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Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike

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A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel's main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot... More>>

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End comes for notorious Venezuelan vertical slum

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The beginning of the end came for the world's tallest slum Tuesday as officials began evicting thousands of squatters from a haphazard community inside the half-built Caracas skyscraper known as the Tower of David. More>>

US: No link to Russian gov't in plane downing

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Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian... More>>

Plane crash bodies removed from war zone

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A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner finally reached Ukrainian government-held territory Tuesday, but the pro-Russian separatists in control of the crash site showed little willingness to allow the... More>>

UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

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The U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday it is his "hope and belief" that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end to the fighting between Hamas and Israel "in the very near future." More>>

At least 21 dead in Iraq checkpoint car bombing

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A suicide driver rammed his explosive-laden car into a police checkpoint in the Iraqi capital killing 21 people, including more than a dozen civilians en route to a Shiite shrine in the final days of the Islamic holy month. More>>

Jakarta governor wins Indonesian presidency

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Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo, who captured the hearts of millions of Indonesians with his common man image, was declared the winner Tuesday of the country's presidential election, calling it a victory for all of the... More>>

Lax security at crash site hampers investigations

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When international monitors and Malaysian aviation experts arrived Tuesday at the two main sites where the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 smashed into the undulating countryside of eastern Ukraine, there was... More>>

11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

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In the three months since Islamic extremists kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, 11 of their parents have died, town residents say. More>>

NY judge orders 24-7 Argentina debt talks

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A federal judge Tuesday ordered around-the-clock negotiations aimed at averting a second debt default by Argentina in 13 years, saying a default would hurt "real people." More>>

Amid sanctions, France in warship sale to Russia

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France says it will go ahead with the sale of a warship to Russia despite calls for an arms embargo against the country, highlighting how Europe's strong business ties are hindering its ability to punish Moscow over... More>>

Gaza blockade key to any Israel-Hamas truce deal

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Ibrahim Zain was driven from his home by Israeli tank fire this week, but says he'd rather endure more Israel-Hamas fighting than accept an unconditional cease-fire he fears will leave in place the blockade of the Gaza... More>>

Peace talks eyed after Israel, Hamas cease-fire

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The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a necessary... More>>

European agency urges airlines to avoid Tel Aviv

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The European Aviation Safety Agency says it "strongly recommends" that airlines refrain from operating flights to and from Tel Aviv. More>>

UK announces inquiry for Russian spy death

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The British government announced plans Tuesday for a wide-ranging public inquiry into the mysterious 2006 death of poisoned former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko. More>>

Iraq Christians flee with little more than clothes

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Iraqi Christians who fled the northern city of Mosul rather than convert to Islam by a deadline imposed by extremist militants said they had to leave most of their belongings behind and gunmen stole much of what they did... More>>

Dutch declare day of national mourning

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The Dutch government has declared Wednesday a day of national mourning as the country prepares for the arrival of the first bodies of victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. More>>

Report finds Islamic plot to control UK schools

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A British government investigation found evidence Tuesday that Muslim fundamentalists successfully gained control of some schools, raising fears that pupils are now vulnerable to radicalization. More>>

Parents of abducted girls, escapees meet president

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President Goodluck Jonathan met for the first time Tuesday with parents of 219 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and dozens of classmates who managed to escape from their Islamic extremist captors. More>>

British experts to analyze MH17 black boxes

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Black boxes from the Malaysia Airlines plane downed in eastern Ukraine will be examined by U.K. air accident investigators, Britain's prime minister said Tuesday. More>>

Obama sends top aides to Germany amid spying flap

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Working to stem the fraying of ties with a key European ally, President Barack Obama dispatched his chief of staff to Berlin, a diplomatic gesture reflecting Germany's growing indignation about allegations of American... More>>

Italy arrests smugglers accused of killing dozens

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Italian authorities have arrested five alleged human traffickers accused of murder in the deaths of dozens migrants who were either stabbed to death or perished of engine fume inhalation inside the overcrowded hold of a... More>>

Turkish PM says he, Obama no longer talk directly

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he no longer holds "direct" telephone conversations with U.S. President Barack Obama, suggesting a rift between the leaders who were once close. More>>

Assailants attack Congo military camp in capital

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A Congolese government spokesman says a group of men armed with machetes has been repelled after trying to attack a military compound in the capital. More>>

Credit Suisse in steep loss after US tax case

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Credit Suisse, Switzerland's second-biggest bank, posted a second-quarter net loss of 700 million Swiss francs ($779 million) Tuesday after paying the largest penalty ever imposed in a U.S. criminal tax case. More>>

