• U.S., Iran say disputes remain in nuclear talks as deadline looms

    By John Irish and Lesley Wroughton VIENNA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday major differences persist between Iran and six world powers negotiating on Tehran's nuclear program, with a week to go before a deadline for a deal. The United States, Britain, France, Germany,…

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  • Air India flight returns to New Jersey airport after engine trouble

    By David Jones NEWARK N.J. (Reuters) - An Air India flight with 313 passengers onboard was forced to return to Newark Liberty International Airport on Sunday after an engine on the Boeing 777 appeared to overheat and catch fire, according to airport officials. The officials previously said a bird…

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  • Russia warns Ukraine after shell crosses border

    By Anton Zverev and Katya Golubkova DONETSK Ukraine/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia threatened Ukraine on Sunday with "irreversible consequences" after a Russian man was killed by a shell fired across the border, while Kiev said Ukrainian warplanes struck again at separatist positions in the east of the…

  • Why Germany's World Cup win is a big win for world soccer

    In days to come, Argentina will, perhaps, look back and wonder how, in those fleeting moments when the Germans got it horribly wrong, its players managed to do even worse. The 2014 World Cup final Sunday was hardly the best game of a sparkling tournament. No, by the meager measure of recent…

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  • Still showing up at TSA airport security: Guns, knives, bear spray, grenades

    Present our boarding pass and government-issued I.D. to no-nonsense uniformed officers of the TSA (Transportation Security Administration). Here’s some of what the TSA found during one recent week: 42 firearms, 74 credit card knives, inert grenades and a live smoke grenade, eight ounces of bear…

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  • On Gaza's southern front, Egypt offers aid, not political leverage

    Under former President Mohamed Morsi, fraternal relations with Hamas, a fellow Muslim Brotherhood alum, got even warmer.  Indeed, it's currently limited to helping Gazans like Moaid Egdaeh, who was evacuated last week to Egypt for medical care, one of fifteen wounded civilians allowed to cross its…

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  • World Cup 2014 TV schedule: Argentina vs. Germany July 13

    Forget (for a moment) how they got here - at least German striker and new all-time World Cup scoring leader Miroslav Klose is thinking that way after the Germans' 7-1 trouncing of host Brazil last Tuesday. "We enjoyed the game against Brazil, but we ticked it off after 24 hours," Klose told…

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  • Thousands of Palestinians flee northern Gaza

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Palestinian residents of the northern Gaza Strip fled their homes on Sunday and sought safety in U.N. shelters, heeding warnings from the Israeli military about impending plans to bomb the area in the sixth day of an offensive against Hamas that has killed…

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  • Israeli strike kills 18, stirs debate over targets

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The target was the Gaza police chief. He survived the Israeli airstrike on a cousin's home with critical injuries, but 18 family members were killed, including five children and teens.

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    If the Israel-Hamas fighting feels like a rerun, that's because it is.

  • 2 Koreas to hold talks on Asian Games

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Seoul official says the rival Koreas have agreed to meet to discuss North Korea's participation in the upcoming Asian Games in the South.

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  • Russia: 1 killed near Ukraine border by shell fire

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign ministry said Sunday that a Ukrainian shell hit a Russian border town, killing one person and seriously injuring two others. Ukraine denied firing a shell into Russian territory.

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  • Romania puts former prison commander on trial

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — For the first time since communism collapsed in Romania 25 years ago, a former prison commander goes on trial Monday charged with being responsible for the torture and murdering prisoners considered a threat to the country's old order.

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  • Italian cruise ship hulk to rise from the waves

    An unprecedented operation to refloat the shipwrecked Costa Concordia was set to begin Monday in Italy, with salvage workers attempting to raise the rusty liner from its watery grave on the shores of a rugged Tuscan island. Ship owner Costa Crociere, Europe's biggest cruise operator, said…

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  • Church of England to vote on allowing women bishops

    The Church of England could vote to allow female bishops for the first time in its history on Monday, ending half a century of bitter divisions over the role of women. A yes vote by its governing body, the General Synod, could see the first women appointed to the Anglican Church's top jobs by the…

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  • Violence mars Argentina's World Cup celebration

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Riot police are firing tear gas and using water cannons to restrain a group of youth who are hurling rocks and vandalizing stores at a rally in Buenos Aires to celebrate Argentina's gutsy performance in a 1-0 loss to Germany in the World Cup finals.

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  • Top Asian News at 3:00 a.m. GMT

    ALOFI, Niue (AP) — It was a school once, but there are no children here anymore. The lonely building on this remote Pacific island now contains only a punching bag that someone has strung from the classroom rafters, and a note scrawled on the chalkboard in Niuean: "Keep this place clean," it says,…

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  • China indicts US, British corporate investigators

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have formally indicted two corporate investigators, an American and Briton, for allegedly illegally obtaining and selling private information.

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  • Top Asian News at 2:30 a.m. GMT

    ALOFI, Niue (AP) — It was a school once, but there are no children here anymore. The lonely building on this remote Pacific island now contains only a punching bag that someone has strung from the classroom rafters, and a note scrawled on the chalkboard in Niuean: "Keep this place clean," it says,…

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  • Germany's World Cup party gets underway at home

    BERLIN (AP) — A quarter of a million German football fans reacted with unbridled joy, mixed with shock, on Sunday when Mario Goetze struck late in extra-time for Germany to win the World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Argentina.

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