• Millions return to poverty in Brazil, eroding ‘boom’ decade

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When Leticia Miranda had a job selling newspapers on the streets, she earned about $160 a month, just enough to pay for a tiny apartment she shared with her 8-year-old son in a poor neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro.

  • Chinese power over North Korea? It’s more myth than reality

    BEIJING (AP) — At first glance, it seems the perfect solution to the world’s most dangerous standoff: Find a way to get China to use its enormous influence to force North Korea to abandon its nuclear bombs.

  • Judge sentences man as adult for homeless men killings

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man convicted of killing two homeless men in 2014 was sentenced to 20 years in prison after a judge ruled he could be sentenced as an adult.

  • UN, US failed to prevent ‘ethnic cleansing’ in South Sudan

    YEI, South Sudan (AP) — In a story Oct. 18 about the failure of the U.N. and U.S. to prevent “ethnic cleansing” in parts of South Sudan, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the U.N. is still considering establishing a permanent base in the region of Yei. The U.N. decided two months ago to establish a permanent base in Yei, and it says troops are now on the ground there three weeks out of four.

  • Thousands more Rohingya Muslims cross border into Bangladesh

    BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar security forces killed hundreds of men, women and children during a systematic campaign to expel Rohingya Muslims, Amnesty International said in a new report Wednesday that calls for an arms embargo on the country and criminal prosecution of the perpetrators.