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12 slain, dumped on road in rural dispute in southern Mexico

MEXICO CITY — Authorities in Mexico's Gulf coast state of Veracruz said Monday that 12 men were killed and their bodies dumped on a roadside in what may have been a dispute between cattle ranchers.

Strong quake shakes Argentina, Chile; no reports of injuries

SANTIAGO, Chile — A powerful earthquake struck in northwestern Argentina near the border with central Chile just before midnight Monday, shaking people in parts of both countries.
Taiwan military stages drill aimed at repelling China attack

Taiwan military stages drill aimed at repelling China attack

HSINCHU, Taiwan — Taiwanese troops using tanks, mortars and small arms staged a drill Tuesday aimed at repelling an attack from China, which has increased its threats to reclaim the island and its own displays of military might.
Pakistan PM angry over reports TV anchor knew about strike

Pakistan PM angry over reports TV anchor knew about strike

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s prime minister reacted angrily Monday to media reports of a text exchange between an Indian TV anchor and a former media industry executive that suggests a 2019 Indian airstrike inside Pakistan was designed to boost Indian Prim
Census Bureau director to resign amid criticism over data

Census Bureau director to resign amid criticism over data

Facing criticism that he was acceding to President Donald Trump's demand to produce citizenship information at the expense of data quality, U.S.
California becomes first state to top 3 million virus cases

California becomes first state to top 3 million virus cases

LOS ANGELES — California on Monday became the first state to record more than 3 million known coronavirus infections.
Spaniards killed women, kids over slaying of conquistadores

Spaniards killed women, kids over slaying of conquistadores

MEXICO CITY — New research suggests Spanish conquistadores butchered at least a dozen women and their children in an Aztec-allied town where the inhabitants sacrificed and ate a detachment of Spaniards they had captured months earlier.

Arab League head hopes Biden changes Trump Mideast policies

CAMEROON, Cameroon — The head of the Arab League expressed hope Monday that the Biden administration will change President Donald Trump's policies and launch a political process supported by regional and international parties to achieve independence

North Dakota lawmaker sorry for mass email of QAnon video

BISMARCK, N.D. — A Republican state representative from North Dakota apologized for sending a video from the QAnon movement to all of his fellow lawmakers over the weekend, saying he mistakenly thought it was a message from President Donald Trump.
Japan urges South Korea to drop wartime compensation demands

Japan urges South Korea to drop wartime compensation demands

TOKYO — Japan's foreign minister accused South Korea on Monday of worsening already strained ties by making “illegal” demands for compensation for the sexual abuse of Korean women and use of forced labourers during World War II.