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Chinese stocks drop, other Asian markets mixed
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese stocks fell Tuesday despite official efforts to shore up slumping prices while other Asian markets were mixed after Wall Street's decline.... 7/7/2015 4:45 AM

Student activists in Thailand go before military court
BANGKOK (AP) -- Fourteen detained student activists went before a military court in Thailand on Tuesday in a case that has attracted international calls for their release and criticism of the military junta's strict controls on freedom of speech and assembly.... 7/7/2015 4:20 AM

Greek PM Tsipras races to restart talks after vote win
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras heads Tuesday to Brussels, where he will try to use a bailout referendum victory to obtain a rescue deal with European leaders. Tsipras faces intense pressure from creditors abroad and banks at home who all demand what Greece lacks: money.... 7/7/2015 4:19 AM

Serbia presses Russia to veto Srebrenica massacre resolution
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Serbia is pressing Russia to use its veto Tuesday against a British-drafted resolution marking the 20th anniversary of the 1995 massacre of some 8,000 Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica during the Bosnian war which condemns the killings as a crime of genocide.... 7/7/2015 4:11 AM

Pope has packed final Ecuador day but holding up well
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Pope Francis has a whirlwind final full day in Ecuador on Tuesday, with an open-air Mass in the capital sandwiched between meetings with bishops, indigenous groups and students and capped by a visit to a famed Jesuit church.... 7/7/2015 4:07 AM

China opens exhibition to mark the war victory over Japan
BEIJING (AP) -- China has opened an exhibition commemorating the World War II victory over Japan as part of a propaganda push to mark the observance of the 70th anniversary of the war's end in Asia.... 7/7/2015 4:05 AM

AP PHOTOS: Pope encountering rich indigenous traditions
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Rich indigenous traditions dating back centuries before European priests arrived in the New World are on display throughout South America.... 7/7/2015 4:04 AM

What's next, as Greece stumbles toward euro exit
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Greece is at the last chance saloon, thirsty and out of credit. Next stop could be the badlands of euro exit.... 7/7/2015 3:54 AM

The Latest: Pope's rustic staff is replica of previous 1
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis' trip to South America:... 7/7/2015 3:48 AM

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.... 7/7/2015 3:46 AM

Samsung forecasts profit fall as S6 sales disappoint
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Samsung Electronics Co. forecast a fall in second quarter profit in a sign that sales of its much anticipated Galaxy S6 smartphones failed to meet expectations.... 7/7/2015 3:35 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

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

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