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Greece: Poll shows 2 sides neck and neck before referendum
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The brief but intense campaign in Greece's critical bailout referendum ends Friday, with simultaneous rallies in Athens for "Yes" and "No" supporters in what an opinion poll shows will be a very close race.... 7/3/2015 8:31 AM

The Latest: Eurozone economy 'holds up' despite Greek crisis
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local):... 7/3/2015 8:16 AM

UN, Libyan groups pressure rivals to accept peace deal
SKHIRAT, Morocco (AP) -- U.N. mediators and Libya's internationally recognized parliament have presented a tentative peace deal to rival Tripoli leadership, hoping for approval within days.... 7/3/2015 8:14 AM

Palestinian Authority arrests 100 Hamas members in West Bank
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Palestinian Authority forces arrested over 100 Hamas members in the West Bank who were planning on carrying out attacks, a Palestinian official said, in the biggest raid of its kind in years.... 7/3/2015 8:14 AM

Malaysian premier denies he got $700 million from state fund
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Friday denied news reports that nearly $700 million were funneled from an indebted state investment fund into his personal accounts.... 7/3/2015 8:10 AM

Srebrenica survivor brings solace in quest for human bones
SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- Day after day, Ramiz Nukic goes into the woods around Srebrenica in search of a tragic quarry: human bones.... 7/3/2015 8:02 AM

AP Exclusive: North Korean farmers face dry fields, drought
UNPHA, North Korea (AP) -- North Korean farmers work to pump underground water into parched fields. Instead of rice seedlings standing in flooded paddies, the baked earth is cracked. A big lake that used to supply surrounding farmland with water is almost completely dry.... 7/3/2015 7:47 AM

A year after Gaza war, southern Israel slowly recovers
NIRIM, Israel (AP) -- On the last day of last summer's Israel-Hamas war, Gadi Yarkoni and two of his closest friends were fixing an electricity line next to the cowshed in their kibbutz in southern Israel that had been damaged by rocket fire from neighboring Gaza.... 7/3/2015 7:46 AM

Iraqi musicians play ancient oud to soften din of war
BAGHDAD (AP) -- In a Baghdad workshop plastered with black-and-white photos from a more peaceful time, Mahmoud Abdulnabi hand-carves a wooden oud, a string instrument with ancient roots that has fallen silent in much of the war-torn country.... 7/3/2015 7:20 AM

China says 6.5 quake in far west kills 6, collapses homes
BEIJING (AP) -- A magnitude 6.5 earthquake shook China's far western region of Xinjiang on Friday, killing six people and damaging or collapsing thousands of buildings, authorities said.... 7/3/2015 6:57 AM

China stocks extend rout; Greece weighs on Asia sentiment
HONG KONG (AP) -- China's main stock benchmark plunged as much as 7 percent Friday as government stabilizing measures failed to reassure panicky investors while other Asian indexes fell ahead of Greece's weekend austerity referendum.... 7/3/2015 6:53 AM

Palestinian killed after throwing rocks at Israeli vehicle
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's military says troops opened fire and killed a Palestinian among a group that threw large rocks at their vehicle.... 7/3/2015 6:46 AM

AP Exclusive: China Ministry posted bootleg 'Liar's Poker'
SHANGHAI (AP) -- A complete bootlegged copy of Michael Lewis' bestselling book about Wall Street, "Liar's Poker," was hosted on the official website of the Chinese Commerce Ministry, the agency responsible for intellectual property protection in China, The Associated Press has found.... 7/3/2015 6:33 AM

Russian supply ship launched to International Space Station
MOSCOW (AP) -- A Russian booster rocket on Friday successfully launched an unmanned cargo ship to the International Space Station, whose crew is anxiously awaiting it after the successive failures of two previous supply missions.... 7/3/2015 6:32 AM

Explosion at chemical plant in South Korea kills 6 workers
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- An explosion at a chemical plant in South Korea killed six workers on Friday, fire officials said.... 7/3/2015 6:08 AM

Death toll from accident to Pakistan army train rises to 17
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's military said Friday the death toll from an accident to a special train that plunged into a canal because of a bridge collapse has risen to 17. Divers were searching for more bodies.... 7/3/2015 5:56 AM

Shark bites Australian surfer's board a day after attack
SYDNEY (AP) -- A shark bit a terrified surfer's board on Friday near the Australian coastal town where another surfer was mauled a day earlier, police said.... 7/3/2015 5:43 AM

AP NewsAlert
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian unmanned supply ship launched to International Space Station.... 7/3/2015 5:06 AM

AP PHOTOS: Surfing takes Brazilian kids out of Rio slum
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- It's dawn and barefoot boys are hustling down the inclined alleys of Rio de Janeiro slums, surfboards under their arms. They're heading to nearby Sao Conrado and Arpoador beaches, where they catch waves and momentarily leave their impoverished lives behind.... 7/3/2015 4:00 AM

Capsized Philippine ferry death toll rises to 38; 15 missing
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- MANILA, Philippines (AP) - At least three more bodies have been recovered from a ferry that capsized in choppy waters in the central Philippines, raising the death toll in the accident to 38 with 15 others missing, the coast guard said Friday.... 7/3/2015 3:40 AM

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