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Chilean volcano darkens Argentine tourism outlook

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- The 100 million tons of pyroclastic ash and rock spewed by an Andean volcano has meant hundreds of millions of dollars in losses for communities more accustomed to profiting from the dramatic mountain landscape....

Acrobat, mom reenact fatal Puerto Rico wire walk

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Two members of a famed acrobatic family commemorated patriarch Karl Wallenda on Saturday by completing the stunt that killed him, walking between two towers of a seaside hotel on a wire 100 feet (31 meters) above the ground, without a net....

Mexican court confirms ex-Tijuana mayor's release

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The flamboyant former mayor of the Mexican border city of Tijuana won another legal round Thursday when a court rejected an appeal by federal prosecutors seeking to overturn the dismissal of weapons charges against him....

18 activists arrested on Greenland oil rig

STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Police on Saturday arrested 18 Greenpeace activists who climbed aboard an oil rig off Greenland's coast to protest deepwater drilling in the Arctic....

Bosnian man blinded in war reflects on Mladic

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) -- Sead Bekric was just 14 when he was blinded by artillery fire on a schoolyard nearly 20 years ago during the Bosnian war. The graphic photo of his bloody, maimed face helped introduce the world to some of the atrocities blamed on former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic....

Bosnian teen blinded in war reflects on Mladic

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) -- Sead Bekric was just 14 when he was blinded by artillery fire on a schoolyard nearly 20 years ago during the Bosnian war. The graphic photo of his bloody, maimed face helped introduce the world to some of the atrocities blamed on former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic....

AP Exclusive: Boy in Mladic video looks back

PROHICI, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- The video horrified the world: a grinning Ratko Mladic patting a young Muslim boy on the head and assuring him everyone in the Srebrenica area would be safe - just hours before overseeing the murder of 8,000 Muslim men and boys....

Srebrenica survivor visits Bosnian killing field

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- The hardest part was the ants. They crawled over his arms and legs, over his face and into his mouth, hour by hour as he pretended to be dead in a pile of corpses slowly turning stiff....

Pope denounces 'disintegration' of Europe families

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) -- Pope Benedict XVI wrapped up his visit to Croatia on Sunday by denouncing the "disintegration" of family life in Europe and calling for couples to make a commitment to marry and have children, not just live together....

India warns Pakistan over any new terror attacks

SINGAPORE (AP) -- A top defense official has warned that India would likely retaliate if another terror attack on its soil is linked to members of Pakistan's security apparatus....

Police break up Indian yoga guru's hunger strike

NEW DELHI (AP) -- Hundreds of police officers swooped down Sunday on the venue of a hunger strike by a charismatic Indian yoga guru and forcibly removed him and thousands of his supporters....

Malaysia police slammed for cattle-branding women

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian lawyers, politicians and activists lambasted the police Saturday, accusing them of abusing their power in chaining up and marking the bodies of 30 foreign women detained for alleged prostitution....

Bolivian leader marks start of road Indians oppose

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) -- Bolivian President Evo Morales on Friday inaugurated construction on a highway planned to pass through a nature reserve over the objections of Indian groups that fear it will damage their lands....

Caribbean budget airline to fly to Trinidad

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- The Caribbean's first discount airline has received the go-ahead to fly to Trinidad, ending a monthslong conflict with government regulators....

Chile court rules on case of Mapuche Indians

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- A ruling by Chile's Supreme Court on Friday failed to persuade four Mapuche Indian activists to give up a long-running hunger strike against the government's use of a tough anti-terrorism law to crack down on their efforts to regain ancestral lands....

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