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  • Malaysia jet victims' bodies arrive in Netherlands

    Malaysia jet victims' bodies arrive in Netherlands

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:40:40 GMT
    Ukraine is preparing a departure ceremony for the bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines disaster, which are being flown to the Netherlands.
    Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the southern city of Eindhoven, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two fighter jets in...
  • Plane crashes in Taiwan, 47 trapped, feared dead

    Plane crashes in Taiwan, 47 trapped, feared dead

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:38:07 GMT
    A plane making a second landing attempt in stormy weather crashed at an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 51 people and injuring seven, fire officials said.
    A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and the transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared dead.
  • US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

    US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:37:30 GMT
    Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in...
    Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the top U.S. diplomat reported progress in efforts to broker a truce in a war that has so far killed more than 680 Palestinians and 31...
  • Kerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks

    Kerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:16 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:16:26 GMT
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has flown into Israel's main airport despite a Federal Aviation Administration ban as he continues to push a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.
    Offering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesday said negotiations to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas militants are making some progress even if an end to more than two weeks...
  • Owner of Mexican shelter defends tough love

    Owner of Mexican shelter defends tough love

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:15:48 GMT
    The owner of a group home raided last week because of abuse and filthy conditions defended her 'tough love' approach, but acknowledged that things got out of control.
    The owner of a group home raided last week because of abuse and filthy conditions defended her 'tough love' approach, but acknowledged that things got out of control.
  • Iraq to vote on president after deadly bombing

    Iraq to vote on president after deadly bombing

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:54:00 GMT
    Iraqi officials say the death toll from a late night suicide attack targeting a police checkpoint in Baghdad has climbed to 31 people, most of them civilians.
    Iraq's parliament agreed to postpone a vote for a new president by a day on Wednesday as the extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Baghdad the night before that killed 31 people,...
  • Venezuelan conspiracy theories a threat to critics

    Venezuelan conspiracy theories a threat to critics

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:44:38 GMT
    Roderick Navarro was in class when he got the news that a high-ranking minister had accused him of plotting to assassinate Venezuela's president.
    Roderick Navarro was in class when he got the news that a high-ranking minister had accused him of plotting to assassinate Venezuela's president.
  • UN rights chief warns of possible Gaza war crimes

    UN rights chief warns of possible Gaza war crimes

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:43:37 GMT
    The U.N.'s top human rights official has told diplomats that Israel's military and Hamas militants appear to have violated international humanitarian law and might have committed war crimes during their...
    The U.N.'s top human rights official has warned all sides in the two-week war in the Gaza Strip to not indiscriminately attack civilians, and that violations may amount to war crimes.
  • Despite sanctions call, UK approves arms to Russia

    Despite sanctions call, UK approves arms to Russia

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:41:57 GMT
    British lawmakers say the country is still exporting arms and military equipment to Russia, despite the government's call for tough sanctions over Moscow's arming of separatist rebels in Ukraine.
    Britain is still authorizing the export of arms and military equipment to Russia despite the government's call for tough sanctions over Moscow's arming of separatist rebels in Ukraine, a group of lawmakers said in...
  • New constitution gives Thai junta sweeping powers

    New constitution gives Thai junta sweeping powers

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:20 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:20:04 GMT
    A senior army official said Wednesday that the leader of Thailand's ruling junta is allowed to serve as interim prime minister under a new temporary constitution that gives the military government sweeping...
    Thailand's new temporary constitution that gives the military government sweeping powers in the run-up to a planned October 2015 election also allows the leader of the current ruling junta to become interim prime...
  • European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights

    European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:10:44 GMT
    Germany's largest airline, Lufthansa, says it is cancelling all flights to Tel Aviv for at least another 24 hours because of ongoing safety concerns.
    Air France and Germany's two largest airlines on Wednesday canceled more flights to Tel Aviv because of ongoing safety concerns amid the fighting between Israel and Hamas.
  • Somali lawmaker shot dead in drive-by shooting

    Somali lawmaker shot dead in drive-by shooting

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:36 AM EDT2014-07-23 13:36:57 GMT
    A Somali police official says gunmen have killed a Somali lawmaker in a drive-by shooting in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
    Gunmen killed a Somali lawmaker in a drive-by shooting Wednesday in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, a police official said.
  • 2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

    2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:54 AM EDT2014-07-23 11:54:21 GMT
    Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry.
    Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry.
  • Afghanistan criticizes Pakistan; policeman killed

