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  • Gunmen try to kill Libya's recognized prime minister

    Gunmen try to kill Libya's recognized prime minister
    Gunmen tried to assassinate Libya's internationally recognized prime minister on his way to the airport in the eastern city of Tobruk on Tuesday, a spokesman for his government said.
  • Independent candidate rides hatred of politics in Mexico

    Mexicans' disgust with corrupt, aloof, high-living politicians has a name, and it's El Bronco. The horseback-riding, boot-clad, tough-talking Jaime Rodriguez lives up to his nickname. As mayor of a suburb of the northern industrial city of Monterrey,...

    Burundi's crisis deepens as assassinated opposition leader is buried

    Just over a week after a failed coup, the crisis in Burundi deteriorated sharply with escalating violence and the weekend assassination of an opposition leader. Thousands of activists carrying placards Sunday mourned the death of Zedi Feruzi, leader...

    Salvadorans rejoice as slain Archbishop Romero beatified

    Archbishop Oscar Romero was beatified by Roman Catholic officials Saturday in an emotional ceremony elevating the once-controversial cleric to the ranks of the blessed 35 years after his assassination. Underneath a rainbow halo ringing the sun,...

    Movie shot in Mexico City takes on Trotsky's assassination

    It's a tale of love, betrayal and history's most famous murder by ice pick. The plot to assassinate Leon Trotsky, the Soviet revolutionary-turned-exiled dissident, in Mexico City in 1940, is at the heart of "El Elegido" ("The Chosen"), an upcoming...