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Germany vs Argentina: How they compare
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The best player in the world goes up against the ultimate team machine, on the world's biggest stage.... 7/10/2014 3:39 AM

Kerry cites frank cyberhacking talks with China
BEIJING (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States and China have had a frank exchange on the issue of cyberhacking during this week's "Strategic and Economic Dialogue" in Beijing.... 7/10/2014 3:37 AM

Chinese man abducted in Malaysia freed
BEIJING (AP) -- A Chinese citizen kidnapped in the eastern Malaysian state of Sabah a month ago has been freed, the official Xinhua News Agency and a Malaysian newspaper reported Thursday.... 7/10/2014 3:32 AM

Cairo cinema gives Egypt home for alternative film
CAIRO (AP) -- Squeezed in between auto parts shops and cafes off the crowded avenues of downtown Cairo, no blaring marquee announces this cinema. Instead look for a small blue doorway, marked by a discrete neon calligraphy sign and sometimes an old Peugeot parked across the street playing films projected onto its windshield.... 7/10/2014 3:30 AM

WHO: Basic hygiene can help prevent MERS spread
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A World Health Organization official on Thursday urged millions of Muslims making the pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to exercise basic hygiene as mass gatherings pose risks of spreading the Middle East respiratory syndrome.... 7/10/2014 3:22 AM

Israel escalates aerial offensive on Gaza
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza, now in its 3rd day, hitting hundreds of Hamas targets as its missile defense system once again intercepted rockets.... 7/10/2014 3:08 AM

2 gored in 4th bull-run of Spain's San Fermin
PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) -- A fighting bull has gored two people and tossed several others into the air in a frantic fourth running of the bulls at Spain's San Fermin festival in Pamplona.... 7/10/2014 3:05 AM

India's new government unveils reform budget
MUMBAI, India (AP) -- India's new government introduced a reform-minded budget Thursday, vowing to lift economic growth to rates of 7-8 percent by promoting manufacturing and infrastructure and overhauling populist subsidies.... 7/10/2014 3:03 AM

What now for Indonesia after poll dispute?
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Jakarta Governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and former army general Prabowo Subianto are both claiming victory in Indonesia's presidential election based on unofficial "quick counts," raising the specter of prolonged political instability in Southeast Asia's largest economy.... 7/10/2014 2:49 AM

Stigmatized nuclear workers quit Japan utility
TOKYO (AP) -- Stigma, pay cuts, and risk of radiation exposure are among the reasons why 3,000 employees have left the utility at the center of Japan's 2011 nuclear disaster. Now there's an additional factor: better paying jobs in the feel good solar energy industry.... 7/10/2014 2:45 AM

Asian stocks gain, Indonesia up after election
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stock markets were mostly higher Thursday after China's exports showed a slight pickup. Indonesian stocks surged despite a contested presidential election result.... 7/10/2014 2:30 AM

Philippines nabs 44 Taiwanese linked to fraud
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine police say they have arrested 44 Taiwanese who allegedly ran an online blackmail syndicate that defrauded victims in China and Taiwan by duping them into thinking their bank accounts have been used by money launderers or terrorists.... 7/10/2014 2:28 AM

Hoping to project power, China finds itself alone
BEIJING (AP) -- Nearly three decades after Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping famously instructed his diplomats to "be good at maintaining a low profile and never claim leadership," a new generation of rulers has made it clear that they're ready to shed the humility and show off their country's rising military and political power.... 7/10/2014 2:05 AM

Both rivals claim victory in Indonesian election
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- After Indonesia's hotly contested presidential election ended with both sides declaring victory, front-running candidate Joko Widodo called on his supporters to refrain from celebrating out of fear that it could incite violence by his rival's supporters while the nation waits for official results.... 7/10/2014 1:17 AM

South Korea cuts growth outlook on ferry disaster
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's central bank said economic growth will be slower than expected this year because consumer spending has waned following a deadly ferry sinking.... 7/10/2014 1:02 AM

Brazilian women celebrate WCup bonanza of men
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Renata de Mouro Moitinho sambas so fast her feet blur, but her partner moves with the bumbling tentativeness of a toddler taking his first steps.... 7/10/2014 12:02 AM

Nepal teenager commits suicide after Brazil defeat
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- A teenager in eastern Nepal committed suicide after her favorite team Brazil lost badly to Germany in the World Cup semifinals, police said Thursday.... 7/9/2014 11:55 PM

N. Korea offers talks on Asian Games participation
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea on Thursday proposed talks on its plans to send athletes and cheerleaders to the Asian Games in South Korea.... 7/9/2014 11:53 PM

Tropical storm Neoguri hits Japan's main islands
TOKYO (AP) -- A major storm dumped heavy rain on western Japan Thursday after sweeping through the southern islands of Okinawa, where it caused extensive flooding, knocked out power and injured at least 32 people. The storm also boosted rainfall levels in other parts of the country, leaving two people dead.... 7/9/2014 10:27 PM

Nicaragua confirms first chikungunya virus cases
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) -- The Nicaraguan government has confirmed the country's first two cases of people infected with a mosquito-borne virus that has spread quickly through the Caribbean region this year.... 7/9/2014 10:07 PM