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Dominican agents detain woman with $70K in stomach

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Dominican Republic officials say they have arrested a woman who was carrying more than $70,000 in her stomach and $69,000 hidden inside her suitcase.

After attacks, Canada balances security, openness

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Canada treasures its image as an orderly, open society, a place where the seat of government welcomes weekly public yoga sessions on its front lawn beneath a monument called the Peace Tower.

‘Twilight’s’ Kristen Stewart captures soul-numbing work of Guantánamo guards in ‘Camp X-Ray’

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Earlier this year, the U.S. Marine general who opened Camp X-Ray at Guantánamo Bay Navy base in 2002 called guarding detainees there a “soul-numbing experience.”

Syria’s other war: Rebels plead for U.S. military help as Assad forces close on Aleppo

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Rebels opposed to President Bashar Assad called Friday for help from the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State, saying the Syrian military is close to encircling the city of Aleppo and cutting off rebel supply routes to Turkey.

4 dead during attempted Dominican prison break

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Authorities in the Dominican Republic say at least four inmates died and two guards were injured during an attempted prison escape orchestrated by armed gunmen.

Public donations pay for Argentine national park

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Argentines have a new national park that is home to endangered species like jaguars and crowned solitary eagles, thanks to donations from the public to cover the initial cost.

Mozambique's ruling party wins presidential race

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The ruling party candidate for president in Mozambique has won the election with about 57 percent of the vote, elections officials said Friday.

Dominican Republic rejects int'l court decision

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The Dominican Republic is rejecting a decision by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights that found the Caribbean country discriminated against Dominicans of Haitian descent.

Greeks get 8 years to clear austerity tax bill

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Parliament has approved draft legislation that would give distressed Greeks more than eight years to settle unpaid taxes imposed under the country's austerity measures.

Brazil's Rousseff slams magazine's allegations

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday denounced as an "act of electoral terrorism" a newsmagazine report suggesting she and her predecessor were aware of a corruption scheme within state-run oil giant Petrobras.

Palestinian killed in clash with Israeli military

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

A Palestinian-American teenager was killed during clashes with the Israeli military on Friday amid heightened tensions in Jerusalem and the West Bank.

France OKs extradition of dissident Kazakh banker

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

A French appeals court has authorized the extradition to Russia or Ukraine of a Kazakh dissident banker whose legal case is tangled up in at least five countries.

Cholera sickens nearly 1,000 people in Niger

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Doctors Without Borders says a cholera outbreak in the West African country of Niger killed 20 people and has sickened nearly 1,000 people.

Canada to give slain soldier hero's send-off

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The soldier shot dead by a gunman who then stormed Canada's seat of government was given a hero's send-off Friday, with a motorcade along the highway where the country honors its war dead.

4 consulates get suspicious packages in Turkey

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Turkish authorities say the consulates of Canada, Belgium and Germany in Istanbul have been evacuated after receiving suspicious packages Friday.

UN calls on Mexico to do more to find missing students, asks permission to help

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday admonished Mexico to “step up” efforts to locate 43 students who went missing nearly a month ago, a sign that Mexico faces increasing heat over its human rights record.

Poland strips Russian journalist of accreditation

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The Polish Foreign Ministry says it has stripped a Russian journalist of his right to work in Poland.

Miss Uganda contestants compete in farming

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

When the Miss Uganda contestants arrived at this sprawling farm outside Kampala, they quickly realized their high-heels would not be useful. So they put on gumboots and strutted awkwardly as they took turns learning how to milk a cow.

Architect Frank Gehry shocks with obscene gesture

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Architect Frank Gehry traveled to Spain to receive a prestigious award but shocked his hosts by responding to a reporter's question with an obscene gesture and making contemptuous comments about most modern architecture.

Myanmar army kills journalist it calls Karen rebel

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Myanmar's army shot dead a journalist who was detained while covering clashes between the army and ethnic rebels at the rugged border, saying he reached for a soldier's gun during an attempted escape, the press council said Friday.