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Pope calls for justice in 1994 attack on Argentine Jewish centre

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BUENOS AIRES - Pope Francis called for justice to be served in his native Argentina on Friday, the twentieth anniversary of the deadly bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish commuity centre that local courts blamed on Iran.

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Riquelme quits Boca Juniors, returns to first club 18 Jul 2014

BUENOS AIRES - Former Argentina playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme has failed to agree a new deal with Boca Juniors and is returning to his first club Argentinos Juniors in the Argentine second division.

Argentine debt holdout urges talks, says deal still possible 14 Jul 2014

NEW YORK - Aurelius Capital Management, one of the lead holdout creditors seeking to settle with Argentina over sovereign debt payments from its 2002 default, said on Monday the government faces a new crisis on July 30 unless it engages in serious negotiations.

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Jubilant Germany become world champions again 14 Jul 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO - Germany are champions of the world again after snatching victory against Argentina in the football showpiece with a superb extra-time goal from baby-faced Mario Goetze to lift the trophy for the first time since 1990.

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Messi did not deserve Golden Ball, says Maradona 14 Jul 2014

- Argentina forward Lionel Messi did not deserve to win the World Cup "Golden Ball" as the tournament's best player, according to his compatriot and former great Diego Maradona.

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Messi wins 'sad prize' as World Cup dream remains elusive 14 Jul 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO - Lionel Messi must now set his sights on Russia in 2018 as he seeks to cap an already stellar career by leading Argentina to World Cup glory.

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Woods drawn with Stenson and Cabrera at Hoylake 14 Jul 2014

HOYLAKE England - Former world number one Tiger Woods has been drawn to play alongside twice major winner Angel Cabrera of Argentina and second-ranked Swede Henrik Stenson in the first round of the British Open on Thursday.

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Jubilant Germany become world champions again 14 Jul 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO - Germany are champions of the world again after snatching victory against Argentina in the soccer showpiece with a superb extra-time goal from baby-faced Mario Goetze to lift the trophy for the first time since 1990.

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Messi wins Golden Ball, Rodriguez top scorer 14 Jul 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO - Argentina captain Lionel Messi won FIFA's "Golden Ball" award as the best player of the World Cup after leading his team to Sunday's final and Colombia's James Rodriguez finished as the tournament's top scorer with six goals.

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Argentina 'lacked efficiency' in front of goal 14 Jul 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO - Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella heaped praise on his team after Sunday's 1-0 World Cup final defeat by Germany on Sunday, saying they gave their all but lacked cutting edge in front of goal during an even game.

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Israel pounds Gaza despite international peace efforts

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, saying no ceasefire was near as top U.S. and United Nations diplomats pursued talks on halting the fighting that has claimed more than 600 lives. | Video