Grisly Mexican gang battle near U.S. border leaves 21 dead

The charred remains of 21 people killed in a suspected gang battle have been found in a Mexican border town, just over the river from where U.S. President Donald Trump was seeking to win support on Thursday for his plan to build a border wall.

Senior Canadian cabinet minister quitting ahead of October election

Canadian Treasury Board President Scott Brison, a senior member of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet, said on Thursday he would quit, a move that will deprive the ruling Liberals of a political veteran as they gird for a tightly contested federal election this October.

In Cairo, Pompeo blasts Obama’s Middle East policies

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday accused Barack Obama of sowing chaos by abandoning the Middle East to Islamist militants and Iranian influence in a blistering critique of the former president’s policies even as Pompeo’s boss, President Donald Trump, moves to pull American troops out of Syria.

Sudanese forces fire tear gas to break up Omdurman protests

Security forces fired tear gas to disperse dozens of demonstrators in Sudan’s Omdurman city on Thursday, a Reuters witness said, in the latest of several weeks of anti-government protests sparked by economic and political grievances.