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Pope Francis back on home turf for visit to 3 poor nations
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Latin America's first pope returned to Spanish-speaking South America on Sunday for the first time Sunday, beginning an eight-day tour that will take him to three of the continent's poorest countries.... 7/5/2015 11:16 PM

The Latest: Pope Francis arrives at papal envoy's residence
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis' trip to South America:... 7/5/2015 10:59 PM

The Latest: Euro official says Greek vote result regrettable
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest on the bailout referendum in Greece (all times local):... 7/5/2015 10:40 PM

Flawed bailouts, political missteps brought Greece to brink
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- After two bailouts totaling 240 billion euros ($266 billion) and six years of depression, spending cuts and lost jobs, Greece teeters on the edge of collapse.... 7/5/2015 10:32 PM

Versace kicks off Paris couture week in style
PARIS (AP) -- Actress Michelle Rodriguez and model Naomi Campbell joined celebrity attendees Sunday at the start of Paris' fall-winter 2015-16 haute couture week - that headlined with Versace. Here are the highlights, including Adeline Andre and Ulyana Sergeenko:... 7/5/2015 10:16 PM

Greece enters uncharted territory after referendum 'no' vote
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece lurched into uncharted territory and an uncertain future in Europe's common currency Sunday after voters overwhelmingly rejected demands by international creditors for more austerity measures in exchange for a bailout of its bankrupt economy.... 7/5/2015 10:06 PM

In Trinidad, joint unit of police, soldiers to combat gangs
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) -- Trinidad and Tobago's leader has created a combined national security force to combat gang violence in a crime-troubled community.... 7/5/2015 9:05 PM

On 9th day, Kerry says Iran nuke talks could go either way
VIENNA (AP) -- Nine days into marathon nuclear talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday said the diplomatic efforts "could go either way," cutting off all potential pathways for an Iranian atomic bomb or ending without an agreement that American officials have sometimes described as the only alternative to war.... 7/5/2015 9:03 PM

3 dead, 13 hurt after bomb blast at checkpoint in Kandahar
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An official says a bomb blast at a police checkpoint in the southern city of Kandahar has killed two civilians, one policeman and wounded 13 others.... 7/5/2015 7:44 PM

Pair of lions kept as pets by Gaza family arrive in Jordan
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Two young lions that had been kept as pets in a Gaza refugee camp traveled Sunday to Jordan where their final destination will be a wildlife sanctuary.... 7/5/2015 7:25 PM

World heritage status for The Alamo, Japan industrial sites
BONN, Germany (AP) -- The United States has succeeded in its bid to "Remember the Alamo," after the U.N. cultural body approved its status as a world heritage site Sunday.... 7/5/2015 7:23 PM

AP PHOTOS: History buffs re-enact Holy Land crusader battle
KARNEI HITTIN, Israel (AP) -- The year is 1187 and the crusader kingdom of Jerusalem is beginning to collapse. At the Battle of Hattin, sword-wielding soldiers on horseback chant in Arabic, looking to behead their Christian targets.... 7/5/2015 7:02 PM

Bomb attacks on Shiite districts kill 15 people in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Authorities in Iraq say bombings targeting Shiite districts have killed 15 people in and around Baghdad.... 7/5/2015 6:24 PM

Dreams of victory for a struggling South African rugby team
KATLEHONG, South Africa (AP) -- Their catches still uncertain, their sneakers worn and unsuitable, a team of young South Africans is trying to find success in a sport that that's a traditional favorite in their country, but rare in their own neighborhood - rugby.... 7/5/2015 6:00 PM

Suicide bomber explodes at northeast Nigeria church, 5 dead
POTISKUM, Nigeria (AP) -- A woman suicide bomber blew up in the midst of a crowded evangelical Christian church service in northeast Nigeria on Sunday and killed at least five people, witnesses said.... 7/5/2015 5:58 PM

Fans cheer as Princess Charlotte christened on royal estate
LONDON (AP) -- Prince William and his wife, Kate, marked a milestone for their newborn baby Princess Charlotte on Sunday - a christening ceremony on Queen Elizabeth II's country estate that was steeped in royal tradition.... 7/5/2015 5:51 PM

Indian coast guard seizes Iranian boat, arrests 12 crew
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India's coast guard seized an Iranian fishing boat off the country's southern coast early Sunday and arrested 12 crew members, officials said.... 7/5/2015 5:11 PM

Israeli Cabinet reverses bill easing conversion to Judaism
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Cabinet has reversed an initiative aimed at easing the conversion process to Judaism in Israel.... 7/5/2015 5:04 PM

Burkina Faso: Father wants justice in sex abuse case
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- The father of a 5-year-old girl who a French prosecutor says was sexually abused by a French soldier has hired a lawyer and vowed on Sunday to follow legal proceedings closely to ensure justice is done.... 7/5/2015 5:03 PM

Egypt's currency drops to new low against the dollar
CAIRO (AP) -- The Egyptian pound has fallen to a new low against the U.S. dollar, the second such drop in days, the country's central bank said Sunday, in a move that could help boost much-needed foreign investment.... 7/5/2015 5:02 PM



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