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Jordan shoots down 'aerial target' near Syria
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan's air force shot down an "aerial target" near the Syrian border on Friday, a Jordanian military official said. Eyewitnesses said the object was a drone.... 7/25/2014 10:41 AM

Indian air force helicopter crash kills 7 on board
LUCKNOW, India (AP) -- India's air force says one of its helicopters has crashed in northern India, killing all seven people on board, including two pilots.... 7/25/2014 10:37 AM

Officials: 4 Palestinians killed in West Bank
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Four Palestinians were shot and killed Friday during West Bank protests against Israel's military operation in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian hospital officials said.... 7/25/2014 10:06 AM

Air Canada plane told to circle Tel Aviv airport
TORONTO (AP) -- An Air Canada flight had to circle Tel Aviv's airport for 10 minutes after air traffic control said the conditions needed to be confirmed as safe for landing.... 7/25/2014 10:03 AM

Australia, Netherlands ready to secure crash site
KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) -- A small group of Dutch and Australian investigators walked the sprawling, unsecured site where Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 went down as their governments prepared police detachments they hope can help protect the crash area and help bring the last of the victims home.... 7/25/2014 9:59 AM

Nigeria beefs up security ahead of Ramadan feast
ABUJA (AP) -- Nigerian forces say they are increasing security nationwide ahead Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim celebration marking the end of Ramadan.... 7/25/2014 9:53 AM

Losing Indonesia presidential candidate files suit
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia's losing presidential candidate filed complaints to the Constitutional Court on Friday, alleging that widespread irregularities at the polls damaged his chances of victory in the country that is Southeast Asia's largest economy.... 7/25/2014 9:42 AM

Nigeria nabs accused $6 million Facebook fraudster
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigerian security forces say they have arrested a suspected internet fraudster accused of stealing nearly $6 million from people who thought were paying fees to apply for government jobs.... 7/25/2014 9:41 AM

High speed rail opens between main Turkish cities
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey is inaugurating a high-speed rail service linking the capital Ankara to Istanbul which will cut travel time between the country's main two cities by half.... 7/25/2014 9:27 AM

FIFA rejects calls to strip Russia of World Cup
ZURICH (AP) -- FIFA rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament "can achieve positive change."... 7/25/2014 9:27 AM

New EU sanctions to target Russian businesses
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union ambassadors reached a preliminary deal Friday on stepped-up sanctions against Russia, targeting its access to European capital markets and trade in the defense sector, dual-use goods and sensitive technologies.... 7/25/2014 9:26 AM

Cyprus passes bailout review
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Cyprus' international creditors said Friday that the country's bailout program is making good progress as fiscal targets have been comfortably met, welfare reform has moved forward and more steps have been taken to shore up the weak banking sector.... 7/25/2014 9:22 AM

Uganda: 9 bodies found after tribal clashes
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- A Ugandan police official says nine bodies have been discovered buried under four different sites in an ongoing investigation of mass graves in a western part of the country that had tribal violence recently.... 7/25/2014 9:20 AM

Black box found at Air Algerie wreckage site
PARIS (AP) -- French soldiers secured a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, the French president said. Terrorism hasn't been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the most likely reason for the catastrophe that killed all onboard is bad weather.... 7/25/2014 9:07 AM

Taiwan plane survivor crawls out, phones dad
XIXI, Taiwan (AP) -- The 10 survivors of Taiwan's worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the wreckage and seeking help at a nearby home.... 7/25/2014 8:46 AM

Iraqi cleric urges leaders not to 'cling' to power
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, has called upon political leaders not to "cling" to their posts at the cost of political stability as pressure mounts for Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to step down.... 7/25/2014 8:31 AM

Deal still elusive for Gaza cease-fire
CAIRO (AP) -- Turbulent negotiations to broker a temporary truce in the Gaza Strip are continuing against the backdrop of fresh Israeli attacks on Palestinian militants.... 7/25/2014 8:26 AM

Kyrgyzstan's ex-preident sentenced to life
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) -- A former president of Kyrgyzstan has been convicted and sentenced in absentia to life in prison for his role in violently breaking up an opposition rally, resulting in 77 deaths.... 7/25/2014 8:24 AM

Russia bans dairy imports from Ukraine
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia has announced a ban on all dairy imports from Ukraine starting next week, a move Kiev has dismissed as politically motivated.... 7/25/2014 8:09 AM

Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash
MOSCOW (AP) -- Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the crash of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and lasting economic damage.... 7/25/2014 8:01 AM