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Church of England set to vote on women bishops

Jul 14, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The Church of England is set to vote on whether women should be allowed to enter its top ranks as bishops.

The Church's national assembly, known as the General Synod, is meeting in York, northern England, where it will debate the issue ahead of a vote Monday.

Archbishop of ...

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ECB's Draghi set for grilling as industry falters

Jul 14, 2014

By PAN PYLAS, Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — European Central Bank President Mario Draghi is likely to face a barrage of questions Monday from lawmakers asking what can be done to reduce the value of the euro amid further signs the recovery in the 18-country eurozone is faltering.

The ECB is coming ...

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Copter crash kills 2 Cambodian military generals

Jul 14, 2014

By SOPHENG CHEANG, Associated Press

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Two generals who led the helicopter unit of Cambodia's air force were killed in a crash Monday, along with two pilots, police said. Defense Minister Tea Banh, who rushed to the crash site in a muddy pond south of the capital, said a ...

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Cypriots file war crimes complaint against Turkey

Jul 14, 2014

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A group of Cypriots has filed a war crimes complaint against Turkey at the International Criminal Court over what they say is its policy of settling Cyprus' breakaway north with mainland Turks.

Cyprus split into a Turkish-speaking north and an internationally recognized ...

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Extremists bomb Nigeria bridge, limit base access

Jul 14, 2014

By HARUNA UMAR and MICHELLE FAUL, Associated Press

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Islamic extremists bombed a major bridge on a northeast Nigerian highway, further limiting access to base camps in the Sambisa Forest where scores of kidnapped girls are believed to be held captive, witnesses and ...

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Israel says it's downed drone along southern coast

Jul 14, 2014

By PETER ENAV, Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said it downed a drone on Monday along the country's southern coastline, the first time it encountered an unmanned aircraft since the campaign against Gaza Strip militants began last week.

The drone was launched from Gaza and was ...

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Officials: Deadly fighting on Syria-Lebanon border

Jul 14, 2014

By BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese officials and a Syrian activist group say heavy clashes along the Syria-Lebanon border have killed several people, including a number of Hezbollah fighters.

Syrian troops backed by Hezbollah militants have been on the offensive in Syria's ...

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Witty dealmaker Juncker to be EU's new CEO

Jul 14, 2014

By JUERGEN BAETZ, Associated Press

BRUSSELS (AP) — The incoming leader of Europe's most powerful bureaucracy is a master of the backroom deal — and an outspoken and witty career politician who once advocated the right to lie in times of crisis.

Jean-Claude Juncker, who was prime minister of ...

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Seoul: N. Korea fires artillery shells into ocean

Jul 14, 2014

By HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Another day, another defiant weapons test from North Korea.

A day after launching two ballistic missiles from a base near the border with archrival South Korea, Pyongyang on Monday fired a barrage of artillery shells into waters near its ...

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Argentine World Cup celebration marred by violence

Jul 14, 2014

By LUIS ANDRES HENAO, Associated Press

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Riot police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse a group of rock-throwing vandals who disturbed a rally by Argentines celebrating their team's gutsy performance in a 1-0 loss to Germany in the World Cup finals.

Thousands ...

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Thousands of Palestinians flee northern Gaza

Jul 13, 2014

By KARIN LAUB and JOSEF FEDERMAN, Associated Press

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Palestinian residents of the northern Gaza Strip fled their homes on Sunday and sought safety in U.N. shelters, heeding warnings from the Israeli military about impending plans to bomb the area in the sixth ...

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Israeli strike kills 18, stirs debate over targets

Jul 13, 2014

By KARIN LAUB, Associated Press

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The target was the Gaza police chief. He survived the Israeli airstrike on a cousin's home with critical injuries, but 18 family members were killed, including five children and teens.

The weekend attack highlighted Israel's broad ...

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Afghans express relief at election deal

Jul 13, 2014

By JOHN DANISZEWSKI and RAHIM FAIEZ, The Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Amid relief that a dangerous rift in the country's troubled democracy has been averted, Afghan officials praised a deal between presidential contenders brokered by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and said Sunday ...

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Russia: 1 killed near Ukraine border by shell fire

Jul 13, 2014

By LAURA MILLS, Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign ministry said Sunday that a Ukrainian shell hit a Russian border town, killing one person and seriously injuring two others. Ukraine denied firing a shell into Russian territory.

President Vladimir Putin expressed "grave concern" over ...

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Iraq parliament postpones decision on new leaders

Jul 13, 2014

By SINAN SALAHEDDIN and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's deadlocked parliament failed Sunday to overcome the deep divisions hampering the formation of a new government, making no progress on choosing new leaders who could help hold the nation together and confront the Sunni ...

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Bomb kills 7 security forces in western Algeria

Jul 13, 2014

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian authorities say a remote-controlled homemade bomb exploded and killed seven security officers in the northwest of the North African country.

The Defense Ministry says in a statement Sunday the victims were aboard a military truck en route to their base when they ...

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Ukraine govt denies president will be at Cup final

Jul 13, 2014

By PETER LEONARD, Associated Press

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko won't be attending the World Cup final in Brazil on Sunday, a government statement said, denying assertions by Brazilian officials that he would be there.

On Saturday, a Brazilian official said Poroshenko ...

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Search for body to follow Costa Concordia removal

Jul 13, 2014

GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy (AP) — An Italian official has promised that a search will be conducted for the only unrecovered body of the 32 Costa Concordia shipwreck victims as soon as the wrecked cruise liner is towed away from the island where it struck a reef in 2012.

Franco Gabrielli, who heads the ...

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Annual Protestant march in Belfast mostly peaceful

Jul 13, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland say an annual Protestant parade that typically sparks riots and disorder has taken place peacefully.

Assistant chief constable Will Kerr praised the "responsible behavior" of those involved in the annual July 12 march, saying he was pleased it was one of ...

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Heads up! Supermoon is here

Jul 13, 2014

By The Associated Press

Look! Up in the sky! It's supermoon!

Because our celestial neighbor is relatively close to Earth, these full moons will appear to be unusually large. That distance varies because the moon follows an elliptical orbit. When it's close and full, it appears bigger and brighter ...

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