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Brazil struggles with big WCup loss to Germany

Brazil soccer fans cry as they watch their team play a World Cup semifinal match against Germany on a live telecast inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Leo Correa) Brazil soccer fans cry as they watch their...
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Germany delighted, astonished by Brazil rout

German soccer fans celebrate after their team scores at the Brazil World Cup semi final being played in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, between Germany and Brazil at a public viewing event called ‘Fan Mile’ in Berlin, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) German...
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Israel hits key Hamas targets in Gaza offensive

Smoke and debris rise after an Israeli strike on the Gaza Strip seen from the Israeli side of the Israel Gaza Border, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Since the Gaza offensive began Tuesday, Israel has attacked more than 400 sites in Gaza, killing at least 32 people in a military...

Newspaper says sorry after Clooney slams story

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper apologized to George Clooney on Wednesday for alleging his fiancee’s mother opposed the marriage on religious grounds — a story Clooney called both wrong and irresponsible. Clooney is engaged to Beirut-born...
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UN: Afghan civilian death toll up 17 percent

Afghan security forces stand guard near the dead bodies of Taliban fighters at the site of a suicide attack in the city of Kandahar, Afghanistan, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. In an attack early Wednesday against the governor’s compound in the southern city of Kandahar, several...
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Both rivals claim victory in Indonesian election

Indonesian presidential candidate Joko Widodo, popularly known as “Jokowi”, left, and his wife Iriana, show their inked fingers after casting their ballots during the presidential election in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. As the world’s...

Germans probe 2nd spy case reportedly involving US

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities are investigating a second spy case reportedly involving the U.S., a week after the arrest of a German intelligence employee cast a new shadow over relations between the two countries. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that police raided...

Lawyer: Snowden asks to extend stay in Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has applied to extend his stay in Russia, his lawyer said Wednesday. Anatoly Kucherena told The Associated Press that Snowden applied to Russia’s migration authorities “a long time...

Germans probe 2nd spy case reportedly involving US

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities are investigating a second spy case reportedly involving the U.S., a week after the arrest of a German intelligence employee cast a new shadow over relations between the two countries. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that police raided...
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Iraqi officials: 50 bodies found south of Baghdad

Iraqi men check in at the main army recruiting center as they volunteer for military services in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, after authorities urged Iraqis to help battle insurgents. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim) Iraqi men check in at the main army recruiting center as they...