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U.S. helped thwart major attack in St. Petersburg: U.S., Russia say

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON The United States provided intelligence to Russia that helped thwart a potentially deadly bomb attack in St. Petersburg, U.S. and Russian officials said on Sunday, in a rare public show of cooperation despite deep strains between the two countries. | Video

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U.S. citizen recaptured after Bali jail break

DENPASAR, Indonesia Indonesian police have recaptured a U.S. citizen who escaped a week ago from an overcrowded prison on the holiday island of Bali, the jail's second breakout of foreign inmates this year.

Indonesia 10:26pm EST

South Africa's ANC votes to elect successor for party leader Zuma

JOHANNESBURG Battle lines were drawn for South Africa's ANC on Monday as voting began to elect a new leader to succeed President Jacob Zuma as head of a party that has ruled since the end of apartheid but faced scandals and corruption allegations.

Africa 9:07pm EST

Billionaire Pinera recaptures Chile presidency with resounding win

SANTIAGO Conservative Sebastian Pinera won Chile's presidential election by a wider-than-forecast margin on Sunday, pledging to jump-start economic growth in the world's top copper exporter and opt for more business-friendly policies than his center-left predecessor.

9:33pm EST

Honduran President Hernandez declared winner of November 26 election

TEGUCIGALPA Honduras' electoral tribunal on Sunday declared conservative President Juan Orlando Hernandez the official winner of the Nov. 26 presidential election, sparking fraud accusations and calls for renewed street protests after a bitterly disputed contest.

9:41pm EST

Paraguay senator with dictatorship ties to run for president

ASUNCION Paraguayan Senator Mario Abdo Benitez, a lawmaker with ties to a former Paraguayan dictator, won the ruling Colorado Party's presidential primary on Sunday in a sharp rebuke for President Horacio Cartes, the party's flagbearer.

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