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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Preparations for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro have made "a lot of progress" in the last six months but the schedule "remains tight," the head of the IOC's inspection team said Wednesday.Nawal El Moutawakel, who ended ...more

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico federal officials say alleged cartel capo Hector Beltran Leyva believed captured. ...more

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TORONTO (AP) — Experts identified a shipwreck uncovered last month in the Arctic as the HMS Erebus, the ship British Rear Adm. Sir John Franklin was likely sailing on when it vanished along with another vessel 170 years ago, Canada's prime minister ann ...more

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A U.S. snowboarder, climber and mountain guide has been killed in an avalanche in Argentina.Liz Daley, 29, from Tacoma, Washington, died Monday in the Fitz Roy Massif region outside El Chalten, Argentina. Her spons ...more

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HONG KONG (AP) — Raising the stakes in their standoff with the authorities, Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters threatened to occupy key government buildings unless the territory's top official resigns by the end of the day Thursday.The Chinese ...more

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HONG KONG (AP) — The luxury boutiques of Hong Kong's Tsim Shai Tsui district are so mobbed with vacationing Chinese customers that store owners have put up red velvet ropes to control the crowds. Pro-democracy protesters saw it as a perfect spot to spr ...more

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations said Wednesday a staff member in Liberia has died from "probable Ebola," while the World Health Organization said it was optimistic that an Ebola vaccine could be available for mass vaccination campaigns as earl ...more

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PARIS (AP) — France is deploying an anti-aircraft frigate and more fighter jets in the Persian Gulf region to boost its ability to carry out airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq.The Defense Ministry said Wednesday that three Rafale ...more

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BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO's new secretary-general struck a more conciliatory tone Wednesday on Russia, saying there's a chance now for improved relations between Moscow and the West."We see opportunity in the cease-fire, which has now been establishe ...more

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LIMASSOL, Cyprus (AP) — British Royal Air Force warplanes flying out of a UK air base on Cyprus have destroyed four Islamic State group targets in Iraq over the last two days, the base commander said Wednesday.RAF Akrotiri station commander, Gro ...more