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AP PHOTOS: Families of Peru's disappeared hope for answersAP PHOTOS: Thousands of Peruvian families who have spent decades wondering about loved ones who disappeared during years of bloody conflict between the state and Maoist guerrillas have new hopes of getting the closure they have been searching for
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Men carry the coffin of a relative who died in Wednesday's deadly suicide bombing that targeted a training class in a private building in the Shiite neighborhood of Dasht-i Barcha, in western Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. The Afghan authorities have revised the death toll from the previous day's horrific suicide bombing in a Shiite area of Kabul to 34 killed. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Mattis says further Taliban assaults likely in weeks aheadU.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Taliban's deadly assault on the Afghan city of Ghazni is the kind of violence the insurgents are likely to repeat in the run up to parliamentary elections scheduled for October
The Associated Press3 hours ago
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: Former Argentine president denies latest corruption allegations, Colombia's new president names his defense minister and Paraguay swears in its 50th president
The Associated Press5 hours ago
TS Ernesto aims at Ireland, Hurricane Lane forms in PacificTropical Storm Ernesto is far from land moving rapidly in Atlantic toward a weekend approach to Ireland and the United Kingdom, while Hurricane Lane has formed out in the Pacific far from land
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Chilean officials: Flights hit by wave of false bomb threatsAt least three South American airliners were forced to make emergency landings or turn back to their original airports in Chile and Peru amid what authorities said was a wave of false bomb threats
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Mattis aide to be nominated to head US Southern CommandDefense Secretary Jim Mattis says his senior military assistant, Navy Vice Adm. Craig Faller, will be nominated to serve as the next head of U.S. Southern Command.
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Dog day in Bolivia: Church honors patron saint of caninesMany Bolivians brought their dogs, often freshly groomed and dressed in costumes, to the parish of Villa Adela near the capital for a Mass honoring the patron saint of dogs
The Associated Press9 hours ago
US energy secretary: Mexico's energy independence good goalU.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry says he supports the plans of Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to increase the country's energy independence, even if it could mean fewer purchases from U.S. refineries
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Brazilian prosecutors charge 'Dr. Bumbum' with murderBrazilian prosecutors have filed a murder charge against celebrity plastic surgeon Denis Cesar Barros Furtado over the death of a patient after the doctor gave her injections to enlarge her buttocks
The Associated Press11 hours ago
TS Lane forecast to become major hurricane in PacificTropical Storm Lane is pushing westward across the eastern Pacific, while Subtropical Storm Ernesto heads across the northern Atlantic in the general direction of Ireland and the United Kingdom
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Argentina offers reward in graft case linked to FernandezArgentina is offering a reward for information leading to the recovery of money from a case in which former President Cristina Fernandez is accused of leading a corruption scheme involving officials and business leaders
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Former Virgin Islands senator convicted of theft and fraudA jury in the U.S. Virgin Islands has convicted a former member of the territory's legislature of fraud and theft for diverting funds intended for research into an 19th century labor uprising
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Doctors, nurses protest rule of Venezuela's socialist leaderRiot police have blocked hundreds of doctors and nurses marching toward Venezuela's presidential palace to protest low pay and shortages of medical supplies in the nation's deepening crisis
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Mexico City bans use of models at city eventsMexico City has banned the use of models known as 'edecanes' at its events, saying the practice runs counter to gender equality policies and embraces an antiquated stereotype
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Brazil's Temer backs other party's presidential candidateBrazilian President Michel Temer is endorsing another party's candidate as well as his own in October's presidential election
The Associated Press15 hours ago
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