    Afghanistan criticizes Pakistan; policeman killed

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:31 AM EDT2014-07-23 11:31:44 GMT
    The Afghan intelligence service accused Pakistan on Wednesday of stoking instability in the country by backing militants who stage attacks in Afghanistan.
    The Afghan intelligence service accused Pakistan on Wednesday of stoking instability in the country by backing militants who stage attacks in Afghanistan.
  • Shipwrecked Concordia making final voyage off isle

    Shipwrecked Concordia making final voyage off isle

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:22 AM EDT2014-07-23 11:22:59 GMT
    Rotated by tugboats, the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner is being readied for its final voyage.
    The Costa Concordia cruise liner began its final voyage Wednesday, slowly being towed away from the tiny Italian island where it capsized more than two years ago, killing 32 people.
  • Israel, Hamas battle over public opinion online

    Israel, Hamas battle over public opinion online

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:22 AM EDT2014-07-23 11:22:53 GMT
    Beyond the boom of Israeli airstrikes and the stream of rockets fired from Gaza, Israel and Hamas are also battling to control the message emanating from this latest Israeli-Palestinian conflagration.
    Beyond the boom of Israeli airstrikes and the stream of rockets fired from Gaza, Israel and Hamas are also battling to control the message emanating from this latest Israeli-Palestinian conflagration.
  • South Africa: Rhino poacher gets 77 years in jail

    South Africa: Rhino poacher gets 77 years in jail

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:42 AM EDT2014-07-23 10:42:07 GMT
    A rhino poacher in South Africa has been sentenced to 77 years in prison in one of the heaviest penalties aimed at curbing poachers who target rhinos for their horns, which fetch a high price on the illegal market...
    A rhino poacher in South Africa has been sentenced to 77 years in prison in one of the heaviest penalties aimed at curbing poachers who target rhinos for their horns, which fetch a high price on the illegal market in parts...
  • In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

    In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:42 AM EDT2014-07-23 08:42:27 GMT
    In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense...
    In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems...
  • US: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down

    US: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:33 AM EDT2014-07-23 04:33:53 GMT
    The Obama administration said Tuesday it would present data from the U.S. intelligence community laying out what's known about the Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in Ukraine.
    Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian...
  • UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

    UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:03 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:03:27 GMT
    The Palestinian U.N. envoy says a draft U.N. resolution calling for an immediate cease-fire in the Gaza Strip will be formally circulated to the Security Council.
    The U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday it is his "hope and belief" that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end to the fighting between Hamas and Israel "in the very near future."
  • Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike

    Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:42:54 GMT
    Israel bombed five mosques, a sports stadium and the home of the late Hamas military chief across the Gaza Strip early Tuesday, a Gaza police official said, as the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state...
    A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel's main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot...
  • End comes for notorious Venezuelan vertical slum

    End comes for notorious Venezuelan vertical slum

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:21:33 GMT
    The first of thousands of squatters who transformed a half-built skyscraper into a vertical slum were moved out by armed police and soldiers Tuesday, marking the beginning of the end for the Tower of David's...
    The beginning of the end came for the world's tallest slum Tuesday as officials began evicting thousands of squatters from a haphazard community inside the half-built Caracas skyscraper known as the Tower of David.
  • Plane crash bodies removed from war zone

    Plane crash bodies removed from war zone

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:06:18 GMT
    A train bearing the bodies of the people who died in the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Wednesday on their way to the Netherlands.
    A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner finally reached Ukrainian government-held territory Tuesday, but the pro-Russian separatists in control of the crash site showed little willingness to allow the...
  • At least 21 dead in Iraq checkpoint car bombing

    At least 21 dead in Iraq checkpoint car bombing

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:41:25 GMT
    A suicide driver rammed his explosive-laden car into a police checkpoint at the entrance to Baghdad's Khazimiyah district killing 21 people, including seven policemen manning the post.
    A suicide driver rammed his explosive-laden car into a police checkpoint in the Iraqi capital killing 21 people, including more than a dozen civilians en route to a Shiite shrine in the final days of the Islamic holy month.
  • Jakarta governor wins Indonesian presidency

    Jakarta governor wins Indonesian presidency

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:21:13 GMT
    Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto says he rejects the election process and accused it of being unfair as nearly complete results showed his opponent Jakarta governor Joko Widodo leading with 52...
    Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo, who captured the hearts of millions of Indonesians with his common man image, was declared the winner Tuesday of the country's presidential election, calling it a victory for all of the...
  • Lax security at crash site hampers investigations

