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July 5, 2015 - 5:43am
1 day 3 hours ago

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Police say an explosion at a weapons factory in central Montenegro has killed one person and injured several others.

In a statement, police said the blast happened early Sunday at the Tara Group factory in the town of Mojkovac, 70 kilometers (42 miles) northeast of the capital, Podgorica. They gave no other details. The factory produces guns, rifles and parts for missile systems.

Two explosions last year at the same...

July 5, 2015 - 5:32am
1 day 3 hours ago

BANGKOK (AP) — Police say four people died and more than 30 were injured after two trams collided at a zoo in northeastern Thailand.

The accident occurred Sunday at the Kao Suan Kwang Zoo in the northeastern province of Khon Kaen.

Police Col. Pichit Deeya said all the victims were Thai and that a 2-year-old girl was among those killed.

He said one of the tram's drivers lost control due to a problem with the vehicle's brakes and...

July 5, 2015 - 3:46am
7 hours 38 min ago

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis' trip to South America:


8:40 p.m.

Pope Francis has made a surprise appearance outside the Vatican ambassador's residence in Quito, Ecuador, to greet dozens of Catholic faithful who gathered outside hoping to catch a glimpse of the pontiff.

A few hours after arriving at the residence, where Francis is spending the night, the pope came...

July 5, 2015 - 12:28am
1 day 3 hours ago

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's leader is facing the risk of a criminal charge over allegations that millions of dollars were funneled from an indebted state fund to his personal bank accounts.

The attorney general confirmed late Saturday he has received documents from an official investigation that made the link between Prime Minister Najib Razak and the investment fund 1MDB. The existence of the documents was first reported by the Asian Wall Street Journal on...

July 5, 2015 - 12:06am
12 hours 28 min ago

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest on the bailout referendum in Greece (all times local):


3:35 a.m.

The final results of Greece's bailout referendum are in, with all 19,159 precincts reporting. The "No" side won with a higher than expected 61.31 percent, while "Yes" got 38.69 percent.

A total of 6.16 million Greeks voted in Sunday's referendum, or 62.5 percent of eligible voters. The poll needed a minimum...

July 5, 2015 - 12:04am
1 day 4 hours ago

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Polling stations have opened and Greek voters are starting to cast ballots in the closely watched bailout referendum that has divided the nation.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is gambling the future of his 5-month-old left-wing government on Sunday's snap poll. He insists a "no" vote would strengthen his hand to negotiate a better deal with the country's creditors, and a "yes" would be a capitulation to their harsh demands.

July 4, 2015 - 10:17pm
1 day 5 hours ago

BEIJING (AP) — Officials say a shoe factory has collapsed in eastern China during a weekend shift, killing at least nine people and injuring more than 30.

The collapse happened Saturday afternoon in the Zhejiang Province city of Wenling. The city government says on its official microblog that 42 people were pulled from the rubble and sent to a hospital where nine of them died.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

July 4, 2015 - 9:27pm
1 day 5 hours ago

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's crucial austerity referendum is only hours away.

Greeks are contemplating how their vote on Sunday will shape their future and the impact a "yes" or "no" will have on the country's youth.

Opinion polls suggest Greeks are evenly split on whether to accept creditors' proposals for more austerity in exchange for rescue loans, or defiantly reject the deal and send the message that they're simply fed up with years of harsh...

July 4, 2015 - 8:23pm
1 day 5 hours ago

BERLIN (AP) — FIFA president Sepp Blatter says in a newspaper interview that French and German presidents applied political pressure before the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were awarded to Russia and Qatar, respectively.

Blatter tells German Sunday newspaper Welt am Sonntag that "there were two political interventions" from former French president Nicolas Sarkozy and German counterpart Christian Wulff before the decision was taken to award the tournaments on Dec. 2, 2010....

July 4, 2015 - 4:19pm
1 day 5 hours ago

BERLIN (AP) — The upstart Alternative for Germany party has replaced its euroskeptic leader with a conservative from the east who wants to place greater emphasis on immigration.

A majority of AfD members backed Frauke Petry in the leadership vote Saturday against Bernd Lucke, who led the party during its successful bids in the past two years to enter the European Parliament and five German state assemblies.

Petry, a 40-year-old businesswoman who...

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