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GIGLIO, Italy (AP) — The shipwrecked Costa Concordia was successfully refloated Monday in preparation to be towed away for scrapping, 30 months after it struck a reef and capsized, killing 32 people.Authorities expressed satisfaction that the op ...more

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PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Defense Ministry says a soldier who was seriously injured in a blast that killed four other Czech servicemen in Afghanistan last week has died.The soldiers were among the 16 people killed on Tuesday after a suicide bomber ...more

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DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Deep in the forests of southern Guinea, the first victims fell ill with high fevers. People assumed it was the perennial killer malaria and had no reason to fear touching the bodies, as is the custom in traditional funerals.

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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 is ...more

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BEIRUT (AP) — Heavy clashes along the Syria-Lebanon border killed several people, including a number of Hezbollah fighters and Syrian rebels, Lebanese officials and a Syrian activist group said Monday.The area has long been a flashpoint in the S ...more

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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 the ...more

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BERLIN (AP) — It's been a long wait, and now Germany is basking in its fourth World Cup title.The Die Welt newspaper celebrated Monday with a three-word headline in the national colors of black, red and gold that read simply: "It is true," while ...more

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LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A new chief executive has been appointed for Portugal's biggest bank, but Banco Espirito Santo's share price is still falling sharply as investors continue to fret about its financial health.The bank said Monday that Vito ...more

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LONDON (AP) — London's Metropolitan Police have announced a new policy of hiring only Londoners in a bid to make the police force more representative of the population it serves.Mayor Boris Johnson said Monday the change would allow the city to ...more

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SINGAPORE (AP) — An ad campaign warning of the perils of gambling that began as just another bland public service announcement by Singapore's government has turned into fodder for international mockery, and left authorities scrambling after Germany's W ...more