    Lax security at crash site hampers investigations

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:05:39 GMT
    When international monitors and Malaysian aviation experts arrived Tuesday at the two main sites where the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 smashed into the undulating countryside of eastern Ukraine, there...
    When international monitors and Malaysian aviation experts arrived Tuesday at the two main sites where the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 smashed into the undulating countryside of eastern Ukraine, there was...
  • 11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

    11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:53:57 GMT
    About a dozen parents of the more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls will never see their daughters again.
    In the three months since Islamic extremists kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, 11 of their parents have died, town residents say.
  • NY judge orders 24-7 Argentina debt talks

    NY judge orders 24-7 Argentina debt talks

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:52:42 GMT
    A federal judge in New York has ordered around-the-clock negotiations aimed at averting a second debt default by Argentina in 13 years.
    A federal judge Tuesday ordered around-the-clock negotiations aimed at averting a second debt default by Argentina in 13 years, saying a default would hurt "real people."
  • Amid sanctions, France in warship sale to Russia

    Amid sanctions, France in warship sale to Russia

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:05:28 GMT
    French President Francois Hollande is defending plans to deliver a warship to Russia, despite calls for a European arms embargo against Moscow over the fighting in Ukraine.
    France says it will go ahead with the sale of a warship to Russia despite calls for an arms embargo against the country, highlighting how Europe's strong business ties are hindering its ability to punish Moscow over...
  • Gaza blockade key to any Israel-Hamas truce deal

    Gaza blockade key to any Israel-Hamas truce deal

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:55:51 GMT
    Ibrahim Zain was driven from his home by Israeli tank fire this week, but says he'd rather endure more Israel-Hamas fighting than accept an unconditional cease-fire he fears will leave in place the blockade of...
    Ibrahim Zain was driven from his home by Israeli tank fire this week, but says he'd rather endure more Israel-Hamas fighting than accept an unconditional cease-fire he fears will leave in place the blockade of the Gaza...
  • Peace talks eyed after Israel, Hamas cease-fire

    Peace talks eyed after Israel, Hamas cease-fire

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:54:56 GMT
    The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a...
    The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a necessary...
  • European agency urges airlines to avoid Tel Aviv

    European agency urges airlines to avoid Tel Aviv

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:20:46 GMT
    Germany and France's largest airlines Lufthansa and Air France say they're suspending all flights to Tel Aviv over safety concerns amid the increasing violence.
    The European Aviation Safety Agency says it "strongly recommends" that airlines refrain from operating flights to and from Tel Aviv.
  • UK announces inquiry for Russian spy death

    UK announces inquiry for Russian spy death

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:05:19 GMT
    The British government announced plans Tuesday for a wide-ranging public inquiry into the mysterious 2006 death of poisoned former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko. The decision, which comes at a time of rising...
    The British government announced plans Tuesday for a wide-ranging public inquiry into the mysterious 2006 death of poisoned former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko.
  • Iraq Christians flee with little more than clothes

    Iraq Christians flee with little more than clothes

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:31:00 GMT
    Iraqi Christians who fled the northern city of Mosul rather than convert to Islam by a deadline imposed by extremist militants said they had to leave most of their belongings behind and gunmen stole much of what...
    Iraqi Christians who fled the northern city of Mosul rather than convert to Islam by a deadline imposed by extremist militants said they had to leave most of their belongings behind and gunmen stole much of what they did...
  • Dutch declare day of national mourning

    Dutch declare day of national mourning

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:21:07 GMT
    The Dutch prime minister says his government aims to have the first bodies of victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 back in the Netherlands on Wednesday.
    The Dutch government has declared Wednesday a day of national mourning as the country prepares for the arrival of the first bodies of victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
  • Report finds Islamic plot to control UK schools

    Report finds Islamic plot to control UK schools

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:30:12 GMT
    A British government investigation has found evidence that Muslim fundamentalists successfully gained control of some schools to promote aggressive religious values.
    A British government investigation found evidence Tuesday that Muslim fundamentalists successfully gained control of some schools, raising fears that pupils are now vulnerable to radicalization.
  • Parents of abducted girls, escapees meet president

    Parents of abducted girls, escapees meet president

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:14:04 GMT
    President Goodluck Jonathan is meeting with many parents of the 219 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and some classmates who managed to escape from Islamic extremists.
    President Goodluck Jonathan met for the first time Tuesday with parents of 219 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and dozens of classmates who managed to escape from their Islamic extremist captors.
  • British experts to analyze MH17 black boxes

