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(27-04-2011)
  • Israeli aircraft hit more than 70 targets in Gaza

    Flames spread across buildings after Israeli strikes in the Shijaiyah neighbourhood in Gaza City, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. A high-level attempt by the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state to end deadly Israel-Hamas fighting was off to a rough start Monday: Gaza's Hamas rulers signaled they won't agree to an unconditional cease-fire, Israel's prime minister said he'll do whatever is necessary to keep Israelis safe from Hamas attacks. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)Airstrikes hit five mosques, a sports complex and the home of the late Hamas military chief.


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  • Train with remains of crash victims arrives in Ukraine's Kharkiv

    A train carrying the remains of the victims of Malaysia Airlines MH17 arrives in KharkivA train carrying the remains of victims of a Malaysian plane downed over rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine arrived in the city of Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine, a Reuters witness said.


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  • Detroit retirees back pension cuts by a landslide

    FILE - In a Thursday, July 3, 2014 file photo, Detroit retirees Mike Shane, left, and William Davis protest near the federal courthouse in Detroit. Workers and retirees approved pension cuts in Detroit's bankruptcy by a landslide, the city reported Monday, a crucial step to emerging from the largest municipal insolvency in U.S. history. The city disclosed results from two months of balloting, which ended July 11. Judge Steven Rhodes still must hold a trial in August to determine if Detroit's overall bankruptcy plan is fair and feasible to all creditors, from Wall Street to Main Street, but support from retirees is vital. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)DETROIT (AP) — A year after filing for bankruptcy, Detroit is building momentum to get out, especially after workers and retirees voted in favor of major pension changes just a few weeks before a judge holds a crucial trial that could end the largest public filing in U.S. history.


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  • S. Korean police confirm body belongs to ferry fugitive

    FILE - In this April 17, 2014 file photo, South Korean Coast Guard officers search for missing passengers aboard sunken ferry Sewol in the waters off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea. The anger, grief and deep remorse at Danwon High School in Ansan, outside of Seoul, was a reflection of what many South Koreans have felt since the April 16 sinking of the ferry that left more than 300 people dead or missing. Of the 325 students on a class trip to the southern holiday island of Jeju, 75 were rescued, 245 died and 5 are still missing. Two of those rescued had already returned to school, officials said. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)South Korean police say they've found a body of a fugitive billionaire businessman sought over April's ferry disaster that left more than 300 people dead or missing.


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  • Israeli official: Israeli soldier missing in Gaza

    Flames spread across buildings after Israeli strikes in the Shijaiyah neighbourhood in Gaza City, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. A high-level attempt by the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state to end deadly Israel-Hamas fighting was off to a rough start Monday: Gaza's Hamas rulers signaled they won't agree to an unconditional cease-fire, Israel's prime minister said he'll do whatever is necessary to keep Israelis safe from Hamas attacks. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli soldier is missing following a deadly battle in the Gaza Strip, a defense official told The Associated Press on Tuesday.


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  • American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

    Max Steinberg posa durante un viaje a Israel. El soldado era miembro del ejército israelí y perdió la vida el 20 de julio de 2014 en Gaza. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Stuart Steinberg)The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel.


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  • EU meets as some countries seek tougher sanctions
    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers are meeting to consider further sanctions against Russia because of the downing of the Malaysian jetliner, with Britain and some other countries demanding much tougher measures.More

  • Russians fed conspiracy theories on Ukraine crash

    FILE - This June 20, 2014 file photo, shows a combination of images of Russian nationwide weekend dailies' front pages on downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Moscow Russia, some of them reading "298 Victims of Someone Else's War," and "Kick From Behind." 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. Russian news consumers are getting plenty of explanations for the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, which killed 298 people. While they vary wildly in content, they share one thing in common: All point the finger at Ukraine. None admits the possibility that Russia may bear responsibility. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)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.


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  • 2008 law unexpectedly at center of border debate

    FILE - This June 25, 2014, file photo shows a group of immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally are stopped in Granjeno, Texas. The influx at the border is largely families with children or by minors traveling alone. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein recalls turning on her television and seeing a young Chinese girl crying before a judge, without even an interpreter to help her after surviving a harrowing journey to the U.S.


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  • Lawmakers face long to-do list, uncertain success
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A gridlocked Congress failed to do the big things: overhauling the nation's immigration system, reforming the loophole-cluttered tax code and stiffening background checks on gun buyers. Now it's time to see whether it can just do the basics.More

  • Vital evidence feared withheld by Ukraine's rebels

    Lieutenant-General Andrey Kartopolov, head of main operational department of Russian military's General Staff, left, speaks to the media during a news conference in Moscow, Monday, July 21, 2014. Russian officials offered evidence Monday, showing photos they said proved that Ukrainian surface-to-air systems were operating in the area in the days before the crash. Russian officials also offered evidence that a Ukrainian Sukhoi Su-25 fighter jet had flown “between 3 to 5 kilometers (2 to 3 miles)” from the Malaysia Airlines jet. Screens show traffic control recordings, left, and a scheme of air traffic over Donetsk, with Malaysia Airlines jet in the middle and unidentified military fighter jet next to it. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekrtarev)LONDON (AP) — "What exactly are they trying to hide?" President Barack Obama asked Monday as he demanded that Ukrainian rebels give investigators access to the wreckage of the downed jetliner.


