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Top French court says surrogate children deserve rights
PARIS (AP) -- France's highest court has given surrogate children the right to have legal parents in France, in a major turnaround that could lead to greater acceptance of new forms of families.... 7/3/2015 12:19 PM

Russian parliament votes to adopt controversial privacy law
MOSCOW (AP) -- Lawmakers in the Russian parliament have voted for a bill forcing online search engines to remove search results about a specific person at that person's request.... 7/3/2015 12:19 PM

Greek villagers secret weapon: Grow your own food
KARITAINA, Greece (AP) -- Ilias Mathes has protection against bank closures, capital controls and the slashing of his pension: 10 goats, some hens and a vegetable patch.... 7/3/2015 12:15 PM

UN nuke agency chief says 'more work' needed on Iran probe
VIENNA (AP) -- Hopes dimmed Friday of Iran fulfilling a key U.S. demand at nuclear talks by cooperating with a probe of allegations that it secretly worked on nuclear arms.... 7/3/2015 12:09 PM

India census says 70 percent live in villages, most are poor
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India released new data Friday showing that more than 70 percent of its people live in villages, with the majority extremely poor and dependent on manual labor.... 7/3/2015 12:07 PM

Man tied to 2013 Myanmar hotel blast gets life in prison
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- A court in Myanmar on Friday sentenced a man linked to a 2013 bombing that wounded an American tourist in one of the country's most prestigious hotels to life imprisonment and hard labor.... 7/3/2015 12:02 PM

Congo's president calls for dialogue, opposition holds out
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- Congo's president has called for dialogue with the opposition to reduce tensions in the Central African country, a move the opposition and international community fear will delay elections.... 7/3/2015 11:53 AM

German authorities seize tank, other WWII weapons in raid
BERLIN (AP) -- Authorities have seized a 45-ton Panther tank, a flak canon and multiple other World War II-era military weapons in a raid on a 78-year-old collector's storage facility in northern Germany.... 7/3/2015 11:50 AM

Turkey's Erdogan dedicates new mosque to the people
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday inaugurated a mosque on the grounds of his gigantic palace complex and opened it to the public in an apparent effort to stave off more criticism over his spending.... 7/3/2015 11:46 AM

The Latest: Luxembourg says Greek vote needed more time
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest news on Greece's financial woes and upcoming referendum (all times local):... 7/3/2015 11:42 AM

Beijing says its air pollution better in first half of 2015
BEIJING (AP) -- Air quality in Beijing, notorious for its smoggy sky, improved during the first six months of 2015, the city government said.... 7/3/2015 11:40 AM

Poll shows Catalan independence drive losing support
MADRID (AP) -- A Catalan government opinion poll says most people would vote against having the region become independent from Spain.... 7/3/2015 11:40 AM

All aboard capsized Philippine ferry accounted for; 45 dead
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Rescuers on Friday were winding down the search for survivors and bodies from a ferry that capsized shortly after departing from a central Philippine port, leaving 45 people dead.... 7/3/2015 11:36 AM

IS says it destroyed archaeological pieces from Palmyra
BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic State group militants have destroyed six archaeological pieces from the historic town of Palmyra that were confiscated from a smuggler, the group said.... 7/3/2015 11:34 AM

Britain, Tunisia honor 38 victims of beach resort attack
LONDON (AP) -- People around Britain paused in streets and workplaces, churches and mosques, railway stations and the Wimbledon tennis tournament Friday to honor the victims of an Islamic extremist's rampage at a Tunisian beach resort.... 7/3/2015 11:34 AM

UN: 29 die in South Sudan cholera outbreak as cases rise
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- The U.N. children's agency says 29 people have died in South Sudan's latest cholera outbreak.... 7/3/2015 11:32 AM

2 suicide bombings kill 13 in northeastern Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Two female suicide bombers killed 13 people at a crowded market and a military checkpoint outside the biggest city in northeast Nigeria, witnesses said Friday.... 7/3/2015 11:27 AM

Srebrenica survivor brings solace in quest for human bones
SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- Day after day, Ramiz Nukic goes into the woods around Srebrenica in search of a tragic quarry: human bones.... 7/3/2015 11:17 AM

Bangkok-bound flight from China makes emergency landing
BEIJING (AP) -- A Bangkok-bound flight operated by a Chinese airline made an emergency landing Friday afternoon after an engine fire warning lit up, China Southern Airlines said.... 7/3/2015 11:15 AM

Germany wants quick clarification of new NSA spy allegations
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's foreign minister says he's hoping that new allegations of U.S. eavesdropping on senior German government officials' telephones can be clarified "as quickly as possible."... 7/3/2015 11:06 AM

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