    British experts to analyze MH17 black boxes

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:13:58 GMT
    Britain's prime minister says black boxes from the Malaysia Airlines plane downed in eastern Ukraine will be examined by U.K. air accident investigators.
    Black boxes from the Malaysia Airlines plane downed in eastern Ukraine will be examined by U.K. air accident investigators, Britain's prime minister said Tuesday.
  • Obama sends top aides to Germany amid spying flap

    Obama sends top aides to Germany amid spying flap

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:05:46 GMT
    President Barack Obama has dispatched two senior advisers to Germany in an apparent effort to soothe tensions following new allegations of American spying.
    Working to stem the fraying of ties with a key European ally, President Barack Obama dispatched his chief of staff to Berlin, a diplomatic gesture reflecting Germany's growing indignation about allegations of American...
  • Italy arrests smugglers accused of killing dozens

    Italy arrests smugglers accused of killing dozens

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:05:26 GMT
    Italian authorities have arrested five alleged human traffickers accused of murder in the deaths of dozens migrants who were either stabbed to death or perished of engine fume inhalation inside the overcrowded hold...
    Italian authorities have arrested five alleged human traffickers accused of murder in the deaths of dozens migrants who were either stabbed to death or perished of engine fume inhalation inside the overcrowded hold of a...
  • Turkish PM says he, Obama no longer talk directly

    Turkish PM says he, Obama no longer talk directly

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:40:31 GMT
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he no longer holds "direct" telephone conversations with U.S. President Barack Obama, suggesting a rift between the leaders who were once close.
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he no longer holds "direct" telephone conversations with U.S. President Barack Obama, suggesting a rift between the leaders who were once close.
  • Assailants attack Congo military camp in capital

    Assailants attack Congo military camp in capital

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:40:29 GMT
    A Congolese government spokesman says a group of men armed with machetes has been repelled after trying to attack a military compound in the capital.
    A Congolese government spokesman says a group of men armed with machetes has been repelled after trying to attack a military compound in the capital.
  • Credit Suisse in steep loss after US tax case

    Credit Suisse in steep loss after US tax case

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:11:16 GMT
    Credit Suisse AG has posted a second-quarter net loss of 700 million Swiss francs ($779 million) after paying the largest penalty ever imposed in a U.S. criminal tax case.
    Credit Suisse, Switzerland's second-biggest bank, posted a second-quarter net loss of 700 million Swiss francs ($779 million) Tuesday after paying the largest penalty ever imposed in a U.S. criminal tax case.
  • C. African Republic talks on hold; rebels absent

    C. African Republic talks on hold; rebels absent

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:52:58 GMT
    Observers say Central African Republic's peace talks are on hold after a rebel delegation failed to show up for the second day of meetings.
    Observers say Central African Republic's peace talks are on hold after a rebel delegation failed to show up for the second day of meetings.
  • Polish leader wants NATO to beef up eastern flank

    Polish leader wants NATO to beef up eastern flank

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:42:27 GMT
    Poland's president says the downing of a passenger plane in rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine reinforces the need for NATO to strengthen its defenses on its eastern flank.
    Poland's president says the downing of a passenger plane in rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine reinforces the need for NATO to strengthen its defenses on its eastern flank.
  • Russians fed conspiracy theories on Ukraine crash

    Russians fed conspiracy theories on Ukraine crash

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:22:12 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Turkey detains police for 'spying' and wiretaps

    Turkey detains police for 'spying' and wiretaps

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:15:40 GMT
    Istanbul's chief prosecutor says dozens of police officers have been detained on suspicion of spying and of illegally wiretapping government officials, including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the head...
    Turkish police raided the homes of colleagues on Tuesday, detaining dozens of officers on suspicion of "spying" or of illegally wiretapping government officials, including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and...
  • Norway honors victims of 2011 terror attacks

    Norway honors victims of 2011 terror attacks

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:15:14 GMT
    Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg says the best way to honor the 77 people who died in terror attacks three years ago is to "fight for openness, tolerance and diversity."
    Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg said Tuesday the best way to honor the 77 people who died in terror attacks in her country three years ago is to "fight for openness, tolerance and diversity."
  • German court: chronically ill could grow marijuana

