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Mexico homicides jump by a third amid cartel infighting

Homicides in Mexico jumped by more than a third in January, new figures showed, fueled by violence in states hit by an internal split in the Sinaloa drug cartel. Murders were up by more than half in the northern states of Chihuahua and Sinaloa, according to official figures dated Monday. In Baja California there were […]
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Canada sees spike in border crossers coming from US

An unprecedented number of people are fleeing north, seeking safety in a new homeland. No, not in America. Thousands are leaving the United States for Canada and immigration advocates say the political rhetoric of the Trump administration is playing a role. Many cross illegally, braving snow and frigid cold in a dash for asylum. They […]
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Cuba denies entry to OAS chief invited to a pro-democracy event

The Organization of American States Secretary-General Luis Almagro said Wednesday that the Cuban government denied him permission to enter the island to receive a human rights prize created to honor late dissident Oswaldo Paya. Mexican ex-President Felipe Calderon and former Chilean Education Minister Maria Aylwin were denied entry to the island the day before. All […]
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US troops have come 'under fire' in and around Mosul, official says

U.S. troops have come “under fire” and have “returned fire” in and around Mosul as allied forces try to retake the city from ISIS, a U.S. military spokesperson said on Wednesday. “When someone is shooting at you, that is combat,” said Col. John Dorrian, the Baghdad-based spokesman, to Pentagon reporters. While Dorrian said U.S. troops […]
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Shock in Rio as Carnival's muse, 'Globeleza,' will no longer dance naked

Many Brazilians are still trying to make sense of it — their Carnival muse, their beloved Globeleza … wearing clothes? Yep, and the show goes on. The decision was made public with no further explanation last week by TV Globo, which created the luscious icon 26 years ago. [embedded content] Just like that, the network […]
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UK appoints 1st female Scotland Yard chief in 188 years

LONDON –  Senior officer Cressida Dick was named the new commissioner of London’s Metropolitan Police on Wednesday, the first woman to lead Scotland Yard in its 188-year history. Dick, a former assistant commissioner of the force, succeeds Bernard Hogan-Howe, who is stepping down next week. The Met is Britain’s biggest and oldest police force, with […]
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Swiss police lead raids, arrest 1 in probe of ISIS recruiting

GENEVA –  At least one person has been arrested in southern Switzerland as part of a criminal probe over suspected recruiting for the Islamic State group or related organizations. The office of the Swiss attorney general said more than 100 federal police searched several houses in the Italian-speaking Ticino region, as well as of a […]
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Where Eagles Dare: French military using winged warriors to hunt down rogue drones

The French military is literally going where eagles dare in an effort to combat the increasing use of drones by criminals and terrorists. Following incidents of drones flying over the presidential palace and restricted military sites – along with the deadly 2015 Paris terror attacks – the French air force has trained four golden eagles […]