C. African Republic talks on hold; rebels absent

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Observers say Central African Republic's peace talks are on hold after a rebel delegation failed to show up for the second day of meetings. More>>

Polish leader wants NATO to beef up eastern flank

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Poland's president says the downing of a passenger plane in rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine reinforces the need for NATO to strengthen its defenses on its eastern flank. More>>

Russians fed conspiracy theories on Ukraine crash

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An assassination attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A desperate ploy to draw the West into the battle for Ukraine's east. A botched mission to commit mass murder against Russian citizens. More>>

Turkey detains police for 'spying' and wiretaps

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Turkish police raided the homes of colleagues on Tuesday, detaining dozens of officers on suspicion of "spying" or of illegally wiretapping government officials, including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and... More>>

Norway honors victims of 2011 terror attacks

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Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg said Tuesday the best way to honor the 77 people who died in terror attacks in her country three years ago is to "fight for openness, tolerance and diversity." More>>

German court: chronically ill could grow marijuana

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Some Germans may soon be able to grow their own marijuana to relieve chronic pain after a ruling from a court in Cologne. More>>

Big milestone for Britain's little prince

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The palace is releasing special pictures, the Royal Mint is striking a commemorative coin and newspapers are publishing glowing tributes. More>>

T-shirt typo turns heads at Mandela bicycle ride

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Nelson Mandela had a way with words, but not quite like this. More>>

Suicide bomber kills 4 foreign guards in Kabul

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A suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a police compound housing foreign advisers in Kabul on Tuesday, killing four foreign security guards and wounding six, Afghan officials said. More>>

Egypt calls for Israeli, Palestinian peace talks

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Egypt's foreign minister raised the possibility Tuesday of restarting stalled peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians as part of negotiating a cease-fire in the war that has broken out on the Gaza Strip. More>>

EU meets as some countries seek tougher sanctions

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European Union foreign ministers are meeting to consider further sanctions against Russia because of the downing of the Malaysian jetliner, with Britain and some other countries demanding much tougher measures. More>>

Moscow subway chief fired after 22 killed in crash

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Russian news agencies say the head of Moscow's subway system has been fired in the wake of a rush-hour derailment that killed 22 people and injured 136 others. More>>

Australia wants security job for wronged countries

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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Tuesday countries that have been "so wronged" should take responsibility for securing the crime scene where the Malaysian jetliner was shot down in Ukraine. More>>

Body of missing S. Korean shipping tycoon found

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South Korean police said Tuesday that a badly decomposed body found surrounded by liquor bottles in a field last month was that of a fugitive billionaire businessman blamed for April's ferry disaster that killed more... More>>

Israeli aircraft hit more than 70 targets in Gaza

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A police spokesman says Israeli aircraft have hit more than 70 targets in the Gaza Strip, including the home of the late leader of Hamas' military wing, five mosques and a football stadium. More>>

Rebels release train with bodies from downed jet Video included

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Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine. More>>

Gaza death toll rises as truce effort intensifies

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A high-level attempt by the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state to end deadly Israel-Hamas fighting was off to a rough start Monday: Gaza's Hamas rulers signaled they won't agree to an unconditional... More>>

Mexico declares group home owner mentally unfit

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The owner of a group home raided last week is mentally unfit to face allegations that she frequently hit children living in the shelter, Mexico's top federal prosecutor said Monday. More>>

Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site Video included

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President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the probe at the Ukraine site of a downed passenger jet and allow international investigators... More>>

Vital evidence feared withheld by Ukraine's rebels

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"What exactly are they trying to hide?" President Barack Obama asked Monday as he demanded that Ukrainian rebels give investigators access to the wreckage of the downed jetliner. More>>

UN calls for probe of plane downed over Ukraine

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The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Monday demanding international access to the site of the plane downed over eastern Ukraine and an end to military activities around the area, following intense... More>>

US urges global push for Israeli, Hamas cease-fire

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With high hopes but low expectations, the U.S. stepped up calls Monday for an international push to end fighting in the Gaza Strip as President Barack Obama sent his top envoy to the Mideast to help broker a new cease-fire... More>>

Israeli mood turns dark with mounting casualties

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For almost two weeks, Israel practically bristled with confidence and pride: The Iron Dome air defense system was dependably zapping incoming Hamas rockets from the skies, the military was successfully repelling... More>>

