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Old tech, passwords galore hurt US tracking of visa holders

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. immigration agents waste their time logging in and out of archaic computer systems while trying to track down foreigners suspected of overstaying their visas only to find out later that many visa holders have left the country, said a government watchdog report released Thursday. Agents …

Rio de Janeiro on edge as police wage big anti-crime sweep

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Military police launched a major anti-crime operation in northern Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, arresting dozens of men and confiscating automatic rifles in a sweep that led gang members to burn public buses and left the city that hosted last year’s Olympics on edge. The …

Fugitive Red Bull heir flew to Singapore before court date

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai immigration authorities say the heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune who is wanted on deadly hit-and-run charges flew to Singapore two days before he was due to appear before prosecutors. And airport authorities in Singapore confirmed Tuesday his private plane is still there. When …

GM quits Venezuela after govt seizes factory

VALENCIA, Venezuela (AP) — General Motors announced Thursday that it was shuttering operations in Venezuela after authorities seized its only factory, a dramatic escalation of the chaos engulfing the South American nation amid days of deadly protests. The plant in the central city of Valencia was confiscated on Wednesday as …

Arrests highlight Pakistan’s struggle with extremism

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani authorities said Monday they have arrested 22 people involved in the lynching of a university student who was accused of blasphemy and detained a teenage woman who had been recruited by the Islamic State group for a foiled attack on a church. Word of the arrests …

Corruption protests sweep Russia; opposition leader arrested

MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of people crowded into Moscow’s Pushkin Square on Sunday for an unsanctioned protest against the Russian government, the biggest gathering in a wave of nationwide protests that were the most extensive show of defiance in years. Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who is leading the opposition …

Thai police search for more firearms in said plot to kill PM

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police said Monday that they’re looking for more weapons believed to be part of a plot to assassinate the prime minister, after police discovered guns and thousands of bullets allegedly belonging to an anti-establishment leader. Police found over a dozen guns, around 6,000 bullets, knives, drugs, …