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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 8:31 PM

Hundreds of thousands gather for pope Mass in South America
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.... 7/6/2015 8:27 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 8:14 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

1 dead, 2 taken to hospital after ammonia leak in Ontario
FORT ERIE, Ontario (AP) -- Authorities say one person has died and two others have been hospitalized after an ammonia leak at a food company in Fort Erie, Ontario.... 7/6/2015 8:12 PM

Quebec marks anniversary of rail disaster that killed 47
LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec (AP) -- A church bell rang 47 times in Lac-Megantic to honor the 47 victims of the runaway oil train disaster two years ago that forever changed the small Quebec town.... 7/6/2015 8:05 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 8:03 PM

The Latest: Pope Francis visits Jesuit-run school in Ecuador
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis' trip to South America:... 7/6/2015 7:57 PM

Iraqi fighter jet accidentally bombs Baghdad, 12 killed
BAGHDAD (AP) -- An Iraqi fighter jet accidentally dropped a bomb on a Baghdad neighborhood Monday, killing at least 12 people on the ground, Iraqi officials said.... 7/6/2015 7:49 PM

The Latest: Spanish PM: Greece must follow Europe's rules
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest on the fallout from the Greek referendum (all times local):... 7/6/2015 7:45 PM

English FA apology for tweet about Women's World Cup team
LONDON (AP) -- The English Football Association apologized for a tweet it subsequently deleted about its Women's World Cup team which prompted criticism across social media on Monday.... 7/6/2015 7:26 PM

Correction: Palestinians-Rainbow Flag story
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- In a story June 30 about Palestinian protesters whitewashing a gay pride rainbow flag, The Associated Press reported erroneously that homosexual acts are banned by law in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. While homosexuality is largely taboo in Palestinian society, there are no laws specifically banning homosexual acts.... 7/6/2015 7:25 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 peaceful coexistence of all faiths.... 7/6/2015 7:15 PM

Thousands evacuate as wildfires burn in west Canada
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- More than 200 forest fires are burning across western Canada, causing a heavy gray haze to settle over the Pacific coast and forcing the evacuation of thousands of residents.... 7/6/2015 6:53 PM

Italian surveillance company hacked, documents stolen
LONDON (AP) -- An Italian surveillance firm known for selling malicious software used by police bodies and spy agencies has succumbed to a cyberattack, the firm's spokesman said Monday, confirming an embarrassing breach which sent documents and invoices ricocheting across the Internet.... 7/6/2015 6:44 PM

Correction: Russia-Ukraine-Gas story
MOSCOW (AP) -- In a story July 1 about Gazprom halting gas supplies to Ukraine, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Russia offered Ukraine a price of $247 per cubic meter. The price offered was per thousand cubic meters.... 7/6/2015 6:19 PM

Mexico rescues 12 Cubans from makeshift raft
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The Mexican Navy says it has rescued 12 Cuban men who were found aboard a makeshift raft off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula.... 7/6/2015 6:11 PM

Israel arrests 6 Bedouin for supporting Islamic State group
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Shin Bet security agency says it has arrested six Bedouin for establishing a cell supportive of the Islamic State group.... 7/6/2015 6:10 PM

Regional leaders urge Burundi to delay elections by 2 weeks
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) -- Regional leaders are urging Burundi's government to delay presidential elections by two weeks as the central African country grapples with violence sparked by the president's bid for a third term.... 7/6/2015 5:58 PM

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