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Mexico becoming a major force in world’s automotive industry

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

It might be a stretch to describe Aguascalientes in north-central Mexico as the new Detroit. But it wouldn’t be a huge stretch.

Emma Watson 'touched' by reception in Uruguay

|Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

British actor Emma Watson says she is "immensely touched" by the reception she received in Uruguay, where she traveled as a goodwill ambassador for the UN's women's agency.

Venezuela threatens citizenship of actress Alonso

|Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Venezuela's leftist government says it is moving to revoke the citizenship of actress Maria Conchita Alonso, a bitter critic of the government.

UN: Syrian militants kept weapons of Fijian troops

|Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

The United Nations says Syrian militants did not return the weapons, uniforms and cars taken from 45 Fijian peacekeepers who were released last week after two weeks of captivity on the Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights.

Desperate Gazans flee to Europe in risky sea trips

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

The university student was desperate to flee Gaza after suffering through years of border closures and three wars.

Attacks kill at least 11 in Iraq

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

A suicide car bombing on a security post outside Baghdad and explosion on a crowded commercial street in the Iraqi capital killed at least 11 people Wednesday, officials said.

Suicide bombers kill 15 at north Nigerian college

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Two suicide bombers killed at least 15 students Wednesday at a government college in Nigeria's northern city of Kano, police and emergency officials said.

UN says building materials to Gaza may quadruple

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

A deal reached on war-battered Gaza's reconstruction is set to be implemented in the coming months, with the amount of building materials entering the territory expected to quadruple, a U.N. official said Wednesday, in the first details of the agreement to emerge.

Nigerian preacher faces scrutiny after disaster

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

A Nigerian televangelist whose exuberant followers across Africa and beyond believe he has powers of healing and prophesy is now under scrutiny after one of his buildings collapsed, killing at least 70 people.

15 Syrian children die after getting vaccinations

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

At least 15 children died after receiving vaccinations in rebel-held parts of northwestern Syria, while the death toll from two days of government airstrikes on a central city climbed to nearly 50, a heavy toll even by the vicious standards of the country's civil war, activists said.

1st UK volunteer gets experimental Ebola vaccine

|Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

British scientists say a former nurse has become the first person in the country to receive an experimental Ebola vaccine in an early trial to test its safety.

Is Scotland and France's 'Auld Alliance' back?

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

As the Scottish decide whether to break from the union with England, the embers of an even older Scottish alliance are being revived: "The Auld Alliance" with the French.

Paralympics head won't promote Pistorius' return

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

As Oscar Pistorius awaits sentencing for the culpable homicide of Reeva Steenkamp, it's uncertain if the fallen sports icon will ever race again. What's clearer is that the Paralympic leadership will not be encouraging any comeback by the double amputee sprinter.

Japan seeks backing for whaling despite UN ruling

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Japan sought international backing Wednesday for its highly criticized plan to resume whale hunting in the Antarctic next year, despite a ruling against it by the top U.N. court.

Researchers locate site of gas chambers in Poland

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Polish and Israeli Holocaust researchers say they have discovered the exact location of the building that housed gas chambers at Sobibor, one of the death camps operated by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland.

Indonesia adds more copters to fight forest fires

|Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Indonesia on Wednesday added more water-dropping helicopters to fight forest and plantation wildfires that are spreading haze across the region, limiting visibility and increasing air pollution.

Puerto Rico police arrest reggaeton star Don Omar

|Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Puerto Rico reggaeton star Don Omar was arrested Wednesday in the U.S. territory on suspicion of domestic violence.

Top Saudi clerics issue edict against terrorism

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Saudi Arabia's highest body of religious scholars issued a stern ruling on Wednesday calling terrorism a "heinous crime" and saying perpetrators including Islamic State militants deserve punishment in line with Islamic law.

French case against Iran opposition group dropped

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

French judges have thrown out terrorism-linked charges against nine members of an exiled Iranian opposition group, closing the last part of a case that began 11 years ago with mass arrests that provoked several deaths by protesters setting themselves afire.

Experts: Chopin's heart shows signs of TB

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

The preserved heart of composer Frederic Chopin contains signs of tuberculosis and possibly some other lung disease, medical experts said Wednesday.