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Gaza blockade key to any Israel-Hamas truce deal
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Ibrahim Zain was driven from his home by Israeli tank fire this week, but says he'd rather endure more Israel-Hamas fighting than accept an unconditional cease-fire he fears will leave in place the blockade of the Gaza Strip.... 7/22/2014 3:47 PM

Peace talks eyed after Israel, Hamas cease-fire
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 3:46 PM

Plane crash bodies removed from war zone
KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) -- A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner reached Ukrainian government-held territory at long last Tuesday, but the pro-Russian separatists in control of the crash site showed little willingness to allow the full-scale investigation demanded by world leaders.... 7/22/2014 3:38 PM

Teen mother of newborn buried in NC yard arrested
LOUISBURG, N.C (AP) -- A North Carolina teenager whose newborn baby died and was buried in her family's suburban yard faces a felony charge of concealing the birth.... 7/22/2014 3:28 PM

Gaza rocket lands near Israel's main airport
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Israel's main airport Tuesday, wounding one Israeli and prompting all U.S. and some European and Canadian airlines to cancel flights to Tel Aviv - a reflection of high anxiety over air travel after the downing of a Malaysian jet over Ukraine.... 7/22/2014 3:22 PM

Racehorse owned by Britain's queen fails dope test
LONDON (AP) -- A racehorse owned by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II that won the prestigious Gold Cup at Royal Ascot last year has tested positive for the banned substance morphine.... 7/22/2014 3:20 PM

UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday it is his "hope and belief" that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end to the fighting between Hamas and Israel "in the very near future."... 7/22/2014 3:19 PM

European agency urges airlines to avoid Tel Aviv
BERLIN (AP) -- The European Aviation Safety Agency says it "strongly recommends" that airlines refrain from operating flights to and from Tel Aviv.... 7/22/2014 3:19 PM

Canada deports members of human trafficking ring
HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) -- Twenty members of a Hungarian human trafficking ring that brought people to Canada from eastern Europe have been deported.... 7/22/2014 2:55 PM

UK announces inquiry for Russian spy death
LONDON (AP) -- The British government announced plans Tuesday for a wide-ranging public inquiry into the mysterious 2006 death of poisoned former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko.... 7/22/2014 2:55 PM

Infighting as split emerges among Syrian rebels
BEIRUT (AP) -- Fighters of an al-Qaida affiliate seized a northern border town in Syria from rival rebels, activists reported Tuesday, as new infighting threatened opposition gains.... 7/22/2014 2:28 PM

Freida Pinto speaks at girls' rights summit in UK
LONDON (AP) -- Actress Freida Pinto of "Slumdog Millionaire" fame has joined forces with girls' rights campaigners in calling for an end to the practice of female genital mutilation.... 7/22/2014 2:21 PM

Iraq Christians flee with little more than clothes
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi Christians who fled the northern city of Mosul rather than convert to Islam by a deadline imposed by extremist militants said they had to leave most of their belongings behind and gunmen stole much of what they did manage to take along.... 7/22/2014 2:21 PM

Dutch declare day of national mourning
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The Dutch government has declared Wednesday a day of national mourning as the country prepares for the arrival of the first bodies of victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.... 7/22/2014 2:17 PM

China meat scandal hits Starbucks, Burger King
BEIJING (AP) -- A suspect meat scandal in China engulfed Starbucks and Burger King on Tuesday and spread to Japan where McDonald's said the Chinese supplier accused of selling expired beef and chicken had provided 20 percent of the meat for its chicken nuggets.... 7/22/2014 2:11 PM

Egypt: 20 'terrorists' carried out border attack
CAIRO (AP) -- The spokesman of Egypt's military says 20 "terrorists" carried out a deadly border post attack that killed 22 soldiers, the deadliest assault on Egypt's military in years.... 7/22/2014 1:31 PM


BERLIN (AP) -- European airlines Air France, Lufthansa suspend all flights to Tel Aviv over safety concerns.... 7/22/2014 1:26 PM

Report finds Islamic plot to control UK schools
LONDON (AP) -- A British government investigation found evidence Tuesday that Muslim fundamentalists successfully gained control of some schools, raising fears that pupils are now vulnerable to radicalization.... 7/22/2014 1:23 PM

Saudi stock market to allow foreign investment
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- The Saudi government has approved a measure that will open the region's largest 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 1:17 PM

Nigerian president meets parents of abducted girls
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- President Goodluck Jonathan met for the first time Tuesday with parents of 219 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and dozens of classmates who managed to escape from their Islamic extremist captors.... 7/22/2014 1:11 PM