Study predicts deserts in Spain if global warming continues
BERLIN (AP) ? Southern Spain will become desert and deciduous forests will vanish from much of the Mediterranean basin unless global warming is reined in sharply, according to a study released Thursday.
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Colombian president postpones talks with ELN rebels
Bogota (AFP) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos suspended peace talks with the ELN rebels Thursday, hours before they were due to open, insisting the guerrillas first release an ex-lawmaker they are holding hostage.
Colbert airing 2 live 'Late Show' hours election weekNEW YORK (AP) ? CBS says "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" has elected to broadcast a pair of live episodes the week of the presidential election.
Police detain Imran Khan supporters ahead of his rally
ISLAMABAD (AP) ? Police in Pakistan's capital detained dozens of supporters of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan late on Thursday, triggering brief clashes between police and opposition activists in various parts of Islamabad.
Iraqis find bomb factory, tunnels on long road to Mosul
KHAZER, Iraq (AP) ? Iraqi forces explored a network of tunnels and uncovered a bomb-making facility on Thursday in a village near Mosul that was recently retaken from the Islamic State group, offering a glimpse of the challenge they will face as they move closer to the city.
Auto insurers: Distraction big factor in traffic death surgeAn auto insurance industry official says insurers believe distracted driving is a big factor behind the recent surge in traffic fatalities and injuries. The Department of Transportation recently announced ...
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Superstar ally Michelle Obama hits trail with Clinton
Winston-Salem (United States) (AFP) - Michelle Obama, surprise star of the 2016 White House campaign, hit the trail Thursday with Democrat Hillary Clinton as the former and current first ladies fight to conquer battleground states before Election Day. Obama has emerged as a compelling force in the hard-fought campaign, delivering powerful arguments against Republican Donald Trump and in support of Clinton's bid to become the first female president in US history. Michelle and Hillary joined forces on the trail for the first time to headline a rally at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina -- a key swing state where early voting is already under way before the November 8 election.
Venezuela crisis enters dangerous phase as Maduro foes go militant
By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - In a curious convergence of events on the same day last week, four Venezuelan provincial courts issued identical rulings, state governors quickly hit Twitter to celebrate, then the election board emailed a short but bombshell statement. Opposition hopes for a referendum to recall President Nicolas Maduro were dashed, on grounds of fraud in an initial signature drive. For many in the opposition, that settled a years-old debate about the nature of Venezuela's socialist government, uniting them in conviction they are now fighting a dictatorship.