10 July 2014

2 gored in 4th bull-run of Spain's San Fermin

Spanish bullfighter Juan del Alamo kills a bull with his sword during a bullfight of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Revelers from around the world arrive in Pamplona every year to take part on some of the eight days of the running of the bulls glorified by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises."
A fighting bull gored two Spaniards and tossed several others into the air in a frantic fourth running of the bulls Thursday at Spain's San Fermin festival in Pamplona.

India's new government unveils growth budget

Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley arrives to present the 2014-15 union budget at the Indian parliament in New Delhi, Thursday, July 10, 2014. India’s new government has introduced an ambitious reform-minded budget focusing on promoting manufacturing and infrastructure, raising the tax base and overhauling populist subsidies.
India's new government introduced a reform-minded budget Thursday, telegraphing a contentious overhaul of populist subsidies and vowing to lift economic growth to rates of 7-8 percent by spending billions of dollars on infrastructure.
The budget for the fiscal year ending March 2015 was closely watched as an indicator of whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government will act quickly to will deliver on promises to revive stalled economic growth. The government also announced plans to ease limits on foreign investment in defense and insurance businesses.

10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos

The pack rides through the rolling hills of Yorkshire during the first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 190.5 kilometers (118.4 miles) with start in Leeds and finish in Harrogate, England, Saturday, July 5, 2014.

ON THIS DAY: Bulgaria beats Germany in 1994

In this July 10, 1994 file photo, Bulgaria's Iordan Letchkov, foreground, celebrates after scoring the winning goal in a 2-1 victory against Germany in the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J. In the background is Bulgaria's Hristo Stoitchkov, who scored Bulgaria's first goal. On this day: For the first time since 1978, there would be no Germany in the World Cup final, after Bulgaria defeated the defending champion 2-1.
On July 10 in World Cup history: Iordan Letchkov's header enough for Bulgaria to beat Germany in East Rutherford, New Jersey, in 1994.

Palestinians bury dead after airstrikes

A Palestinian boy plays in the rubble of a destroyed house the day after an Israeli strike in the town of Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, July 9, 2014 during the heaviest fighting between Israel and the Islamic militant group Hamas since an eight-day battle in November 2012.
Hundreds of Palestinians carried bodies through the streets in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday as they buried those killed in Israeli airstrikes. On the other side of the border Israelis braced for rocket fire and soldiers massed on the border.
An Israeli offensive aimed at stopping near-daily Palestinian militant rocket attacks has set off the heaviest fighting between Israel and the Islamic militant group Hamas since an eight-day battle in November 2012, and it is taking a heavy toll on civilians.

Argentina reaches World Cup final after penalties

Argentina's Lionel Messi, left, shoots a free-kick past the Dutch defense during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
The World Cup's second semifinal was supposed to put the silky skills of Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben in the spotlight. Instead, a goalkeeper and two rock-solid defenses stole the show.
Argentina goalie Sergio Romero saved two penalties Wednesday to send Argentina into the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after tough defending and a lack of creative spark from either team consigned the match to a 0-0 stalemate.