Official: Turkish soldier killed in clash

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An official says Turkish soldiers have clashed with a group of suspected smugglers on the Turkish-Syrian border. One soldier was killed and two others were wounded. More>>

Dutch anger swells at treatment of Ukraine bodies

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The families and friends of Dutch citizens blown out of the sky above Ukraine poured out their grief and anger Monday at a meeting with their monarch and political leaders. More>>

Romania: president blames Russia for downing plane

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Romania's president says Russia is acting as a "partner for terrorists" in eastern Ukraine and responsible for the downing of a Malaysian jetliner. More>>

Rebels to give Flight 17 black boxes to Malaysia

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The leader of the pro-Russian rebels has agreed to hand over both black boxes from Flight 17 to Malaysian investigators who are in Ukraine, Malaysia's prime minister said early Tuesday. More>>

Clashes between rival militias in Libya kill 47

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Clashes between rival Libyan militias fighting for control of the capital's international airport killed 47 people over the last week, Libya's Health Ministry said, as violence in an eastern city killed five. More>>

Turkey declares 3-day mourning over Gaza

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Turkey's government announced a three-day period of national mourning, starting on Tuesday, in a show of solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza. More>>

Kenya military Twitter account hacked

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The Twitter account run by Kenya's military was taken over by hackers claiming to be from the international activist collective Anonymous, a military spokesman said Monday More>>

Ukraine at potential turning point after crash Video included

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The crash of the Malaysian airliner in rebel-held eastern Ukraine is being viewed as a potential turning-point in the conflict - either, the international revulsion over the death of all 298 people on board will force the... More>>

Flight 17 tragic end for family of 6 coming home

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Mohammad Afif and his family were about to start a new chapter in their lives. Afif was getting set to begin his university studies in architecture, and his father was preparing to move back to Malaysia with his wife and... More>>

EU extends Iran sanctions hold-off until November

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The European Union has agreed to keep holding off on some sanctions against Iran as negotiations continue on a comprehensive deal restricting the Islamic republic's nuclear program. More>>

US Embassy apologies to Ghana leader for tweet

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The U.S. Embassy in Ghana is apologizing after a staff member sent what's being described as "an errant tweet" criticizing the president from the official Embassy Twitter account. More>>

4-year-old boy dies in South Africa carjacking

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South African police on Monday searched for assailants who forced a family from their car and drove off with a 4-year-old boy hanging out of the vehicle. The boy was later found dead in the abandoned vehicle. More>>

New York mayor talks migration with Vatican No. 2

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New York City's mayor has paid a call on Pope Francis' top aide to discuss migration issues. More>>

South African park considers rhino evacuation

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South Africa's Kruger National Park is considering a plan to move some rhinos out of the flagship wildlife reserve in an attempt to protect them from poachers. More>>

Armed bandits demand water in dry northern India

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Armed bandits in drought-stricken northern India are threatening to kill hundreds of villagers unless they deliver 35 buckets of water each day to the outlaws in their rural hideouts. More>>

Overnight attacks in Iraq kill at least 16 people

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Attacks overnight in two Iraqi cities killed at least 16 people, officials said Monday as authorities struggle to stop the Sunni militants' offensive that has left huge areas in northern and western Iraq outside of... More>>

AP PHOTOS: As Ramadan fast ends, the feasts begin

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By The Associated Press For the millions of Muslims abstaining from food and drink from sunrise to sunset every day during Islam's holiest month of Ramadan, that first sip of water after a grueling... More>>

UN to vote on crash resolution; Russia has doubts

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The U.N. Security Council will vote Monday on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area, with diplomats pressuring a reluctant Russia... More>>

66-yard crater appears in far northern Siberia

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Russian scientists say they believe a 60-meter (66-yard) wide crater discovered recently in far northern Siberia could be the result of changing temperatures in the region. More>>

After hybrid success, Toyota gambles on fuel cell

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Rocket science long dismissed as too impractical and expensive for everyday cars is getting a push into the mainstream by Toyota, the world's top-selling automaker. More>>

UN Security Council holds urgent meeting on Gaza

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The U.N. Security Council emerged from an emergency session late Sunday on the worsening situation in Gaza expressing "serious concern" about the rising civilian death toll and demanding an immediate end to the fighting. More>>

Airlines symbolize nations' hopes or reflect shame

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The jetliner is much more than a machine used to get from one spot to another. It often carries deep symbolism, especially when flying for a national airline. More>>

