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Afghan rivals clinch deal, easing political crisis
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's two rival candidates reached a breakthrough agreement Saturday to a complete audit of their contested presidential election and, whoever the victor, a national unity government.... 7/12/2014 3:45 PM

Israel orders residents of northern Gaza to leave
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military says it is ordering Palestinians living in the northern Gaza Strip to evacuate the area "for their own safety."... 7/12/2014 3:42 PM

Wildfire threatens town near Athens
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Authorities say a raging wildfire southeast of Greece's capital has burned down at least one house and threatened several others.... 7/12/2014 3:09 PM

UN warns Iraq of 'chaos' if no political progress
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The U.N. urged Iraq's leaders Saturday to overcome their deep divisions and move quickly to form a new government that can unite the country and confront a surging militant threat, warning that failure to do so "risks plunging the country into chaos."... 7/12/2014 2:50 PM

Israel widens air attack, Gaza death toll hits 135
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israel widened its air assault against the Gaza Strip's Hamas rulers on Saturday, hitting a mosque, Hamas-affiliated charities and an Islamic home for the disabled, as Palestinians said the death toll from the five-day offensive rose to 135.... 7/12/2014 2:42 PM

UN calls for Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council called Saturday for a cease-fire in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict centered on the Gaza Strip.... 7/12/2014 1:52 PM

Serbia finance minister resigns over reform pace
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Serbia's finance minister has resigned, saying he disagreed with the prime minister over the pace of reform and the austerity measures needed to restart the Balkan country's economy.... 7/12/2014 1:30 PM

Migrant boy buried in Guatemala hometown
SAN JOSE LAS FLORES, Guatemala (AP) -- A 15-year-old Guatemalan migrant was buried in his hometown Saturday, nearly a month after he became a symbol of the perils facing unaccompanied children who have been flooding illegally into the U.S.... 7/12/2014 12:21 PM

Fighters kill Pakistan soldiers near Afghan border
KHAR, Pakistan (AP) -- Militants killed a Pakistan army captain and two soldiers in a cross-border attack early Saturday in a tribal region near Afghanistan, as an airstrike killed 13 suspected extremist fighters, authorities said.... 7/12/2014 12:09 PM

Comatose boy, Roma evictions up pressure on France
GRIGNY, France (AP) -- It looked like any shantytown the world over - tarps to keep out the weather, scattered bits of trash that no truck would ever collect, plastic buckets to lug water. Then one of the inhabitants of this Roma camp on the northwest edge of Paris, a teenage boy named Darius, was beaten into a coma, apparently by residents of a neighboring housing project.... 7/12/2014 12:01 PM

Businessman linked to terror killed on Kenya coast
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A Kenyan official says unknown gunmen have killed a prominent businessman, who was facing terrorism related charges.... 7/12/2014 11:37 AM

Analysis: Lavrov's absence clouds Iran nuke talks
VIENNA (AP) -- Decisions by the foreign ministers of Russia and China to skip talks on Iran's nuclear program this weekend are further denting expectations that the stalled negotiations will produce a deal by July 20.... 7/12/2014 11:15 AM

Taking to the sky: Airshow ready for take off
LONDON (AP) -- A lot is at stake in the Farnborough International Airshow, the aviation industry's biggest annual event, which opens Monday.... 7/12/2014 11:09 AM

Merkel thinks Germany will win World Cup
BERLIN (AP) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel is optimist about Germany's chances of winning the World Cup final against Argentina, but is cautioning football fans that anything can happen.... 7/12/2014 10:47 AM

Work to tow away Costa Concordia to start soon
GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy (AP) -- Italian authorities say work to float the shipwrecked Costa Concordia so it can be towed away for scrapping can start Monday, weather-permitting.... 7/12/2014 10:20 AM

Merkel doubtful US will stop spying on Germany
BERLIN (AP) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel is doubtful the U.S. will stop spying on Germany.... 7/12/2014 10:16 AM

4 civilians killed in artillery fire in Ukraine
MARYINKA, Ukraine (AP) -- Artillery fire killed at least four people in an overnight attack on a residential area in eastern Ukraine, spurring more people to flee the besieged city of Donetsk and its suburbs on Saturday to take their chances elsewhere.... 7/12/2014 9:30 AM

China's popular TV journalist taken by prosecutors
BEIJING (AP) -- A top business journalist at China's state broadcaster was taken away by prosecutors, abruptly absent from his nightly newscast he was anchoring, China's financial news magazine Caixin reported Saturday.... 7/12/2014 8:28 AM

Ex-Church of England head backs assisted dying
LONDON (AP) -- A former head of the Church of England says he no longer opposes assisted dying and says the church risks "promoting anguish and pain" by objecting to moves to make it legal.... 7/12/2014 8:09 AM

Gas explosion injures 8 in Istanbul
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- A gas explosion in a five-story building in Istanbul injured eight people on Saturday, officials said.... 7/12/2014 7:17 AM