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Boko Haram guns down 97 people praying in mosques in Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- A government official and a self-defense fighter say Boko Haram extremists have gunned down nearly 100 Muslims praying in mosques in northeastern Nigeria....

The Latest: Greece: IMF report justifies Greek debt stance
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local):...

The case for Greece: when it forgave Germany's debt
LONDON (AP) -- Forgiving debt, if done right, can get an economy back on its feet....

Iran takes hard line on inspections, sanctions at nuke talks
VIENNA (AP) -- Iran took a hard line Thursday on two of the biggest demands of world powers in a final nuclear accord, rejecting any extraordinary inspection rules and threatening to ramp up enrichment of bomb-making material if the United States and other countries re-impose sanctions after the deal is in place....

The Latest: Israel PM offers condolences over Sinai attacks
CAIRO (AP) -- The latest on the aftermath of a coordinated militant assault on Egyptian security forces in the restive northern Sinai that killed dozens of troops and set off the bloodiest fighting in the peninsula in decades (all times local)....

Egypt military pounds Sinai militant positions, kills 23
CAIRO (AP) -- The Egyptian military pounded Islamic militant positions and killed 23 extremists in dawn raids in Sinai on Thursday, a day after an unprecedented assault by Islamic State-linked extremists in the restive peninsula that undermined government efforts to stem an insurgency in the area despite a two-year crackdown....

Attack on UN convoy in Mali kills 6 peacekeepers, wounds 5
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- An attack Thursday on a convoy in northern Mali killed six United Nations peacekeepers and wounded five others, the U.N. said. All of the victims were from Burkina Faso....

Leopard mauls guide's arm in attack in South African park
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A leopard mauled a guide in an attack on an open tourist safari vehicle in South Africa's flagship wildlife park Thursday, authorities said....

Merkel's office invites US envoy to discuss latest spy claim
BERLIN (AP) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff asked the U.S. ambassador for a meeting Thursday to discuss the latest reports of alleged American spying on Germany and told him that German law must be adhered to, the German government said....

Top US diplomat in Cuba on short list for new embassy
HAVANA (AP) -- From his office high above Havana, Jeffrey DeLaurentis has a sweeping view of the cerulean Florida Straits and the blood-red letters declaring Cuba's defiance of the United States....

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Africa
Leopard mauls guide's arm in attack in South African park

Asia
Bill Clinton visits Vietnam to mark 20th anniversary of ties

Europe
The case for Greece: when it forgave Germany's debt

Latin America/Caribbean
UN says coca production jumped 44 percent in Colombia

Middle East
Report: Saudi king censors TV host, pro-Brotherhood scholar