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Prosecutor: Brazilian police shot unarmed minor

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Five police officers were detained Thursday after Brazilian television released amateur video that shows officers repeatedly shooting a 14-year-old boy. The boy survived, but was seriously injured....

Mexican media sets drug war coverage guidelines

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Most of Mexico's largest news media outlets agreed to a set of drug-war reporting guidelines Thursday, promising not to glorify drug traffickers, publish cartel propaganda messages or reveal information that could endanger police operations....

EU wants worldwide nuclear plant tests

BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union leaders called for worldwide stress testing of nuclear plants on Friday and committed to putting their 143 reactors through the toughest security checks possible....

UN envoy: Libya must quickly address security

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. envoy to Libya urged the country's new leaders Thursday to act quickly to address major security challenges that have led to serious outbreaks of fighting and impose control over rival militias, tribes and armed backers of Moammar Gadhafi's ousted regime....

Frenchman climbs world's tallest tower

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A tiny speck more than half a mile (800 meters) in the air, a French skyscraper climber successfully scaled the world's tallest building Monday, even navigating the tapered spire that extends beyond the top floors of the Dubai structure....

Skyscraper climber to tackle world's tallest tower

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A French skyscraper climber nicknamed Spiderman hopes to reach new heights next week by scaling the world's tallest tower in Dubai....

French couple issues appeal in surrogacy case

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- A French family detained in Ukraine for trying to smuggle out twins born to a surrogate mother appealed Thursday for a sympathetic country to grant the children citizenship....

UN creates human rights investigator on Iran

GENEVA (AP) -- The United Nations' top human rights body appointed a special investigator to look into human rights abuses in Iran, overcoming resistance from nations that considered it meddling with that country's internal affairs....

UN creates human rights investigator on Iran

GENEVA (AP) -- The United Nations' top human rights body appointed a special investigator to look into human rights abuses in Iran, overcoming resistance from nations that considered it meddling with that country's internal affairs....

Deadly quake collapses bridge, mine in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- A strong earthquake collapsed a bridge and damaged ancient Buddhist pagodas in northern Myanmar, and piecemeal reports from the underdeveloped mining region said mines collapsed and as many as 12 people were feared dead....

Anti-nuke Greens sailing to power in German state

BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's anti-nuclear Greens on Sunday scored a remarkable victory over chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party in a state election that had turned into a referendum on nuclear power in the wake of Japan's Fukushima disaster....

North Koreans to talk with ex-US envoys in Germany

BERLIN (AP) -- An American think tank says senior North Korean officials will meet with former U.S. officials in Germany over the weekend....

Watchmakers compete for the young, old and rich

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) -- Even the world's biggest trade fair for watches can't seem to avoid subtly encouraging the use of an alternative timekeeping device heavily favored by younger - and often bare-wristed - consumers: the smartphone....

Watchmakers compete for the young, old and rich

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) -- Even the world's biggest trade fair for watches can't seem to avoid subtly encouraging the use of an alternative timekeeping device heavily favored by younger - and often bare-wristed - consumers: the smartphone....

Police disperse demonstrators at EU protests

BRUSSELS (AP) -- Police used water cannons and pepper spray to keep demonstrators angry over plans for tough economic measures away from the site of Thursday's European Union summit. At least three police officers were injured....

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