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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 5:26 PM

The Latest: Greek opposition: 'no' win will raise pressure
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest from the bailout referendum in Greece (all times local):... 7/5/2015 5:25 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

Opinion polls: tight race in Greek vote, 'no' likely to win
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece faced an uncharted future as officials counted the results of a referendum Sunday on whether to accept creditors' demands for more austerity in exchange for rescue loans, with three opinion polls showing a tight race with a narrow victory likely for the "no" side.... 7/5/2015 5:07 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

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 1:14 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

Land mine blast in east Ukraine kills 5 soldiers, wounds 3
MOSCOW (AP) -- Ukraine says five of its soldiers were killed and three wounded when a land mine exploded in the east of the country, where government troops are fighting Russia-backed separatists.... 7/5/2015 12:18 PM

Storm causes floods, knocks out power in north Philippines
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A tropical storm blew across the northern Philippines on Sunday, causing floods and power outages in several towns and prompting rescue teams to scramble to evacuate villagers in low-lying communities.... 7/5/2015 12:13 PM

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