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  • Thousands celebrate Greece's 'No' vote despite uncertainty ahead

    Instead, he and others said they looked forward to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras returning to the negotiating table and extracting less grueling conditions for Greece in exchange for a new bailout package. "Next week, the Greek government has the opportunity with this 'No', to expect from the…

    Reuters
  • Egyptian army kills 63 militants in North Sinai: sources

    Egypt’s military launched air strikes and ground operations that killed 63 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Sunday, security sources said, as the country grapples with an increasingly ambitious insurgency based in the region. The Sinai has recently witnessed some of the heaviest fighting…

    Reuters
  • Pope comes 'home' to South America to defend planet and the poor

    By Girish Gupta and Philip Pullella QUITO (Reuters) - Laughing as his cap flew off in the Andean highland wind, Pope Francis flew into Ecuador on Sunday to start a "homecoming" tour of South America, where he will champion the rights of the poor and the planet. "I thank God for having allowed me…

    Reuters
  • Gun-shaped iPhone cases: an accident waiting to happen?

    What should a police officer do when a teenager reaches for a gun in his pocket? The answer is particularly controversial in light of recent events between police and community members, but in this case, the gun isn’t actually a gun – it’s an iPhone. An iPhone case which looks nearly identical to…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • How is America's view on drug crimes changing?

    As President Barack Obama prepares to sign an order setting free dozens of people incarcerated for minor drug offenses, as aides expect him to do within the next few weeks, he stands to become the first president in decades to commute so many sentences at once, The New York Times reported. …

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Democrats edge past the GOP in party affiliation. Does it matter?

    Americans are more likely now than at any other time in recent history to avoid identifying themselves as Republican or Democrat, with 43 percent instead now calling themselves "independent," Gallup editor-in-chief Frank Newport reported in January, adding that the favorability rating for both…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Will San Antonio missions' world heritage status be a boon for Texas?

    The sites, built in the 18th century in and around what is now the city of San Antonio, include the missions Valero (the Alamo), Concepción, San José, San Juan, and Espada. “The City of San Antonio is delighted with UNESCO’s action today and the recognition that our Spanish colonial missions are…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • The Latest: Final tally in Greece bailout referendum counted

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest on the bailout referendum in Greece (all times local):

    Associated Press17 mins ago
  • Danny Lee wins Greenbrier Classic in 4-man playoff

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Danny Lee parred the second hole of a four-man playoff to win The Greenbrier Classic on Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory.

    Associated Press
  • Investors brace for fallout from Greek vote

    TOKYO (AP) — Greece's foray into the unknown with its rejection of terms set by its international creditors is jolting markets as investors reacted to looming uncertainties.

    Associated Press23 mins ago
  • Top Asian News at 12:30 a.m. GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's prime minister is facing the risk of criminal charges over allegations that hundreds of millions of dollars were funneled from an indebted state fund to his personal bank accounts, the first time a Malaysian leader has faced criminal allegations. The…

    Associated Press24 mins ago
  • Iran's Zarif says differences remain in nuclear talks with major powers

    By Parisa Hafezi and Louis Charbonneau VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran's foreign minister said on Monday some differences still remained between Iran and the six powers over the country's disputed nuclear program ahead of Tuesday's deadline for a final agreement to end a 12-year-old dispute. ... Some…

    Reuters34 mins ago
  • Atletico Mineiro beats Inter to take Brazilian league lead

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Maicosuel scored twice in the second half to help Atletico Mineiro defeat 10-man Internacional 3-1 and take the Brazilian league lead Sunday.

    Associated Press38 mins ago
  • Daniela Iacobelli wins Symetra Tour's Tullymore Classic

    STANWOOD, Mich. (AP) — Daniela Iacobelli birdied the final two holes Sunday for a one-stroke victory in the Symetra Tour's Tullymore Classic.

    Associated Press43 mins ago
  • Suicide bomber kills five in Nigeria church: police, witness

    A suicide bomber blew himself up on Sunday inside a church in the restive northeastern Nigerian city of Potiskum, killing five worshippers in the latest in a new series of attacks blamed on Boko Haram, a police officer and witness told AFP. The attacker entered the Redeemed Christian Church of God…

    AFP
  • Women's World Cup final - USA lead Japan 4-1 at half-time

    Vancouver (AFP) - The United States lead defending champions Japan 4-1 at half-time in the Women's World Cup final in Vancouver on Sunday.

    AFP
  • Pope Francis on home turf urges defense of poor and planet

    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Latin America's first pope returned to Spanish-speaking South America for the first time Sunday, stressing the need to protect the poor and the environment from exploitation and to foster dialogue among all sectors of society.

    Associated Press