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Mexican helicopter comes under fire, kills 6 near US border

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's navy says six people are dead after a group of suspected criminals sparked a skirmish by opening fire on a Marine helicopter near the U.S. border.

Services sector activity growth slows in June: Markit

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. services sector expansion eased for a third straight month in June, pressured by a slowdown in employment and output growth, an industry report showed on Monday.

Man kicked by camel while attempting selfie with nursing calf

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Man kicked by camel while attempting selfie with nursing calf
Ben HooperRIYADH, Saudi Arabia, July 6 (UPI) -- A viral video purportedly shot somewhere in the Persian Gulf region shows the dangers of attempting a nursing camel selfie in easy kicking range of the mother.

Greek defense minister: 5 parties to sign declaration backing PM Tsipras in negotiations

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek defense minister: 5 parties to sign declaration backing PM Tsipras in negotiations.

Airstrike hits market north of Yemen's Aden, over 45 killed

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SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen security officials and eyewitnesses say a massive airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition targeting rebels has hit a marketplace north of Aden, killing over 45 civilians.


British Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge christened

The newest British royal was christened in a ceremony steeped in British tradition

S.C. lawmakers debate Confederate flag on capitol grounds

Lawmakers in South Carolina are preparing to decide whether to keep the Confederate flag flying on the statehouse grounds

Confederate flag debate gets first real test in South Carolina

Survey among lawmakers indicates support for removing flag but there are powerful Republicans who have not said how they'll vote

Search to resume for three missing in Ohio River

Pontoon boat in Kentucky hit a barge and capsized, killing at least two of nine aboard; current too strong for divers

Man, dog stung more than 100 times by swarm of bees

California man was giving his dog a bath in his driveway when a swarm of bees he was keeping illegally attacked
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Simon Danczuk steps back from campaigning against child abuse

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Simon Danczuk steps back from campaigning against child abuse
Rochdale MP who helped expose Cyril Smith as a paedophile says he is suffering from depression and has decided to seek helpThe Labour MP who ... more

Mozambique burns world's largest rhino horn seizure

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Mozambique burns world's largest rhino horn seizure
Symbolic burning of 124kg of rhino and 1,160kg of ivory takes place as Zimbabwe confirms it has exported around 20 elephants to ChinaMozambique burned the ... more

Sara Pascoe: ‘There are certain things I’ve done that are just horrible’

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Sara Pascoe: ‘There are certain things I’ve done that are just horrible’
The outspoken standup talks about teenage bad behaviour, panel shows and the ‘stubborn’ iPhone pest who inspired her Manchester international festival showThe seeds of Sara ... more

Hot Ice: the sensational skaters of Blackpool's Pleasure Beach

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Hot Ice: the sensational skaters of Blackpool's Pleasure Beach
This astonishing institution is an exhilarating combination of art and sport, beauty and speed, balletic skill and kitschBetween engagements at the Manchester international festival, I ... more

Labour leadership hopeful Jeremy Corbyn welcomes Unite's backing – video

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Labour leadership hopeful Jeremy Corbyn welcomes Unite's backing – video
Labour leadership hopeful Jeremy Corbyn says he's honoured to receive the backing of Britain's biggest union Unite. The decision by Unite, the party's most generous ... more
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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Will the Burqa Be Banned in Berlin?

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Like other Europeans, Germans are grappling with the tension between secularization and a growing Muslim population.

Op-Ed Contributor: Greece: How to Undo the Damage

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Op-Ed Contributor: Greece: How to Undo the Damage
A former Greek finance minister argues that the next few days are crucial. Lenders must compromise and Tsipras must stop gambling with the livelihood of ... more

Op-Ed Columnist: Soften the Greek Deal

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Give Tsipras what he wants and see how long he lasts. It's the only way to stop this government using a German scapegoat to hide ... more

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis Resigns

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Greece’s confrontational Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resigned, saying the prime minister had judged it “potentially helpful” if he was absent from future talks with creditors, ... more

Greek Premier Wins, but Still Faces Difficult Tasks

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Greece’s overwhelming rejection of creditors’ demands in a referendum is a big win for Alexis Tsipras, the country’s prime minister, but the young premier still ... more

Singapore to Free Amos Yee, 16, Blogger Who Criticized Lee Kuan Yew

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Singapore to Free Amos Yee, 16, Blogger Who Criticized Lee Kuan Yew
The sentence of four weeks’ detention for Mr. Yee, which he has already served, should allow him to be released on Monday.

