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  • new storyIn Brazil, pregnant women urged to be cautious with a kiss story has photos
    Updated: Feb-05-16 11:26 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - In a sign of mounting global concern over the Zika virus, health officials on Friday warned pregnant women to think twice about the lips they kiss and called on men to use condoms with pregnant partners if they have visited countries where the virus is present.

  • new storyBrazil considers reforming biosecurity law amid criticism story has photos
    Updated: Feb-05-16 10:19 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian officials will soon decide whether to amend the South American nation's rigid procedures for sharing Zika samples, the Cabinet chief's spokeswoman said Friday, as officials announced that they were sending a set of samples to U.S. researchers amid complaints of hoarding.

  • Historian: Zika won't stop Olympics; only war has done that story has photos
    Updated: Feb-05-16 6:22 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - The world's best known Olympic historian said Friday it will take something more destructive than the Zika virus to cancel the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

  • Progress reported in NY talks with Argentina bond creditors 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 5:35 pm

    NEW YORK - A court-appointed mediator in New York says two of six leading bondholders have agreed to settle their longstanding claims against Argentina.

  • Ecuador president fires military chiefs via Twitter 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 5:13 pm

    QUITO, Ecuador - President Rafael Correa says he has fired Ecuador's military high command for refusing to pay back to the state $41 million from an overvalued land deal.

  • Top Colombian far-right warlord freed 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 5:07 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - Ramon Isaza, a 75-year-old patriarch of the far-right paramilitary bands that killed thousands in Colombia, has been released from prison after serving less than 10 years, it was announced Friday.

  • Malaga beats Getafe 3-0 in the Spanish league 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 4:58 pm

    MADRID - Venezuela midfielder Juan Anor scored a goal and was involved in another as Malaga beat Getafe 3-0 in the Spanish league Friday.

  • For Brazil's Carnival fans, even Zika can't stop the party 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 4:42 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian Carnival could be called a hungry mosquito's dream - five days of non-stop street parties that bring together millions of revelers in an inviting mass of bare ankles, uncovered legs and denuded torsos. So the mosquito-borne Zika virus might be expected to dampen this year's debauchery.

  • The Latest: Puerto Rico declares Zika emergency story has photos
    Updated: Feb-05-16 3:03 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - The Latest on efforts to battle the Zika virus (all times local):

  • CDC: Men who were in Zika areas should use condoms 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 2:54 pm

    NEW YORK - U.S. health officials issued guidelines Friday to prevent the sexual transmission of the Zika virus, telling men who have been to outbreak areas to use condoms during sex with pregnant women.

  • Assange sex case sinks in international quagmire story has photos
    Updated: Feb-05-16 2:05 pm

    LONDON - It started more than five years ago as what appeared to be a fairly simple sex crime case: two women in Sweden came forward to accuse Julian Assange of sexual misconduct.

  • For Brazil's Carnival fans, even Zika can't stop the party story has photos
    Updated: Feb-05-16 12:46 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian Carnival could be called a hungry mosquito's dream - five days of non-stop street parties that bring together millions of revelers in an inviting mass of bare ankles, uncovered legs and denuded torsos. So the mosquito-borne Zika virus might be expected to dampen this year's debauchery.

  • The Latest: Assange hails 'victory' from embassy balcony story has photos
    Updated: Feb-05-16 12:06 pm

    GENEVA - The Latest on the U.N. panel's determination that Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained (all times local):

  • Venezuela beats Cuba 3-1, reaches Caribbean Series semis 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 9:59 am

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Alex Romero, Jose Martinez and Sandy Leon drove in runs to lead Venezuela's Aragua Tigers over Cuba's Ciego de Avila 3-1 Thursday and advance to the Caribbean Series semifinals.

  • Chronicle of Julian Assange's battle against extradition 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 9:58 am

    LONDON - Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, has been fighting to avoid extradition to Sweden, which wants to question him about allegations of rape. He has spent more than three years inside the Embassy of Ecuador in London to avoid being sent to Sweden and possibly forced to go to the United States to face charges there. A United Nations panel said Friday that he has been unlawfully detained by Swedish and British authorities. Here are key events in the Assange saga:

  • Brazil, Shakhtar player Fred's doping ban extended worldwide 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 9:03 am

    ZURICH - FIFA has extended Brazil midfielder Fred's doping ban worldwide, ruling him out of four months of matches for Shakhtar Donetsk.

  • Zoo workers cruise to Antarctica before penguin center opens 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 6:13 am

    ROYAL OAK, Michigan - Eighteen Detroit Zoo employees are on a privately funded cruise to Antarctica this week ahead of the opening of the zoo's new $29.5 million Polk Penguin Conservation Center.

  • Alex Teixeira set to move to Chinese club in record deal 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 4:09 am

    JIANGSU, China - Shakhtar Donetsk has confirmed Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira is set to move to Chinese club Jiangsu Suning for an Asian record transfer fee of 50 million euros ($56 million).

  • Peace deal in reach, Obama says US to help Colombia rebuild story has photos
    Updated: Feb-04-16 10:04 pm

    WASHINGTON - Nudging Colombia toward a peace deal that's finally within reach, President Barack Obama committed the United States on Thursday to helping the battle-scarred nation rebuild after half a century of guerrilla conflict.

  • Real Betis signs former Brazil striker Leandro Damiao 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 9:44 pm

    MADRID - Spanish club Real Betis has signed former Brazil striker Leandro Damiao until the end of the season.

  • Missouri reaches $300 million trade deal with Peru 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 6:48 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri and Peru have agreed to trade $300 million worth of products over the next four years.

  • Health department confirms 3 Zika cases in DC 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 5:28 pm

    WASHINGTON - The D.C. Department of Health says it has confirmed three cases of Zika in the District - all of which involve people who contracted it after traveling abroad.

  • British Olympic Association providing guidance on Zika 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 2:09 pm

    LONDON - The British Olympic Association says it will provide medical guidance to athletes about the Zika virus ahead of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

  • AP photographer reflects on 'bucket baby' in Brazil story has photos
    Updated: Feb-04-16 2:04 pm

    RECIFE, Brazil - The first time I met Solange Ferreira was in December. She was at a hospital, waiting to hear from a doctor whether her baby boy had what so many in her village were talking about - microcephaly, or an abnormally small head that could be a sign of severe disabilities and a truncated life-expectancy.

  • Uruguay has 'no qualms" playing at center of Zika outbreak story has photos
    Updated: Feb-04-16 1:58 pm

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - Uruguay will go ahead with a World Cup qualifier scheduled next month in Recife, the Brazilian city at the center of an outbreak of the Zika virus.