Mexico's president has dismissed the chief of the federal police less than two weeks after the country's human rights commission released a scathing report alleging federal police executed suspected drug cartel members.
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.
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 and let them watch it on screens in their emergency tent camp.
The United Nation's Mideast envoy says the political leaders on both sides of the Israeli Palestinian conflict continue to shy away from the steps needed for peace, further eroding the prospect of a two-state solution.
Gabon's most high-profile opposition candidate has warned of possible tampering with the outcome of Saturday's presidential election, potentially increasing tensions as this central African nation awaits an official tally.
Turkey warned predominantly Kurdish Syrian fighters on Monday to "immediately" withdraw east of the Euphrates River or face more strikes by Turkish forces that crossed the border last week in Ankara's major incursion into Syria.