• Kerry, ministers to join Iran nuclear talks in Vienna: official

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  • Libya prepares to move parliament to Benghazi

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  • Obama's no-win situation on border crisis

    Republicans, and even some Democrats, are heaping criticism on the president for avoiding that photo op, amid a surge of undocumented children entering the United States from Central America. The crisis threatens to be Mr. Obama’s “Katrina moment,” they say, referring to President George W. Bush’s…

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  • Unaccompanied children not fleeing violence, says Guatemala's first lady

    Guatemala’s first lady Rosa Leal de Pérez traveled to the US-Mexico border earlier this month to see how the US is dealing with the surge of migrant children, many from her nation. “I can’t say violence isn’t a problem in our countries,” she said, referring to Central America’s northern triangle,…

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  • Obama 'Between Two Ferns' show up for an Emmy. Deserved?

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  • In Arabic and Hebrew media, the 'other' is absent

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  • Gaza dead tops 85 as Israel presses its offensive

    KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Al Haj family never heard it coming: An Israeli missile smashed into their home in the middle of the night, destroying the structure and killing eight relatives in a matter of seconds. A survivor said all the dead were civilians.

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  • Israel's 'Iron Dome' changes the face of battle

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's "Iron Dome" defense system has emerged as a game-changer in the current round of violence with Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, shooting down dozens of incoming rockets and being credited with preventing numerous civilian casualties.

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  • Germany kicks out top U.S. spy over espionage claims

    Germany on Thursday demanded Washington's top spy in Berlin leave the country as a new round of allegations of U.S. espionage worsened the friction between the two allies.

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  • Rifts appear among Ukraine's pro-Russian rebels

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Deep strains emerged Thursday in the ranks of Ukraine's pro-Moscow insurgents as dozens turned in their weapons in disgust at Russian inaction and bickering broke out between rebel factions.

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  • A rare look inside Pakistan's militant haven

    MIRAN SHAH, Pakistan (AP) — The streets of the one-time militant haven of Miran Shah were all but deserted, with only a few donkeys wandering around and soldiers standing guard in the alleys and roads. The destroyed buildings were testament to the ferocity of a government operation to clear this…

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  • Stigmatized nuclear workers quit Japan utility

    TOKYO (AP) — Stigma, pay cuts, and risk of radiation exposure are among the reasons why 3,000 employees have left the utility at the center of Japan's 2011 nuclear disaster. Now there's an additional factor: better paying jobs in the feel good solar energy industry.

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  • 5 things about the Tour de France 6th stage

    REIMS, France (AP) — What could be more fitting than a German winning a Tour de France stage in Reims, a symbol of postwar reconciliation?

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  • 1,300 migrants avoid harm as Mexico train derails

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  • Despite woes, Argentines united in World Cup run

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Soccer has once again emerged as the patriotic touchstone that unites Argentines as they teeter on the precipice, this time threatened by a debt crisis, soaring inflation and the scandal-plagued end to a 12-year political dynasty that has polarized the nation.

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  • Top Asian News at 10:00 p.m. GMT

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A day after Indonesia's presidential elections failed to produce a clear winner, Jakarta's police chief promised to prevent violence by cracking down on anyone celebrating prematurely. With both candidates continuing to claim victory, the next leader of the world's…

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  • Azinger: Swing changes making Woods worse

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  • Obama: US willing to negotiate Israel cease-fire

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling Israel's leader that the United States is willing to negotiate a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.

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  • US officials: Dinosaurs returning home to Mongolia

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. officials say they have returned enough dinosaur skeletons to the government of Mongolia to stock a museum.

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