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Russians sentenced to 4 ½ years on riot conviction

July 24, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court convicted two Russian opposition activists and sentenced them to 4 ½ years in prison Thursday for their role in organizing protests a day before President Vladimir... more »»

Gunmen kill female tourist on Kenya coast

July 24, 2014

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. more »»

Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed' in Mali

July 24, 2014

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali during a rainstorm, officials said. more »»

As Iraq gets new president, car bomb kills 21

July 24, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a double car bombing in central Baghdad has killed 21 people and wounded 33, hours after lawmakers elected the country's new president. more »»

Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

July 24, 2014

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... more »»

Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands

July 24, 2014

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 joine... more »»

Officials: Hours after Iraq gets new president, double car bombing in Baghdad kills 12

July 24, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Officials: Hours after Iraq gets new president, double car bombing in Baghdad kills 12. more »»

US pulls Peace Corps volunteers from Kenya

July 24, 2014

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... more »»

UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

July 24, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. more »»

Iraqis: Jihadis destroy ancient mosque in Mosul

July 24, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Residents of the Iraqi city of Mosul say Islamic extremist militants have blown up a revered Muslim shrine traditionally said to be the burial place of the Prophet Jonah. more »»

Taiwan searches plane wreckage for clues on crash

July 24, 2014

XIXI, Taiwan (AP) — Firefighters uncovered ID cards and body fragments as they picked through wreckage Thursday for evidence to identify the victims of a plane crash that killed 48 people on a... more »»

Pope meets Sudanese woman sentenced to death

July 24, 2014

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant... more »»

Ukraine accused of targeting civilians in east

July 24, 2014

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. more »»

Official: Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed'

July 24, 2014

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, officials said. more »»

French minister: Missing plane 'probably crashed'

July 24, 2014

PARIS (AP) — France's foreign minister says the Air Algerie flight that has gone missing over Mali has "probably crashed."

Laurent Fabius says "no trace" of the plane has been found. more »»

Iraq elects Kurdish politician as president

July 24, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician as the nation's new president on Thursday, hours after an attack on a prison convoy killed dozens of people, brutally... more »»

2 Finnish aid workers killed in Afghanistan

July 24, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen riding on a motorcycle opened fire and killed two Finnish women aid workers in the western Afghan city of Herat on Thursday, officials said, the latest in a serie... more »»

Pope meets Christian sentenced to death for faith

July 24, 2014

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant born... more »»

Israeli fire hits UN facility in Gaza, killing 15

July 24, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza health officials say the death toll from an Israeli strike on a compound housing a U.N. school in the northern Gaza Strip has risen to at least 15. more »»

Islamic militants seize part of Syrian army base

July 24, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Fighters from the extremist Islamic State group on Thursday overran part of an army base in northern Syria, which has been under the militants' siege for months, in ferocious battle... more »»

 
 

 

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