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McKellen shares pic of him as 93-year-old Sherlock
LONDON (AP) -- British actor Ian McKellen has revealed the first picture of himself playing a 93-year-old Sherlock Holmes in a new movie.... 7/11/2014 10:54 AM

Erdogan: no normalizing of ties with Israel
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's president on Friday called on Israel to halt its offensive on the Gaza Strip and not to carry out a ground incursion, while the prime minister said there can be no normalizing of Turkish-Israeli ties as long as Israel's actions continue.... 7/11/2014 10:42 AM

O-le Canada! Hockey homeland is mad for World Cup
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada has not sent a team to the World Cup in a generation. But that hasn't stopped Canadians from going a little Cup crazy.... 7/11/2014 10:25 AM

German FM to meet Kerry to discuss spying claims
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's foreign minister said Friday he will tell U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at a meeting this weekend that Berlin wants to reinvigorate the two countries' friendship "on an honest basis" after asking Washington's top spy to leave.... 7/11/2014 10:25 AM

4 suspended for rigging Vanessa-Mae results
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) -- Four Slovenian ski officials were suspended Friday for allegedly rigging the results of pop violinist Vanessa-Mae to help her qualify for the Winter Olympics in Sochi.... 7/11/2014 10:21 AM

French court convicts 9 in Afghan terror network
PARIS (AP) -- A Paris court has convicted nine people of belonging to a terrorist network that trained in Afghanistan and reportedly planned attacks in France.... 7/11/2014 10:19 AM

UN doubts legality of Israeli air campaign
GENEVA (AP) -- Israel's air campaign in Gaza may violate international laws prohibiting the targeting of civilians, the U.N.'s top human rights official said Friday.... 7/11/2014 10:17 AM

Markets steady after Portuguese bank scare
LONDON (AP) -- Global stocks steadied somewhat Friday after slumping on worries about the soundness of a bank in Portugal, while trading in Asia was muted over the specter of more financial turmoil in Europe.... 7/11/2014 10:01 AM

A look at who's running in Slovenia vote
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) -- Slovenia is holding an early parliamentary election on Sunday to choose its third government in three years. The EU-member country was forced into a vote after the outgoing prime minister, Alenka Bratusek, lost a power struggle within her party and resigned.... 7/11/2014 9:57 AM

Burberry investors revolt over CEO pay deal
LONDON (AP) -- Shareholders of luxury British fashion house Burberry have voted to reject a multimillion-pound pay package for the brand's new chief.... 7/11/2014 9:56 AM

Cholera threatens thousands in South Sudan: agency
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- An outbreak of cholera is putting thousands of lives at risk in parts of South Sudan, worsening the country's humanitarian crisis amid ongoing violence, the aid group Save the Children said Friday.... 7/11/2014 9:56 AM

Paltry car sales seen as sign of Cuba's priorities
HAVANA (AP) -- It's not your typical car lot.... 7/11/2014 9:41 AM

19 Ukraine servicemen killed in rocket attack
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Pro-Russia rebels fired missiles Friday at government troops near the Russian border, killing at least 19 servicemen, Ukraine's Defense Ministry said, adding that four other troops died elsewhere in eastern Ukraine.... 7/11/2014 9:34 AM

Iraqi Kurds take over 2 northern oil fields
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Kurdish security forces took over two major oil fields outside the disputed northern city of Kirkuk before dawn Friday, Iraq's Oil Ministry said, the latest move in a deepening a dispute with the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.... 7/11/2014 9:29 AM

Indicted Russian's family say he's innocent
MOSCOW (AP) -- Family members of a Russian man charged with hacking in the United States insist he is innocent and fear he will die in custody if he doesn't have his medication.... 7/11/2014 9:20 AM

British teenager admits killing teacher in class
LONDON (AP) -- A British teenager who stabbed his teacher to death in a classroom has admitted responsibility for the killing.... 7/11/2014 9:10 AM

Indian prime minister to meet Obama in September
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet President Barack Obama in Washington in September during a visit aimed at restoring strained relations between the countries.... 7/11/2014 9:05 AM

Latin Americans reluctantly rally behind Argentina
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- With a reputation for arrogance and illusions of European-styled grandeur, Argentines have long been the objects of scorn and the butt of jokes across Latin America... 7/11/2014 8:40 AM

Uganda anti-gay ruling criticized as 'flawed'
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Human Rights Watch is criticizing a Ugandan court's decision against gay activists who sued a Ugandan official for violating their rights.... 7/11/2014 8:32 AM

India village council accused of ordering rape
NEW DELHI (AP) -- A 14-year-old girl was dragged into a forest and raped on the orders of a village council in remote eastern India in retaliation for a sex assault blamed on her brother, her family and police said Friday.... 7/11/2014 8:29 AM