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In Peru, whip-cracking vigilantes serve up justice

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CAJAMARCA, Peru (AP) — The vigilantes collared the short, pot-bellied man at Cajamarca's teeming outdoor market and marched him to their sto... Full Story

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  • In Peru, whip-cracking vigilantes serve up justice
    In Peru, whip-cracking vigilantes serve up justice

    CAJAMARCA, Peru (AP) — The vigilantes collared the short, pot-bellied man at Cajamarca's teeming outdoor market and marched him to their storefront. He was a serial pickpocket, they said.

  • OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices
    OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices

    VIENNA (AP) — Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result.

  • Taliban attack rocks upscale Kabul district
    Taliban attack rocks upscale Kabul district

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban fighters staged an attack Thursday evening in an upscale district in the Afghan capital Kabul. Witnesses described multiple explosions and bursts of gunfire in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, which contains numerous foreign embassies and compounds housing internatioal agencies and companies — as well as the homes of some senior Afghan government officials.

  • Mubarak verdict due, but Egyptians' interest wanes
    Mubarak verdict due, but Egyptians' interest wanes

    CAIRO (AP) — Amal Shaker's 25-year-old son Ahmed was fatally shot in the back on the "Friday of Rage," one of the bloodiest days of Egypt's 2011 uprising against longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Nearly four years later, she is still waiting for justice.

  • With incentives and brute force, IS subdues tribes
    With incentives and brute force, IS subdues tribes

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group is employing multiple tactics to subdue the Sunni Muslim tribes in Syria and Iraq under its rule, wooing some with gifts — everything from cars to feed for their animals — while brutally suppressing those that resist with mass killings.

  • Ebola aid dogged by coordination lags in Guinea
    Ebola aid dogged by coordination lags in Guinea

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Eight months into West Africa's Ebola outbreak, aid efforts in Guinea still suffer from poor coordination, hampering deployments of international support to help quell a virus that has killed more than 1,200 people in the former French colony, officials and medical aid providrs say.

  • Peres criticizes Israel's 'Jewish state' bill

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's former president has come out against a bill floated by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that would define Israel as "the Jewish state."

  • Namibia votes in election favoring ruling party

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The southern African nation of Namibia on Friday voted in parliamentary and presidential elections expected to deliver a comfortable win for the ruling party, which has been in power since independence in 1990.

  • Diplomats make trade deal to cut red tape, poverty
    Diplomats make trade deal to cut red tape, poverty

    GENEVA (AP) — After many years of talking, the World Trade Organization pulled off a major deal Thursday that the body said could boost global commerce by $1 trillion annually.

  • Mexico president announces anti-crime crackdown
    Mexico president announces anti-crime crackdown

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president announced a nationwide anti-crime plan Thursday that would allow Congress to dissolve local governments infiltrated by drug gangs and give state authorities control over often-corrupt municipal police.

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