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Freight car derails in Mexico, falls on house, killing 5A freight car carrying bulk corn has derailed in the northern suburbs of Mexico City, rolled over and crushed part of a house by the side of the tracks, killing five people
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A pilgrim shades herself during Mass celebrated by Pope Francis on Lobito Beach in Iquique, Chile, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
The Latest: Francis wraps up Chile visit, heads to PeruMen, women and children from indigenous communities in Peru are making long treks through the Amazon to see Pope Francis when he visits the country
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Crew members Paula Podest and Carlos Ciufffardi kiss before journalists after being married by Pope Francis during the flight between Santiago and the northern city of Iquique, Chile, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Pope Francis celebrated the first-ever airborne papal wedding, marrying these two flight attendants from Chile’s flagship airline during the flight. The couple had been married civilly in 2010, however, they said they couldn’t follow-up with a church ceremony because of the 2010 earthquake that hit Chile. (Vincenzo Pinto, POOL via AP)
Airborne nuptials: Pope marries couple on papal planePope Francis has performed the first-ever airborne papal wedding, marrying two flight attendants on a flight in Chile
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Pope Francis arrives to celebrates Mass at Lobito Beach in Iquique, Chile, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Love in the air: Pope marries couple on papal plane in ChileIt was all in a day's work for the ever-unpredictable Pope Francis as he celebrates the first-ever airborne papal wedding, marrying two flight attendants at 36,000 feet during a flight to northern Chile
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Soldiers, military police move into 4 Rio de Janeiro slumsBrazilian officials say more than 3,000 soldiers and militarized police have moved into four big slums in Rio de Janeiro seeking to arrest drug traffickers and hunt for the men suspected of gunning down a police inspector last week
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In this Jan. 13, 2018 photo, Father Pablo Zabala, better known as Padre Pablo, explains to five-year-old Valentino Cahuata how to properly ring the church bell to call the faithful to Mass, in Boca Colorado, part of Peru’s Madre de Dios region in the Amazon. The 70-year-old Spanish priest said that for the families who survive by mining gold in the Amazon the problem of poverty must be addressed first. “It’s easy to talk from Lima or Rome,” Zabala says. “But what will these people eat if they’re kicked out?”(AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Priest tends to miners, sex workers deep in Peru's AmazonPope Francis is expected to travel deep into the Amazon to encourage Peruvians to protect the world's largest rainforest _ a message that a Spanish priest says is unlikely to resonate with the miners and sex workers he tends to in the forlorn outpost
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Women related to men who fought alongside the late, rebel police officer Oscar Perez wait for their loved ones' bodies to be turned over, outside the morgue in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Seven people died fighting against police and soldiers Monday in a small mountain community outside of Caracas, according to Interior Minister Nestor Reverol. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Venezuela talks stalled over remark on slain rebel policemanA top official's claim that Venezuelan opposition leaders helped reveal the hideout of a rebel police officer who was later killed by security forces have stalled talks that aim to resolve the country's deep political and economic crisis
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The marriage certificate of flight attendants Carlos Ciuffardi and Paola Podest, that were married by Pope Francis during a flight from Santiago, Chile, to Iquique, Chile, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Pope Francis celebrated the first-ever airborne papal wedding, marrying these two flight attendants from Chile’s flagship airline during the flight. The couple had been married civilly in 2010, however, they said they couldn’t follow-up with a church ceremony because of the 2010 earthquake that hit Chile. (L'Osservatore Romano Vatican Media/Pool Photo via AP)
Love in the air: Pope marries couple on papal plane in ChilePope Francis has performed the first-ever airborne papal wedding, marrying two flight attendants on a flight in Chile
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Puerto Rico issues over 100 warrants for alleged drug ringAuthorities in Puerto Rico have issued more than 100 arrest warrants for suspects they say ran a multimillion-dollar drug trafficking ring tied to more than 30 killings
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Pope Francis performs first ever airborne papal wedding, marrying two flight attendants from Chile's flagship carrierPope Francis performs first ever airborne papal wedding, marrying two flight attendants from Chile's flagship carrier
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Small plane with 6 on board vanishes from radar in BahamasBahamas air controllers lost track of a small plane with six people on board as it traveled between two islands, and officials say searchers have located a debris field, suggesting the aircraft may have crashed into the ocean
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Mexico to request extradition of former Chihuahua governorMexico's federal government will file extradition requests for a former ruling party governor accused of diverting public funds
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Deputy Director Thomas Homan, right, shakes hands with Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd after a news conference Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Largo, Fla. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials joined  sheriffs from several Florida counties to announce new efforts to enhance public safety. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Sheriffs, immigration officials unveil plan to work togetherSeventeen Florida law enforcement agencies have agreed to work with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to detain immigrants suspected of living in the country illegally
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2 former guerrillas shot in Colombia at campaign eventTwo ex-combatants with Colombia's once-largest rebel group have been shot to death while participating in a campaign event for the guerrilla's new political party
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Pickup, train collision in Mexico kills 5, injures 10Authorities in central Mexico say a crash involving a pickup truck and a train has killed five people and injured 10 more, including six children
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