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Widodo leads as Indonesia set to declare president
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Nearly complete results in Indonesia's presidential elections showed Jakarta governor Joko Widodo leading with 52 percent of the vote.... 7/22/2014 3:10 AM

Israeli aircraft hit more than 70 targets in Gaza
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli airstrikes pummeled a wide range of targets in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday as the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state began an intensive effort to end more than two weeks of fighting that has killed at least 570 Palestinians and 29 Israelis.... 7/22/2014 3:05 AM

Protesters at Russian embassy in KL seek justice
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Protesters marched on the Russian embassy in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, waving placards and demanding justice for the victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight that was shot down over Ukraine last week.... 7/22/2014 3:05 AM

Shakhtar midfielder says players' lives at risk
MOSCOW (AP) -- Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Douglas Costa says he and his fellow players who refused to return to the Ukrainian champion did so because the conflict in the country puts their lives at risk.... 7/22/2014 3:03 AM

US wants international push for Mideast cease-fire
CAIRO (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is hoping to get international support as he pushes for a Mideast cease-fire, but he acknowledges the differences between Israel and Hamas run very deep and must be addressed in any long-term solution.... 7/22/2014 2:46 AM

Russians fed conspiracy theories on Ukraine crash
MOSCOW (AP) -- An assassination attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A desperate ploy to draw the West into the battle for Ukraine's east. A botched mission to commit mass murder against Russian citizens.... 7/22/2014 2:43 AM

Asia shares rise as Ukraine plane tensions ease
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian shares rose Tuesday as tensions over the downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine eased after pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the aircraft's black boxes.... 7/22/2014 2:43 AM

Body of missing S. Korean shipping tycoon found
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean police said Tuesday that a badly decomposed body found surrounded by liquor bottles in a field last month was that of a fugitive billionaire businessman blamed for April's ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people.... 7/22/2014 2:31 AM

Australia wants security job for wronged countries
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Tuesday countries that have been "so wronged" should take responsibility for securing the crime scene where the Malaysian jetliner was shot down in Ukraine.... 7/22/2014 2:28 AM

Suicide bomber kills 4 foreign guards in Kabul
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan officials say a suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a police compound in Kabul, killing four foreign security guards and wounding six.... 7/22/2014 2:13 AM

Cambodian political rivals hold fresh talks
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Leaders of Cambodia's ruling and opposition parties met Tuesday for talks aimed at ending a yearlong political deadlock since last year's contentious election.... 7/22/2014 1:12 AM

Plans to rebuild Haiti capital displace families
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- The broad avenues in the Haitian government's promotional material are clean and unbroken, dotted with palm trees, parks and manicured expanses of grass. The new ministry buildings are sleek and modern but retain some of the neo-classical architecture of the former structures lost to natural disaster.... 7/22/2014 12:02 AM

TV news reporter found shot to death in Honduras
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) -- The body of a television reporter was found in Honduras on Monday a day after he went missing. He had been shot twice.... 7/21/2014 11:34 PM

China orders nationwide probe of meat supplier
BEIJING (AP) -- China's food safety agency on Tuesday announced a nationwide inspection of processing factories and meat suppliers used by a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's and KFC.... 7/21/2014 10:46 PM

Rebels release train with bodies from downed jet
HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) -- Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine.... 7/21/2014 10:27 PM

Migration spotlights Mexican 'coyote' smugglers
TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) -- The man-in-the-know nursed a late-morning beer at a bar near the Suchiate River that separates Guatemala from Mexico, and answered a question about his human smuggling business with a question: "Do you think a coyote is going to say he's a coyote?"... 7/21/2014 10:26 PM

Typhoon kills 11 in Vietnam; China deaths up to 33
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- A typhoon that barreled into northern Vietnam killed at least 11 people and left several missing, state media said, while in China the death toll from the strongest storm to strike the country's south in four decades rose to 33.... 7/21/2014 9:12 PM

Mexico declares group home owner mentally unfit
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The owner of a group home raided last week is mentally unfit to face allegations that she frequently hit children living in the shelter, Mexico's top federal prosecutor said Monday.... 7/21/2014 9:10 PM

Philippine army says 18 killed in rebel clashes
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Breakaway Muslim rebels attacked army troops in two towns in the southern Philippines, sparking clashes that left 17 guerrillas and a soldier dead in a region where the government and the main Muslim rebel group were to enforce a new peace deal.... 7/21/2014 8:48 PM

Flight 17 tragic end for family of 6 coming home
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Mohammad Afif and his family were about to start a new chapter in their lives. Afif was getting set to begin his university studies in architecture, and his father was preparing to move back to Malaysia with his wife and three of their children after working overseas for several years.... 7/21/2014 8:19 PM