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Israeli soldier missing as Gaza fighting rages on
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli soldier is missing following a deadly battle in the Gaza Strip, a defense official said Tuesday, as Israeli airstrikes pummeled a wide range of locations along the coastal area and diplomatic efforts intensified to end the two week war that has killed more than 600 Palestinians and 29 Israelis.... 7/22/2014 10:27 AM

Jakarta governor wins Indonesian presidency
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo, who captured the hearts of millions of Indonesians with his common man image, won the country's presidential election with 53 percent of the vote, officials said Tuesday.... 7/22/2014 10:27 AM

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 10:11 AM

Thailand's junta adopts interim constitution
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand has adopted a temporary constitution as the country makes its first step toward the slow return of electoral democracy after two months of military rule.... 7/22/2014 10:04 AM

Typhoon deaths rise to 151 as China reports more
BEIJING (AP) -- The death toll from the strongest typhoon to hit China's south in decades was raised to 46 on Tuesday, increasing the overall toll to 151 people dead in three countries just before a second storm approaches land.... 7/22/2014 10:02 AM

Turkey: police detained for 'spying' and wiretaps
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish police raided the homes of colleagues on Tuesday, detaining dozens of officers on suspicion of "spying" or of illegally wiretapping government officials, including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkey's spy chief, news reports and officials said.... 7/22/2014 9:57 AM

German court: chronically ill could grow marijuana
BERLIN (AP) -- Some Germans may soon be able to grow their own marijuana to relieve chronic pain after a ruling from a court in Cologne.... 7/22/2014 9:52 AM

Saudi stock market to allow foreign investment
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- The Saudi government has approved a measure that will open the country's 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 9:45 AM

Egypt calls for Israeli, Palestinian peace talks
CAIRO (AP) -- The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a necessary step to avoid sustained violence.... 7/22/2014 9:28 AM

Cambodian political rivals say agreement reached
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Cambodia's yearlong political deadlock appeared to be resolved Tuesday as Prime Minister Hun Sen and his rivals agreed on political reforms and the opposition agreed in turn to end its boycott of parliament.... 7/22/2014 9:17 AM

Court rules France responsible in toxic algae case
PARIS (AP) -- A French court has found the state responsible for the 2009 death of a horse on a Brittany beach killed by toxic algae.... 7/22/2014 9:14 AM

Parents of abducted girls, escapees meet president
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- President Goodluck Jonathan met for the first time Tuesday with many parents of 219 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and dozens of classmates who managed to escape from their Islamic extremist captors.... 7/22/2014 9:13 AM

Iraq Christians flee Mosul after militant threats
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi Christians who fled the northern city of Mosul after Islamic extremists seized it described Tuesday leaving behind all the possessions, as politicians in the country still struggle to form a government following recent elections.... 7/22/2014 8:47 AM

Crash victims' remains reach Ukraine-held city
KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) -- The remains of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in territory held by the Ukrainian government on Tuesday on their way to the Netherlands, after delays and haphazard treatment of the bodies that put pressure on European foreign ministers meeting in Brussels to impose tougher economic sanctions on Russia.... 7/22/2014 8:47 AM

Putin: Russia will facilitate plane investigation
MOSCOW (AP) -- President Vladimir Putin says Russia will do "everything in its power" to facilitate an investigation into the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet crash, but accused Kiev and the West of escalating the conflict in the region.... 7/22/2014 8:36 AM

China ex-officials see reprisals for baring abuses
BEIJING (AP) -- A former Chinese official who publicly accused Communist Party investigators of physically abusing him has been detained, and a second who complained of brutality said authorities are investigating him.... 7/22/2014 8:33 AM

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 8:17 AM

Credit Suisse in steep loss after US tax case
GENEVA (AP) -- Credit Suisse, Switzerland's second-biggest bank, posted a second-quarter net loss of 700 million Swiss francs ($779 million) Tuesday after paying the largest penalty ever imposed in a U.S. criminal tax case.... 7/22/2014 7:56 AM

T-shirt typo turns heads at Mandela bicycle ride
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Nelson Mandela had a way with words, but not quite like this.... 7/22/2014 7:54 AM

Dutch PM: 1st victims should be home Wednesday
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The Dutch prime minister says his government aims to have the first bodies of victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 back in the Netherlands on Wednesday.... 7/22/2014 7:45 AM