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Thai authorities seize illegal ivory at airport
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai customs officials said Monday they seized 250 kilograms (550 pounds) of ivory - or about 130 tusks and pieces - hidden in crates being shipped from Africa to Asia.... 7/6/2015 7:35 AM

The Latest: Greek parties meet at presidential palace
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest on the bailout referendum in Greece (all times local):... 7/6/2015 7:29 AM

Bombs at mosque, restaurant in central Nigerian city kill 44
JOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Two bombs blamed on the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram exploded at a crowded mosque and an elite Muslim restaurant in Nigeria's central city of Jos, killing 44 people, officials said Monday.... 7/6/2015 7:16 AM

Carli Lloyd becomes Captain America for US women
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- For a brief time Sunday night, Carli Lloyd's Wikipedia page listed her position as "President of the United States."... 7/6/2015 7:05 AM

Touched by tragedy: Survivors and kin recall London bombings
LONDON (AP) -- To lose your sister. Your son. Your legs.... 7/6/2015 7:04 AM

Finance minister resigns after decisive 'no' bailout vote
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resigned Monday, saying he was told shortly after Greece's decisive referendum result that some other eurozone finance ministers and the country's other creditors would appreciate his not attending the ministers' meetings.... 7/6/2015 6:42 AM

Hard-hit Gaza neighborhood still trying to recover from war
SHIJAIYAH, Gaza Strip (AP) -- After weeks of sharing cramped quarters with relatives during last year's war between Hamas and Israel, 39-year-old Mohammed al-Selek thought nothing of it when he heard the incoming roar of two mortar shells. But once a suffocating cloud of acrid smoke filled the stairwell, his heart sank - the family's home had been struck by Israeli fire.... 7/6/2015 6:34 AM

Most Asian markets fall after Greek results, but China rises
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian shares tumbled Monday after Greece's voters vehemently rejected conditions set by its international creditors, deepening doubts over their future in the 19-nation eurozone.... 7/6/2015 6:32 AM

Heritage title for Japan industry sites draws mixed reaction
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese officials expressed elation Monday over the U.N. cultural body's approval of world heritage status for 23 historic sites illustrating the country's transformation into an industrial power at the end of the 19th century.... 7/6/2015 6:25 AM

Foreigner in Philippines tests positive for MERS virus
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A 36-year-old foreigner who arrived in the Philippines from the Middle East is under quarantine after testing positive for the MERS virus, health officials said Monday.... 7/6/2015 6:18 AM

S. Korean violinist wants border concert with North Korea
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Violinist Won Hyung Joon wants to bring North and South Korean musicians together next month to perform on each side of the world's most heavily armed border. Standing in the way is the rivals' long, frustrating inability to move past their painful shared history.... 7/6/2015 6:12 AM

More than 1 million expected at pope's Mass in South America
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Pope Francis travels to the Ecuadorean port of Guayaquil on Monday for a Mass expected to draw more than a million people, as Latin America's first pontiff tours his home continent with a message of compassion for the weak and respect for an ailing planet.... 7/6/2015 5:34 AM

Honda chief: Product development needs more time for quality
TOKYO (AP) -- To illustrate his vision for a turnaround at recall-slammed Honda, Takahiro Hachigo, the new chief executive, showed video footage set to a light-hearted 50s-style rock music of happy people with Honda products, like a lawn mower and the Asimo walking robot.... 7/6/2015 4:56 AM

Pope plans one-on-one visit with self-proclaimed 'Mr Nobody'
GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador (AP) -- A Spaniard by birth, the Rev. Francisco Cortes walks slowly with a cane with a built-in flashlight and admits to a lifelong weakness for cigars.... 7/6/2015 4:04 AM

The Latest: VP Biden dotes on grandson as he watches final
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- The latest from the Women's World Cup final (all times local):... 7/6/2015 3:59 AM

Shoe factory collapses in eastern China, killing 13 people
BEIJING (AP) -- A shoe factory collapsed in eastern China during a weekend shift, killing at least 13 people and injuring more than 30, state media reported.... 7/6/2015 3:18 AM

Conservative Argentine candidate wins 1st round of election
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- A Buenos Aires mayoral candidate aligned with Argentina's top opposition presidential contender has won the first round of city elections.... 7/6/2015 2:28 AM

The Latest: Pope makes surprise foray outside his residence
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis' trip to South America:... 7/6/2015 1:40 AM

Pope Francis on home turf urges defense of poor and planet
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Latin America's first pope returned to Spanish-speaking South America for the first time Sunday, stressing the need to protect the poor and the environment from exploitation and to foster dialogue among all sectors of society.... 7/6/2015 1:14 AM

Saskatchewan to get military help to fight wildfires
REGINA, Saskatchewan (AP) -- Close to 1,000 Canadian military personnel are on their way to help fight wildfires in the western Canadian province of Saskatchewan where thousands of residents have been evacuated.... 7/6/2015 12:42 AM

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