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Virtual Neruda walks streets of Chile's capital
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Forty years after his death, Pablo Neruda once again was writing and reciting love poems and he walked through Santiago's streets to the admiring gazes of Chileans - virtually, that is.... 7/11/2014 7:05 PM

Mexico rescues 8 child migrants held by kidnappers
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Authorities said Friday they had rescued eight Salvadoran migrant youths who had been kidnapped by an equally youthful gang in northern Mexico.... 7/11/2014 6:56 PM

A look at some of the best goals at the World Cup
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Robin van Persie scored one of the most eye-catching goals of the World Cup with a diving header, and James Rodriguez blasted in one of the tournament's most spectacular after controlling the ball with his chest and volleying home from outside the area.... 7/11/2014 6:44 PM

Strong quake hits Japan, triggering small tsunami
TOKYO (AP) -- A strong earthquake hit Japan's northern coast near the nuclear power plant crippled in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The earthquake early Saturday triggered a small tsunami and injured at least one person.... 7/11/2014 6:24 PM

Canada imposes further sanctions against Ukraine
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says Canada will impose economic sanctions and a travel ban on 14 more members of pro-Russian separatist groups in Ukraine.... 7/11/2014 5:56 PM

Over 100 killed in Gaza as rockets fall on Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- With the official Palestinian count of the dead passing 100, and rockets fired by militants striking Israel from the Gaza Strip and from Lebanon, Israel's prime minister on Friday brushed off a question about cease-fire efforts.... 7/11/2014 5:50 PM

As deaths rise, no end seen to Israeli offensive
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Asserting it has broad international support for a fierce military offensive in the Gaza Strip, Israel is showing no signs of ending the operation, vowing to press on until there is a halt to rocket attacks from the seaside territory.... 7/11/2014 5:42 PM

Workers conclude repairs on Brazil's Christ statue
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazil's famous Christ the Redeemer statue has been fitted with new gear to protect it from future storms.... 7/11/2014 5:12 PM

Migrant boy's body arrives back in Guatemala
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- The body of a 15-year-old migrant was brought home Friday, nearly a month after he died in the hot, dry brushland of southern Texas and became a symbol for the perils facing unaccompanied children who have been flooding illegally into the U.S.... 7/11/2014 4:57 PM

US border effort sputters as migrants cross again
MEXICALI, Mexico (AP) -- A U.S. effort to discourage immigrants' repeated attempts to enter the country illegally by dropping them back in Mexico hundreds of miles away from where they were caught has been sharply scaled back after producing relatively modest gains.... 7/11/2014 4:36 PM

Putin kicks off Latin America tour with Cuba stop
HAVANA (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin began a six-day Latin American tour aimed at boosting trade and ties in the region with a stop Friday in Cuba, a key Soviet ally during the Cold War that has backed Moscow in its dispute with the West over Ukraine.... 7/11/2014 4:20 PM

Canadian man found guilty on 2 terror charges
TORONTO (AP) -- A Canadian man has been convicted of two terrorism-related charges in an alleged plot against targets in Canada and abroad.... 7/11/2014 4:20 PM

US struggles to resolve Afghan election crisis
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The United States struggled Friday to find a path out of a presidential election crisis in Afghanistan that has jeopardized chances for a democratic transfer of power, a central plank of President Barack Obama's strategy to leave behind a stable state after the withdrawal of most U.S. troops at year's end.... 7/11/2014 4:08 PM

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 and said they would use some of the production for domestic purposes, further widening a split with the central government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.... 7/11/2014 3:42 PM

AP NewsAlert
TOKYO (AP) -- Strong earthquake shakes northern Japan, tsunami advisory issued.... 7/11/2014 3:34 PM

Thousands protest Gaza strikes in London, Paris
LONDON (AP) -- Thousands of pro-Palestinian demonstrators turned out on the streets of London and Paris on Friday to call for an end to Israeli military strikes on Gaza.... 7/11/2014 3:25 PM

Ukraine death toll climbs, but information scant
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- The only thing clear about the death toll in eastern Ukraine, where government troops are battling separatist rebels, is that it's mounting.... 7/11/2014 3:19 PM

Biggest security detail in Brazil history at final
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- More than 25,000 soldiers and police, the biggest security detail in Brazil's history, will be deployed around Rio de Janeiro to control Sunday's World Cup final between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium.... 7/11/2014 2:50 PM

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 2:24 PM

Eastern Ukrainians flee as army suffers losses
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's president vowed vengeance in blood after 19 troops were killed in an insurgent rocket attack Friday, and residents of the rebel-held city of Donetsk began fleeing in large numbers for fear of a government siege.... 7/11/2014 2:08 PM