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Nigerian senator-elect to fight US extradition, drug charges

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Lagos, May 25 (AP) - A man newly elected to Nigeria's Senate was on Monday refusing to attend a court hearing on his extradition to the United States on 20-year-old drug charges related to the TV hit "Orange is the New Black."
Senator-elect Buruji Kashamu, 56, has declared his innocence. Kashamu's spokesman said he would only appear at the Federal High Court when an arrest warrant is produced. Chicago prosecutors charge he was the kingpin of a heroin trafficking ring there in the 1990s...

Relatives doubt that 42 men died in shootout on Mexico ranch

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Morelia, Mexico (AP) - One body was missing an eye and had bruises on its face. Another had its teeth knocked inward. One had a gunshot in the top of the head.
Relatives of some of the people killed in what authorities say was a shootout with drug cartel gunmen in Michoacan state told The...

Greece’s leftist leaders reject call to miss debt payment

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Athens, May 25 (AP) - Greece will continue paying its debts, after its ruling Radical Left Coalition narrowly rejected a call by party hardliners to miss its next International Monetary Fund loan payment.
Syriza's central committee rejected the proposal by far left hardliners 95-75, with one...

57 dead in China floods, including 2 kids on overloaded bus

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Beijing, May 23 (AP) - The death toll in China's latest round of flooding has risen to at least 57, including two schoolchildren aboard a bus carrying more than twice its authorized passenger load that plunged into a pond, authorities said Saturday.

At least 13 other people are missing in floods...

Peru suspends civil liberties in region after 4th death

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Lima, May 23 (AP) - Peru's government said it was suspending civil liberties in a southern coastal valley after a fourth death in violent anti-mining protests against a Mexican-owned copper mining project.

Cabinet chief Pedro Cateriano said the 60-day emergency would take effect Saturday, with...

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