Baggage Thieves Caught on Camera

Baggage thieves caught on camera

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President Barack Obama waves from the steps of Air Force One as he prepares to leave Mexico for Costa Rica at the Benito Juarez International airport in Mexico City, Friday, May 3, 2013. Obama is to meet with Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla before joining leaders from the Central American Integration system. The regional network also includes the leaders of Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Obama: US-Mexico stereotypes must be broken

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Calling for an end to “old stereotypes,” President Barack Obama on Friday portrayed Mexico as an emerging nation that is remaki...…

Hezbollah warns of possible Syria intervention

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah militant group said Tuesday that Syrian rebels will not be able to defeat President Bashar Assad’s regime militarily, warning that Syria’s “real friends,” including his Iranian-backed militant group, were ready…

Russia had elder Boston suspect under surveillance

MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) — Russian agents placed the elder Boston bombing suspect under surveillance during a six-month visit to southern Russia last year, then scrambled to find him when he suddenly disappeared after police killed a Canadian jihadist,…

ElBaradei: Egypt leader will need opposition help

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s leading opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei said Tuesday he believes the Islamist president will eventually be forced to reach out to the opposition because his group is losing support and isn’t able to tackle the…

France: jihadist convert arrested in Mali

PARIS (AP) — French troops in Mali have arrested a French citizen who converted to Islam, took on the jihadist cause and threatened his native country in a video last fall, the military spokesman said Tuesday. Col. Thierry…

Meningitis outbreak kills at least 40 in Guinea

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Health officials say a meningitis outbreak has killed at least 40 people in the West African nation of Guinea. Conde Lansine, a doctor in the eastern city of Siguiri, said Tuesday it is feared…

Somali region executes 13 people by firing squad

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — An official in a semiautonomous region of Somalia says the government has executed 13 prisoners, including a woman. Abdifatah Haji Aden, Puntland’s military court chairman, said the prisoners were executed by firing squad on…

ANC: We wanted to share Mandela with the world

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The African National Congress responds to a barrage of criticism over broadcasting video of a visibly frail Nelson Mandela by saying it wanted to share the anti-apartheid icon with South Africans and the world. Spokesman…

Italian PM urges EU to focus on fostering growth

BERLIN (AP) — Italy’s prime minister is urging the European Union to drop its insistence on austerity policies and promote initiatives fostering growth instead. Prime Minister Enrico Letta said Tuesday in Germany “it is absolutely necessary” to foster…

Prison terms issued over fatal Russian club fire

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in the Siberian city of Perm has convicted seven people in connection with a nightclub fire that killed 156, sentencing them to prison terms of four to nearly 10 years. The December 2009…

Europe court: Tymoshenko jailing was rights abuse

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s jailing of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was a politically motivated violation of her rights, Europe’s human rights court ruled on Tuesday, dealing a harsh blow to President Viktor Yanukovych who has insisted…

Iran: chemicals ‘red line’ but seeks rebel probe

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister is insisting that use of chemical weapons in Syria would also be a “red line” for Tehran, but suggests rebel forces should be investigated rather than the Islamic Republic’s allies in…

Bangladeshis turn rescuers after building collapse

SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) — The heat in the rubble was sweltering. It closed in on his body like the darkness around him, making it hard to breathe. Working by the faint glow of a flashlight, he slithered through…

Archaeologists plan more digs at Richard III site

LONDON (AP) — Archaeologists who unearthed the skeleton of England’s King Richard III under a municipal parking lot say they want to dig up a 600-year-old stone coffin found nearby. University of Leicester scientists say they hope to…

Egypt’s president says no more privatization

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi says that there will be no further privatization of state-owned companies. Egypt’s economy is hard hit by the more than two years of turmoil since the ouster of longtime president Hosni…

Bombs kill 3 NATO troops, 9 Afghans

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Roadside bomb attacks in Afghanistan killed three NATO service members and nine Afghans on Tuesday, officials said, clear evidence that the insurgents’ annual spring offensive is underway. The service members died in southern Afghanistan,…

Pirate Party has electoral breakthrough in Iceland

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland, a nation of seafarers, has been stormed by pirates. They won’t be forming the government, but online freedom advocates the Pirate Party were still big winners in the country’s election. The party, just…