Scores dead in first major ground battle in Gaza

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The first major ground battle in two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting exacted a steep price Sunday: It killed 65 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers and forced thousands of terrified Palestinian civilians to flee their... More>>

UN: Iran gets rid of sensitive nuclear material

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Iran has turned all of its enriched uranium closest to the level needed to make nuclear arms into more harmless forms, the United Nations' nuclear agency said Sunday. More>>

Amid bloodshed, frenetic Gaza hospital improvises

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In the heart of Gaza City, as its citizens again find themselves under fire from Israeli airstrikes and artillery, the wounded and their wailing families stream into Shifa Hospital without end. More>>

Bodies from downed jet piled in boxcars in Ukraine

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Pro-Moscow rebels piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jetliner into four refrigerated boxcars Sunday in eastern Ukraine, and cranes at the crash scene moved big chunks of the Boeing 777, drawing condemnation... More>>

Owner of raided Mexico shelter freed, no charges

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The owner of a group home raided last week amid charges of abuse and other mistreatment of children living there has been released from custody without charge, an official in the federal Attorney General's Office said... More>>

Without radar, missile may not have identified jet

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If Ukrainian rebels shot down the Malaysian jetliner, killing 298 people, it may have been because they didn't have the right systems in place to distinguish between military and civilian aircraft, experts said Saturday. More>>

Distraught Dutch mother: 'Send my children home'

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A distraught, grieving mother summed up a swelling mood of despair and anguish in the Netherlands on Sunday at faltering efforts to repatriate the bodies of loved ones killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17,... More>>

Iraqi PM condemns jihadis' targeting of Christians

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Iraq's prime minister on Sunday condemned the Islamic State extremist group's actions targeting Christians in territory it controls, saying they reveal the threat the jihadists pose to the minority community's... More>>

US outlines case against Russia on downed plane Video included

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Video of a rocket launcher, one surface-to-air missile missing, leaving the likely launch site. Imagery showing the firing. Calls claiming credit for the strike. Recordings said to reveal a cover-up at the crash site. More>>

Dutch leader calls on Putin to help crash probe

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An angry Dutch prime minister says he has had an "extremely intense" telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin in which he urged him to "show the world he intends to help" in the investigation into the... More>>

Bosnians bury kin found in wartime mass grave

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Bosnian families on Sunday buried the remains of 283 Muslims and one Roman Catholic Croat who were killed at the start of the Bosnian war of 1992-95. More>>

Women go online to protest 'everyday sexism'

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When Laura Bates was followed home one night by a man from her bus, she didn't think much of it. Incidents like that just seemed to be part of living in London. More>>

UN: S. Sudan rebels violate peace-pact with govt

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The United Nations says rebel forces in South Sudan attacked a town in the Upper Nile State. More>>

Lebanese troops kill militant linked to bombing

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Lebanese soldiers killed a wanted militant Sunday suspected of involvement in a suicide bombing at a Beirut hotel last month and arrested another man, setting off gunbattles in the tense northern city of Tripoli, state... More>>

Death toll rises to 22 in Egypt border post attack

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The death toll from a brazen attack on a border post in Egypt's western desert along the border with Libya has risen to 22 troops, including three officers, the military said Sunday. More>>

Germany honors officers who tried to kill Hitler

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Germany on Sunday honored a group of Nazi-era officers who tried to kill Adolf Hitler 70 years ago. The plot - portrayed in films such as the 2008 Hollywood movie "Valkyrie" - helped establish a principle under which... More>>

New Peru law weakens environmental safeguards

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Dozens of international groups, the United Nations, and even Peru's own citizen ombudsman are objecting to a new law that weakens environmental protections in the Andean nation even as it prepares to host international... More>>

Scientists name Puerto Rico water mite after JLo

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Pop singer Jennifer Lopez may be thinking life is funny after a group of scientists named a water mite in her honor after discovering a new species near Puerto Rico. More>>

Cameron demands Russia cease support for rebels

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British Prime Minister David Cameron demanded Sunday that Russia end its support for the rebels in Ukraine, arguing that Russia's policies destabilized the country and created the conditions that appear to have led to... More>>

3 killed as Libyan militias fight over airport

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Rival Libyan militias battled for control the capital's international airport Sunday, fighting that killed at least three people, a security official said. More>>

Ukraine crisis shows divisions in old Soviet bloc

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Poland's foreign minister had sharp words on the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jumbo jet in Ukraine - blaming the crash on Russia-backed "bandits." But throughout most of central and eastern Europe, leaders withheld... More>>

