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Gunmen slay Nigerian traditional leader
BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) -- Witnesses say gunmen dressed as soldiers stormed a village in northeastern Nigeria killing the traditional leader and 11 others.... 7/24/2014 2:25 PM

Gunmen kill female tourist on Kenya coast
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A female tourist was shot dead in the coastal town of Mombasa, the second foreigner shot in same area this month, police officials said Thursday.... 7/24/2014 2:21 PM

6 dead in Mexico border shootings
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Six suspected cartel gunmen are dead following shootings in the northern Mexico state of Tamaulipas, near the Texas border.... 7/24/2014 2:21 PM

Israel swears in new president amid Gaza war
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shimon Peres ended his term as president of Israel on Thursday - a man who symbolizes hopes for peace capping a seven-decade public career amid the brutal reality of war. Peres handed the ceremonial but high-profile presidency over to Reuven Rivlin, a legislator from the hawkish Likud Party.... 7/24/2014 1:59 PM

Ricky Martin to be judge on 'The Voice ... Mexico'
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- And the fourth and final judge for "The Voice ... Mexico" is: Ricky Martin.... 7/24/2014 1:55 PM

Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed' in Mali
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali during a rainstorm, officials said. France deployed fighter jets to search for wreckage and the country's president said the plane most likely crashed.... 7/24/2014 1:39 PM

As Iraq gets new president, car bomb kills 21
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials say a double car bombing in central Baghdad has killed 21 people and wounded 33, hours after lawmakers elected the country's new president.... 7/24/2014 1:31 PM

London critics fall for 'Shakespeare in Love'
LONDON (AP) -- A hit. A very palpable hit.... 7/24/2014 1:25 PM

Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday, opening the way for new elections that would reflect the country's starkly changed political scene after the ouster of pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych in February.... 7/24/2014 1:21 PM

Prosecutors: Venezuelan official detained in Aruba
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Authorities in Aruba say they have detained a former Venezuelan intelligence official on a request from the U.S. government.... 7/24/2014 1:18 PM

Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands
KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) -- Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the crash site which has been controlled by pro-Russian rebels.... 7/24/2014 1:12 PM

US pulls Peace Corps volunteers from Kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The Peace Corps is suspending its programs in Kenya because of security concerns and is pulling more than 50 volunteers out of the country until threat levels decrease, the Peace Corps and State Department said Thursday.... 7/24/2014 1:05 PM

UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside, Palestinian officials said, as Israel pressed forward with its 17-day war against the territory's Hamas rulers.... 7/24/2014 12:58 PM

UN chief condemns attack on UN school in Gaza
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is condemning a deadly attack on a U.N. school for Palestinian refugees in northern Gaza that killed many Palestinians who sought refuge there from Israeli shelling as well as U.N. staff.... 7/24/2014 12:41 PM

Pope meets Sudanese woman sentenced to death
ROME (AP) -- Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant daughter born just weeks ago in prison.... 7/24/2014 12:16 PM

Swiss drug maker Roche posts 7 percent profit drop
GENEVA (AP) -- Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG on Thursday posted a net profit drop of 7 percent compared with a year ago, weighed down by a strong Swiss franc and charges from one of its diagnostic units.... 7/24/2014 12:16 PM

UN says aid to Syria being used as `tactic of war'
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is accusing the Syrian government and opposition fighters of obstructing humanitarian aid to Syrians as "a tactic of war" and demanding that all parties allow access to millions in desperate need of help.... 7/24/2014 12:08 PM

Markets solid amid mixed US economic news
LONDON (AP) -- Markets were solid Thursday as geopolitical tensions largely related to the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine subsided somewhat and after further upbeat U.S. jobs data was offset somewhat by surprisingly weak homes data.... 7/24/2014 12:03 PM

Nokia sees brighter future without handset unit
HELSINKI (AP) -- There is life after mobile phones for Nokia.... 7/24/2014 12:00 PM

Taiwan searches plane wreckage for clues on crash
XIXI, Taiwan (AP) -- Firefighters uncovered ID cards and body fragments as they picked through wreckage Thursday for evidence to identify the victims of a plane crash that killed 48 people on a Taiwanese island.... 7/24/2014 11:51 AM