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US envoy confident Australia will manage gay marriage debate
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- The first openly gay U.S. ambassador to Australia says he is confident that the "great debate" among Australians over gay marriage would result in the best outcome for the country.... 6/30/2015 8:36 AM

Crunch time for Greece as IMF debt looms and bailout ends
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- It's crunch time for Greece, with the European part of its international bailout expiring Tuesday and with it any possible access to the remaining rescue loans it contains that it needs to pay its debts.... 6/30/2015 8:35 AM

The Iran deal: A look at what it does and problems remaining
VIENNA (AP) -- World powers and Iran are back in nuclear talks, and this round may be the deciding one.... 6/30/2015 8:30 AM

Egypt prepares for burial of slain prosecutor general
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt has deployed heavy security forces across Cairo amid preparations for the burial of the country's prosecutor general, killed in a car bombing the day before - the first assassination of a top Egyptian official in nearly 25 years.... 6/30/2015 8:28 AM

Forest fire blazes in Chernobyl off-limits zone
MOSCOW (AP) -- Fire is raging in the woods in the exclusion zone around the destroyed Chernobyl plant in Ukraine.... 6/30/2015 8:26 AM

China's ruling Communists recruit fewer members
BEIJING (AP) -- China's ruling Communist Party recruited almost 15 percent fewer new members last year amid hopes that better-qualified candidates will expand its guiding role in Chinese society.... 6/30/2015 8:17 AM

Indonesia military transport plane crashes in Medan; 20 dead
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- An Indonesian air force transport plane crashed Tuesday into a residential neighborhood in the country's third-largest city of Medan, killing at least 20 people.... 6/30/2015 8:11 AM

Spain: Greenpeace kicks off anti-'Gag Law' protests
MADRID (AP) -- Greenpeace activists have hung a banner defending people's right to protest from a construction crane close to Spain's Parliament as part of activities to highlight the coming into effect of the Public Security Law, known as the "gag law," July 1.... 6/30/2015 8:01 AM

Rioting breaks out after death of man in police custody
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- A demonstration against police has erupted into violence in The Hague, with protesters angry at the death in custody of a man over the weekend smashing windows and throwing rocks and fireworks at officers.... 6/30/2015 7:56 AM

The Latest: Greek banks to reopen to let pensioners get cash
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest news on Greece's financial woes on a day a big repayment to the International Monetary Fund is due and the country's bailout program with European creditors ends (all times local):... 6/30/2015 7:53 AM

Reports: 2 dead after man sets self on fire on Japan train
ODAWARA, Japan (AP) -- A man riding one of Japan's high-speed bullet trains set himself on fire Tuesday, killing himself and another passenger as the coach filled with smoke, Japanese officials and media reports said.... 6/30/2015 7:48 AM

AP NewsAlert
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Hospital: Death toll from Indonesia military plane crash in Medan city rises to 20 .... 6/30/2015 7:38 AM

UN rights office urges Thailand to free 14 student activists
BANGKOK (AP) -- The U.N. human rights office has called on Thailand to release 14 student activists arrested for holding a peaceful rally and charged with sedition.... 6/30/2015 7:36 AM

Asia stocks bounce back but Greece uncertainty still looms
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian stock markets bounced back Tuesday, recouping some of the previous day's sharp losses, but investors remained worried the crisis in Greece could spread to other financially weak countries.... 6/30/2015 7:14 AM

A year after Gaza war, Hamas entrenched as frustration grows
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Emad Firi is angry. During last summer's Israel-Hamas war, a shell slammed through the roof of his house and shredded his right leg. Unable to work, Firi's son now drives his taxi but the family struggles to survive.... 6/30/2015 7:07 AM

Iran's Zarif leaves for Vienna
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting the country's foreign minister has left for Vienna to join nuclear talks with world powers.... 6/30/2015 7:00 AM

Fallen Egypt archaeologist wants international Grand Museum
CAIRO (AP) -- For more than a decade, he was the self-styled Indiana Jones of Egypt, presiding over its antiquities and striding through temples and tombs as the star of TV documentaries that made him an international celebrity.... 6/30/2015 6:33 AM

AP PHOTOS: In Peruvian valley, coca harvest means survival
SAMUGARI, Peru (AP) -- Just before sunrise, Raul Rua joins 15 others, including women, teens and children, for a half-hour walk to pick coca in the world's No. 1 coca-producing valley.... 6/30/2015 4:56 AM

Puerto Rico wants bondholders to postpone debt payments
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- The governor has called on creditors to postpone bond payments and restructure the U.S. territory's $72 billion in public debt as the government closes out its fiscal year Tuesday amid growing uncertainty about the island's economy.... 6/30/2015 4:05 AM

Liberian official says corpse tests positive for Ebola
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- The corpse of a 17-year-old man has tested positive for Ebola in Liberia, but no other cases have been reported, the country's deputy health minister said late Monday.... 6/30/2015 3:13 AM

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