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Lionel Messi is lifted as Argentina celebrates its win again Nigeria. (AP Foto/Michael Sohn)

Argentina beats Nigeria 3-2 as both teams advance

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — Argentina beat Nigeria 3-2 in their last World Cup group match on Wednesday, with Lionel Messi and Ahmed Musa scoring two goals each before Marcos Rojo kneed in the winner. […]

06/25/2014

July 26, 2011 photo of Kevin and his son, Tyler Armstrong, then 7, after reaching the summit of Mount Whitney in the Sierra Nevada, Calif. (AP Photo/Kevin Armstrong, File)

Yorba Linda boy, 9, is youngest to reach Aconcagua summit

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A 9-year-old boy from Southern California has become the youngest person in recorded history to reach the summit of Argentina’s Aconcagua mountain, which at 22,841 feet (6,962 meters) is the […]

12/27/2013

A man is treated after he was bit by a palometa, a type of piranha, while wading in the Parana River in Rosario, Argentina, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/La Capital, Silvina Salinas)

In Argentina, 70 injured in carnivorous fish attack

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An attack by a school of carnivorous fish has injured 70 people bathing in an Argentine river, including seven children who lost parts of their fingers or toes. Director of […]

12/26/2013

In this picture provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis, right, is flanked by Vatican Almoner Archbishop Konrad Krajewski as he welcomes four men at the Vatican, Dec. 17, 2013, the Pope's 77th birthday. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

Pope shares his birthday breakfast with homeless

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Four homeless people, one of them carrying his dog, helped Pope Francis celebrate his 77th birthday at the Vatican on Tuesday. They live on the street in the Rome neighborhood just […]

12/17/2013

Canada's pop star Justin Bieber performs in concert during his Believe world tour in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Molina, DyN)

Bieber says ‘sorry’ for mistreating Argentine flag

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Justin Bieber says he hopes Argentines can forgive him. He may need to tell that to some judges. The 19-year-old pop sensation faces two criminal complaints and demands for refunds […]

11/14/2013

In this Thursday, Dec. 7, 1995 photo, Former Nazi SS captain Erich Priebke enters military court in Rome. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, File)

Hundreds protest funeral for Nazi criminal

ALBANO LAZIALE, Italy (AP) — Shouting “murderer” and “executioner,” hundreds of people jeered the remains of Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke as his coffin arrived Tuesday for a funeral Mass celebrated by a splinter Catholic […]

10/15/2013

In this July 19, 1996 file photo former Nazi officer Erich Priebke, left, arrives in a Rome Military Court followed by a  Carabinieri Italian paramilitary police officer, for a hearing in his trial. (AP Photo/Plinio Lepri, File)

Church and state refuse Rome funeral for Nazi

ROME (AP) — What to do with the body of a Nazi war criminal no one wants? Rome’s mayor, police chief and the pope’s right-hand man have all refused to grant former SS captain Erich […]

10/14/2013

Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger, 2nd from left, tries to steal the ball from Thomas Mueller, right, during a training session of the German national team in Duesseldorf, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. Germany will play their 2014 World Cup Group C  qualifying soccer match against Ireland on  Friday in Cologne. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

World Cup qualifying: Teams chasing Brazil spots

LONDON (AP) — Nine countries have already joined host nation Brazil in next year’s World Cup and more will secure their places when qualifying resumes across the globe from Friday. Italy and the Netherlands were […]

10/09/2013

In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis receives an autographed ball from Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, left, as coach Cesare Prandelli, center, and president of the Italian soccer federation Giancarlo Abete smile, during a private audience at the Vatican, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

Soccer-loving pope cheers Messi, other players

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis cheered fellow Argentine Lionel Messi and other soccer stars Tuesday as he led a morality-focused pep rally of sorts at the Vatican for Argentina and Italy’s national teams ahead […]

08/13/2013

Pope Francis gestures while speaking to journalists during the direct papal flight to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, 22 July 2013. Francis, the 76-year-old Argentine who became the church's first pontiff from the Americas in March, returns to the embrace of Latin America to preside over the Roman Catholic Church's World Youth Day festival.  (AP Photo/Luca Zennaro, Pool)

An interactive look at the Pope’s trip to Brazil

In his first international trip as pontiff, the Argentine-born Pope Francis spent a week in Brazil. By all accounts, he was welcomed like a rock star and the pope himself appeared to thoroughly enjoy every […]

07/29/2013

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