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FILE - In this file photo taken on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, Russian opposition candidate Dmitry Gudkov speaks to journalists sitting inside a police car as he arrives to the court in Moscow, Russia. Gudkov, a former lawmaker turned opposition politician, believes an early parliamentary election is likely, the Kremlin would want the vote to be this year instead of next. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
Putin's moves leave Russian opposition with few optionsRussian President Vladimir Putin has announced what many see as a strategy for staying in power well past the end of his term in 2024
The Associated Press21 minutes ago
4 S Koreans, 3 Nepal guides missing in avalanche; 30 rescuedAn avalanche has swept a popular trekking route in Nepal's mountains, leaving at least four South Koreans and three Nepali guides missing
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Locals cross the Suchiate River from Mexico to Guatemala with boxes of eggs, near Ciudad Hidalgo, Chiapas state, Mexico, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. United States officials are crediting tough measures taken over the past year and cooperation from regional governments for sharply reducing the number of Central American migrants who responded to a call for a new caravan. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Migrants, troops slowly build up on Guatemala-Mexico borderMore than 200 mostly Honduran migrants are resting on a bridge at the Guatemala-Mexico border waiting for the arrival of others and hoping that their sheer numbers will improve their chances of entering Mexico and continuing their journey north
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flamesMuch of Australia is still ablaze in an unprecedented wildfire season that has already charred an area the size of Kentucky
The Associated Press5 hours ago
The Adripina Seda public school stands partially collapsed after an earthquake struck Guanica, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico before dawn on Tuesday, killing one man, injuring others and collapsing buildings in the southern part of the island. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
Puerto Rico to open schools after 6.4 quake despite concernsPuerto Rico’s government is opening public schools in late January without knowing if they can withstand a big earthquake as concerns grow about weakened infrastructure that is displacing thousands of students
The Associated Press11 hours ago
A police officer photographs residents of the Ngabe Bugle indigenous jungle community of El Terron, Panama, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. A pregnant woman, five of her children and a neighbor where round up by about 10 lay preachers at the hamlet on Monday and tortured, beaten, burned and hacked with machetes to make them "repent their sins", authorities said. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
Panama man pulled 2 children from clutches of killer cultIndigenous farmer Josué González recalls how his pregnant wife and children were taken from their home by religious fanatics in a remote hamlet in Panama
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Brian Hook, a U.S. special representative on Iran, takes questions from the media at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. Hook briefed earlier Simon Wiesenthal Center leadership, national interfaith and local Iranian leaders in a closed door meeting on policy related to Iran. Rabbi Abraham Cooper Associate Dean, Director Global Social Action Agenda, left, and Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder, CEO and president of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, and its Museum of Tolerance. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
US hits Iran general with sanctions over protest crackdownThe Trump administration is imposing sanctions on a senior Iranian general for his role in a brutal crackdown on anti-government protesters
The Associated Press13 hours ago
2 dead, 1 gravely hurt in Mexico fireworks explosionAn explosion of a fireworks cache has killed two people and left another critically injured on the northern outskirts of Mexico City
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Town on edge in Colombia after 5 killed, 2 vehicles burnedA town in southwest Colombia is once again on edge after a skirmish between illegal armed groups left at least five people dead
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Canada provides money to families after plane shot downPrime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government will give Canadian $25,000 (US$19,122) to the families of each of the 57 citizens and 29 permanent residents of Canada who perished in the downing of a Ukrainian jetliner in Iran last week
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Soldiers patrol in the El Milagro area of the Mixco municipality on the outskirts of Guatemala City, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Guatemala’s new president announced a state of alert for two municipalities with high crime rates to combat gang activity Friday, a measure that allows the deployment of military troops. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
Guatemala sends troops to fight gangs in 2 high-crime areasGuatemala’s new president has announced a state of alert for two municipalities with high crime rates to combat gang activity
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Mexico: accident caused drowning deaths of 4 personnelMexico's army says the drowning death this week of four soldiers was caused by an accident involving confiscated weapons
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