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France's already-battered tourism industry took a further hit in late July during what should have been the height of the season as foreign visitors stayed away after 84 people were killed in Nice on Bastille Day.

In the week following the July 14 attack on the Riviera city's Promenade des…

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A 42-year-old skydiver with more than 18,000 jumps made history Saturday when he became the first person to leap without a parachute and land in a net instead.

After a two-minute freefall, Luke Aikins landed dead center in the 100-by-100-foot net at the Big Sky movie ranch on the outskirts…

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Don't be fooled by Kosuke Hagino's quiet demeanor and toothy grin -- the Japan swimming sensation plans to usher boyhood hero Michael Phelps into retirement at the Rio Olympics.

The 21-year-old, who pipped Phelps to take bronze in the 400 meters individual medley behind gold medallist Ryan Lochte in London…

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Eighty years after Jesse Owens won four medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, his daughter says Germany's Nazi leader Adolf Hitler refused to shake her father's hand.

The controversial Berlin Olympics opened on August 1, 1936 to much fanfare with Reich's Chancellor Hitler hoping to showcase the best of…

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Tokyo residents were voting Sunday for a new governor of the sprawling metropolis who will have to manage problem-plagued preparations for the 2020 Olympics and avoid financial scandals that forced the last two incumbents to quit.

The major challenge facing the winner is managing the run-up to Tokyo's troubled hosting…

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A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas on Saturday, and there did not appear to be any survivors, authorities said.

Authorities would not confirm the exact number of deaths, but Lynn Lunsford with the Federal Aviation Administration said the balloon…

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Japan's third-seeded Kei Nishikori came from 2-5 down in the opening set to stun Swiss second seed Stan Wawrinka 7-6 (6), 6-1 in the semifinals of the Toronto Masters in Toronto on Saturday.

Wawrinka, a two-times grand slam champion who has won 14 ATP World Tour titles, became increasingly dispirited…

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Pope Francis challenged hundreds of thousands of young people who gathered in a sprawling Polish meadow to reject being a "couch potato" who retreats into video games and computer screens and instead engage in social activism and politics to create a more just world.

Peppering his speech with contemporary lingo,…

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Striker Gabriel and defender Marquinhos scored a goal each as Brazil defeated Japan 2-0 Saturday in its final warmup match ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

The friendly was held at the Serra Dourada Stadium.

Brazil, seeking its first gold medal in soccer, makes its Olympic debut on Thursday…

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A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas on Saturday, and there did not appear to be any survivors, authorities said.

Authorities would not confirm the exact number of deaths, but Lynn Lunsford with the Federal Aviation Administration said the balloon…

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