    German court: chronically ill could grow marijuana

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:04:47 GMT
    Some Germans may soon be able to grow their own marijuana to relieve chronic pain after a ruling from a court in Cologne.
    Some Germans may soon be able to grow their own marijuana to relieve chronic pain after a ruling from a court in Cologne.
  • Big milestone for Britain's little prince

    Big milestone for Britain's little prince

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:03 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:03:37 GMT
    The palace is releasing special pictures, the Royal Mint is striking a commemorative coin and newspapers are publishing glowing tributes.
    The palace is releasing special pictures, the Royal Mint is striking a commemorative coin and newspapers are publishing glowing tributes.
  • T-shirt typo turns heads at Mandela bicycle ride

    T-shirt typo turns heads at Mandela bicycle ride

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:01 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:01:56 GMT
    Nelson Mandela had a way with words, but not quite like this.
    Nelson Mandela had a way with words, but not quite like this.
  • Suicide bomber kills 4 foreign guards in Kabul

    Suicide bomber kills 4 foreign guards in Kabul

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:01 AM EDT2014-07-22 09:01:50 GMT
    Afghan officials say a suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a police compound in Kabul, killing four foreign security guards and wounding six.
    A suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a police compound housing foreign advisers in Kabul on Tuesday, killing four foreign security guards and wounding six, Afghan officials said.
  • Egypt calls for Israeli, Palestinian peace talks

    Egypt calls for Israeli, Palestinian peace talks

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:51 AM EDT2014-07-22 08:51:47 GMT
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is hoping to get international support 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...
    Egypt's foreign minister raised the possibility Tuesday of restarting stalled peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians as part of negotiating a cease-fire in the war that has broken out on the Gaza Strip.
  • EU meets as some countries seek tougher sanctions

    EU meets as some countries seek tougher sanctions

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:02 AM EDT2014-07-22 08:02:09 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Moscow subway chief fired after 22 killed in crash

    Moscow subway chief fired after 22 killed in crash

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:32 AM EDT2014-07-22 07:32:24 GMT
    Russian news agencies say the head of Moscow's subway system has been fired in the wake of a rush-hour derailment that killed 22 people and injured 136 others.
    Russian news agencies say the head of Moscow's subway system has been fired in the wake of a rush-hour derailment that killed 22 people and injured 136 others.
  • Australia wants security job for wronged countries

    Australia wants security job for wronged countries

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:41 AM EDT2014-07-22 06:41:51 GMT
    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has suggested that countries that have been "so wronged" take responsibility for securing the crime scene where the Malaysian jetliner was shot down in Ukraine.
    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.
  • Body of missing S. Korean shipping tycoon found

    Body of missing S. Korean shipping tycoon found

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:41 AM EDT2014-07-22 06:41:47 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • Israeli aircraft hit more than 70 targets in Gaza

    Israeli aircraft hit more than 70 targets in Gaza

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:13 AM EDT2014-07-22 04:13:21 GMT
    A police spokesman says Israeli aircraft have hit more than 70 targets in the Gaza Strip, including the home of the late leader of Hamas' military wing, five mosques and a football stadium.
    A police spokesman says Israeli aircraft have hit more than 70 targets in the Gaza Strip, including the home of the late leader of Hamas' military wing, five mosques and a football stadium.
  • Rebels release train with bodies from downed jet

    Rebels release train with bodies from downed jet

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:41:18 GMT
    Pro-Moscow rebels piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jetliner into four refrigerated boxcars Sunday in eastern Ukraine, and cranes at the crash scene moved big chunks of the Boeing 777, drawing...
    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.
  • Gaza death toll rises as truce effort intensifies

    Gaza death toll rises as truce effort intensifies

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:31:39 GMT
    Gaza health officials say the death toll among Palestinians from the Israeli offensive in the coastal strip has reached 501 as the two sides count their dead following the bloodiest day of fighting so far in the...
    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...
  • Mexico declares group home owner mentally unfit

    Mexico declares group home owner mentally unfit

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:20:21 GMT
    Mexican prosecutors say the owner of a group home raided last week is mentally unfit to face allegations that she frequently hit children.
    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.
  • Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

    Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:12:24 GMT
    President Barack Obama will speak about the downed plane in Ukraine from the White House Monday morning.
    President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the probe at the Ukraine site of a downed passenger jet and allow international investigators...
  • Vital evidence feared withheld by Ukraine's rebels

    Vital evidence feared withheld by Ukraine's rebels

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-07-21 23:31:16 GMT
    "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.
    "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.
  • UN calls for probe of plane downed over Ukraine

