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Planes with Malaysia Airlines bodies leave Ukraine
KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) -- Two military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster departed for the Netherlands Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the crash scene which has been controlled by pro-Russian rebels.... 7/24/2014 7:13 AM

Thailand to re-launch women-only train carriages
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's railway authority said on Thursday it will re-launch women- and children-only carriages in main routes nationwide after a 13-year-old girl was raped and killed in her berth on an overnight train earlier this month.... 7/24/2014 7:11 AM

Ukrainian government moves to ban Communist Party
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- A court in Kiev is holding a hearing on Thursday on the government's request to ban the Communist Party of Ukraine.... 7/24/2014 7:08 AM

Italy welcomes Sudanese woman sentenced to death
ROME (AP) -- A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death in Sudan for refusing to recant her Christian faith arrived Thursday in Italy en route to the United States along with her family, including an infant born in prison.... 7/24/2014 7:05 AM

Gaza fighting rages amid cease-fire efforts
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade amid U.S. efforts to broker a cease-fire.... 7/24/2014 7:05 AM

18 children, 1 man die in train-bus crash in India
HYDERABAD, India (AP) -- Eighteen children were killed Thursday when a train crashed into their school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in southern India, police said.... 7/24/2014 6:55 AM

More works found at German collector's apartment
BERLIN (AP) -- German authorities say they have found a few more art works at the apartment of the late collector Cornelius Gurlitt, including a sculpture apparently by Edgar Degas and another that could be by Auguste Rodin.... 7/24/2014 6:53 AM

GSK asks European regulator to OK malaria shot
LONDON (AP) -- Pharma giant GSK said Thursday it is submitting its malaria vaccine for regulatory approval to the European Medicines Agency.... 7/24/2014 6:51 AM

Russian activists convicted of organizing riots
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian news agencies say two opposition activists have been convicted of organizing riots at the May 2012 protest in Moscow, a day before the re-election of President Vladimir Putin.... 7/24/2014 6:46 AM

Air Algerie plane disappears from radar
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Authorities say a flight operated by Air Algerie carrying 110 passengers and a crew of six has disappeared from the radar on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers.... 7/24/2014 6:37 AM

Jihadis attack besieged Syrian army base
BEIRUT (AP) -- Fighters from the extremist Islamic State group stormed parts of a besieged army base in northern Syria on Thursday, setting off clashes that left dozens killed or wounded on both sides, activists said.... 7/24/2014 6:30 AM


ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Owner of missing plane operated by Air Algerie says 110 passengers and 6 crew were aboard.... 7/24/2014 6:28 AM

Norway: Terror threat against Norway
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Norway's intelligence service said Thursday it has received information about an imminent "concrete threat" against Norway from people with links to Islamic fighters in Syria.... 7/24/2014 6:13 AM

Court: Poland violated human rights in CIA case
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Europe's top human rights court ruled Thursday that Poland violated the European Convention on Human Rights by allowing the CIA to imprison and torture two alleged terrorists on Polish soil.... 7/24/2014 6:12 AM

Iraq: Attack on prisoner convoy kills 60 people
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Gunmen attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad on Thursday, setting off a gunbattle with troops in which scores of prisoners and eight soldiers were killed, brutally underscoring Iraq's instability as lawmakers convened to elect a new president.... 7/24/2014 6:10 AM

European Central Bank hit by data theft
BERLIN (AP) -- The European Central Bank said Thursday that email addresses and other contact information have been stolen from a database that serves its public website, though it stressed that no internal systems or market-sensitive data were compromised.... 7/24/2014 5:45 AM

Long odds for justice in Malaysia jet disaster
GENEVA (AP) -- Anyone hoping to bring to justice whoever downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 must face sobering facts.... 7/24/2014 5:37 AM

Afghan market bombing kills 6
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A bombing in a market in northern Afghanistan killed six people on Thursday, including a young girl, while a separate attack in the east killed a local police commander and his bodyguard, officials said.... 7/24/2014 5:29 AM

Australia readies 50 police to send to Ukraine
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia has sent 50 police to London in anticipation of deploying them to Ukraine to secure the Malaysian plane crash site as part of a potential U.N. team that's under consideration, the Australian prime minister said Thursday.... 7/24/2014 5:28 AM

Spain's Repsol sees profits jump on YPF bond gains
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish energy company Repsol says its second quarter net profit nearly doubled following capital gains it made from extricating itself from Argentina's YPF, which was nationalized in 2012.... 7/24/2014 5:28 AM