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Officials blame Colombia power outage on rebels

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Colombian officials are blaming rebels for a power outage at the country's main port of Buenaventura.

Official: Venezuela tried to pressure Aruba

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Aruba's top prosecutor said Tuesday that Venezuela ratcheted up various types of pressure against the Dutch Caribbean island and the Netherlands in recent days to try to win the release of a powerful former general wanted on U.S. drug-trafficking charges.

Activists: Syrian rebels detonate tunnels, kill 13

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Insurgents fighting in Syria to oust President Bashar Assad detonated bomb-packed tunnels under buildings in the contested northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday, killing at least 13 pro-government troops, opposition activists said.

Elegant Louvre Garden in Paris infested with rats

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp on the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers and scaring tourists.

London's iconic Gherkin building put up for sale

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

One of London's most recognizable office buildings has been put up for sale.

Hamas demands for cease-fire and Israel's concerns

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Hamas rulers have presented a list of demands to stop their fire on Israel in the Gaza war. Israel has said it doesn't want to reward Hamas for its rocket campaign, but has other reasons to oppose the demands — mostly based on security.

Lavrov and Kerry talk about Cold war-era arms deal

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Russia's Foreign Ministry says the chief diplomats from Russia and the United States have discussed the situation in Ukraine and the fulfillment of a Cold War-era arms control deal that the U.S. has accused Russia of violating.

Nigerian militants bomb bridge, killing 8 people

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Witnesses say insurgents blew up a bridge in northern Nigeria, killing eight people, as soldiers stationed nearby fled for their lives.

Anti-Semitic graffiti appears in Rome amid turmoil

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Rome's mayor has denounced anti-Semitic graffiti and swastikas that have appeared across Rome and ordered them removed.

Myanmar information and health ministers step down

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Myanmar's ministers for information and health have been allowed to retire, state television reported Tuesday, in the country's second Cabinet reshuffle in two months.

China reports deadly attack in northwest

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

A mob armed with knives and axes rampaged through part of China's volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang and police responded with gunfire, leaving dozens of people dead in the latest violence blamed Islamic militants, state media reported Tuesday.

China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

China's anti-monopoly agency announced an investigation Tuesday of Microsoft Corp., stepping up regulatory pressure on foreign technology companies.

China’s anti-corruption push targets highest-ranking official yet

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

China’s Communist Party has placed under investigation the highest-ranking official yet to be ensnared in its corruption crackdown, Zhou Yongkang, former security chief and oil czar.

Hundreds evacuated, 3 dead in East Europe floods

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Three people died and several hundreds were forced to evacuate as surging floodwaters submerged villages in Eastern Europe on Tuesday.

Top doctor dies from Ebola after treating dozens

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

A leading doctor who risked his own life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died Tuesday from the disease, officials said, as a major regional airline announced it was suspending flights to the cities hardest hit by an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people.

Burundi on edge amid rise of violent youth group

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

The group stoking fear among many Burundians includes stick-wielding men who sing patriotic tunes. The youth wing of Burundi's ruling party is also threatening and sometimes killing opposition members with impunity, a human rights watchdog group said Tuesday.

Filipino rebels free 4 policemen taken 3 weeks ago

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Communist guerrillas on Tuesday freed four police officers they abducted from a police station in the southern Philippines three weeks ago, the military said.

Hungary's opposition asks EU to protect democracy

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

An opposition group said Tuesday it would ask the European Union to step up its oversight of democracy in Hungary after the prime minster said he wants to transform the country from a liberal democracy into an "illiberal state."

Militia gunfire in Libya capital as inferno rages

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Heavy gunfire between warring militias prevented firefighters from battling a massive inferno in Libya's capital Tuesday, despite calls for a cease-fire to end the worst violence in the capital since the country's 2011 civil war.

Strong quake shakes Mexico's Gulf coast

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

A strong earthquake shook much of eastern Mexico on Tuesday, but there were no reports of damage or injury.