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World Cup: Argentina beats Belgium to reach semifinals

World Cup: Argentina beats Belgium to reach semifinals

If anyone wondered about Argentina's World Cup-winning credentials, surely there can be little doubt now. Not because of the convincing nature of the team's football thus far mind you -- far from it.

First Chinese cyclist to race in Tour de France

 Chinese fans will have a new reason to cheer when the 101st Tour de France kicks off on Saturday: 26-year-old Ji Cheng will become the first rider from China to compete for competitive cycling's highest honor.
Kindergarten teacher stabbed, killed in front of students in France

Kindergarten teacher stabbed, killed in front of students in France

 A woman stabbed and killed a French kindergarten teacher in her classroom as students watched Friday morning -- the last day of school before summer break, the French education minister said.
Convicted killer Joran van der Sloot marries girlfriend in prison

Convicted killer Joran van der Sloot marries girlfriend in prison

Joran van der Sloot has been tied to the disappearance of one woman and been convicted of murdering another. Now, he's a taken man.
Japan eases sanctions on North Korea after talks on abductions

Japan eases sanctions on North Korea after talks on abductions

Japan on Friday eased several of its sanctions on North Korea after the two countries made progress this week in talks about Japanese citizens kidnapped by the North Korean regime during the Cold War.
Andy Coulson handed 18-month prison sentence for phone hacking

Andy Coulson handed 18-month prison sentence for phone hacking

Former tabloid editor and ex-Downing Street communications chief Andy Coulson was sentenced Friday in London to 18 months in prison for phone hacking offenses.
Can these 'water ATMs' bring relief to thirsty India?

Can these 'water ATMs' bring relief to thirsty India?

In a New Delhi neighborhood, residents line up in the blistering 45 degree Celsius heat (113 Fahrenheit) carrying empty jerry cans and water bottles, waiting for the government water tanker truck to arrive.
Can these 'water ATMs' bring relief to thirsty India?

Can these 'water ATMs' bring relief to thirsty India?

NEW DELHI (CNN) -- In a New Delhi neighborhood, residents line up in the blistering 45 degree Celsius heat (113 Fahrenheit) carrying empty jerry cans and water bottles, waiting for the government water tanker truck to arrive.
Father: Body of Palestinian teen to be returned Friday

Father: Body of Palestinian teen to be returned Friday

The body of a Palestinian teen slain in Jerusalem will be turned over to his family on Friday, the boy's father said.

Tennis balls, large Pooh clog British sewers

- In Wimbledon's second week, tennis seems to be all over the place, even in the sewer. On Thursday, engineers arrived in the English town of Melton Mowbray to unclog a blocked sewer intake that was causing floods in the area.
Japan plans to ease sanctions on North Korea after talks

Japan plans to ease sanctions on North Korea after talks

Japan said Thursday it plans to lift some sanctions on North Korea after the two countries held talks about Japanese citizens abducted by the North Korean regime decades ago.
'Disability never sleeps,' Oscar Pistorius doctor argues

'Disability never sleeps,' Oscar Pistorius doctor argues

Do not be taken in by the fact that Oscar Pistorius is one of the fastest runners in the world -- remember he is disabled, one of his doctors argued at the sprinter's murder trial Thursday.

Immigrant influx: The push for action

Activists in Southern California rallied Wednesday in support of the thousands of children fleeing nations like Honduras and Guatemala.
Oscar Pistorius is suicide risk, depressed, doctors find

Oscar Pistorius is suicide risk, depressed, doctors find

Oscar Pistorius is depressed, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, and is a suicide risk, the doctors who spent a month evaluating his mental health concluded.
Beaten and shot in Syria

Beaten and shot in Syria

"I was marched up to him and I said to him -- because I didn't have anything else to say -- 'I thought we were friends.' And he pulled his pistol and shot me." Thus is reporting in Syria.