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Africans seeking better lives pass through Ethiopian town

AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene METEMA, Ethiopia (AP) — The mood in the border town of Metema these days is quiet and watchful. Dozens of houses on the hot, dusty main road that stretches from Ethiopia into Sudan look like they have been hastily closed. Guards grimly patrol the...

Missing Tbilisi zoo tiger found dead 3 weeks after flooding

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Workers cleaning up after the flood that destroyed the zoo in Georgia’s capital found the carcass of the last missing tiger on the grounds of a swimming complex. Tbilisi zoo director Zuraba Gurielidze told journalists that the tiger found...

Burglars in Spain posed as phone workers to case premises

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police have arrested three suspects who allegedly committed 26 burglaries in the southern city of Malaga after posing as telephone engineers to study their targets. Police said in a statement Sunday that the detainees allegedly disguised themselves and...

Wildfires break out in Spain, Portugal amid heat wave

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish official says more than 1,350 residents have been evacuated from their homes in the northeastern region of Aragon as a wildfire spreads through a pine forest amid a lingering heat wave. Lavier Lamban, the president of Aragon, said Sunday that five...
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7/7 spurred tough anti-terror measures some say went too far

AP Photo/LEFTERIS PITARAKIS LONDON (AP) — After four home-grown suicide bombers killed 52 London commuters on July 7, 2005, Prime Minister Tony Blair vowed that Britain would stop at nothing to defeat terrorism. “Let no one be in any doubt,” he said. “The...
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The Latest: Pope Francis leaves for Ecuador on 3-nation trip

AP Photo/Juan Karita ROME (AP) — Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis’ trip to South America: — 9:30 a.m. Pope Francis is in the air, heading to his native continent of South America on a nine-day pastoral pilgrimage. The Alitalia plane flying...
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Pope leaves for Ecuador on 3-nation trip to South America

AP Photo/Juan Karita ROME (AP) — Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis’ trip to South America: — 9:30 a.m. Pope Francis is in the air, heading to his native continent of South America on a nine-day pastoral pilgrimage. The Alitalia plane flying...
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US, wooing Vietnam, readies red carpet for communist chief

AP Photo/Tran Van Minh HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong doesn’t hold an official government post, but it’s not surprising that he’ll meet with President Barack Obama on his visit to the United States this week. He is...
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On his native turf, Pope Frances touches on cherished issues

AP Photo/Jorge Saenz QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — History’s first Latin American pope returns to Spanish-speaking South America for the first time on Sunday, bringing a message of solidarity with the region’s poor, who are expected to turn out in droves to welcome...
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The Latest on Greece: Polls open in bailout referendum

AP Photo/Petros Karadjias ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest from the referendum in Greece (all times local): — 7 a.m. Polls have opened across Greece in a snap referendum on whether the EU country will accept the tough creditor conditions attached to loans needed to...