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Wild Mexican dogs kill 5th victim, 15-year-old girl

MEXICO CITY — A 15-year-old girl found fatally bitten by dogs outside a Mexico City park in mid-December may have been the first victim of a feral pack suspected of killing at least four other people over the last month, prosecutors said Wednesday.Authorities began capturing dogs in the park ...

Sophisticated smuggling tunnel found near Mexico-Ariz. border

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican authorities have discovered a sophisticated smuggling tunnel equipped with electricity and ventilation not far from the Nogales port of entry into Arizona, U.S. and Mexican officials said Friday.The Mexican army said the tunnel was found Thursday after authorities ...

Historic French chateau torn down ‘by mistake’

PARIS -- Residents of a sleepy French village in Bordeaux have been left dumbfounded after discovering their local 18th-century chateau was completely bulldozed "by mistake."The mayor's office in Yvrac said Wednesday that workers who were hired to renovate the grand 13,000-square-meter ...

Anti-American violence could be bad news for Romney campaign

BOSTON— With protests at U.S. embassies and four Americans dead, Mitt Romney is suddenly facing a presidential election focused on a foreign policy crisis he gambled wouldn’t happen.It did — and at a bad time for the GOP hopeful. Momentum in the race is on President Barack Obama’s side ...

libyan president apologizes for death of U.S. ambassador

TRIPOLI, Libya— The American ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed when a mob of protesters and gunmen overwhelmed the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, setting fire to it in outrage over a film that ridicules Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. Libya’s new president apologized ...

Suicide bomber kills 10 at Afghan funeral

KABUL, Afghanistan— Afghan officials say a suicide bomber has killed at least 10 civilians and wounded another 30 at a funeral for a village elder in a remote part of eastern Afghanistan.The deputy police chief for Nangarhar province, Jamil Shamal, says the attack took place on Tuesday in the ...

11 killed in Afghanistan copter crash

KABUL, Afghanistan— Seven American troops and four Afghans died in a Black Hawk helicopter crash on Thursday in southern Afghanistan, the NATO military coalition said. The Taliban claimed their fighters shot down the aircraft.The crash marked another deadly day for the U.S. in Afghanistan, ...

Taliban suicide bomber kills 5 rival militants in Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan-- A Taliban suicide bomber attacked the headquarters of a rival group Friday in northwest Pakistan, killing at least five fighters in the second such bombing this month, militants and a government official said.Clashes among insurgents are common along the Afghan border, ...

Attacks kill 46 across Iraq ahead of Arab summit

BAGHDAD-- Insurgents plotting to derail next week's Arab League meeting in Baghdad unleashed bloody attacks across Iraq on Tuesday, killing 46 people. The government vowed not to be scared off from hosting the summit -- the first in the country in a generation and a chance to prove it is moving ...

Crisis in Syrian city deepens

BEIRUT-- Warnings from Syrian activists of a humanitarian catastrophe in Homs grew more desperate Thursday as government forces resumed shelling an opposition stronghold in the restive central city, where hundreds have died in a weekslong siege.About 30 people, including two Western ...