China Shares Rise After Beijing's Weekend Rescue

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China Shares Rise After Beijing's Weekend Rescue
Chinese shares rose Monday as Beijing cranks up efforts to stem a three-week selloff, while shares elsewhere in Asia fell after Greeks voted to reject ... more

Manulife Unit Delays Singapore Listing

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Manulife Unit Delays Singapore Listing
Manulife US Real Estate Management has delayed its $465 million plan for an initial public offering in Singapore due to volatile global market conditions.

Asian Markets’ Reaction Is Moderate After Greek Vote

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Shares in Australia, Japan and South Korea were down more than 1 percent in early trading.

Stan Lee and Michelle Phan Help Line Webtoon, Digital Comics Site, Expand in U.S.

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Stan Lee and Michelle Phan Help Line Webtoon, Digital Comics Site, Expand in U.S.
The English-language version of a popular comics portal in Korea is partnering with celebrities as part of its global growth plans.

Pope Francis, in Ecuador, Has First Chance to Shape Trip’s Message

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The pope was scheduled on Monday to fly to Guayaquil, where he was to visit a sanctuary, offer an outdoor Mass and have lunch with ... more

Francis, Hailed as ‘Pope of the People,’ Arrives in Ecuador on 3-Nation Tour

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Francis, Hailed as ‘Pope of the People,’ Arrives in Ecuador on 3-Nation Tour
Francis brings his message of a church in transformation to a heavily Catholic region, and is expected to address the themes he wrote about in ... more

Argentine Judges Allowed to Resign After Child Abuse Ruling

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The two judges had cut a convicted child abuser’s sentence in half because they claimed the 6-year-old victim had displayed homosexual tendencies.

Dominican Plan to Expel Haitians Tests Close Ties

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Dominican Plan to Expel Haitians Tests Close Ties
Many in the Dominican Republic favor being part of a trend of tightening immigration. But for some, it means facing some difficult choices.

Pope Francis’ Visit to Latin America Will Test His Ability to Keep Catholics in the Fold

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Pope Francis’ Visit to Latin America Will Test His Ability to Keep Catholics in the Fold
The pontiff’s roots in Argentina and his championing of the poor are considered vital to stemming the decline of the church’s vast base in the ... more

Nuclear Inspectors Await Chance to Use Modern Tools in Iran

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Nuclear Inspectors Await Chance to Use Modern Tools in Iran
Laser sensors, smart cameras and encrypted networks are at the ready to monitor a program that has been a challenge for older technologies.

Egypt Warns Journalists Over Coverage of Militant Attacks

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President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, facing criticism of his counterinsurgency strategy, compared reporting to a “fourth generation of warfare, and even fifth.”

Israeli Cabinet Rejects Measure to Ease Jewish Conversions

published about 19 hours ago
The reversal of a measure approved by the previous cabinet signaled the renewed strength of ultra-Orthodox parties in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition.

Syrian Forces and Hezbollah Push to Bolster Border Control

published about 19 hours ago
Hezbollah, which has intervened on behalf of its ally, the Syrian government, is trying to cement control of the Lebanese frontier in a complex conflict.

Kerry Warns Iran of Hard Choices Needed for Nuclear Deal

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Two days before a target date for an agreement, Secretary of State John Kerry says the negotiations “could go either way.”

Clinton to gay youth: "Your future is going to be amazing"

The 2016 presidential candidate reassured a young gay boy who worried about his future in a Humans of New York Facebook post

Presidential candidates hit the trail in Iowa, N.H. for July Fourth

It was a working Fourth of July weekend for the pack of presidential candidates

Chris Christie: Walk away from Iran nuclear talks

The New Jersey governor and 2016 presidential candidate says the deal shaping up is bad for the U.S. and the world

Chris Christie on Greece debt crisis, Iran negotiations and 2016 GOP field

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Christie joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss how he's setting himself apart from the competition

South Carolina legislature set to begin debate on flag removal

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - South Carolina lawmakers were set to begin debate Monday on legislation to remove the Confederate battle flag that flies on the ... more