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Nigeria confirms first Ebola death
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigerian officials say a Liberian man died of Ebola in a Lagos hospital Friday after arriving in the country on Tuesday. It is the first case of Ebola to be confirmed in Nigeria since the current outbreak began in West Africa earlier this year.... 7/25/2014 2:48 PM

Russia: McDonald's food has 'too many calories'
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's consumer protection agency has filed a suit against McDonald's for allegedly selling food that does not meet legal standards.... 7/25/2014 2:48 PM

Bayreuth Wagner fest starts with stage malfunction
BERLIN (AP) -- Bayreuth's annual opera festival has gotten off to an unexpectedly dramatic start, with a technical malfunction forcing an interruption shortly after the opening performance of Richard Wagner's "Tannhaeuser" kicked off.... 7/25/2014 2:44 PM

What happened? The day Flight 17 was downed
SNIZHNE, Ukraine (AP) -- It was lunchtime when a tracked launcher with four SA-11 surface-to-air missiles rolled into town and parked on Karapetyan Street. Fifteen hundred miles (2,400 kilometers) to the west, passengers were checking in for Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.... 7/25/2014 2:38 PM

Last-ditch US effort on Gaza truce; Israel cool
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A last-ditch effort by the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state to broker a temporary Gaza truce was thrown into doubt Friday, as Israeli media reported that Israel's Security Cabinet rejected the plan.... 7/25/2014 2:37 PM

In Gaza, pediatrics wing crowded with war wounded
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The pediatrics wing of the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip is filled with the youngest victims of more than two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.... 7/25/2014 2:16 PM

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel media: Israel's security cabinet unanimously rejects Kerry's proposal for Gaza truce.... 7/25/2014 2:08 PM

Afghan Taliban leader warns against pact with US
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Taliban's reclusive leader is warning that a bilateral security pact allowing foreign troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond the end of this year will mean more fighting.... 7/25/2014 1:52 PM

Nigeria beefs up security ahead of Ramadan feast
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- As Nigeria's insurgency becomes more violent, political and far-reaching, Nigerian forces are increasing security ahead Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim celebration marking the end of Ramadan, according to Emmanuel Okeh, a spokesman for the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.... 7/25/2014 1:44 PM

Gunmen kill 2 senior officers in Egypt's Sinai
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Gunmen shot and killed two senior Egyptian officers in the country's volatile Sinai Peninsula where the military has been trying to quell a spreading insurgency by Islamic militants, a security official said.... 7/25/2014 1:43 PM

Venezuela official seeks immunity in Aruba ruling
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A judge in Aruba is expected to rule today whether the highest-ranking Venezuelan official ever arrested on a U.S. warrant will remain in jail pending an extradition request.... 7/25/2014 1:40 PM

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 1:32 PM

Hezbollah leader vows to support Gazans
BEIRUT (AP) -- The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group vowed on Friday to support Palestinian militants battling Israeli troops in Gaza, even as his own fighters are bogged down in the war in neighboring Syria.... 7/25/2014 1:22 PM

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 1:05 PM

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 downing of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and lasting economic damage.... 7/25/2014 1:02 PM

Australia, Netherlands ready to secure crash site
KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) -- A small group of Dutch and Australian investigators combed the sprawling, unsecured site where Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 went down, taking notes and photos as their governments prepared police detachments they hope can help protect the crash area and bring the last of the victims home.... 7/25/2014 12:59 PM

US fighter jets escort plane back to Toronto
TORONTO (AP) -- Two U.S. F16 fighter jets escorted a plane bound for Panama City back to Toronto's Pearson Airport about 45 minutes after departure after a passenger threatened the aircraft.... 7/25/2014 12:48 PM

FIFA rejects calls to strip Russia of World Cup
GENEVA (AP) -- FIFA rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament "can achieve positive change."... 7/25/2014 12:44 PM

Gaza officials accuse Israel of war crimes at ICC
PARIS (AP) -- Top Palestinian officials have accused Israel of war crimes in Gaza, filing a complaint Friday to the International Criminal Court in The Hague.... 7/25/2014 12:27 PM

Prominent Libyan activist abducted amid clashes
CAIRO (AP) -- Armed men abducted a well-known Libyan political activist in the country's capital, his father said Friday, the latest in rampant attacks that have targeted officials, activists and foreigners in the strife-torn nation.... 7/25/2014 12:27 PM