    UN calls for probe of plane downed over Ukraine

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:41:20 GMT
    The U.N. Security Council will vote Monday on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area, with diplomats pressuring a reluctant...
    The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Monday demanding international access to the site of the plane downed over eastern Ukraine and an end to military activities around the area, following intense...
  • US urges global push for Israeli, Hamas cease-fire

    US urges global push for Israeli, Hamas cease-fire

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:03 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:03:45 GMT
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is making a renewed push for a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas with another trip to the Middle East, as the civilian death toll in the conflict has sharply escalated.
    With high hopes but low expectations, the U.S. stepped up calls Monday for an international push to end fighting in the Gaza Strip as President Barack Obama sent his top envoy to the Mideast to help broker a new cease-fire...
  • Israeli mood turns dark with mounting casualties

    Israeli mood turns dark with mounting casualties

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:41:13 GMT
    For almost two weeks, Israel practically bristled with confidence and pride: The Iron Dome air defense system was dependably zapping incoming Hamas rockets from the skies, the military was successfully repelling...
    For almost two weeks, Israel practically bristled with confidence and pride: The Iron Dome air defense system was dependably zapping incoming Hamas rockets from the skies, the military was successfully repelling...
  • Official: Turkish soldier killed in clash

    Official: Turkish soldier killed in clash

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:22:11 GMT
    An official says Turkish soldiers have clashed with a group of suspected smugglers on the Turkish-Syrian border. One soldier was killed and two others were wounded.
    An official says Turkish soldiers have clashed with a group of suspected smugglers on the Turkish-Syrian border. One soldier was killed and two others were wounded.
  • Dutch anger swells at treatment of Ukraine bodies

    Dutch anger swells at treatment of Ukraine bodies

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:53:20 GMT
    Relatives of Dutch victims killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are meeting with their king, queen and prime minister amid growing anger at the treatment of their loved ones' bodies by...
    The families and friends of Dutch citizens blown out of the sky above Ukraine poured out their grief and anger Monday at a meeting with their monarch and political leaders.
  • Romania: president blames Russia for downing plane

    Romania: president blames Russia for downing plane

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:41:20 GMT
    Romania's president says Russia is acting as a "partner for terrorists" in eastern Ukraine and responsible for the downing of a Malaysian jetliner.
    Romania's president says Russia is acting as a "partner for terrorists" in eastern Ukraine and responsible for the downing of a Malaysian jetliner.
  • Rebels to give Flight 17 black boxes to Malaysia

    Rebels to give Flight 17 black boxes to Malaysia

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:03 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:03:31 GMT
    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says the leader of the pro-Russian rebels has agreed to hand over both black boxes from Flight 17 to Malaysian investigators who are in Ukraine.
    The leader of the pro-Russian rebels has agreed to hand over both black boxes from Flight 17 to Malaysian investigators who are in Ukraine, Malaysia's prime minister said early Tuesday.
  • Clashes between rival militias in Libya kill 47

    Clashes between rival militias in Libya kill 47

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-07-21 17:30:55 GMT
    Libya's Health Ministry says clashes between rival militias fighting for control of the international airport in the capital, Tripoli, have killed 47 people over the past 24 hours.
    Clashes between rival Libyan militias fighting for control of the capital's international airport killed 47 people over the last week, Libya's Health Ministry said, as violence in an eastern city killed five.
  • Turkey declares 3-day mourning over Gaza

    Turkey declares 3-day mourning over Gaza

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-07-21 17:11:55 GMT
    Turkey's government announced a three-day period of national mourning, starting on Tuesday, in a show of solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza.
    Turkey's government announced a three-day period of national mourning, starting on Tuesday, in a show of solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza.
  • Kenya military Twitter account hacked

    Kenya military Twitter account hacked

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:41:35 GMT
    A military spokesman says the Twitter account run by Kenya's military has been taken over by hackers claiming to be from the activist collective Anonymous.
    The Twitter account run by Kenya's military was taken over by hackers claiming to be from the international activist collective Anonymous, a military spokesman said Monday
  • Ukraine at potential turning point after crash

    Ukraine at potential turning point after crash

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:12:07 GMT
    The crash of the Malaysian airliner in rebel-held eastern Ukraine is being viewed as a potential turning-point in the conflict - either, the international revulsion over the death of all 298 people on board will...
    The crash of the Malaysian airliner in rebel-held eastern Ukraine is being viewed as a potential turning-point in the conflict - either, the international revulsion over the death of all 298 people on board will force the...
  • Flight 17 tragic end for family of 6 coming home

