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Israeli border towns empty, adjust to new threats

July 24, 2014

NIR AM, Israel (AP) — With deadly fighting raging next door in the Gaza Strip, southern Israeli towns along the border have turned into mini army bases as most residents have fled. more »»

European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights

July 24, 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 »»

US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

July 24, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierc... more »»

Relatives fly to Taiwan plane crash site, 48 dead

July 24, 2014

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Family members of victims of a plane crash were flying Thursday to the small Taiwanese island where the plane had unsuccessfully attempted to land in stormy weather, killing... more »»

Plane crashes while landing in Taiwan, killing 48

July 24, 2014

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A plane attempting to land in stormy weather crashed on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 48 people and wrecking houses and cars on the ground. more »»

Casualty numbers raise questions about Gaza war

July 24, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Shopkeepers say they were sitting outside their shuttered businesses Wednesday, catching a break from being cooped up during wartime, when an Israeli missile struck a... more »»

Honduran families deported back to a bleak future

July 23, 2014

TOCOA, Honduras (AP) — Elsa Ramirez already had lost two brothers to violence in this remote Caribbean region when co-workers handling clandestine cocaine flights from South America murdered her... 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 »»

Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

July 23, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki rejected an attempt by Iran to persuade him to step down, senior Iraqi politicians said Wednesday, underlining his determination to defy even... more »»

US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

July 23, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierc... more »»

2 bombs kill at least 39 in Kaduna, north Nigeria

July 23, 2014

KADUNA, Nigeria (AP) — Bomb blasts appearing to target former Nigerian military ruler Muhammadu Buhari and a prominent moderate Muslim cleric killed dozens of people Wednesday, but left both... more »»

UN rights chief warns of possible Gaza war crimes

July 23, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — The U.. more »»

40 bodies from jet solemnly returned to Dutch soil

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 »»

Death sentence given in AP photographer's killing

July 23, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Kabul court announced Wednesday that the Afghan police officer charged with killing Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran AP... more »»

Egypt judge: Al-Jazeera team did "devil's" work

July 23, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian judge released his reasoning for harsh sentences issued against three Al-Jazeera journalists, saying they were brought together "by the devil" to destabilize the country. more »»

Central African Republic's rebels sign cease-fire

July 23, 2014

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) — Representatives of the Muslim and Christian factions battling in Central African Republic signed a cease-fire agreement on Wednesday in neighboring Republic... 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 »»

Sierra Leone doctor fighting Ebola catches disease

July 23, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's health minister confirms that the doctor in charge of battling the current Ebola outbreak has himself become ill with the deadly disease. 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 »»

 
 

 

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