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Jet with 116 aboard 'probably crashed' in Mali
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people vanished Thursday in a rainstorm over restive northern Mali, and French officials say it has probably crashed - the third major international aviation disaster in a week.... 7/24/2014 4:18 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 4:11 PM

Busy Gaza morgue performs Muslim burial rituals
BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) -- In the morgue at a small Gaza hospital, the anguished cries of those who lost loved ones in Israeli airstrikes fell silent Thursday when Ahmed Jadallah began attending to the corpses, one by one, on his wooden work table.... 7/24/2014 4:11 PM

Dutch sending unarmed police to Ukraine crash site
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The Dutch prime minister says he is sending 40 unarmed military police to eastern Ukraine as part of a ramped-up effort to find the last victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 still at the wreckage site.... 7/24/2014 4:04 PM

UN: 9 aid trucks enter Syria without government OK
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Nine trucks carrying food and other supplies crossed into Syria through a Turkish checkpoint Thursday - the first to do so under a U.N. resolution authorizing cross-border aid deliveries without Syrian government approval.... 7/24/2014 3:57 PM

2 attacks in Nigeria's north kills at least 12
BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) -- Two attacks in Nigeria's north killed more than a dozen people, an official and resident said Thursday, as the death toll from twin blasts that targeted a prominent politician and sheik on Wednesday rose.... 7/24/2014 3:29 PM

Ukraine accused of targeting civilians in east
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- War literally came to Alexander Litvinenko's living room, when a missile punched a gaping hole into the wall of his ninth-floor apartment. The 53-year-old college philosophy teacher had just stepped into his study to check the news online, barely escaping death.... 7/24/2014 3:26 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 3:22 PM

Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician on Thursday to replace long-serving Jalal Talabani as the country's new president in the latest step toward forming a new government. But a series of attacks killed dozens of people and Islamic militants destroyed a Muslim shrine traditionally said to be the burial place of the Prophet Jonah, underscoring the overwhelming challenges facing the divided nation.... 7/24/2014 3:13 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 3:07 PM

Court: Poland violated human rights in CIA case
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Europe's top human rights court ruled Thursday that Poland violated the rights of two terror suspects by allowing the CIA to secretly imprison them on Polish soil from 2002-2003 and facilitating the conditions under which they were subjected to torture.... 7/24/2014 2:52 PM

Jewish group wants Turkish PM to return award
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- A Jewish American group is asking Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to return an award it gave him in 2004, accusing the Turkish leader of "dangerous rhetoric" and "inciting violence against the Jewish people."... 7/24/2014 2:41 PM

Russians sentenced to 4 1/2 years on riot conviction
MOSCOW (AP) -- A Moscow court convicted two Russian opposition activists and sentenced them to 4 1/2 years in prison Thursday for their role in organizing protests a day before President Vladimir Putin's inauguration in May 2012.... 7/24/2014 2:32 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

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

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

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