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Mexico plans to deploy 10,000 police officers for Pope Francis's visit

Mexico plans to deploy 10,000 police officers for Pope Francis’s visit to Mexico City in February, which is expected to draw 2.3 million people to events in and around the country’s capital. Officials said they plan to station police along almost the six-mile route that the pope’s motorcade will …

Mexico

South Korea resumes anti-North Korea propaganda broadcasts

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea retaliated for North Korea's nuclear test with broadcasts of anti-Pyongyang propaganda across the rival's tense …

Oregon: Armed protesters reject sheriff's offer

<b>The leader of a group of armed protesters occupying a wildlife refuge in the US state of Oregon has refused a sheriff's offer to end the stand-off.</b><p>Ammon Bundy turned down the offer by Harney County Sheriff David Ward to escort the occupiers out of the state.<p>The group took over Malheur National …

Mein Kampf hits stores in tense Germany

<b>It's one of the most talked about publications of the year. It's not a new book. And it's not even a well-written book. But Mein Kampf, by Adolf Hitler, which hits German bookshops for the first time in 70 years on Friday, is certainly attracting attention.</b><p>Hitler's anti-Semitic tirade is seen as …

Iraq in a delicate balancing act amid Saudi-Iran feud

BAGHDAD — Amid rising tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia, one country has stayed noticeably out of the fray.<p>Wedged between the two foes, Iraq is concerned that the conflict between its neighbors could further destabilize the country, where the fragile government is battling the Islamic …

Middle East

'Mega Mao' no more as ridiculed golden statue destroyed

A giant golden statue of Mao Zedong has been torn down in central China just days after the 36-metre effigy sparked an outpouring of criticism and ridicule.<p>Photographs of Henan province’s “mega Mao”, which had reportedly been built in a rural corner of Tongxu county at a cost of 3m yuan (about …

China

An Islamic State affiliate claims credit for Libya attack

CAIRO (AP) — An Islamic State affiliate in eastern Libya claimed responsibility for a suicide truck bomb attack targeting a police base in the town …