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Latin Americans reluctantly rally behind Argentina
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- With a reputation for arrogance and illusions of European-styled grandeur, Argentines have long been the objects of scorn and the butt of jokes across Latin America... 7/11/2014 8:40 AM

Uganda anti-gay ruling criticized as 'flawed'
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Human Rights Watch is criticizing a Ugandan court's decision against gay activists who sued a Ugandan official for violating their rights.... 7/11/2014 8:32 AM

Erdogan: no normalizing of ties with Israel
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's president on Friday called on Israel to halt its offensive on the Gaza Strip and not to carry out a ground incursion, while the prime minister said there can be no normalizing of Turkish-Israeli ties as long as Israel's actions continue.... 7/11/2014 8:31 AM

Iraqi Kurds take over 2 northern oil fields
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Kurdish security forces took over two major oil fields outside the disputed northern city of Kirkuk before dawn Friday, the Oil Ministry said, the latest move in a deepening a dispute with the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.... 7/11/2014 8:30 AM

India village council accused of ordering rape
NEW DELHI (AP) -- A 14-year-old girl was dragged into a forest and raped on the orders of a village council in remote eastern India in retaliation for a sex assault blamed on her brother, her family and police said Friday.... 7/11/2014 8:29 AM

Report: At least 30 Ukraine troops dead in attack
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- A Ukrainian Interior Ministry official said at least 30 servicemen were killed Friday after pro-Russia rebels fired on them with missiles.... 7/11/2014 8:27 AM

Syrian rebels attack defense minister's village
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian activists say rebels have attacked the village of the country's defense minister and captured parts of it.... 7/11/2014 8:26 AM

Over 100 killed in Gaza as rockets fall on Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Palestinian death toll from Israel's massive air campaign in Gaza topped 100 people Friday as rockets fired by militants reached deeper into Israel - and for the first time in the fighting, struck from neighboring Lebanon.... 7/11/2014 8:19 AM

4 suspended for rigging Vanessa-Mae results
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) -- Four Slovenian ski officials were suspended Friday for allegedly rigging the results of pop violinist Vanessa-Mae to help her qualify for the Winter Olympics in Sochi.... 7/11/2014 8:19 AM

Japan seeks talks with China at November summit
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's top government spokesman said Friday that an Asian regional summit in Beijing this November would be a good opportunity for the leaders of Japan and China to hold their first talks ever amid sour relations. The Chinese government, however, rejected the suggestion.... 7/11/2014 8:19 AM

China tells reporters to work within state media
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese regulators have banned the country's journalists from sharing information they have obtained on the job with overseas media or publishing it in any venue, such as blogging sites, outside the media they are employed, in a move that critics say will further stifle press freedom and curb the influence of social media.... 7/11/2014 8:16 AM

O-le Canada! Hockey homeland is mad for World Cup
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada has not sent a team to the World Cup in a generation. But that hasn't stopped Canadians from going a little Cup crazy.... 7/11/2014 8:12 AM

Polish government survives vote of confidence
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's center-right government of Prime Minister Donald Tusk survived a confidence vote on Friday that was called by the opposition over leaks of embarrassing conversations by some leaders.... 7/11/2014 8:08 AM

A look at who's running in Slovenia vote
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) -- Slovenia is holding an early parliamentary election on Sunday to choose its third government in three years. The EU-member country was forced into a vote after the outgoing prime minister, Alenka Bratusek, lost a power struggle within her party and resigned.... 7/11/2014 8:07 AM

India asks UN group to vacate rent-free office
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India's new Hindu nationalist government has asked a U.N. body overseeing military activity in divided Kashmir to vacate a government bungalow in the heart of the nation's capital that it has used rent-free for 40 years.... 7/11/2014 7:59 AM

Poachers kill elephant for tusks in Thai sanctuary
BANGKOK (AP) -- Poachers have killed and sawed the tusks off a 50-year-old elephant that performed in Thai royal processions and was featured in Oliver Stone's 2004 movie "Alexander," the manager of the conservation center where the animal was kept said Friday.... 7/11/2014 7:52 AM

Bosnian mom buries 2 sons 19 years after massacre
SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- After 19 years, Hajrija Selimovic finally has a place to mourn her family.... 7/11/2014 7:47 AM

Indian prime minister to meet Obama in September
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet President Barack Obama in Washington in September during a visit aimed at restoring strained relations between the countries.... 7/11/2014 7:31 AM

Cholera threatens thousands in South Sudan: agency
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- The aid group Save the Children says an outbreak of cholera is putting thousands of lives at risk in parts of violence-hit South Sudan.... 7/11/2014 7:17 AM

UN: Europe holds 4 percent of Syrian refugees
GENEVA (AP) -- The U.N. refugee agency says Europe has taken in 123,600 Syrians since the conflict began in March 2011, including over 11,000 who were rescued off the coast of Italy this year.... 7/11/2014 7:14 AM