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Pope seeks protection of young US-bound migrants

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has called for "urgent intervention" to welcome and protect minors traveling on their own from Central and South America to the United States in increasing numbers....

Drones: Next big thing in aviation is small

LONDON (AP) -- The next big thing in aviation may be really small....

AP INTERVIEW: Israel's Peres defends airstrikes

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli President Shimon Peres said Tuesday that the killing of Palestinian civilians by air raids on Gaza presents a moral dilemma, but argued there is scant alternative as long as the Islamic militants who rule the strip refuse to stop sustained rocket fire against Israel....

China's state TV targeted in anti-corruption drive

BEIJING (AP) -- For months, Chinese state television has publicized a steady drumbeat of accusations of bribery and other abuses by a string of officials. Now, the state-run broadcaster faces allegations of graft in its own ranks....

Kerry cites big gaps in nuclear talks with Iran

VIENNA (AP) -- The fate of a possible landmark nuclear deal with Iran sank further into limbo Tuesday, with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Tuesday noting "very real gaps" ahead of a July 20 target date for a deal meant to put firm curbs on Tehran's atomic program....

Scars show as Gaza's children endure third war

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The children of the Attar clan have lived through three wars in just over five years, each time fleeing their homes as Israel bombarded their neighborhood in the Palestinian Gaza Strip....

Germany World Cup heroes return to huge fan party

BERLIN (AP) -- At a party 24 years in the making, hundreds of thousands of Germans showed their admiration and adoration for their World Cup winners in a parade to the Brandenburg Gate on Tuesday....

Science meets ceremony in UK's royal swan count

WINDSOR, England (AP) -- The white, long-necked swan gliding along the River Thames looks serene, but his life is full of danger. If the sharp-toothed mink don't get him or his brood, then floods, fish hooks or hooligans with air rifles might....

2 Moscow subway workers detained in deadly crash

MOSCOW (AP) -- Investigators say they have detained two Moscow subway workers in the wake of a deadly rush-hour derailment that killed 22 people and injured 136 others....

AP Exclusive: North Korea pushes farmers for more

Rim Ok Hua looks out over her patch of farm just across the Tumen River from China, where rows of lush, green young potato plants stretch into the distance....

AP Exclusive: North Korea pushes farmers for more

CHANGPYONG RI, North Korea (AP) -- Rim Ok Hua looks out over her patch of farm just across the Tumen River from China, where rows of lush, green young potato plants stretch into the distance....

AP Exclusive: North Korea pushes farmers for more

Rim Ok Hua looks out over her patch of farm just across the Tumen River from China, where rows of lush, green young potato plants stretch into the distance....

Ukraine orphans become pawns in civil conflict

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Tamara Popova and her fellow orphans are adamant: They don't want to go to Russia. The separatist gunmen running this eastern Ukrainian city aren't asking. They're giving orders....

Philip Hammond to be new UK foreign minister

LONDON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Philip Hammond will become Britain's new foreign secretary as Prime Minister David Cameron shakes up his Cabinet ahead of an election next year....

Brazil's upside-down Cup: Bad on field, good off

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- For Brazil, it was the upside-down World Cup....

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