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Mass occupation underscores Brazil's poverty, creates angst
SAO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil (AP) -- Luciano Oliveira, a bricklayer, gazes at the floor of his tiny wood shack, which is one of thousands of makeshift settlements that comprise a massive squat in this suburb of Sao Paulo....

Conservative Pinera wins another turn as Chile's president
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Former President Sebastian Pinera's resounding victory in a presidential runoff election swings Chile back to the right and highlights the increasing number of conservative leaders who have won power in Latin America....

Honduras president declared election winner; unrest persists
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) -- President Juan Orlando Hernandez was declared the winner of Honduras' disputed election, but that did little to quell unrest from weeks of uncertainty as challenger Salvador Nasralla called for more protests Monday and vowed to take his claims of fraud before the Organization of American States....

APNewsBreak: US soldier fought to end after ambush in Niger
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Army Sgt. La David T. Johnson died in a hail of gunfire, hit as many as 18 times as he took cover in thick brush, fighting to the end after fleeing militants who had just killed three comrades in an October ambush in Niger, The Associated Press has learned....

Sydney man charged with brokering North Korea missile sales
SYDNEY (AP) -- A South Korean-born Sydney man was charged Sunday with acting as an economic agent for North Korea in Australia by allegedly attempting to broker sales worth tens of millions of dollars for Pyongyang that included components used in ballistic missiles....

French sailor Gabart sets new solo round-the-world record
BREST, France (AP) -- French sailor Francois Gabart broken the record Sunday for sailing around the world alone, circumnavigating the planet in just 42 days and 16 hours....

South Africa's ruling ANC party votes for new leader Monday
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South Africa's ruling African National Congress will vote for its new president on Monday, as delegates choose between two candidates to lead Nelson Mandela's historic liberation movement....

3 astronauts blast off for International Space Station
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) -- A capsule carrying three astronauts from Russia, Japan and the United States has blasted off for a two-day trip to the International Space Station....

Putin thanks Trump for CIA tip he says stopped bomb plot
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned U.S. President Donald Trump Sunday to thank him for a CIA tip that helped thwart a series of bombings in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin and the White House said....

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