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Mexican police capture top cartel capo ‘La Tuta’ Gomez

Federal police escort who they identify as Servando “La Tuta” Gomez,”- leader of the Knights Templar cartel, as he sits inside helicopter at a federal hanger- in Mexico City, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.- Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico’s...
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Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot dead

Russian police investigate the the body of Boris Nemtsov, a former Russian deputy prime minister and opposition leader at Red Square with St. Basil Cathidral in the background in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Russia’s Interior Ministry says Boris Nemtsov, a...
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Kurdish fighters rout IS militants from town near Iraq

Iraqis hold a protest a day after Islamic State militants posted an online video showing them smashing rare ancient artifacts in a museum, in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. The protesters held a banner denouncing the destruction of the artifacts and call upon the Iraqi...
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Argentina prosecutor Julio Cesar Strassera dies at 81

FILE – In this Jan. 11, 2015 file photo, Argentina’s former judge Julio Cesar Strassera, left, speaks with France’s ambassador to Argentina, Jean-Michel Casa, during a demonstration in solidarity with the victims of an attack in Paris, outside France’s...
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Argentina prosecutor Julio Cesar Strassera dies at 81

FILE – In this Jan. 11, 2015 file photo, Argentina’s former judge Julio Cesar Strassera, left, speaks with France’s ambassador to Argentina, Jean-Michel Casa, during a demonstration in solidarity with the victims of an attack in Paris, outside France’s...

Mexico official: Police capture top capo ‘La Tuta’ Gomez

MEXICO CITY (AP) – Servando “La Tuta” Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico’s most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police, according to a Mexican official. Gomez was arrested...

US rescinds rule requiring judges to move to Guantanamo

MIAMI (AP) – Officials have rescinded a new rule requiring U.S. military judges presiding over tribunals at Guantanamo Bay to relocate to the base in Cuba. The rule prompted the judge in the Sept. 11 terrorism case earlier this week to order an immediate halt to proceedings...

Switzerland 1st country to submit pledge for UN climate pact

STOCKHOLM (AP) – Switzerland has become the first country to submit a pledge to the United Nations for a new global climate deal, vowing to cut its greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. The Swiss government said Friday that at least 30 percent...

2 inmates accused in killing of 10 tourists flee from jail

MANSEHRA, Pakistan (AP) – A senior police officer in Pakistan says two prisoners believed to be involved in the 2013 slaying of 10 foreign climbers at the base of one of the world’s tallest mountains have escaped from jail. Senior police officer Ishaq Hussain says...

Mexico official: Top capo nabbed in western Michoacan state

MEXICO CITY (AP) – Servando “La Tuta” Gomez, one of the most-wanted drug lords and who once terrorized western Michoacan state, was captured early Friday by federal police, according to a Mexican official. He was arrested in the capital city of Morelia without a...