- In Brazil Senate, Rousseff proclaims innocence, blasts VP
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff proclaimed her innocence on Monday, branding her vice president a "usurper" and warning senators that history would judge them harshly if they ousted a democratically elected leader on false charges.
- North Korea denounces UN condemnation, warns US of action
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea has denounced a U.N. Security Council statement condemning its four latest ballistic missile launches, calling it "a hostile act" perpetrated by the United States and warning that it could precipitate America's "self-destruction."
- Mexico's top police chief out after execution allegations
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president dismissed the chief of the federal police force Monday, less than two weeks after the country's human rights commission released a scathing report alleging federal police "executed arbitrarily" at least 22 suspected drug cartel members during a raid on a ranch.
- Obama to juggle security, climate, rights on final Asia trip
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama faces thorny talks about the fight against the Islamic State group, climate change and human rights when he sets off this week across the Pacific for an eight-day valedictory tour through Asia.
- Quake survivors erupt in anger at funeral plan; govt relents
ROME (AP) — Italian quake survivors rebelled in anger Monday over the government's plan to hold a state funeral for their loved ones in an airport hangar in a distant town, where scores of bodies are being kept in refrigerated trucks, and let them watch it on screens from near their emergency tent camp.
- Romania: 6 gov't officials on embezzlement charges
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors say six senior interior ministry officials have been indicted on suspicion of embezzlement and making false statements.
- Kerry urges Bangladesh to step up efforts against terrorism
NEW DELHI (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Monday for Bangladesh to step up efforts to fight extremist violence, come to terms with links between local and international militants and protect and promote human rights.
- US urges halt to Turkish, Kurdish clashes in northern Syria
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The U.S. on Monday urged Turkish troops and Kurdish forces in northern Syria to halt their fighting, saying it hinders efforts to defeat the Islamic State group. But Turkey's president vowed to press ahead with the military operation until the IS and Kurdish Syrian fighters no longer pose a security threat to Ankara.
- Oil wells south of Mosul burn days after key town retaken
QAYARA, Iraq (AP) — The skies above this small northern Iraqi town are black with smoke and ash rains down from around a half dozen oil wells that Islamic State group fighters set ablaze as Iraqi troops moved in to retake Qayara last week.
- Islamic State bombing kills 54 government recruits in Yemen
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A suicide car bombing claimed by the Islamic State in Yemen's southern city of Aden on Monday killed at least 54 pro-government recruits, officials said, underscoring how the militant group has been able to exploit Yemen's civil war to stage large-scale attacks.