    Flight 17 tragic end for family of 6 coming home

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-07-21 14:41:21 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • EU extends Iran sanctions hold-off until November

    EU extends Iran sanctions hold-off until November

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-07-21 14:41:17 GMT
    The European Union has agreed to keep holding off on some sanctions against Iran as negotiations continue on a comprehensive deal restricting the Islamic republic's nuclear program.
    The European Union has agreed to keep holding off on some sanctions against Iran as negotiations continue on a comprehensive deal restricting the Islamic republic's nuclear program.
  • US Embassy apologies to Ghana leader for tweet

    US Embassy apologies to Ghana leader for tweet

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-07-21 14:41:13 GMT
    The U.S. Embassy in Ghana is apologizing after a staff member sent what's being described as "an errant tweet" criticizing the president from the official Embassy Twitter account.
    The U.S. Embassy in Ghana is apologizing after a staff member sent what's being described as "an errant tweet" criticizing the president from the official Embassy Twitter account.
  • 4-year-old boy dies in South Africa carjacking

    4-year-old boy dies in South Africa carjacking

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:33 AM EDT2014-07-21 14:33:16 GMT
    South African police are searching for three men who forced a family from their car and drove off with a 4-year-old boy hanging out of the vehicle. The boy was later found dead in the abandoned vehicle.
    South African police on Monday searched for assailants who forced a family from their car and drove off with a 4-year-old boy hanging out of the vehicle. The boy was later found dead in the abandoned vehicle.
  • New York mayor talks migration with Vatican No. 2

    New York mayor talks migration with Vatican No. 2

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:52 AM EDT2014-07-21 12:52:08 GMT
    New York City's mayor has paid a call on Pope Francis' top aide to discuss migration issues.
    New York City's mayor has paid a call on Pope Francis' top aide to discuss migration issues.
  • South African park considers rhino evacuation

    South African park considers rhino evacuation

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:59 AM EDT2014-07-21 11:59:55 GMT
    Officials at Kruger park, South Africa's flagship wildlife reserve, are considering a plan to move some rhinos out of the park in an attempt to protect them from poachers.
    South Africa's Kruger National Park is considering a plan to move some rhinos out of the flagship wildlife reserve in an attempt to protect them from poachers.
  • Armed bandits demand water in dry northern India

    Armed bandits demand water in dry northern India

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:49 AM EDT2014-07-21 11:49:56 GMT
    Armed bandits in drought-stricken northern India are threatening to kill hundreds of villagers unless they deliver 35 buckets of water each day to the outlaws in their rural hideouts.
    Armed bandits in drought-stricken northern India are threatening to kill hundreds of villagers unless they deliver 35 buckets of water each day to the outlaws in their rural hideouts.
  • Overnight attacks in Iraq kill at least 16 people

    Overnight attacks in Iraq kill at least 16 people

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:29 AM EDT2014-07-21 09:29:54 GMT
    Officials say overnight attacks in two Iraqi cities have killed at least 16 people as authorities struggle to stop the Sunni militants' blitz offensive.
    Attacks overnight in two Iraqi cities killed at least 16 people, officials said Monday as authorities struggle to stop the Sunni militants' offensive that has left huge areas in northern and western Iraq outside of...
  • AP PHOTOS: As Ramadan fast ends, the feasts begin

    AP PHOTOS: As Ramadan fast ends, the feasts begin

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:40 AM EDT2014-07-21 07:40:17 GMT
    By The Associated Press For the millions of Muslims abstaining from food and drink from sunrise to sunset every day during Islam's holiest month of Ramadan, that first sip of water after a...
    By The Associated Press For the millions of Muslims abstaining from food and drink from sunrise to sunset every day during Islam's holiest month of Ramadan, that first sip of water after a grueling...
  • UN to vote on crash resolution; Russia has doubts

    UN to vote on crash resolution; Russia has doubts

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:50 AM EDT2014-07-21 05:50:09 GMT
    The U.N. Security Council will vote Monday on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area, with diplomats pressuring a reluctant...
    The U.N. Security Council will vote Monday on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area, with diplomats pressuring a reluctant Russia...
  • 66-yard crater appears in far northern Siberia