La democracia indonesia a punto de ser testada

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Después de una desagradable campaña electoral para elegir presidente, Indonesia ha fijado el martes como el día en el que anunciará quien es el ganador, y por tanto nuevo presidente del país, sin embargo el anuncio puede... More>>

Double disasters taint Malaysia Airlines

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Hit by two astonishing tragedies in quick succession, the Malaysia Airlines brand may become the airline industry's equivalent of asbestos or News of the World: toxic to the public and, experts say, impossible to redeem. More>>

Israeli bulldozers destroy Hamas tunnels in Gaza

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Israel said it widened its ground offensive early Sunday, sending more troops into Gaza after demolishing more than a dozen Hamas tunnels and intensifying tank fire on border areas. More>>

Monitors try to secure Ukraine plane crash site Video included

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International monitors moved gingerly Saturday through fields reeking of the decomposing corpses that fell from a Malaysian airliner shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine, trying to secure the sprawling site in hopes... More>>

Gunmen attack Egypt troops, killing 21 near Libya

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Gunmen armed with rocket-propelled grenades attacked a border guard post Saturday in Egypt's western desert in a brazen assault that killed 21 troops deployed in the province along the border with neighboring Libya. More>>

Russia bans congressman, 12 other Americans

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Russia has placed a U.S. lawmaker and 12 other people connected with the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq on its list of those banned from entering the country. More>>

Under threat, Iraq's Christians flee city of Mosul

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The message played over loudspeakers gave the Christians of Iraq's second-largest city until midday Saturday to make a choice: convert to Islam, pay a tax or face death. More>>

Paris police wound thief with gold loot in Metro

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Police in the French capital say they shot and wounded a thief with about 100,000 euros ($135,000) in gold coins in a rare chase in the Paris Metro. More>>

French police and pro-Palestinian protesters clash

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Police clashed on Saturday with thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters who defied a ban on a Paris demonstration over the Israeli offensive in Gaza. More than 30 people were arrested and it wasn't immediately clear if... More>>

Erdogan says Israel more barbaric than Hitler

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Israel of "barbarism that surpasses Hitler" during its ground invasion of Gaza. More>>

Correction: Switzerland-Obit-Winter story

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In a story July 17 about the death of Texas blues legend Johnny Winter, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Winter's last performance was on July 12 at the Lovely Days Festival in Wiesen, Austria. His last... More>>

DNA being collected to ID Ukraine crash victims Video included

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Forensic teams fanned out across the Netherlands on Saturday to collect material that will help positively identify the remains of victims killed in the downing of the Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine. Families and... More>>

Kenya Red Cross: 7 die in militant attack on coast

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Seven people were killed when gunmen attacked a bus at the Kenyan coast where previous attacks had left 87 people dead, Kenya Red Cross said Saturday. More>>

Multiple bus crash in Germany kills 10, injures 69

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A crash involving several buses on a highway in eastern Germany killed 10 people and injured 69, police said Saturday. More>>

Extremists kill more than 100 in northeast Nigeria

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Boko Haram extremists have killed more than 100 people and hoisted their black and white flag over a town left undefended by Nigeria's military, just 85 kilometers (53 miles) from the northeastern state capital of... More>>

Mideast divisions cloud Gaza cease-fire efforts

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Even as the death toll mounts in the Gaza Strip, attempts to broker a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel have so far run aground - in part because they have become mired in the deep divisions between Mideast countries. More>>

French President announces new operation in Africa

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France's president announced the redeployment of 3,000 French troops in five of its former colonies across northwest Africa as part of an operation to help fight terrorism in the region. More>>

Syrian troops seek to retake jihadi-held gas field

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Syrian government forces have launched a counter-attack to recapture a gas field seized by Islamic extremists, activists said Saturday, as the death toll from three days of fighting there rose to more than 200 people killed. More>>

400 migrants rescued near Malta; 19 dead

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Italian and Maltese naval vessels assisted by a passing cargo ship rescued some 400 migrants aboard a smugglers' boat in waters near Malta and found the bodies of 18 people inside. More>>

Kony's rebels change tactics to evade hunt

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Knives, ropes, tarpaulins, AK-47s, and gun lubricant. These are some of the items handed over to the Ugandan army by three fighters who defected last month from Joseph Kony's rebels, the Lord's Resistance Army, in... More>>

Officials: US drone strike kills 11 in NW Pakistan

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A U.S. drone fired several missiles at a sprawling compound in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Saturday, killing eleven militants, two Pakistani intelligence officials said. More>>

