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Uber faces harassment in South Africa from local cabdrivers
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Taxi drivers in South Africa's largest city, Johannesburg, met on Tuesday to discuss how to compete with Uber, after rivalry led to drivers of the international ride-hailing service being harassed and intimidated.... 7/7/2015 4:07 PM

Panel: Politics among reasons for botched UN Ebola response
LONDON (AP) -- The Ebola outbreak exposed the U.N. health agency's organizational failings, a panel reported Tuesday - but it didn't blame any individuals at the World Health Organization for its bungled response last year to the deadly crisis.... 7/7/2015 4:05 PM

Bomb blamed on Boko Haram kills 20 in northern Nigeria
ZARIA, Nigeria (AP) -- A bomb blast in Nigeria's northern university town of Zaria killed at least 25 people Tuesday including a 2-year-old toddler, the Kaduna state governor reported, the latest in a string of deadly bombing and shooting attacks by the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group.... 7/7/2015 4:02 PM

Ultra-Orthodox Israeli minister slams Reform Judaism members
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's minister for religious affairs criticized Reform Judaism on Tuesday, saying he doesn't consider members of the denomination to be Jews.... 7/7/2015 4:00 PM

The Latest: Dutch: Greece needs quick solution to save euro
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The latest on the Greek financial crisis (all times Brussels local):... 7/7/2015 3:57 PM

Syrian troops repel militants attack on Aleppo neighborhood
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syrian troops and pro-government gunmen repelled on Tuesday an offensive by rebels and Muslim militants on a neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo while opposition activists claimed that the army carried out a chlorine gas attack in another part of the city, activists and state media said.... 7/7/2015 3:55 PM

Pope arrives at Ecuadorean park where he'll celebrate Mass
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis' trip to South America:... 7/7/2015 3:46 PM

Qatar drilling rig faces months of repairs after accident
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A Qatari company says one of its oil drilling rigs will need several months of repairs and maintenance after an accident off the Gulf nation's coast.... 7/7/2015 3:39 PM

Pope has packed final Ecuador day but holding up well
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Pope Francis kicked off a whirlwind final full day in Ecuador on Tuesday with an open-air Mass in the capital sandwiched between meetings with bishops, indigenous groups and students and capped by a visit to a famed Jesuit church.... 7/7/2015 3:35 PM

Afghan government officials in direct talks with Taliban
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- In an unprecedented step after more than a decade of hostility, Afghan government officials are meeting in Pakistan with representatives of the Taliban, according to Afghan and Pakistani officials.... 7/7/2015 3:30 PM

Boycott drive gains strength, raising alarm in Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Ten years ago, a small group of Palestinian activists had a novel idea: Inspired by the anti-apartheid movement, they called for a global boycott movement against Israel as a nonviolent method to promote the Palestinian struggle for independence.... 7/7/2015 2:49 PM

Migrant boat sinks near Greek islands, more than 15 missing
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The Greek and Turkish coast guards rescued 21 people and recovered at least one body after a migrant boat sank Tuesday near two small Greek islands close to the Turkish coast. At least 15 people were believed to be missing.... 7/7/2015 2:47 PM

Singer Michael Buble and wife are expecting second baby
TORONTO (AP) -- Canadian crooner Michael Buble and his wife, Luisana Lopilato, are expecting their second baby.... 7/7/2015 2:44 PM

Greece restarts talks with creditors as country on edge
BRUSSELS (AP) -- With their country struggling to stave off financial collapse, Greek officials restarted talks with skeptical creditors on a new rescue deal, but showed up Tuesday without the concrete proposals their European counterparts had demanded.... 7/7/2015 2:43 PM

Kenya says Islamic extremists kill 14 in Kenya's north
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- At least 14 people were killed in an attack early Tuesday in the country's north by al-Shabab, Islamic extremist rebels from neighboring Somalia, a Kenyan official said.... 7/7/2015 2:39 PM

Jewish officials protest art installation at Polish museum
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Jewish officials are furious over a video installation at a Polish museum that shows naked men and women playing a game of tag in a gas chamber.... 7/7/2015 2:36 PM

AP PHOTOS: Pope encountering rich indigenous traditions
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Rich indigenous traditions dating back centuries before European priests arrived in the New World are on display throughout South America.... 7/7/2015 2:35 PM

13 coffins: Italy buries 1st bodies from migrant shipwreck
CATANIA, Sicily (AP) -- Italy on Tuesday buried 13 of the hundreds of migrants who perished when a smugglers' fishing boat capsized and sank in the Mediterranean Sea, paying tribute to the victims in coffins adorned with roses. They were the first bodies retrieved in an Italian navy operation involving deep-sea divers and robots.... 7/7/2015 2:28 PM

Spain: 2 Americans, 1 Briton gored in 1st Pamplona bull run
PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) -- Two Americans and a Briton were gored and eight other people were injured Tuesday as thousands of daredevils dashed alongside fighting bulls through the streets of Pamplona on the first bull run of the annual San Fermin festival, organizers said.... 7/7/2015 2:27 PM

Prosecutors seek 3 1/2 years in prison for ex-Auschwitz guard
BERLIN (AP) -- German prosecutors on Tuesday sought a 3 1/2-year prison sentence for a 94-year-old former SS sergeant who served at the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland, saying his role there made him an accessory to murder.... 7/7/2015 2:23 PM



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