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UN set to authorize cross-border aid to Syrians
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council is set to vote on a resolution that would authorize cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid to Syrians in rebel-held areas in desperate need of food and medicine, without government approval.... 7/14/2014 11:29 AM

Brazil's upside-down Cup: Bad soccer, well planned
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- For Brazil, it was the upside-down World Cup.... 7/14/2014 11:27 AM

Shipwrecked Concordia floated for tow to Genova
GIGLIO, Italy (AP) -- The shipwrecked Costa Concordia was successfully refloated Monday in preparation to be towed away for scrapping, 30 months after it struck a reef and capsized, killing 32 people.... 7/14/2014 11:26 AM

Blatter: FIFA must do more against racism
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- FIFA President Sepp Blatter has criticized the way discrimination incidents were dealt with at World Cup matches.... 7/14/2014 11:23 AM

Sunni jihadi group expels rivals from Syrian city
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian activists say a Sunni extremist group has taken over opposition-held areas of a provincial capital near the border with Iraq after expelling rival jihadi fighters of an al-Qaida-linked group.... 7/14/2014 11:21 AM

From Brazil to Russia: A look at 2018 World Cup
MOSCOW (AP) -- Brazil just barely managed to get everything ready in time for the World Cup. Russia insists it won't have any such problems in 2018, although the country faces other issues ahead of football's next showcase tournament - including the threat of racism and violence.... 7/14/2014 11:04 AM

Egypt: Mubarak party leaders can run for elections
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian appeals court ruled Monday that leaders of the former ruling party of ousted President Hosni Mubarak will not be barred from running for elections, opening the door for old regime figures to return to the country's stifled political scene.... 7/14/2014 10:59 AM

Kerry, top Iranian diplomat hold nuclear talks
VIENNA (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry was deep in discussions Monday with Iran's top diplomat to try to get faltering nuclear negotiations moving before Sunday's deadline for a comprehensive agreement.... 7/14/2014 10:57 AM

Corruption sentence for Greek city's ex-mayor cut
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) -- A Greek court has reduced the prison sentence for the former mayor of the country's second largest city, finding him guilty of embezzling more than (EURO)17 million ($23 million) in city funds.... 7/14/2014 10:53 AM

Argentina's gutsy World Cup team is welcomed home
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina's national team is being welcomed home by thousands of fans celebrating its gutsy performance in the World Cup finals.... 7/14/2014 10:52 AM

Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer dies
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Nadine Gordimer, a South African author who won the Nobel Prize for novels that explored the cost of racial conflict in apartheid-era South Africa, has died at the age of 90, her family said Monday.... 7/14/2014 10:49 AM

UN mission evacuates from Libya
CAIRO (AP) -- The United Nations mission in Libya said on Monday it is withdrawing its staff from Libya "temporarily" because of deteriorating security in the country.... 7/14/2014 10:43 AM

New French first lady? Hollande stays mum
PARIS (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande says he has no information to share about his private life, amid speculation that he could soon formalize his supposed relationship with a French actress.... 7/14/2014 10:36 AM

Philippines braces for floods from tropical storm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippines braced for possible floods and landslides as a tropical storm continued to strengthen on Monday as it approached the country's eastern seaboard.... 7/14/2014 10:33 AM

Activist Malala in Nigeria: 'Bring Back Our Girls'
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's president promised Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai that he would meet with the parents of some of the 219 schoolgirls held by Islamic extremists for three months, she said Monday.... 7/14/2014 10:27 AM

Philippine leader, high court clash on funds use
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Monday that his administration would appeal a Supreme Court decision that declared his government's enforcement of a major economic stimulus program partly unconstitutional.... 7/14/2014 10:20 AM

Israel downs Gaza drone along southern coast
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military said it downed a drone launched by Gaza militants on Monday, the first time it encountered an unmanned aircraft since the start of its offensive last week, as new Israeli airstrikes pushed the death toll from Israeli airstrikes to at least 175.... 7/14/2014 10:18 AM

Ukraine: Military plane shot down by rocket
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- A Ukrainian military transport plane was shot down Monday along the country's eastern border with Russia, the defense minister said.... 7/14/2014 10:11 AM

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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's defense minister says military plane has been shot down along Russian border.... 7/14/2014 9:56 AM

Copter crash kills 2 Cambodian military generals
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Two generals who led the helicopter unit of Cambodia's air force were killed in a crash Monday, along with two pilots, police said. Defense Minister Tea Banh, who rushed to the crash site in a muddy pond south of the capital, said a fifth person on the chopper was seriously injured.... 7/14/2014 9:01 AM