Unlike 1st, Malaysia's 2nd disaster brings closure

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Less than five months ago, they had rushed to Kuala Lumpur International Airport - anxious relatives with a hope in their hearts, however faint, that a missing jumbo jet with their loved ones had not crashed, and would... More>>

Unlike 1st, Malaysia's 2nd disaster brings closure

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Less than five months ago, they had rushed to Kuala Lumpur International Airport - anxious relatives with a hope in their hearts, however faint, that a missing jumbo jet with their loved ones had not crashed, and would... More>>

Credible probe sought in downing of Malaysian jet

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World leaders demanded Friday that pro-Russia rebels who control the eastern Ukraine crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 give immediate, unfettered access to independent investigators to determine who shot down the... More>>

AIDS conference attendees on downed Malaysian jet

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A prominent researcher, two activists and at least three others headed to an AIDS conference in Australia were on the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine, news that sparked an outpouring of grief across the... More>>

Downed jet claimed victims from 13 countries

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The human cost of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 hit home around the world Friday, upending scores of families and small communities spanning half of the planet, from a Dutch fishing village to an Australian... More>>

US: Can't rule out Russian role in plane downing Video included

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U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Friday that the United States cannot rule out that Russia helped in the launch of the surface-to-air missile that shot down a... More>>

Iran nuke talks to be extended for 4 months

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Iran and six world powers failed Saturday to meet their target date for cutting a nuclear deal but agreed to extend the talks until Nov. 24 in a bid to overcome stubborn differences over the size and capacity of activities... More>>

Israel pushes in Gaza, expanding ground operation

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Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday in a ground offensive that officials said could last up to two weeks as the prime minister ordered the military to prepare for a "significantly" wider campaign. More>>

1 in 5 of Gaza dead are children

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Sobbing and shaking, Ismail Abu Musallam leaned against the wall of a hospital Friday, waiting for three of his children to be prepared for burial. They were killed as they slept when an Israeli tank shell hit their home,... More>>

What we know, and don't, 1 day after Ukraine crash Video included

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One day after the crash of a Malaysian jetliner carrying 298 people in eastern Ukraine, here's what is known, and what has been claimed: More>>

Turkey's Erdogan condemns Israel over Gaza

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan intensified his fiery rhetoric against Israel over its ground invasion of Gaza on Friday, accusing the country of state terrorism and genocide and saying the two countries will... More>>

AP PHOTOS: Images from Israeli assault in Gaza

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In the first full day of Israel's ground assault into Gaza on Friday, airstrikes rained down on targets in the tiny Mediterranean coastal strip and Hamas rockets streaked through the sky toward Israel. Caught between... More>>

Downed plane could alter course of Ukraine fight Video included

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The downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine is likely to be a turning point in the country's conflict. But which way it turns depends mainly on who carried out the attack and how convincingly it can be proved to the world. More>>

AP ANALYSIS: Israel and Hamas dislike status quo

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By DAN PERRY Associated Press If Israel and Hamas can agree on one point, it seems, it's that things have to change. More>>

In Iraq, Syria, militants try to govern as a state

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Across the broad swath of territory they control bridging Syria and Iraq, extremist militants from the group known as the Islamic State have proven to be highly organized administrators. Flush with cash, they fix roads,... More>>

Rebel leader gives bizarre account of plane crash Video included

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A top pro-Russia rebel commander in eastern Ukraine has given a bizarre version of events surrounding the Malaysian jetliner crash - suggesting many of the victims may have died days before the plane took off. More>>

Key events in latest Israeli-Palestinian fighting

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By The Associated Press Israeli troops pressed on with their ground offensive into Gaza on Friday after a 10-day military campaign aimed at destroying Hamas' weapons arsenal and rocket-firing... More>>

Executions rise worldwide in 2013

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The number of executions worldwide rose last year despite a general global trend toward capital punishment abolition, according to a report released Friday by an Italian anti-death penalty group. More>>

German church exits spike amid bling bishop furor

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The German Bishops' Conference says the number of Germans leaving the Roman Catholic church jumped sharply last year, an apparent result of an uproar over a bishop's lavish new residence. More>>

Who is to blame? Crash investigators face struggle Video included

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To figure out why a Malaysian jetliner fell from the sky, investigators will use the wreckage of any missile found to determine where it came from and who fired it, experts said Friday. That may be easier said than done in... More>>

