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Iraq: Kurdish politician Massoum named president
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum has been named the new president of Iraq following a parliamentary vote.... 7/24/2014 7:42 AM

Troubled Myanmar state invites back aid groups
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Authorities in Myanmar's Rakhine state say international aid organizations are welcome to return to the area they left in April after Buddhist mobs disrupted their work helping displaced Rohingya Muslims.... 7/24/2014 7:29 AM

Gaza fighting rages amid cease-fire efforts
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade amid international efforts to broker a cease-fire.... 7/24/2014 7:26 AM

UK: Former reporter sentenced for phone hacking
LONDON (AP) -- A former British tabloid reporter has been given a 10-month suspended prison sentence for hacking the phones of celebrities including model Kate Moss and James Bond star Daniel Craig.... 7/24/2014 7:25 AM

2 Finnish aid workers killed in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan officials say two Finnish aid workers have been shot dead in the western city of Herat.... 7/24/2014 7:21 AM

Planes with Malaysia Airlines bodies leave Ukraine
KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) -- Two military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster departed for the Netherlands Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the crash scene which has been controlled by pro-Russian rebels.... 7/24/2014 7:13 AM

Thailand to re-launch women-only train carriages
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's railway authority said on Thursday it will re-launch women- and children-only carriages in main routes nationwide after a 13-year-old girl was raped and killed in her berth on an overnight train earlier this month.... 7/24/2014 7:11 AM

Ukrainian government moves to ban Communist Party
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- A court in Kiev is holding a hearing on Thursday on the government's request to ban the Communist Party of Ukraine.... 7/24/2014 7:08 AM

Italy welcomes Sudanese woman sentenced to death
ROME (AP) -- A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death in Sudan for refusing to recant her Christian faith arrived Thursday in Italy en route to the United States along with her family, including an infant born in prison.... 7/24/2014 7:05 AM

18 children, 1 man die in train-bus crash in India
HYDERABAD, India (AP) -- Eighteen children were killed Thursday when a train crashed into their school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in southern India, police said.... 7/24/2014 6:55 AM

More works found at German collector's apartment
BERLIN (AP) -- German authorities say they have found a few more art works at the apartment of the late collector Cornelius Gurlitt, including a sculpture apparently by Edgar Degas and another that could be by Auguste Rodin.... 7/24/2014 6:53 AM

GSK asks European regulator to OK malaria shot
LONDON (AP) -- Pharma giant GSK said Thursday it is submitting its malaria vaccine for regulatory approval to the European Medicines Agency.... 7/24/2014 6:51 AM

Russian activists convicted of organizing riots
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian news agencies say two opposition activists have been convicted of organizing riots at the May 2012 protest in Moscow, a day before the re-election of President Vladimir Putin.... 7/24/2014 6:46 AM

Air Algerie plane disappears from radar
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Authorities say a flight operated by Air Algerie carrying 110 passengers and a crew of six has disappeared from the radar on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers.... 7/24/2014 6:37 AM

Jihadis attack besieged Syrian army base
BEIRUT (AP) -- Fighters from the extremist Islamic State group stormed parts of a besieged army base in northern Syria on Thursday, setting off clashes that left dozens killed or wounded on both sides, activists said.... 7/24/2014 6:30 AM

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Owner of missing plane operated by Air Algerie says 110 passengers and 6 crew were aboard.... 7/24/2014 6:28 AM

Norway: Terror threat against Norway
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Norway's intelligence service said Thursday it has received information about an imminent "concrete threat" against Norway from people with links to Islamic fighters in Syria.... 7/24/2014 6:13 AM

Court: Poland violated human rights in CIA case
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Europe's top human rights court ruled Thursday that Poland violated the European Convention on Human Rights by allowing the CIA to imprison and torture two alleged terrorists on Polish soil.... 7/24/2014 6:12 AM

European Central Bank hit by data theft
BERLIN (AP) -- The European Central Bank said Thursday that email addresses and other contact information have been stolen from a database that serves its public website, though it stressed that no internal systems or market-sensitive data were compromised.... 7/24/2014 5:45 AM

Long odds for justice in Malaysia jet disaster
GENEVA (AP) -- Anyone hoping to bring to justice whoever downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 must face sobering facts.... 7/24/2014 5:37 AM