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5 dead after helicopter crash in South Korea

July 17, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A firefighting helicopter crashed Thursday near an apartment complex and school in the southern South Korean city of Gwangju, killing five people, officials said. more »»

Afghan official says gunmen attack Kabul Airport

July 17, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen used rockets to attack the Kabul International Airport in the Afghan capital Thursday, a senior military official said. more »»

Israel, Hamas agree to Gaza 'humanitarian' pause

July 17, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel and Hamas agreed to a five-hour U.N. more »»

Mexico group home house of horror: sex abuse

July 17, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors said Wednesday that victims told harrowing tales of sexual abuse, beatings, hunger and filth in a once well-regarded group home where authorities freed a... more »»

EU horse-trading for bloc's new top diplomat fails

July 16, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders failed to agree on who should get the prestigious job as the 28-nation bloc's new foreign policy chief to succeed Catherine Ashton, who also chairs the... more »»

Iran nuke talks likely to be extended past July 20

July 16, 2014

VIENNA (AP) — Facing stubborn disputes on the terms of a deal, Iran and six world powers have tentatively decided to adjourn their nuclear talks two days early but plan to extend them past their... more »»

Egypt sentences 7 to life for sexual assaults

July 16, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court sentenced seven men to life in prison on Wednesday for sexual assaults on women during public rallies in Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square, in the first such heavy... more »»

Israel agrees to 'humanitarian' pause in Gaza

July 16, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel agreed to a five-hour "humanitarian" pause in its 9-day-old bombardment of Gaza that has killed more than 200 Palestinians, including four boys struck on a... more »»

Urban warfare feared in Ukraine fighting

July 16, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Insurgents bade tearful farewells Wednesday as they loaded their families onto Russia-bound buses and began hunkering down for what could be the next phase in Ukraine's... more »»

EU leaders order tougher sanctions against Russia

July 16, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders ordered tougher sanctions against Russia on Wednesday because of its actions in Ukraine, asking the European Investment Bank to sign no new financing... more »»

Israeli army agrees to 'humanitarian' pause

July 16, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military agreed to a U.. more »»

Nowhere to go for Gaza civilians urged to evacuate

July 16, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The text message was as urgent as it was unwelcome: The Israeli army advised Mouin Ghaffir to leave his home quickly or risk being killed in airstrikes against Hamas... more »»

Mom: Mexico group home held son against her will

July 16, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The mother of a boy held at a group home that was raided by authorities in the western state of Michoacan said Wednesday she was only allowed to see her child three times a yea... more »»

Greece: Terror arrest after tourist area shooting

July 16, 2014

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police arrested one of the country's most wanted men - a fugitive convicted of terrorism - during a shootout Wednesday in Athens' central tourist district that left... more »»

Uruguay teachers protest attacks by parents

July 16, 2014

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Teachers in this South American country are going on a 24-hour strike to protest a wave of physical attacks on educators by students' mothers and fathers. more »»

Make room Juan Valdez: Starbucks opens in Colombia

July 16, 2014

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Make room Juan Valdez, it's time to meet the green-aproned barista. more »»

Nigeria seeks to borrow $1 billion for military

July 16, 2014

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's president says he wants to borrow $1 billion from abroad for equipment and training for the military fighting an Islamic insurgency. more »»

Assad declares victory, push to topple him tenuous

July 16, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — In a lavish ceremony, a smiling and confident President Bashar Assad was sworn in for a third seven-year term on Wednesday, praising his supporters for "defeating the dirty war" and... more »»

Scientists name Puerto Rico water mite after JLo

July 16, 2014

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Pop singer Jennifer Lopez may be thinking life is funny after a group of scientists named a water mite in her honor after discovering a new species near Puerto Rico. more »»

2 Moscow subway workers detained in deadly crash

July 16, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Investigators detained two Moscow subway workers Wednesday in the wake of a deadly rush-hour derailment that killed 22 people and injured 136 others. more »»

 
 

 

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