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Lawyers for 'El Chapo' say they have evidence he's been tortured in prison

A lawyer for Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman said Monday he will argue that his client has been the victim of torture.  Attorney Jose Refugio Rodriguez said the Sinaloa cartel boss' legal team has submitted evidence of alleged abusive treatment of Guzman in prison.  “Cruel and unusual...

Bombing campaign leaves Aleppo hospitals overwhelmed as U.N. meets over Syria

At least 23 civilians were killed in renewed government airstrikes on the contested city of Aleppo, Syrian activists said Sunday as the United Nations Security Council convened an emergency meeting on the spiraling violence in Syria. At the start of that meeting the U.N.'s top envoy to Syria accused...

Pippa Middleton's phone hacked, thousands of photos stolen

London police say they are investigating the reported hacking of the iCloud account of Pippa Middleton, younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, and the alleged theft of 3,000 photographs. The Sun newspaper said Saturday it had been contacted by a purported hacker seeking to sell the images...

Savior or disaster? Britain's Labor party is divided over Jeremy Corbyn's victory

Soft-spoken socialist Jeremy Corbyn is in many ways the antithesis of Donald Trump.  But the British politician — resoundingly reelected leader of the opposition Labor Party on Saturday — is riding the same wave of anti-centrist sentiment that's propelling the brash U.S. Republican presidential...

Triple suicide attack kills 11 Iraqi troops, wounds 34

A triple suicide bombing against a security checkpoint north of Baghdad early Saturday killed at least 11 members of the security forces, a police officer said.  The spokesman for the Salahuddin province police force, Col. Mohammed Jabouri, said three militants rammed their explosives-laden vehicles...

In defiant UN speech, North Korea vows to strengthen nuclear forces

North Korea's foreign minister condemned the United States on Friday for flying supersonic bombers over South Korea earlier this week and vowed his country will strengthen its nuclear capabilities in defiance of multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions. In a defiant speech before the...

Slain priests mourned in Mexico's troubled Veracruz state

Mourners packed a church Wednesday for a funeral Mass in memory of a Roman Catholic priest who was killed along with another cleric in the troubled Gulf coast state of Veracruz. Parishioners filled all the standing room in the church in the community of Paso Blanco while others outside listened...

Street clashes and election protests in Congo kill more than 44, Human Rights Watch says

More than 44 people have been killed in Congo in two days of street clashes between security forces and protesters angered over a delayed presidential election, a senior Human Rights Watch researcher said Tuesday. Police said more than 100 people have been arrested in the unrest. Thousands took...

Philippine senators oust colleague who led killing inquiry

A Philippine senator who led an investigation into the president's bloody anti-drug campaign was ousted Monday from the justice committee in a vote that human rights advocates said could derail accountability in the crackdown.  President Rodrigo Duterte's allies led the vote that removed Sen. Leila...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel takes some blame for poor Berlin election performance

German Chancellor Angela Merkel took partial responsibility for her party's worst performance in a Berlin state election, acknowledging Monday that her government's policies at the national level were a factor. Merkel pledged to work harder to address people's concerns, particularly on migrants....

Syrian military declares 7-day cease-fire over

Syria's military command on Monday declared the cease-fire brokered by the U.S. and Russia to be over, blaming the country's rebel groups for undermining the agreement. In a statement, the Syrian military said that "armed terrorist groups" repeatedly violated the cease-fire, which came into effect...

Palestinian killed after stabbing soldier, Israel military says

Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian who stabbed a soldier in the West Bank, the military said Saturday, a day after Palestinians carried out several assaults. The weekend assaults were the latest violence in a year of Palestinian attacks that at times have been near-daily occurrences but...

Militants in southern Philippines free Norwegian hostage

Abu Sayyaf extremists on Saturday freed a Norwegian man kidnapped a year ago in the southern Philippines with two Canadians who were later beheaded and a Filipino woman who has been released by the ransom-seeking militants, officials said. Kjartan Sekkingstad was freed in Patikul town in Sulu province...

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered killings when he was mayor, witness tells senators

A former Philippine militiaman testified before a Senate panel on Thursday that President Rodrigo Duterte, when he was mayor of a southern city, ordered him and other members of a liquidation squad to kill criminals and political opponents in gangland-style assaults that left about 1,000 dead. ...

Officials say 6 people killed and more than 100 hurt in Pakistan train accident

At least six passengers have been killed in a train accident near the Pakistani city of Multan, officials said early Thursday. Rescue official Kalim Ullah said more than 100 passengers were also hurt in the predawn crash Thursday when a Karachi-bound train collided with a freight train at Sher...

Israel's Shimon Peres showing improvement, doctors say

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres' condition was showing slight improvements after he suffered a major stroke, with his physicians saying Wednesday that he had regained consciousness and squeezed his doctor's hand, while the nation rallied in prayer and support for the 93-year-old elder statesman...

Chinese police arrest 13 in crackdown to suppress protests in Wukan

Chinese police fired rubber bullets at villagers and arrested 13 people Tuesday in an overnight crackdown to suppress demonstrations in a southern fishing village that became internationally known five years ago for protesting land seizures. Police stormed into the village of Wukan in the southern...

Israel's Shimon Peres, 93, hospitalized after 'major stroke'

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres suffered a "major stroke" on Tuesday and experienced heavy bleeding in the brain, a hospital official said, as doctors raced to stabilize the 93-year-old Nobel laureate. Dr. Itzik Kreiss, director of the Sheba Medical Center, told reporters outside the hospital...

North Korea mobilizes after floods kill at least 133

North Korea is mobilizing to deal with a disastrous flood that killed more than 130 people, destroyed tens of thousands of homes and crippled infrastructure in its northern-most province. Brigades of soldiers from around the country have been enlisted to help victims of the flooding, which began...

Former British leader David Cameron to leave Parliament

Former Prime Minister David Cameron is standing down from his position in Parliament because he doesn't want to be a distraction to the new government headed by Theresa May.  Cameron's unexpected announcement Monday will trigger a by-election for his seat in Oxfordshire. Cameron had earlier resigned...

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