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Pope puts family first at outdoor Mass in steamy Guayaquil
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.... 7/7/2015 2:33 AM

Venezuela recalls ambassador in Guyana amid border dispute
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- President Nicolas Maduro announced Monday that he was recalling Venezuela's ambassador in neighboring Guyana for consultation amid mounting tensions over their disputed border.... 7/7/2015 2:19 AM

The Latest: President surprises pope with big reception line
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis' trip to South America:... 7/7/2015 2:06 AM

Samsung sees disappointing profit on weak Galaxy S6 sales
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Samsung Electronics Co. forecast lower-than-expected profit for the April-June quarter in a sign that its much-anticipated Galaxy S6 smartphones failed to lead a meaningful recovery.... 7/7/2015 1:56 AM

UN: Goals helped lift 1 billion people from extreme poverty
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- 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, the U.N. chief said Monday.... 7/7/2015 12:40 AM

Mexican teachers shear hair of those who show up for exam
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Radical teachers opposing Mexico's program for evaluating and testing teachers blocked exam sites and cut off the hair of some who showed up.... 7/7/2015 12:26 AM

Jamaica's top cop troubled by increase in homicides
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Jamaica's top police official said Monday there has been a "troubling" and "unacceptable" increase in killings, with 602 homicides so far this year on the Caribbean island that has long grappled with high rates of violent crime.... 7/6/2015 11:47 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 11:21 PM

Cameron: Terror threat remains, 10 years after 7/7 bombings
LONDON (AP) -- Britons marked the 10th anniversary of suicide bomb attacks on London's transit system Tuesday, as Prime Minister David Cameron said the recent slaying of 30 British tourists in Tunisia was a reminder that terror threats remain real and deadly.... 7/6/2015 11:18 PM

2 migrants die in truck crash in southern Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Two Central American migrants died and a dozen more were injured when a truck carrying 41 migrants overturned in southern Mexico, immigration authorities said Monday.... 7/6/2015 10:47 PM

Day of extremist violence across Nigeria kills more than 60
JOS, Nigeria (AP) -- A day of extremist violence against both Muslims and Christians in Nigeria killed more than 60 people, including worshippers in a mosque who came to hear a cleric known for preaching about peaceful coexistence of all faiths.... 7/6/2015 10:18 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

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

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

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



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