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Whale appears alongside yachts in luxury Argentine area
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- A whale appeared in the marina of one of Buenos Aires' most exclusive neighborhoods Monday, periodically surfacing alongside luxury yachts while hundreds of onlookers tried to capture the moment with smartphones....

Turkey, Kurd rebels gear up for return to all-out conflict
LICE, Turkey (AP) -- The military helicopters swooped in over the Kurdish heartland and dropped white incendiary powder on a raging brush fire - igniting a massive conflagration that raced through the mountains, devouring orchards and livestock. For Kurds living in nearby Lice, the recent Turkish operation brought back memories of the traumatic days in the 1990s when the army twice burned the town to the ground....

Hunters in Africa say they have a role in conservation
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- In 1909-10, Theodore Roosevelt headed a Smithsonian hunting and trapping expedition in Africa that included colleagues who prepared the wildlife he killed for shipment back to America. The former U.S. president and his son, Kermit, shot hundreds of animals....

Zimbabwean operator says American hunter didn't break law
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- An American accused of killing a lion in an allegedly illegal hunt in Zimbabwe in April did not break any laws and acted in good faith, a safari operator who worked for the American said Monday....

Creators of destroyed hitchhiking robot mull rebuild
TORONTO (AP) -- The Canadian talking and tweeting hitchhiking robot that met its untimely end in the United States over the weekend might be given another chance at life....

Brazilian universities to help with dirty water cleanup
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Rio de Janeiro Governor Luiz Fernando Pezao signed a deal Monday with several Brazilian universities and research institutes to develop a plan for cleaning up the polluted waters of the city's sewage-strewn Guanabara Bay, where Olympic sailing events will be held....

Mexico City mayor vows full probe of journalist slaying
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico City's mayor said Monday that no expense will be spared and no line of investigation ignored in the hunt for the killers of four women and a photojournalist, who had fled the state where he worked fearing for his safety....

Report: US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria killed 459 civilians
BAGHDAD (AP) -- U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria have likely killed at least 459 civilians over the past year, a report by an independent monitoring group said Monday....

Misery deepens for those in Puerto Rico who can't leave
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Most tables are empty at Walter Martin's coffee shop in San Juan's colonial district. His brow is furrowed with concern and glistens with sweat in the sweltering Caribbean morning....

Iran's Ahmadinejad seeks political comeback
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has launched a political campaign ahead of February's parliamentary elections in what could prove a challenge to the moderates behind a landmark nuclear agreement reached last month....

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