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  • China opens exhibition to mark the war victory over Japan
    Associated Press | July 07, 2015 7:24 pm
    China opened an exhibition of guns and photos of massacres to commemorate the World War II victory over Japan, part of a propaganda push to stir up nationalism by observing the 70th anniversary of the war's end in Asia with great fanfare.
  • The Latest: Pope visits Jesuit church, then calls it a day
    Associated Press | July 07, 2015 6:00 pm
    Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis' trip to South America:
  • Thai trial opens for 2 accused of killing British tourists
    Associated Press | July 07, 2015 5:49 pm
    Ten months after two British tourists were killed on a resort island in Thailand, prosecutors were to call their first witnesses Wednesday in a case marked by claims that the accused -- two migrants from Myanmar -- were tortured into confessing.
  • Mexican rights agency asks army to avoid ambiguous orders
    Associated Press | July 07, 2015 5:20 pm
    The Mexican government's human rights agency said Tuesday it is urging the army not to use ambiguous terms in orders, after activists revealed the army had essentially issued a directive to troops to kill suspected criminals.
  • Pope presses environment message in bio-diverse Ecuador
    Associated Press | July 07, 2015 5:12 pm
    Pope Francis pressed his case for a new economic and environmental world order Tuesday during his South American tour, saying the goods of the Earth are meant for everyone and must not be exploited by the wealthy few for short-term profit at the expense of the poor.
  • Soldiers arrive in Saskatchewan to battle raging wildfires
    Associated Press | July 07, 2015 4:40 pm
    Canadian soldiers arrived Tuesday to help battle raging wildfires in the western province of Saskatchewan, where more than 10,000 people have been evacuated in recent days. The smoke has triggered air quality warnings across the U.S. West and Midwest.
  • Vote on Srebrenica resolution delayed by Russian veto threat
    Associated Press | July 07, 2015 3:37 pm
    The U.N. Security Council delayed a vote on a British-drafted resolution that would condemn the 1995 massacre at Srebrenica during the Bosnian war as "a crime of genocide" until Wednesday after Russia informed council members it would veto the measure.
  • The Latest: Juncker: EU officials are prepared for Grexit
    Associated Press | July 07, 2015 3:33 pm
    The latest on the Greek financial crisis (all times Brussels local):
  • Bomb blamed on Boko Haram kills 20 in northern Nigeria
    Associated Press | July 07, 2015 3:33 pm
    A bomb blast in Nigeria's northern university town of Zaria killed at least 25 people Tuesday including a 2-year-old toddler, the Kaduna state governor reported, the latest in a string of deadly bombing and shooting attacks by the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group.
  • Doctors declare former Guatemalan dictator unfit for trial
    Associated Press | July 07, 2015 12:48 pm
    Government-backed experts say former Guatemalan dictator Jose Efrain Rios Montt is mentally incompetent, potentially derailing a trial on human rights charges.
  • Burundi ruling party wins majority in parliament
    Associated Press | July 07, 2015 12:44 pm
    Burundi's ruling party has won a majority in parliament in elections that were boycotted by most of the opposition groups, according to provisional results released by the electoral commission Tuesday.
  • Indigenous leaders complain of being left off pope's agenda
    Associated Press | July 07, 2015 12:13 pm
    Ecuador's largest indigenous association is complaining that it was left off of Pope Francis's agenda during his visit to Ecuador, where the group has been at odds with President Rafael Correa.
  • Spain: Alhambra palace director resigns amid investigation
    Associated Press | July 07, 2015 11:56 am
    The director of the board of trustees of Spain's Alhambra palace has resigned amid an investigation for alleged embezzlement of public funds at the nation's top tourist site.
  • Afghan government holds direct talks with Taliban
    Associated Press | July 07, 2015 11:53 am
    Afghan officials are holding talks with Taliban representatives in the Pakistani capital in their first official face-to-face discussions, which the Afghan president said Tuesday were aimed at starting full-fledged negotiations.
  • US delegation measures time spent at Iran talks in new ways
    Associated Press | July 07, 2015 11:49 am
    The Iran nuclear talks have once again been extended -- this time until Friday. But instead of just counting the time of the marathon talks in days, the U.S. delegation has found new ways of measuring. Its list, presented Tuesday:
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