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July 6, 2015 - 12:54am
2 min 57 sec ago

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Health officials say a 36-year-old foreigner who arrived in the Philippines from the Middle East is under quarantine after testing positive for the MERS virus.

Health Secretary Janette Garin said Monday that several people the foreigner had come in close contact with have been traced. She said one of them, a Filipino woman exhibiting mild symptoms, had been isolated and her test results were being awaited.

The patient's...

July 6, 2015 - 12:01am
2 min 57 sec ago

TOKYO (AP) — Honda's new CEO Takahiro Hachigo is promising to take more time in product development, and to bring his company together as a team to avoid the quality lapses that have led to shrinking profits at the Japanese automaker.

Hachigo, an engineer who has worked in the U.S. as well as China, talked to reporters Monday after his appointment was approved by shareholders and the company board.

Honda's brand image has suffered after a series of...

July 5, 2015 - 10:28pm
2 min 57 sec ago

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A Buenos Aires mayoral candidate aligned with Argentina's top opposition presidential contender has won the first round of city elections.

With 92 percent of election places reporting late Sunday, Horacio Rodriguez Larreta had 45 percent of the vote. Less than 50 percent will mean a runoff in two weeks between Rodriguez and Martin Lousteau, who got 25 percent of the vote.

Larreta, from the Republican Proposal party, is...

July 5, 2015 - 8:33pm
3 hours 42 min ago

TOKYO (AP) — Greece's foray into the unknown with its rejection of terms set by its international creditors is jolting markets as investors reacted to looming uncertainties.

Australia's ASX S&P 200 fell 1.4 percent to 5,462.60 shortly after trading began early Monday, while New Zealand's benchmark dropped 0.6 percent to 5,808.75. Markets across Asia were expected to likewise take a hit from the news.

With 97 percent of the votes counted, results...

July 5, 2015 - 7:24pm
2 min 57 sec ago

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The latest from the Women's World Cup final (all times local):

8:32 p.m.

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden played the role of fan and teacher while he watched the American victory in the Women's World Cup final.

Biden kept a close watch on the United States' 5-2 win over Japan on Sunday, while also explaining the action or discussing the play with his grandson, Hunter.

"Ten...

July 5, 2015 - 7:17pm
2 min 57 sec ago

REGINA, Saskatchewan (AP) — Close to 1,000 Canadian military personnel are on their way to help fight wildfires in the western Canadian province of Saskatchewan where thousands of residents have been evacuated.

Duane McKay, commissioner of emergency management with the province, said Sunday that he military will bolster their ability to fight the fires. Provincial officials say about 741,000 acres (300,000 hectares) ares burning in Saskatchewan this year — around 10...

July 5, 2015 - 5:05pm
7 hours 12 min ago

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — Trinidad and Tobago's leader has created a combined national security force to combat gang violence in a crime-troubled community.

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar says the initiative dubbed "Operation Restore" will join together police officers and soldiers to "restore peace" in the central area of Enterprise, where gun violence by feuding gangs has recently escalated.

She says the combined security forces "will...

July 5, 2015 - 3:44pm
7 hours 52 min ago

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An official says a bomb blast at a police checkpoint in the southern city of Kandahar has killed two civilians, one policeman and wounded 13 others.

Samim Khpolwak, the spokesman for the provincial governor, said the blast Sunday evening came from a bomb strapped to a motorcycle. The wounded included 11 civilians and two police.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the blast in Afghanistan's second-largest city. The...

July 5, 2015 - 2:24pm
8 hours 52 min ago

BAGHDAD (AP) — Authorities in Iraq say bombings targeting Shiite districts have killed 15 people in and around Baghdad.

Police officials say a bomb exploded Sunday night near a cafe in the Shiite district of al-Obeidi on the eastern edge of Baghdad, killing four people and wounding 14 others.

Another evening bomb blast near a small restaurant killed four people and wounded 11 others in the southeastern suburb of Jisr Diyala.

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July 5, 2015 - 2:18pm
8 hours 52 min ago

LONDON (AP) — Prince William and his wife, Kate have marked a milestone for their newborn baby Princess Charlotte— a christening ceremony on Queen Elizabeth's country estate.

Hundreds of fans gathered outside St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, near England's eastern coast, cheering as William and Kate arrived with toddler Prince George and 9-week-old Charlotte, who was in a vintage pram.

It was only the second time Britain's newborn princess,...

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