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El Salvador police arrest ex-President Tony Saca on corruption allegations

Former Salvadoran President Tony Saca has been arrested on allegations of illicit enrichment, unlawful association and money laundering, prosecutors said Saturday.<p>Saca, a former radio sports announcer, held office from 2004 to 2009 for the rightist Nationalist Republican Alliance.<p>Police said six …

Latin America

'Afghan Girl': National Geographic star 'should be bailed'

<b>An Afghan woman immortalised on the cover of National Geographic magazine should be granted bail, Pakistan's interior minister says, after she was arrested on fraud charges.</b><p>Sharbat Gula, whose haunting green eyes made her famous as a child refugee, is accused of procuring fake ID papers.<p>"I think I …

Pakistan

Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro to meet with opposition, foreign mediators

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro was expected to sit down Sunday with members of the opposition and foreign mediators, a gesture his foes suspect is a time-wasting tactic to ease pressure on the unpopular leader.<p>Maduro has said he will personally attend a meeting, expected …

Venezuela

Turkey detains 13 journalists after mass firings of public servants

<b>(CNN) —</b> Turkey has detained 13 journalists in an ongoing wave of government crackdowns following a coup attempt in July.<p>Early Monday morning, Turkish police detained Murat Sabuncu, editor-in-chief of the newspaper Cumhuriyet, along with a dozen other reporters in a raid, according to official news …

North Africa

Catholic church could face multi-million pound payout as sex abuse case is heard

The Catholic church could face a compensation bill of millions of pounds following a test case on sexual abuse at a former children’s home which opens on Monday.<p>The civil case at the high court in Leeds follows the imprisonment this year of the home’s former principal and chaplain for sexual …

Sociology

China to show off new J-20 stealth fighter

<b>Zhuhai, China (CNN) —</b> The world gets a rare glimpse of China's newest military hardware and capabilities this week at China's International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, with its J-20 stealth fighter jet expected to be unveiled to the public for the first time.<p>The People's Liberation Army Air …

China

2 billion children breathe toxic air worldwide, UNICEF says

NEW DELHI (AP) — As Indians awoke Monday to smoke-filled skies from a weekend of festival fireworks, New Delhi's worst season for air pollution began …

Pollution

Afghanistan tries to clean up its militias, both legal and illegal

On the outskirts of a remote district in northern Afghanistan’s Takhar province, about 80 armed men gathered near the front line of a<p>Taliban-controlled village, ready for battle.<p>Half the fighters were members of the Afghan Local Police, a U.S.-backed militia supervised by the Afghan interior …

Afghanistan

Fraud charges dropped against South Africa's finance minister

South Africa's respected finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, is in the clear after the country's chief prosecutor dropped fraud charges against him.<p>The prosecutor announced the fraud charges just three weeks ago, rocking the domestic stock market and the South African currency. On Monday, he withdrew …

South Africa

China allows Philippines fishermen access to disputed shoal in South China Sea

<b>(CNN) —</b> Philippine ships have been allowed to access the contested Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea, with Chinese ships not harassing Filipino fisherman for the first time in years.<p>Philippines Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana told CNN Monday that aerial surveillance had showed that …

China

Morocco Fish Seller Mouhcine Fikri's Death Ignites Protests

Protests erupted across Morocco on Sunday after a fish seller was reportedly crushed to death inside a garbage truck while trying to retrieve wares allegedly confiscated by police.<p>The incident mirrored the death of a Tunisian fruit seller whose self-immolation in 2011 was a catalyst for the Arab …

Africa

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Syrian army says rebel bombardment of Aleppo killed 84 in three days

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria’s army said on Monday the Nusra Front and what the army called other terrorist groups had killed 84 people, mostly women and children, in Aleppo during the past three days, in a bombardment that included chemical weapons and rocket fire.<p>The Nusra Front broke allegiance with …

Middle East

Pollution in India's Capital New Delhi Reaches Peak Levels After Diwali Weekend

Residents of New Delhi paid a high pollution cost Monday after the city’s Diwali celebrations over the weekend.<p>According to the <i>Hindustan Times</i>, the …