatens to kill kidnapped American missionaries

A Haitian man identifying himself as the leader of the gang that kidnapped a group of American and Canadian missionaries said in a video posted on YouTube on Thursday that he was willing to kill "...

Report: Far-right anti-government group grows significantly

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A far-right group launched by anti-government activist Ammon Bundy is rapidly expanding nationwide and making inroads into Canada, according to a new report from the Institute for ...

Thousands rally in Sudan's capital to demand civilian rule

CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of people rallied in the streets of Sudan’s capital city Thursday, demanding a fully civilian government as the relationship between military generals and pro-democracy groups d...

Nicaragua arrests 2 business leaders in continuing crackdown

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua’s national police arrested two leaders of the country’s top private business association Thursday, just one day after a regional body called for the immediate relea...

Following protests, El Salvador restricts mass gatherings

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Following a series of protests against El Salvador's government, the legislature dominated by President Nayib Bukele’s party has banned mass gatherings to prevent the ...

Suburban Denver cop suspended after cursing at teen driver

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A police sergeant in the Denver suburb of Aurora has been suspended and is under investigation after he was captured on body camera footage yelling and cursing at a teen driver wh...

Southern African states send delegation to troubled Eswatini

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Southern African nations have sent envoys to the tiny kingdom of Eswatini, formerly known as Swaziland, to engage with King Mswati III about the political and civil unrest that has...

NBA player wears ‘Free Tibet’ shoes to game, China cuts livestream

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Outspoken Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter wore a pair of sneakers emblazoned with the words “Free Tibet” to an NBA game on Wednesday night (Oct. 20), leading...

Erdogan slams envoy call for jailed philanthropist's release

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized the ambassadors of 10 countries over their call for the release of a jailed philanthropist, calling their demand “irresponsible,” loca...

S Korean military to appeal ruling on transgender soldier

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s military said Thursday it will appeal a landmark court ruling that struck down its decision to discharge the country’s first known transgender soldier before sh...

Year after Nigeria's deadly protests, police still accused

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Joshua Samuel painfully recalls the day, one year ago, when Nigerian soldiers opened fire in Lagos while he and thousands of others were protesting police brutality. ...

House to vote on Bannon contempt as Justice decision looms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is voting Thursday on whether to hold Steve Bannon, a longtime ally and aide to former President Donald Trump, in contempt of Congress after he defied a subpoena from a com...

'The stakes are enormous': Bannon case tests Congress' power

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House is expected to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress. It's up to the Justice Department, and the courts, to determine what happens next. As lawma...

Lawyers plead guilty in torching of NYC police vehicle

NEW YORK (AP) — A pair of activist lawyers pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges they torched an empty New York City police vehicle last year amid the unrest over the police killing of George Floyd. ...

Jailed Russian opposition leader Navalny wins top EU prize

BRUSSELS (AP) — Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who narrowly survived a poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin, was awarded the European Union’s top human rights prize Wednesday ...