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  • Dad: Boys charged in homeless deaths once homeless

    Bedding, clothing and broken glass litter a homeless encampment in Albuquerque, Monday, July 21, 2014, where three teenagers are accused of fatally beating two homeless men. The teens, aged 15, 16 and 18, have been charged with open counts of murder in the Friday night killings. (AP Photo/Jeri Clausing)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man who says he is the father of two of three teens charged with fatally beating two homeless men says that they too were once homeless, and he has no idea what prompted the brutal Friday night attack that police say left the victims unrecognizable.


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  • Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia

    FILE - This 2013 file photo provided by Cardiff University shows Dr. Michael O'Donovan, deputy director of the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics at Cardiff University School of Medicine in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom. Scientists have pinpointed more than 100 spots in our DNA code linked to the risk of schizophrenia, lighting up some little-known pathways that make the mysterious disease tick. (AP Photo/Cardiff University School of Medicine)WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia, casting light on the mystery of what makes the disease tick.


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  • JetBlue pilot among 6 arrested in Boston drug bust

    Jet Blue pilot John Manwaring stands as he is arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on a heroin possession charge Monday, July 21, 2014, in Boston. Manwaring, who listed his home as Maitland, Fla., was among six people arrested Sunday during an investigation into drug dealing near the Boston Common, Boston police said. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Aram Boghosian, Pool)A JetBlue pilot from Florida is among six people arrested by Boston police over the weekend in an investigation of drug dealing incidents near the Boston Common.


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  • Police: Retired couple strangled, killed by hired workers

    In this undated photo combination provided by the Philadelphia Police Department, Justen Smith, left, and Terry Ballard are shown. Authorities in Philadelphia say a retired couple were strangled by two men hired to do household chores after the wife caught one trying to steal money. Police on Monday, July 21, 2014 charged 26-year-old Terry Ballard and 19-year-old Justen Smith with murder, robbery and related offenses. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department)A retired Philadelphia couple was strangled by two men hired to do household chores after the wife caught one trying to steal money, authorities said Monday.


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  • ACLU, nonprofit join Idaho nurse in appeal over NSA surveillance lawsuit

    FILE - This Thursday, June 6, 2013, file photo, shows a sign outside the National Security Administration (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. The latest study of the the bipartisan Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board takes the opposite view of a different set of National Security Agency surveillance programs revealed last year by former NSA systems administrator Edward Snowden. The board which was to vote on the report on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, found that the NSA's collection of Internet data within the United States passes constitutional muster and employs "reasonable" safeguards designed to protect the rights of Americans. Last January, the first time the board dissected an NSA surveillance program, it found fundamental flaws. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)The American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are joining in a northern Idaho's woman appeal over the National Security Agency's collection of cellphone information.


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  • Britain and U.N. host 1st summit to end child marriages

    In this Friday, May 6, 2011 photo, child brides Chinti Bai, 12, left, and Anita, 12, sit outside the Maa Jalapa Devi temple after their marriage ceremony in Rajgarh, about 155 kilometers (96 miles) from Bhopal, India. Ignoring laws that ban child marriages, several young children, are still married off as part of centuries-old custom in some Indian villages. India law prohibits marriage for women younger than 18 and men under age 21. (AP Photo/Prakash Hatvalne)LONDON (AP) — More than 700 million women alive today were married before they turned 18, the United Nations' children agency said Tuesday, as it co-hosts a London summit calling for more progress to end child marriages and the practice of female genital mutilation.


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  • Kerry, in Cairo, presses for Gaza truce

    US Secretary of State John Kerry makes statements to the press in Cairo July 21, 2014U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry began a diplomatic push on Monday to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, but senior U.S. officials acknowledged this would be difficult. More than 500 people have died in the Gaza Strip fighting, the vast majority of them Palestinians, as Israel has pursued an air and ground offensive to stop rocket attacks on its territory from the Hamas-dominated Gaza Strip. Kerry began his consultations, which are expected to include meetings with top officials in Egypt and possibly elsewhere in the region, by meeting U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Cairo on Monday night. "We're deeply concerned about the consequences of Israel's appropriate and legitimate effort to defend itself," Kerry said as he and Ban posed for pictures before their talks, according to a U.S. reporter who attended the picture-taking session.


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  • Widow: Jury sent Big Tobacco a $23B message

    Widow: Jury sent tobacco company a $23B messageA Florida widow awarded $23.6 billion in the death of her chain-smoking husband on Monday called the massive verdict a message to Big Tobacco, even though she likely won't see much if any of the money. ...


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  • 19-year-old charged with murder in Calif. bank robbery

    This Thursday, July 17, 2014 booking photo provided by the Stockton Police Department shows Jaime Ramos, 19, who was booked on suspicion of homicide, kidnapping, robbery and attempted murder in a Stockton, Calif. bank robbery that led to a high speed chase. Two other suspects were killed and two of the hostages were wounded during the ensuing chase. The third hostage, who police believe was used as a human shield, was found dead in the SUV after the shootout.. (AP Photo/Stockton Police Department)A 19-year-old California man was charged Monday with three counts of murder in the deaths of a hostage and two accomplices, and 22 counts of attempted murder of police officers in a bank robbery and running gun battle.


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