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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

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 5:22 AM

Heritage title for Japan industry sites draws mixed reaction
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese officials have expressed elation over the approval by the U.N. cultural body of world heritage status for 23 historic sites reflecting the country's transformation into an industrial power at the end of the 19th century.... 7/6/2015 5:13 AM

Lloyd hat trick leads US over Japan 5-2 for World Cup title
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Carli Lloyd lives for the big moment. She had her biggest on Sunday night - and gave the United States its record third Women's World Cup title.... 7/6/2015 5:06 AM

Greece still cash-starved after decisive 'no' bailout vote
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greeks awoke Monday to the stark reality of the country's accelerating crisis - shuttered banks and ATMs with little cash - hours after they voted resoundingly to reject more austerity measures in exchange for another bailout.... 7/6/2015 5:02 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

Foreigner in Philippines tests positive for MERS virus
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Health officials say a 36-year-old foreigner who arrived in the Philippines from the Middle East is under quarantine after testing positive for the MERS virus.... 7/6/2015 4:54 AM

Most Asian markets fall after Greek results, but China rises
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian shares mostly fell Monday after Greece's voters vehemently rejected conditions set by its international creditors, deepening doubts over their future in the 19-nation eurozone. But China's benchmark rebounded from heavy losses last week.... 7/6/2015 4:37 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

The Latest: Final tally in Greece bailout referendum counted
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest on the bailout referendum in Greece (all times local):... 7/6/2015 12:40 AM

Flawed bailouts, political missteps brought Greece to brink
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- After two bailouts totaling 240 billion euros ($266 billion) and six years of depression, spending cuts and lost jobs, Greece teeters on the edge of collapse.... 7/5/2015 10:32 PM

Versace kicks off Paris couture week in style
PARIS (AP) -- Actress Michelle Rodriguez and model Naomi Campbell joined celebrity attendees Sunday at the start of Paris' fall-winter 2015-16 haute couture week - that headlined with Versace. Here are the highlights, including Adeline Andre and Ulyana Sergeenko:... 7/5/2015 10:16 PM

In Trinidad, joint unit of police, soldiers to combat gangs
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) -- Trinidad and Tobago's leader has created a combined national security force to combat gang violence in a crime-troubled community.... 7/5/2015 9:05 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 9:03 PM

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