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The Latest: US blames Russia for Syria chemical weapons use

PARIS — The Latest on U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and chemical weapons in Syria (all times local):

5:10 p.m.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says that Russia is ultimately to blame for any use of chemical weapons in Syria. 226 more words


UN says Congo forces target its rights workers in protests

DAKAR, Senegal — The United Nations human rights office says Congolese security forces targeted U.N. monitors, preventing them from doing their jobs, while using excessive force against demonstrators who were protesting against the government. 100 more words


Bahamas military detains 70 Haitian migrants from sailboat

NASSAU, Bahamas — The Bahamas military has detained 70 Haitians crossing the southern portion of the island chain in a sailboat.

A Royal Bahamas Defence Force statement says the suspected migrants were located Monday evening by a U.S. 87 more words


Tanzania arrests pregnant schoolgirls to help catch the men

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — Tanzanian authorities say they have arrested five schoolgirls so they can help with information on the men who impregnated them. 108 more words


The Latest: Florida to seek death penalty in serial killings

TAMPA, Fla. — The Latest on prosecutors seeking the death penalty for a Florida man accused of randomly killing four people in a Tampa neighbourhood (all times local): 274 more words


Russia revokes permit for satire about Stalin's death

MOSCOW — Russia’s Culture Ministry banned a satirical film about Soviet leader Josef Stalin’s death from movie theatres Tuesday following criticism from communists and others that the British-French production made a mockery of Russia’s history. 412 more words


Maryland youth sentenced for threatening Indiana high school

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Authorities say a juvenile from Maryland who called and threatened a western Indiana high school has been sentenced to serve two years in a detention facility. 106 more words