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  • Colombia, FARC sign historic peace deal ending long conflict

    CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's government and the country's largest rebel movement signed a historic peace accord Monday evening ending a half-century of combat that caused more than 220,000 deaths and made 8 million homeless...

  • Families of missing 43 students lead march in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The families of 43 missing Mexican college students led a march of unions, students and other supporters through the capital Monday to demand the young men be found on the second anniversary of their disappearance...

  • Human rights groups denounce displacement in El Salvador

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Human rights activists in El Salvador say more than 1,000 people have been internally displaced by threats from gangs and, in some cases, from authorities since the beginning of 2015...

  • Hundreds of Romanian couples cash in on lasting love

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A district of the Romanian capital on Monday celebrated hundreds of couples who have been married for at least half a century by handing out cash awards and inviting them to a joint lunch...

  • Philippines' Duterte to forge closer ties with China, Russia

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday he has decided to "cross the Rubicon" in his ties with the United States and will open trade alliances and offer long-term land leases to "the other side of the ideological barrier," China and Russia...

  • Iran releases Canadian-Iranian professor held since June

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A Canadian-Iranian retired professor was released from prison on "humanitarian grounds" and flown out of Iran on Monday, Iran's state-run news agency said, ending her months of detention alongside other dual nationals swept up by hard-liners in the security services...

  • Venezuela opposition to push 2016 recall despite ruling

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition vowed Monday to press forward with its bid to recall President Nicolas Maduro this year and promised street demonstrations should the government continue to stymie the vote...

  • Catholic Church alleges smear campaign against slain priests

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Roman Catholic Church on Monday harshly criticized what it called a campaign to smear three priests murdered in less than a week by suggesting the victims had been involved in questionable behavior...

  • Syria says truce still viable after week of airstrikes

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's foreign minister said Monday that an internationally-brokered cease-fire is still viable, as rescue workers in Aleppo sifted through the rubble from the heaviest airstrikes on rebel-held areas of the northern city in five years...


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