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UN: Goals helped lift 1 billion people from extreme poverty
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says a 15-year effort to implement eight goals adopted by world leaders at the start of the new millennium has helped lift more than one billion people out of extreme poverty, enabled more girls to go to school than ever before, and brought unprecedented results in fighting diseases such as HIV/AIDS.... 7/6/2015 10:08 PM

Pope has 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 9:57 PM

2 migrants die in truck crash in southern Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican authorities say two Central American migrants have died and a dozen more were injured when a truck carrying 41 people overturned in southern Mexico.... 7/6/2015 9:54 PM

A win, then a hug: Serena Williams tops Venus at Wimbledon
LONDON (AP) -- Decades ago, when the Williams sisters were kids in California, taking tennis lessons from Dad on a municipal court and imagining playing at Grand Slam tournaments one day, it was Venus - older, taller, stronger - who usually beat Serena.... 7/6/2015 9:46 PM

The Latest: Pope Francis meets with Jesuit priest in Ecuador
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis' trip to South America:... 7/6/2015 10:09 PM

World Cup moments distanced women from FIFA scandal
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- For a few moments over the past month, the Women's World Cup seemed to push aside the FIFA scandal that is simmering a half planet away.... 7/6/2015 9:30 PM

Union members rally against 'age discrimination' in Barbados
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) -- About 3,000 chanting protesters took to the streets of Barbados' capital Monday to join a union-led rally against the recent dismissals of about a dozen public workers nearing retirement age.... 7/6/2015 9:15 PM

Panel: Possible aerial attack on Hammarskjold plane in 1961
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- An independent review of new information about the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold puts to rest claims that he was assassinated after surviving the crash but provides new information about a possible aerial attack or interference.... 7/6/2015 9:08 PM

Egypt anti-terror bill speeds trials, tightens hand on media
CAIRO (AP) -- After a series of stunning militant attacks, Egypt's government is pushing through a controversial new anti-terrorism draft bill that would set up special terrorism courts, shorten the appeals process, give police greater powers of arrest and imprison journalists who report information on attacks that differs from the official government line.... 7/6/2015 8:58 PM

Iran now pushes for an end to arms embargo in nuclear deal
VIENNA (AP) -- As negotiators braced for yet another possible extension of nuclear talks, Iran demanded on Monday that any deal should include the end to a U.N. arms embargo as well - a condition backed by Russia but opposed by the United States as it seeks to limit Tehran's Mideast influence.... 7/6/2015 8:37 PM

Hundreds of thousands gather for pope Mass in South America
GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador (AP) -- Pope Francis received a hero's welcome in Ecuador's biggest city Monday as he celebrated the first public Mass of his South American tour, telling hundreds of thousands of faithful their families are the bedrock of society but need to be supported better and strengthened.... 7/6/2015 8:27 PM

After vote win, Greek leaders face pressure to restart talks
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Despite triumphing in a popular vote against austerity, Greece's leaders Monday faced the urgent need to heal ties with European creditors and reach a financial rescue deal to prevent it from falling out of the euro - possibly within days.... 7/6/2015 8:13 PM

Mali extremist traded for French hostage killed in attack
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- French special forces have killed an Islamic extremist in northern Mali who had been released last year in exchange for the freedom of a French hostage, a Malian official said Monday.... 7/6/2015 8:12 PM

1 dead, 2 taken to hospital after ammonia leak in Ontario
FORT ERIE, Ontario (AP) -- Authorities say one person has died and two others have been hospitalized after an ammonia leak at a food company in Fort Erie, Ontario.... 7/6/2015 8:12 PM

Quebec marks anniversary of rail disaster that killed 47
LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec (AP) -- A church bell rang 47 times in Lac-Megantic to honor the 47 victims of the runaway oil train disaster two years ago that forever changed the small Quebec town.... 7/6/2015 8:05 PM

Nyong'o, Blunt sparkle at Christian Dior couture garden show
PARIS (AP) -- Celebrities such as Lupita Nyong'o and Emily Blunt sparkled in the heat at Christian Dior's vivid couture show, hosted in a timeless conservatory in Paris.... 7/6/2015 8:03 PM

Iraqi fighter jet accidentally bombs Baghdad, 12 killed
BAGHDAD (AP) -- An Iraqi fighter jet accidentally dropped a bomb on a Baghdad neighborhood Monday, killing at least 12 people on the ground, Iraqi officials said.... 7/6/2015 7:49 PM

The Latest: Spanish PM: Greece must follow Europe's rules
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest on the fallout from the Greek referendum (all times local):... 7/6/2015 7:45 PM

English FA apology for tweet about Women's World Cup team
LONDON (AP) -- The English Football Association apologized for a tweet it subsequently deleted about its Women's World Cup team which prompted criticism across social media on Monday.... 7/6/2015 7:26 PM

Correction: Palestinians-Rainbow Flag story
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- In a story June 30 about Palestinian protesters whitewashing a gay pride rainbow flag, The Associated Press reported erroneously that homosexual acts are banned by law in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. While homosexuality is largely taboo in Palestinian society, there are no laws specifically banning homosexual acts.... 7/6/2015 7:25 PM

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