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  • Hero4 Session: How small can the GoPro go?

    The most evident change is in size: At about 2.6 ounces and 1.5 inches all around, the Session is 50 percent smaller and 40 percent lighter than a Hero4 Black, GoPro’s top-of-the-line camera. Despite that, the Session is waterproof out of the box and submersible up to 33 feet without an additional…

    Christian Science Monitor26 mins ago
  • Is Wimbledon 2015 ready for a 'Serena Slam'?

    The historic Wimbledon tennis tournament is well under way, with only 32 men and women left in the competition as of Monday morning. Sisters Serena and Venus Williams, two of the best-known female tennis players in the world, faced off in a match that would determine which one advanced to the…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • South Carolina lawmakers poised to debate Confederate flag

    South Carolina lawmakers are putting the Confederate flag to a vote. The state’s legislature returns Monday to discuss what to do with the US Civil War rebel flag that has flown on the state capitol’s grounds for more than 50 years. The debate, ongoing for decades, saw revived national attention…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Can Bernie Sanders find middle ground on guns?

    Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders wants to “bring us to the middle” on guns. In a Sunday interview with Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union,” the Vermont senator discussed the need for meaningful debate on gun control in order to find a solution that balances safety concerns with…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Day of extremist violence across Nigeria kills more than 60

    JOS, Nigeria (AP) — A day of extremist violence against both Muslims and Christians in Nigeria killed more than 60 people, including worshippers in a mosque who came to hear a cleric known for preaching peaceful coexistence of all faiths.

    Associated Press17 mins ago
  • Tunisia coast guard recovers bodies of five migrants

    Tunisian coast guards recovered the decomposed bodies of five migrants who apparently drowned at sea as they sought to reach Italy from conflict-hit Libya, an official said Monday. The bodies of the African migrants were spotted Saturday afternoon off the coast of Ben Guerdane in southern Tunisia,…

    AFP18 mins ago
  • Hungarian lawmakers back Budapest's 2024 Olympic bid

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian lawmakers have voted in support of a bid by the capital city of Budapest to host the 2024 Summer Games.

    Associated Press21 mins ago
  • Demonstrators regroup after Armenian police break up protest

    Hundreds of demonstrators gathered on a central square in the Armenian capital on Monday pledging to carry on protests over energy price hikes after police cleared a key artery they had blocked for weeks. Riot police earlier detained dozens of protesters and dismantled a barricade of dumpsters…

    AFP22 mins ago
  • Pope draws half million to outdoor Mass in Ecuador

    By Philip Pullella and Yury Garcia GUAYAQUIL (Reuters) - Pope Francis said Mass for more than half a million Ecuadoreans on Monday and hinted he wanted a major Vatican gathering this year to find ways to reach out to Catholics who feel excluded by the Church. On the first full day of a…

    Reuters25 mins ago
  • Southampton reject Man United Schneiderlin bid

    Southampton have turned down a bid from Premier League rivals Manchester United for midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, according to the club's manager Ronald Koeman on Monday. French international Schneiderlin has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford and it has been reported that United had a…

    AFP25 mins ago
  • After McIlroy soccer mishap, other freak athlete injuries

    It was playing soccer and not golf that left Rory McIlroy with a ruptured ligament in his right ankle.

    Associated Press28 mins ago
  • Top Asian News at 7:00 p.m. GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Violinist Won Hyung Joon wants to bring North and South Korean musicians together next month to perform on each side of the world's most heavily armed border. Standing in the way is the rivals' long, frustrating inability to move past their painful shared history. Won says…

    Associated Press31 mins ago
  • The Latest: Djokovic wins 3rd set, still trails at Wimbledon

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):

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  • Canadian army called in as Saskatchewan fires force 13,000 to evacuate

    (Reuters) - The Canadian military has been called in to help fight wildfires in the Western province of Saskatchewan, where 112 active fires have forced the evacuation of more than 13,000 people and threatened several remote towns on Monday. The Canadian Armed Forces said up to 1,400 personnel…

    Reuters31 mins ago
  • All-clear at top US military hospital after gunshot scare

    Authorities gave the all-clear at a US military hospital complex outside Washington on Monday after reports of a gunshot prompted a lockdown -- the second such false alarm in a week in the capital area. Staff at the sprawling Walter Reed National Medical Center were ordered to shelter in place as…

    AFP32 mins ago
  • Greece's departing finance minister, brash to the end

    Greece's departing Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resigned Monday with the same dramatic flair with which he served.

    Associated Press33 mins ago
  • German line hardens after Greeks reject bailout terms

    The German government signaled a tough line toward Greece on Monday, saying it saw no basis for new bailout negotiations and insisting it was up to Athens to move swiftly if it wanted to preserve its place in the euro zone. With opinion toward Greece hardening in Germany's ruling coalition after…

    Reuters33 mins ago
  • New Greek finance minister is a change of style, not substance

    Euclid Tsakalotos, the mild-tempered professor who was appointed as Greece's new finance minister on Monday, is a clear change in style from his combative predecessor Yanis Varoufakis. The 55-year-old Tsakalotos studied at prestigious private London school St Paul's and at Oxford University,…

    Reuters33 mins ago