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Mexico nabs suspects with 10,000 sea turtle eggs

|Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Environmental prosecutors in Mexico say three suspects have been detained in the southern Pacific coast state of Oaxaca with more than 10,000 illegally harvested eggs from protected sea turtles.

Europe, US mull UN resolution on Gaza truce

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

With Egyptian efforts to end the Gaza war collapsing, the United States, Britain, France and Germany are discussing a possible Security Council resolution calling for a sustainable cease-fire and an international monitoring mission to ensure its implementation, U.N. diplomats said Thursday.

Charges dropped against Venezuelan protesters

|Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Venezuelan courts have dropped all charges against hundreds of demonstrators detained during anti-government protests that wracked the South American country this spring.

Dominican Republic bans Miley Cyrus concert

|Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

The Dominican Republic government commission that oversees public performances is banning a Sept. 13 concert by Miley Cyrus on morality grounds.

Rash of new abductions of foreigners in Syria

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

The posting of a video showing the grisly execution of American journalist James Foley by the Islamic State, the al Qaida spinoff that controls much of Iraq and Syria, coincided with a rash of new abductions of foreigners in northern Syria.

Police tear gas, water cannons at Chilean protest

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Student protesters fled a tear gas truck and police water cannons used during a march through the Chilean capital Thursday, but no injuries or arrests were reported.

Drought hits food supplies in Central America

|Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Central America is having one of its worst droughts in decades, and experts warned Thursday that major farm losses and the deaths of hundreds of cattle in the region could leave hundreds of thousands of families without food.

US inspector finds Beyonce, Jay-Z Cuba trip legal

|Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

The U.S. Treasury Department's inspector general has determined Jay-Z and Beyonce's fifth-anniversary trip to Cuba last year was legal under rules allowing educational travel to the island.

Mexico arrests 13 at water-rate protest by Mayas

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Police on Mexico's Caribbean coast arrested 13 activists during a demonstration by Maya Indians against water rate hikes.

Puerto Rico drug ring accused of selling meth

|Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Puerto Rico is for the first time prosecuting a suspected drug-trafficking organization on charges of distributing methamphetamine in the U.S. territory.

Mexican mining firm complains about probe of spill

|Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

A mining conglomerate charged Thursday that it is being subjected to "punitive" legal actions by Mexican officials because one of its mines spilled acid-laced copper sulfate and heavy metals into two rivers.

Venezuela proposes fingerprinting grocery shoppers

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Venezuelans could soon have to scan their fingerprints to buy bread.

Reports: Syria troops kill scores of jihadis

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Syrian troops killed dozens of jihadi fighters, including a prominent media activist, in heavy clashes on Thursday around a sprawling northern air base that the Islamic State group is trying to seize, activists and state media said.

Romania: Ex-PM imprisoned for corruption released

|Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

A former Romanian prime minister who was imprisoned on corruption charges has been released early from prison.

Puerto Rico priest pleads guilty in abuse case

|Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

A Roman Catholic priest in Puerto Rico has pleaded guilty to transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual conduct, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Thursday.

Mento performer Joseph 'Powda' Bennett dies at 76

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Jamaican folk musician Joseph Bennett, who played a rollicking genre of traditional dance music with the long-running Jolly Boys, has died in his Caribbean homeland. He was 76.

Hamas admits kidnapping Israeli teens

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

A senior Hamas leader has said the group carried out the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teens in the West Bank in June — the first time anyone from the Islamic militant group has said it was behind an attack that helped spark the current war in the Gaza Strip.

Turkey's Davutoglu expected to be a docile premier

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, hand-picked by president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan to succeed him as prime minister, is expected to accept a largely backseat role as his boss strives to make his new job the most powerful position in the land.

Libya flights canceled amid militia fighting

|Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Tunisia and Egypt on Thursday canceled flights to neighboring Libya citing security concerns, as militias battle in the capital Tripoli and the eastern city of Benghazi, where a renegade general has launched airstrikes on Islamist militia barracks.

Iraq museum inaugurates 2 halls of statues

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

The Iraqi National Museum inaugurated two renovated halls adorned with life-size stone statues on Thursday, highlighting the rich history of a country once again shattered by war.