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Freida Pinto speaks at girls' rights summit in UK
LONDON (AP) -- Actress Freida Pinto of "Slumdog Millionaire" fame has joined forces with girls' rights campaigners in calling for an end to the practice of female genital mutilation.... 7/22/2014 2:21 PM

Iraq Christians flee with little more than clothes
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- 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 manage to take along.... 7/22/2014 2:21 PM

Dutch declare day of national mourning
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- 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.... 7/22/2014 2:17 PM

UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- 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."... 7/22/2014 2:15 PM

Gaza rocket lands near Israel's main airport
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Israel's main airport Tuesday, wounding one Israeli and prompting all U.S. and some European and Canadian airlines to cancel flights to Tel Aviv - a reflection of high anxiety over air travel after the downing of a Malaysian jet over Ukraine.... 7/22/2014 2:14 PM

China meat scandal hits Starbucks, Burger King
BEIJING (AP) -- A suspect meat scandal in China engulfed Starbucks and Burger King on Tuesday and spread to Japan where McDonald's said the Chinese supplier accused of selling expired beef and chicken had provided 20 percent of the meat for its chicken nuggets.... 7/22/2014 2:11 PM

Air France, Lufthansa suspend flights to Tel Aviv
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany and France's largest airlines Lufthansa and Air France say they're suspending all flights to Tel Aviv over safety concerns amid the increasing violence.... 7/22/2014 1:35 PM

Egypt: 20 'terrorists' carried out border attack
CAIRO (AP) -- The spokesman of Egypt's military says 20 "terrorists" carried out a deadly border post attack that killed 22 soldiers, the deadliest assault on Egypt's military in years.... 7/22/2014 1:31 PM

BERLIN (AP) -- European airlines Air France, Lufthansa suspend all flights to Tel Aviv over safety concerns.... 7/22/2014 1:26 PM

Infighting as split emerges among Syrian rebels
BEIRUT (AP) -- A Syrian activist group and rebels say there's infighting between rebel groups seeking the overthrow of President Bashar Assad.... 7/22/2014 1:23 PM

Report finds Islamic plot to control UK schools
LONDON (AP) -- 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.... 7/22/2014 1:23 PM

Saudi stock market to allow foreign investment
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- The Saudi government has approved a measure that will open the region's largest stock market to direct foreign investment next year, news that sent the exchange surging Tuesday to its highest level in nearly seven years.... 7/22/2014 1:17 PM

Nigerian president meets parents of abducted girls
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- 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.... 7/22/2014 1:11 PM

British experts to analyze MH17 black boxes
LONDON (AP) -- 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.... 7/22/2014 1:06 PM

Amid sanctions, France in warship sale to Russia
PARIS (AP) -- 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 the crisis in Ukraine.... 7/22/2014 12:57 PM

Germany, France, Italy condemn anti-Semitic demos
BERLIN (AP) -- The foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy on Tuesday condemned the rise in anti-Semitic protests and violence over the conflict in Gaza, saying they will do everything possible to combat it in their countries.... 7/22/2014 12:57 PM

Italy arrests smugglers accused of killing dozens
MILAN (AP) -- 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 smuggling boat.... 7/22/2014 12:57 PM

Minibus crash in France kills 5 children, 1 adult
PARIS (AP) -- The collision of a truck and a minibus near the northeastern French city of Troyes has left six people dead, including five children.... 7/22/2014 12:42 PM

Turkish PM says he, Obama no longer talk directly
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- 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.... 7/22/2014 12:39 PM

11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nearly a dozen parents of the more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls will never see their daughters again.... 7/22/2014 12:26 PM