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Updated 2 hours ago
Princess Charlotte christened on queen's estate
LONDON — 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.

Updated 3 hours ago
Greeks vote on high-stakes bailout referendum
ATHENS, Greece — Greeks lined up at polling stations and ATMs alike Sunday as the country voted on its financial future, choosing in a referendum whether to accept creditors’ demands for more austerity in return for rescue loans or defiantly reject the deal.

Published 7 hours ago
Land mine blast in east Ukraine kills 5 soldiers
MOSCOW — Ukraine says five of its soldiers were killed and three wounded when a land mine exploded in the east of the country, where government troops are fighting Russia-backed separatists.

Published 8 hours ago
Wildfires break out in Spain, Portugal amid heat wave
MADRID — A Spanish official says more than 1,350 residents have been evacuated from their homes in the northeastern region of Aragon as a wildfire spreads through a pine forest amid a lingering heat wave.

Published 9 hours ago
11 killed in Chinese shoe factory collapse
BEIJING — A shoe factory collapsed in eastern China during a weekend shift, killing at least 11 people and injuring more than 30, officials said Sunday.

7/4/2015 11:14 AM
Benedict XVI honored for devotion to church music
VATICAN CITY — Benedict XVI, emeritus pope and theologian, reflected on Saturday on classical music as an “encounter with the divine,” saying listening to Mozart helps him experience “very deeply the Lord’s presence.”

7/4/2015 9:45 AM
Fidel Castro makes rare public appearance in Cuba
HAVANA -- Former Cuban President Fidel Castro, 88, visited 19 cheese masters for four hours on Friday in a rare trip outside his Havana home, official media reported on Saturday.

7/4/2015 8:51 AM
Tentative agreement reached on Iran sanctions relief
VIENNA — World powers and Iran have reached tentative agreement on sanctions relief for the Islamic Republic, among the most contentious issues in a long-term nuclear agreement that negotiators hope to clinch over the next several days, diplomats told The Associated Press on Saturday.

7/4/2015 7:48 AM
Hero dog gets monument in Serbia
PANCEVO, Serbia — Normally, Leo would run away at the sight of a bigger dog. The small dachshund liked most to cuddle with his owners or ride in the back seat of the family car. But, one day Leo showed that true bravery knows no limits.

7/4/2015 6:11 AM
15 al-Qaida fighters killed in Syria mosque bombing
BEIRUT — Activists say a bomb has exploded inside a mosque where al-Qaida’s branch in Syria was holding a fast-breaking meal, killing at least 14.

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