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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 »»

Iraqis: Jihadis destroy ancient mosque in Mosul

July 24, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic extremist militants blew up a revered Muslim shrine traditionally said to be the burial place of the Prophet Jonah in Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul, on Thursday,... 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 during a rainstorm, officials said. 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 »»

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 »»

Israeli fire hits UN facility in Gaza, killing 15

July 24, 2014

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

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 »»

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 »»

Planes with Malaysia Airlines bodies leave Ukraine

July 24, 2014

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... 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 »»

France: Air Algerie flight vanishes over N 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 after heavy rains were reported,... 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 »»

Israeli fire hits UN facility in Gaza, killing 7

July 24, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza health officials say at least seven people were killed when Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. more »»

Iraq: Kurdish politician Massoum named president

July 24, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum was named Iraq's new president on Thursday hours after an attack on a prison convoy killed dozens of people, brutally underscoring the challenges... more »»

Russian activists convicted of organizing riots

July 24, 2014

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 inauguration of President Vladimir... more »»

Europe lifts recommendation not to fly to Tel Aviv

July 24, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — The European Aviation Safety Agency has lifted a recommendation that airlines refrain from flying to Tel Aviv airport. more »»

Taiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash

July 24, 2014

XIXI, Taiwan (AP) — Stormy weather trailing behind a typhoon was the likely cause of a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people on board and injured 10 on the plane and five on the... more »»

Gaza fighting rages amid cease-fire efforts

July 24, 2014

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... more »»

18 children, 1 man die in train-bus crash in India

July 24, 2014

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 sai. more »»

 
 

 

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