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Dreams of victory for a struggling South African rugby team
KATLEHONG, South Africa (AP) -- Their catches still uncertain, their sneakers worn and unsuitable, a team of young South Africans is trying to find success in a sport that that's a traditional favorite in their country, but rare in their own neighborhood - rugby.... 7/5/2015 6:00 PM

Suicide bomber explodes at northeast Nigeria church, 5 dead
POTISKUM, Nigeria (AP) -- A woman suicide bomber blew up in the midst of a crowded evangelical Christian church service in northeast Nigeria on Sunday and killed at least five people, witnesses said.... 7/5/2015 5:58 PM

Official projection shows 'no' winning in Greek referendum
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece faced an uncharted future as its interior ministry predicted Sunday that more than 60 percent of voters in a hastily called referendum had rejected creditors' demands for more austerity in exchange for rescue loans.... 7/5/2015 5:54 PM

The Latest: Greek projection: 'No' will win with over 61 pct
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest from the bailout referendum in Greece (all times local):... 7/5/2015 5:53 PM

Fans cheer as Princess Charlotte christened on royal estate
LONDON (AP) -- Prince William and his wife, Kate, marked a milestone for their newborn baby Princess Charlotte on Sunday - a christening ceremony on Queen Elizabeth II's country estate that was steeped in royal tradition.... 7/5/2015 5:51 PM

On his native turf, Pope Francis touches on cherished issues
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- History's first Latin American pope returns to Spanish-speaking South America for the first time on Sunday, bringing a message of solidarity with the region's poor, who are expected to turn out in droves to welcome their native son home.... 7/5/2015 5:48 PM

On 9th day, Kerry says Iran nuke talks could go either way
VIENNA (AP) -- Nine days into marathon nuclear talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday said the diplomatic efforts "could go either way," cutting off all potential pathways for an Iranian atomic bomb or ending without an agreement that American officials have sometimes described as the only alternative to war.... 7/5/2015 5:16 PM

Indian coast guard seizes Iranian boat, arrests 12 crew
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India's coast guard seized an Iranian fishing boat off the country's southern coast early Sunday and arrested 12 crew members, officials said.... 7/5/2015 5:11 PM

Israeli Cabinet reverses bill easing conversion to Judaism
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Cabinet has reversed an initiative aimed at easing the conversion process to Judaism in Israel.... 7/5/2015 5:04 PM

Burkina Faso: Father wants justice in sex abuse case
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- The father of a 5-year-old girl who a French prosecutor says was sexually abused by a French soldier has hired a lawyer and vowed on Sunday to follow legal proceedings closely to ensure justice is done.... 7/5/2015 5:03 PM

Egypt's currency drops to new low against the dollar
CAIRO (AP) -- The Egyptian pound has fallen to a new low against the U.S. dollar, the second such drop in days, the country's central bank said Sunday, in a move that could help boost much-needed foreign investment.... 7/5/2015 5:02 PM

Pair of lions kept as pets by Gaza family en route to Jordan
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Two young lions that had been kept as pets in a Gaza refugee camp were traveling Sunday to Jordan where their final destination will be a wildlife sanctuary.... 7/5/2015 4:21 PM

US-led coalition unleashes wave of airstrikes on Raqqa
BEIRUT (AP) -- U.S.-led coalition aircraft unleashed a wave of airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group's stronghold of Raqqa in eastern Syria in what the coalition said Sunday was one of its most sustained aerial operations carried out in Syria to date.... 7/5/2015 4:12 PM

Wildfires break out in Spain, Portugal; 1,350 evacuated
MADRID (AP) -- More than 1,350 residents were evacuated in Spain's northeastern region of Aragon as a wildfire spread through a pine forest amid a lingering heat wave, a local official said Sunday.... 7/5/2015 3:27 PM

Olympic officials: IOC member Gonzalez Lopez dies at age 66
HAVANA (AP) -- Olympic officials say Reynaldo Gonzalez Lopez, an International Olympic Committee member from Cuba, has died at age 66.... 7/5/2015 3:03 PM

World heritage status for The Alamo, Japan industrial sites
BONN, Germany (AP) -- The United States has succeeded in its bid to "Remember the Alamo," after the U.N. cultural body approved its status as a world heritage site Sunday.... 7/5/2015 2:56 PM

Africans seeking better lives pass through Ethiopian town
METEMA, Ethiopia (AP) -- The mood in the border town of Metema these days is quiet and watchful.... 7/5/2015 2:41 PM

Greek foreign minister visits Israel amid crisis at home
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel is welcoming the Greek foreign minister for a three-day visit as his country faces a financial crisis at home, with Greeks voting on a referendum about their country's future.... 7/5/2015 1:35 PM

Malaysian leader faces risk of criminal charges over fund
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia's prime minister is facing the risk of criminal charges over allegations that hundreds of millions of dollars were funneled from an indebted state fund to his personal bank accounts, the first time a Malaysian leader has faced criminal allegations.... 7/5/2015 1:22 PM

Syrian troops, Hezbollah enter rebel-held mountain resort
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- State media says Syrian forces backed by Lebanese Hezbollah fighters have entered a rebel-held mountain resort near the border with Lebanon, a day after launching a major offensive to capture the town.... 7/5/2015 12:23 PM



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