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Officials: 3 Palestinians killed in West Bank
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Palestinian hospital officials say three Palestinians have been killed in the West Bank, which has become increasingly restive because of a war between Israel and Hamas militants next door in the Gaza Strip.... 7/25/2014 9:34 AM

Australia, Netherlands start to secure crash site
KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) -- A small group of Dutch and Australian investigators walked the sprawling, unsecured site where Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 went down as their governments prepared police detachments that will try to protect the crash area and help bring the last of the victims home.... 7/25/2014 9:33 AM

High speed rail opens between main Turkish cities
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey is inaugurating a high-speed rail service linking the capital Ankara to Istanbul which will cut travel time between the country's main two cities by half.... 7/25/2014 9:27 AM

FIFA rejects calls to strip Russia of World Cup
ZURICH (AP) -- FIFA rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament "can achieve positive change."... 7/25/2014 9:27 AM

New EU sanctions to target Russian businesses
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union ambassadors reached a preliminary deal Friday on stepped-up sanctions against Russia, targeting its access to European capital markets and trade in the defense sector, dual-use goods and sensitive technologies.... 7/25/2014 9:26 AM

Cyprus passes bailout review
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Cyprus' international creditors said Friday that the country's bailout program is making good progress as fiscal targets have been comfortably met, welfare reform has moved forward and more steps have been taken to shore up the weak banking sector.... 7/25/2014 9:22 AM

Uganda: 9 bodies found after tribal clashes
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- A Ugandan police official says nine bodies have been discovered buried under four different sites in an ongoing investigation of mass graves in a western part of the country that had tribal violence recently.... 7/25/2014 9:20 AM

Black box found at Air Algerie wreckage site
PARIS (AP) -- French soldiers secured a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, the French president said. Terrorism hasn't been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the most likely reason for the catastrophe that killed all onboard is bad weather.... 7/25/2014 9:07 AM

Losing Indonesia presidential candidate files suit
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Lawyers say the losing candidate in Indonesia's presidential election has filed a legal challenge of the outcome in the country's highest court.... 7/25/2014 9:02 AM

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 8:46 AM

Iraqi cleric urges leaders not to 'cling' to power
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, has called upon political leaders not to "cling" to their posts at the cost of political stability as pressure mounts for Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to step down.... 7/25/2014 8:31 AM

Deal still elusive for Gaza cease-fire
CAIRO (AP) -- Turbulent negotiations to broker a temporary truce in the Gaza Strip are continuing against the backdrop of fresh Israeli attacks on Palestinian militants.... 7/25/2014 8:26 AM

Kyrgyzstan's ex-preident sentenced to life
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) -- A former president of Kyrgyzstan has been convicted and sentenced in absentia to life in prison for his role in violently breaking up an opposition rally, resulting in 77 deaths.... 7/25/2014 8:24 AM

Russia bans dairy imports from Ukraine
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia has announced a ban on all dairy imports from Ukraine starting next week, a move Kiev has dismissed as politically motivated.... 7/25/2014 8:09 AM

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 crash of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and lasting economic damage.... 7/25/2014 8:01 AM

Son of South Korean sunken ferry owner detained
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean police detained the eldest son of the sunken ferry owner Friday after two months on the run, three days after his billionaire father was confirmed dead.... 7/25/2014 7:45 AM

BSkyB to create multinational European TV network
LONDON (AP) -- London-based pay TV network BSkyB has agreed to take control of its sister companies in Italy and Germany, creating a multinational European broadcaster. The deal could have a wider impact on the media industry, giving Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox a cash boost to potentially revive its attempt to buy Time Warner.... 7/25/2014 7:37 AM

Scrap-metal Transformers on mission to save planet
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) -- Watch out, Transformers are in town!... 7/25/2014 7:32 AM

Iraq Sunni militias pinched by jihadis, corruption
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Wisam al-Hardan's cellphone rang late into the night. He let it ring on and on. He couldn't bear to answer.... 7/25/2014 6:55 AM

Son of S.Korea sunken ferry owner detained
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean news agency says the eldest son of the sunken ferry owner has been detained by police after two months on the run.... 7/25/2014 6:47 AM