- Paraguay official fired for kicking indigenous woman
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Paraguay's president has fired the head of the country's Indian affairs office amid accusations he kicked an indigenous woman.
- Dominican Republic union leader held in murder investigation
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A judge in the Dominican Republic has ordered the leader of a public transportation union held for one year while authorities investigate allegations of his involvement in several killings.
- Magnitude 6.2 quake strikes Chile, but no damage
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A magnitude-6.2 earthquake has struck Chile's northern region but authorities say there are no reports of injuries or damage.
- Outrage after Venezuela opposition leader killed
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The slaying of a Venezuelan opposition leader at a campaign rally is becoming an international flashpoint a week before critical congressional elections.
- 11 killed in Mexico, including 2 police in town on US border
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities said attackers killed four members of a civilian police patrol in the turbulent southern state of Guerrero, while two city police officers and five gunmen died in a series of gunbattles in the northern border town of Rio Bravo.
- In Haiti, No. 2 presidential candidate undecided on runoff
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Campaign season for the final round of Haiti's elections has gotten started, but the second-place finisher in the presidential vote said Friday he hasn't decided whether he will participate in a runoff or continue to press for a recount.
- The Latest: French court keeps 2 suspects under house arrest
PARIS (AP) — The latest on the attacks in Paris and security alert in Brussels. All times local:
- Hundreds gather in Cuba in frustration at Ecuador visa rule
HAVANA (AP) — Hundreds of angry Cubans confronted police and Ecuadoran embassy officials in an unusual display of public discontent on Friday after the surprise announcement of a new visa requirement aimed at choking off this year's historic overland emigration of Cubans across more than 3,000 miles (5,000 kilometers) of South and Central America to the U.S. border with Mexico.
- Hungary: 2 suspects hoped to 'execute' government members
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian officials said Friday that two suspects detained last week after weapons were found in their car sought to "execute" members of the government.
- Drowned Syrian boy's aunt says family will settle in Canada
TORONTO (AP) — The aunt of a Syrian boy whose lifeless body was photographed on a Turkish beach, sparking worldwide outrage at the refugee crisis, said Friday that she hopes her family members will be in Canada by Christmas.
- Russia suspends visa-free travel with Turkey
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia announced Friday that it will suspend visa-free travel with Turkey amid the escalating spat over the downing of a Russian warplane by a Turkish fighter jet at the Syrian border.
- EU turns to Turkey to help manage its migration woes
BRUSSELS (AP) — Five years ago, Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi warned that millions of Africans wanted to come to the European Union and offered to make the continent's immigration problem disappear in exchange for billions of euros.
- 2 Palestinians killed after attacking Israeli troops
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli troops shot and killed two Palestinians after they rammed their cars into soldiers in separate attacks in the West Bank on Friday as the country's defense minister urged Israelis to brace themselves for more violence, saying he cannot see an end to the near-daily Palestinian attacks.
- Maldives police break up protest for ex-president's release
MALE, Maldives (AP) — Maldives police on Friday broke up an opposition protest demanding the release of the country's former president, other jailed politicians and activists.
- France honors attack victims in city subdued by mourning
PARIS (AP) — A subdued France paid homage Friday to those killed two weeks ago in the attacks that gripped Paris in fear and mourning, honoring each of the 130 dead by name as the president pledged to "destroy the army of fanatics" who claimed so many young lives.