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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Gaza official: At least 100 Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrikes and shelling on Tuesday.... 7/29/2014 8:42 AM

Egypt military kills 7 militants in volatile Sinai
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian troops killed seven suspected militants and arrested five as part of an ongoing offensive in the volatile Sinai Peninsula, where the military has been trying to quell a spreading insurgency by Islamic militants, an army spokesman said.... 7/29/2014 8:41 AM

Hungary's opposition asks EU to protect democracy
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- An opposition group says it will ask the European Union to step up its oversight of democracy in Hungary after the prime minster said he wants to transform the country from a liberal democracy into an "illiberal state."... 7/29/2014 8:41 AM

Madagascar billed as surfing paradise
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Itching to catch a wave? Try Madagascar.... 7/29/2014 8:39 AM

PLO offers 24-hour truce, says it speaks for Hamas
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- .A senior PLO official has called for a 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza war, saying he is also speaking in the name of Hamas.... 7/29/2014 8:38 AM

Fighter jet crashes in restive eastern Libyan city
CAIRO (AP) -- A Libyan fighter jet has crashed in the restive eastern city of Benghazi amid fighting between Islamist-led militias and forces loyal to a renegade army general.... 7/29/2014 8:36 AM

St. Petersburg airport briefly evacuated
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- The Pulkovo airport in Russia's St. Petersburg was briefly evacuated on Tuesday because of a bomb threat.... 7/29/2014 8:32 AM

US, EU preparing new sanctions against Russia
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The United States and the European Union, finally in synch on how to deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin, are preparing a powerful one-two punch against Russia's economy, with EU ambassadors meeting on Tuesday to discuss a dramatic escalation in the trade bloc's sanctions.... 7/29/2014 8:21 AM

Shelling adds to mounting civilian toll in Ukraine
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Shelling in at least three cities in eastern Ukraine has hit a home for the elderly, a school and multiple homes, adding to a rapidly growing civilian death toll Tuesday.... 7/29/2014 8:21 AM

Strong quake shakes Mexico's Gulf coast
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A strong earthquake shook much of eastern Mexico on Tuesday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injury.... 7/29/2014 8:08 AM

Europe, Asia stocks up ahead of US data
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- European and Asian stocks rose Tuesday ahead of a string of U.S. and Chinese economic reports later this week and despite the possibility of more sanctions on Russia. Wall Street was expected to rise on the open.... 7/29/2014 8:07 AM

China: Ex-security czar Zhou under investigation
BEIJING (AP) -- China's ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief on Tuesday, demonstrating President Xi Jinping's grip on power and breaking a longstanding taboo against publicly targeting the country's topmost leaders.... 7/29/2014 8:02 AM

Turkish PM Erdogan returning Jewish American award
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is returning an award given to him by a Jewish American group in 2004, after the group asked for it back because of comments he made regarding the conflict in Gaza.... 7/29/2014 8:43 AM

China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case
BEIJING (AP) -- China's anti-monopoly agency has announced an investigation of Microsoft Corp., stepping up pressure on foreign technology companies.... 7/29/2014 7:57 AM

Renault profits rise thanks to cost cuts
PARIS (AP) -- French carmaker Renault says its profits in the first half of the year rose, partly thanks to lower costs as its revenue dropped.... 7/29/2014 7:40 AM

German minister: best for Snowden to return to US
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's justice minister says the best outcome for National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden would be a deal with U.S. authorities to return home.... 7/29/2014 7:30 AM

Kosovo prosecutor suspects some killed for organs
BRUSSELS (AP) -- A special European Union prosecutor says there are "compelling indications" that up to ten captives were killed to have their organs harvested for illegal trafficking during the 1998-99 Kosovo war.... 7/29/2014 7:26 AM

16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter fails drug test
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- A 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter failed a doping test after becoming the youngest ever female to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal in the sport, organizers said Tuesday.... 7/29/2014 7:22 AM

Suicide bomber kills Afghan president's cousin
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A cousin and close associate of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai was assassinated on Tuesday by a suicide bomber who hid his explosives under his turban, a provincial official said.... 7/29/2014 7:21 AM

Pope to visit Sri Lanka, Philippines Jan. 12-19
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican has confirmed the dates for Pope Francis' second trip to Asia, a weeklong visit Jan. 12-19 to Sri Lanka and the Philippines.... 7/29/2014 7:20 AM