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AP Top International News At 5:05 p.m. EDT

Greeks reject demands for more austerity in key referendum
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Voters in Greece resoundingly rejected creditors' demands for more austerity in return for rescue loans Sunday, backing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who insisted the vote would give him a stronger hand to reach a better deal....

On his native turf, Pope Francis touches on cherished issues
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- History's first Latin American pope returned to Spanish-speaking South America for the first time on Sunday, bringing a message of solidarity with the region's poor, who are expected to turn out in droves to welcome their native son home....

The Latest: Tsipras thanks Greeks for making 'brave choice'
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest from the bailout referendum in Greece (all times local):...

On 9th day, Kerry says Iran nuke talks could go either way
VIENNA (AP) -- Nine days into marathon nuclear talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday said the diplomatic efforts "could go either way," cutting off all potential pathways for an Iranian atomic bomb or ending without an agreement that American officials have sometimes described as the only alternative to war....

The Latest: Pope Francis driving into Ecuador's capital
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis' trip to South America:...

7/7 spurred tough anti-terror measures some say went too far
LONDON (AP) -- After four home-grown suicide bombers killed 52 London commuters on July 7, 2005, Prime Minister Tony Blair vowed that Britain would stop at nothing to defeat terrorism. "Let no one be in any doubt," he said. "The rules of the game are changing."...

Fans cheer as Princess Charlotte christened on royal estate
LONDON (AP) -- Prince William and his wife, Kate, marked a milestone for their newborn baby Princess Charlotte on Sunday - a christening ceremony on Queen Elizabeth II's country estate that was steeped in royal tradition....

Wildfires break out in Spain, Portugal; 1,350 evacuated
MADRID (AP) -- More than 1,350 residents were evacuated in Spain's northeastern region of Aragon as a wildfire spread through a pine forest amid a lingering heat wave, a local official said Sunday....

Africans seeking better lives pass through Ethiopian town
METEMA, Ethiopia (AP) -- The mood in the border town of Metema these days is quiet and watchful....

US-led coalition unleashes wave of airstrikes on Raqqa
BEIRUT (AP) -- U.S.-led coalition aircraft unleashed a wave of airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group's stronghold of Raqqa in eastern Syria in what the coalition said Sunday was one of its most sustained aerial operations carried out in Syria to date....

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Africa
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Asia
3 dead, 13 hurt after bomb blast at checkpoint in Kandahar

Europe
World heritage status for The Alamo, Japan industrial sites

Latin America/Caribbean
Mexican military: troops instructed to respect human rights

Middle East
Pair of lions kept as pets by Gaza family arrive in Jordan