Reports: 115 killed in seizure of Syria gas field

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Islamic extremists killed at least 115 Syrian troops, guards and workers as they captured a gas field in central Syria following daylong clashes, activists said Friday. More>>

UK court orders 'Glee' name change in legal row

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Glum news for "Glee" - Britain's High Court ruled Friday that the musical TV show must change its name because it breaches the trademark of a chain of comedy clubs. More>>

Italian court acquits Berlusconi in sex case

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An Italian appeals court on Friday acquitted former Premier Silvio Berlusconi in a sex-for-hire case, reversing a lower court conviction that had carried a seven-year prison sentence and a lifetime ban on holding political... More>>

US-EU trade talks sour amid chlorine chicken fears

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Visions of chlorine-drenched chickens and the prospect of genetically modified "Frankenfood" invading dinner tables across the European Union are proving serious impediments to the signing of a sweeping free trade... More>>

Many killed as extremists attack Nigerian town

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Boko Haram gunmen killed many villagers and set homes ablaze in a northeastern Nigerian town just 85 kilometers (53 miles) from the strategic center of Maiduguri before dawn Friday, according to survivors. More>>

French president Hollande visits Niger on tour

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France's president is paying a visit to the former colony of Niger, a landlocked desert nation in West Africa that has played a key role in French military efforts in the region. More>>

Germany's Merkel dismisses talk of early departure

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Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will carry on leading Germany until at least 2017 - dismissing recent speculation that she may step down before her third term is up. More>>

UN: Some 5,500 civilians killed in Iraq this year

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Violence in Iraq has killed more than 5,500 civilians over the first six months of the year, the U.N. said Friday in a new report that documents the massive humanitarian toll of an ongoing Sunni militant offensive in the... More>>

Woman loses relatives in 2 Malaysia air disasters

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In an almost incomprehensible twist of fate, an Australian woman who lost her brother in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 learned on Friday that her stepdaughter was on the plane shot down over Ukraine. More>>

Ethiopia charges 9 journalists with terrorism

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The Committee to Protect Journalists says Ethiopia's government has charged nine journalists with terrorism and inciting violence. More>>

South Africans remember Mandela on his birthday

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South Africans marked Nelson Mandela's birthday on Friday with charitable acts in honor of the former president, whose death in December prompted a global outpouring of tributes. More>>

Aircraft with US personnel lands in Ugandan road

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A small aircraft carrying U.S. military personnel made an emergency landing in the middle of a highway after running out of fuel, Ugandan police said Friday. More>>

Australian PM lashes out at Russia over shot plane Video included

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An angry Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Friday demanded an independent inquiry into the downing of a Malaysian jetliner and said Russia's response to what he called a crime was "deeply, deeply unsatisfactory." More>>

French train crash: Signal problems, uneven speed

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France's transport chief says faulty maintenance on a signal and hot weather may have played a role in the collision of two trains in southwest France, which left 25 injured. More>>

Malaysia Airlines says changes route for planes

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Malaysia Airlines says that in the wake of the shooting down of one of its passenger jets over Ukraine, it has changed the route it planes will take on flights to and from Europe. More>>

Ukraine: Pro-Russia rebels downed Malaysian plane Video included

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Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 298 people aboard, sharply escalating the crisis and threatening to draw both East and West deeper into the conflict. The rebels denied... More>>

AP source: Missile took down jet in Ukraine Video included

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American intelligence authorities believe a surface-to-air missile took down a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a U.S. official said, but the Obama administration was still scrambling to confirm who launched... More>>

Malaysia says jetliner did not make distress call

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The Malaysia Airlines jetliner that went down in war-torn Ukraine did not make any distress call, Malaysia's prime minister said Friday, adding that its flight route had been declared safe by the global civil aviation... More>>

AIDS conference attendees on downed Malaysian jet

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Several world-renowned AIDS researchers and activists heading to an international AIDS conference in Australia were on board a Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over Ukraine, officials said Friday, as news of their... More>>

China, Russia leaders seek South American inroads

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It's enough to make an aging U.S. Cold Warrior shudder. More>>

UN Security Council sets urgent meeting on Ukraine

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The U.N. Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Friday morning on Ukraine. More>>

Israel invades Gaza after Hamas rejects truce

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The heavy thud of tank shells, often just seconds apart, echoed across the Gaza Strip early Friday as thousands of Israeli soldiers launched a ground invasion, escalating a 10-day campaign of heavy air bombardments to try... More>>

For Malaysia Airlines, disaster strikes twice

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Two Boeing 777s. Two incredibly rare aviation disasters. And one airline. More>>

