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US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

July 23, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the top U.S. more »»

Hamas calls for end to blockade of Gaza border

July 23, 2014

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal is calling for the opening of Gaza's borders and the end of a more than seven-year-long blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt on the Palestinian strip. more »»

Malaysia jet victims' bodies arrive in Netherlands

July 23, 2014

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) — Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical... more »»

UN rights chief warns of possible Gaza war crimes

July 23, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — The U.. more »»

Somali lawmaker shot dead in drive-by shooting

July 23, 2014

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Al-Qaida-linked gunmen killed a female Somali lawmaker, who was known for singing popular folk music, in a drive-by shooting Wednesday, a police official said. more »»

Plane crashes while landing in Taiwan, killing 47

July 23, 2014

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A plane attempting to land in stormy weather crashed on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 47 people and wrecking houses and cars on the ground. more »»

Owner of Mexican shelter defends tough love

July 23, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The owner of a group home raided last week amid abuse and filthy conditions defended her "tough love" approach, but acknowledged that things got out of control. more »»

European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights

July 23, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Air France and Germany's two largest airlines on Wednesday canceled more flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid the fighting between Israel and Hamas. more »»

Dutch say black box damaged but voice data ok

July 23, 2014

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch investigators say that the voice recorder from the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine was damaged but not manipulated, and its data is still intact. more »»

Plane crashes in Taiwan, 47 trapped, feared dead

July 23, 2014

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and the transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared... more »»

Kerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks

July 23, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Offering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesday said negotiations to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas militants are making some... more »»

Iraq lawmakers postpone vote on new president

July 23, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's parliament agreed to postpone a vote for a new president by a day on Wednesday as the extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Baghdad... more »»

Iraq to vote on president after deadly bombing

July 23, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's parliament agreed to postpone a vote for a new president by a day on Wednesday as the extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Baghdad... more »»

Despite sanctions call, UK approves arms to Russia

July 23, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Britain is still authorizing the export of arms and military equipment to Russia despite the government's call for tough sanctions over Moscow's arming of separatist rebels in... more »»

Venezuelan conspiracy theories a threat to critics

July 23, 2014

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Roderick Navarro was in class when he got the news that a high-ranking minister had accused him of plotting to assassinate Venezuela's president. more »»

New constitution gives Thai junta sweeping powers

July 23, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's new temporary constitution that gives the military government sweeping powers in the run-up to a planned October 2015 election also allows the leader of the current... more »»

Bodies of Malaysia jet victims leave Ukraine

July 23, 2014

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two military aircraft carrying the first bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash left the embattled plains of eastern Ukraine Wednesday, and pro-Russian rebels... more »»

UN rights chief: Strong possibility of Gaza crimes

July 23, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights official warned all sides in the two-week war in the Gaza Strip to not indiscriminately attack civilians, and that violations may amount to war crimes. more »»

2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

July 23, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry.

The Sukhoi-25 fighters were shot down 1:30 p.m. more »»

Shipwrecked Concordia making final voyage off isle

July 23, 2014

GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy (AP) — The Costa Concordia cruise liner began its final voyage Wednesday, slowly being towed away from the tiny Italian island where it capsized more than two years ago,... more »»

 
 

 

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