Palestinian UN envoy hopes for cease-fire soon

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The Palestinian United Nations envoy says he hopes "a very intensive negotiation" in Cairo might produce a cease-fire "in the hours to come" between Israel and Hamas. More>>

Most passengers on doomed airliner were Dutch

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By The Associated Press The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 that was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine on Thursday was carrying 298 people from at least nine countries. Here is a breakdown of the ... More>>

Malaysia Airlines says 298 on board doomed flight

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Malaysia Airlines has increased the death toll from Flight 17 that was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine on Thursday to 298 from 295, saying that three infants had not been included in the original list. More>>

Key events in latest Israeli-Palestinian fighting

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By The Associated Press Israel launched a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip on Thursday after a 10-day military campaign aimed at destroying Hamas' weapons arsenal and rocket-firing capabilities. The... More>>

Afghan ballot audit starts; Kabul airport attacked

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Afghanistan's election commission began auditing ballots Thursday following a U.S.-brokered deal between the two presidential contenders while a brazen attack on the Kabul airport underscored the dangers the country... More>>

Airbus beats Boeing in airshow orders race

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Airbus beat rival Boeing in the aircraft order stakes at this year's Farnborough International Airshow, getting nearly twice as many orders and commitments. More>>

Some defend founder of Mexican shelter

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About 500 people marched through this western Mexico city Thursday in support of the embattled but highly regarded founder of a shelter raided amid allegations of sexual and physical abuse and filthy living conditions. More>>

Number of people with HIV unchanged since 2012

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The number of people living with HIV worldwide has remained virtually unchanged in the past two years and AIDS-related deaths are at their lowest since peaking almost a decade ago, according to a report from the United... More>>

Iranian president backs extension of nuclear talks

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Iran's president on Thursday backed an extension of his country's nuclear negotiations with world powers underway in Vienna, saying it would be in the "interest of all" if the talks went on past their planned July... More>>

Iranian commanders on front line of Iraq's fight

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A powerful Iranian general has emerged as the chief tactician in Iraq's fight against Sunni militants, working on the front lines alongside 120 advisers from his country's Revolutionary Guard to direct Shiite... More>>

German abducted by suspected extremists in Nigeria

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A German development worker and two children of a Muslim cleric have been kidnapped this week by suspected Islamic extremists in northeastern Nigeria and neighboring Cameroon, according to a Nigerian police spokesman and... More>>

Ugandan police abuse homeless kids, says report

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Homeless children in Uganda's urban centers face beatings and abuse at the hands of police and local officials, Human Rights Watch charged in a new report that urges Ugandan authorities to protect street children from... More>>

Syria Kurds impose military service amid civil war

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Syria's Kurds imposed compulsory military service for their men to ward off a push by Islamic extremists in the predominantly Kurdish areas in northern Syria, Kurdish officials said Thursday. More>>

2 critics of Swaziland government convicted

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Two government critics in Swaziland were found guilty of contempt of court on Thursday in a case that focused attention on human rights in the landlocked African kingdom. More>>

South Africa: film profiles last apartheid leader

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He was South Africa's last white president, overshadowed by Nelson Mandela when they plotted the historic transition to a multi-racial democracy for which both men won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. Today, F.W. de... More>>

Ukraine: Air Force jet downed by Russian missile Video included

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A Ukrainian fighter jet was shot down by an air-to-air missile from a Russian plane and Ukrainian troops were fired upon by missiles from a village inside Russia, a spokesman for Ukraine's Security Council said Thursday. More>>

UK judge: IRA fugitive letters flawed, not illegal

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A U.K. government policy of issuing letters assuring Irish Republican Army fugitives they weren't wanted by police was flawed, but didn't give criminals a "get out of jail free card," a British judge said Thursday. More>>

14 Tunisian soldiers killed in extremist attacks

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Militants in western Tunisia staged two simultaneous attacks on army posts while soldiers held a Ramadan feast, killing at least 14 soldiers, authorities said Thursday. More>>

Criminal charge recommended against ousted Thai PM

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An anti-corruption body on Thursday recommended criminal charges against Thailand's ousted prime minister over her government's rice subsidy program, which cost the country's billions of dollars. More>>

European ruling: Russia court cages violate rights

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A European court on Thursday ordered Russia to pay damages for putting defendants in metal cages in court, a practice it condemned as "degrading treatment." The enclosures have held opposition figures, Greenpeace activists... More>>

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