    66-yard crater appears in far northern Siberia

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:40 AM EDT2014-07-21 05:40:19 GMT
    Russian scientists say they believe a 60-meter (66-yard) wide crater discovered recently in far northern Siberia could be the result of changing temperatures in the region.
    Russian scientists say they believe a 60-meter (66-yard) wide crater discovered recently in far northern Siberia could be the result of changing temperatures in the region.
  • After hybrid success, Toyota gambles on fuel cell

    After hybrid success, Toyota gambles on fuel cell

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:39 AM EDT2014-07-21 05:39:50 GMT
    Rocket science long dismissed as too impractical and expensive for everyday cars is getting a push into the mainstream by Toyota, the world's top-selling automaker.
    Rocket science long dismissed as too impractical and expensive for everyday cars is getting a push into the mainstream by Toyota, the world's top-selling automaker.
  • UN Security Council holds urgent meeting on Gaza

    UN Security Council holds urgent meeting on Gaza

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:19 AM EDT2014-07-21 04:19:49 GMT
    The U.N. Security Council is holding an emergency meeting tonight on the situation in Gaza.
    The U.N. Security Council emerged from an emergency session late Sunday on the worsening situation in Gaza expressing "serious concern" about the rising civilian death toll and demanding an immediate end to the fighting.
  • Airlines symbolize nations' hopes or reflect shame

    Airlines symbolize nations' hopes or reflect shame

    Sunday, July 20 2014 11:49 PM EDT2014-07-21 03:49:42 GMT
    The jetliner is much more than a machine used to get from one spot to another. It often carries deep symbolism, especially when flying for a national airline.
    The jetliner is much more than a machine used to get from one spot to another. It often carries deep symbolism, especially when flying for a national airline.
  • Scores dead in first major ground battle in Gaza

    Scores dead in first major ground battle in Gaza

    Sunday, July 20 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-07-21 02:10:40 GMT
    Hundreds of panicked residents have fled a Gaza City neighborhood which they say has come under heavy tank fire from Israeli forces. Some reported seeing dead and wounded in the streets, with ambulances unable to...
    The first major ground battle in two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting exacted a steep price Sunday: It killed 65 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers and forced thousands of terrified Palestinian civilians to flee their...
  • UN: Iran gets rid of sensitive nuclear material

    UN: Iran gets rid of sensitive nuclear material

    Sunday, July 20 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-07-21 01:29:33 GMT
    The United Nations says Iran has turned all enriched uranium closest to the level needed to make nuclear arms into more harmless forms.
    Iran has turned all of its enriched uranium closest to the level needed to make nuclear arms into more harmless forms, the United Nations' nuclear agency said Sunday.
  • Amid bloodshed, frenetic Gaza hospital improvises

    Amid bloodshed, frenetic Gaza hospital improvises

    Sunday, July 20 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-07-21 00:30:04 GMT
    In the heart of Gaza City, as its citizen again find themselves under fire from Israeli airstrikes and artillery, the wounded and their wailing families stream into Shifa Hospital without end.
    In the heart of Gaza City, as its citizens again find themselves under fire from Israeli airstrikes and artillery, the wounded and their wailing families stream into Shifa Hospital without end.
  • Bodies from downed jet piled in boxcars in Ukraine

    Bodies from downed jet piled in boxcars in Ukraine

    Sunday, July 20 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-07-20 23:50:11 GMT
    A top Ukrainian official says the government and the pro-Russia separatists it is fighting have reached a preliminary agreement to remove the bodies from the site of the Malaysian plane crash.
    Pro-Moscow rebels piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jetliner into four refrigerated boxcars Sunday in eastern Ukraine, and cranes at the crash scene moved big chunks of the Boeing 777, drawing condemnation...
  • Owner of raided Mexico shelter freed, no charges

    Owner of raided Mexico shelter freed, no charges

    Sunday, July 20 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-07-20 23:19:23 GMT
    The owner of a group home raided last week amid charges of abuse and other mistreatment of children living there has been released from custody without charge, an official in the federal Attorney General's...
    The owner of a group home raided last week amid charges of abuse and other mistreatment of children living there has been released from custody without charge, an official in the federal Attorney General's Office said...
  • Without radar, missile may not have identified jet

    Without radar, missile may not have identified jet

    Sunday, July 20 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-07-20 21:19:26 GMT
    If Ukrainian rebels shot down the Malaysian jetliner, killing 298 people, it may have been because they didn't have the right systems in place to distinguish between military and civilian aircraft, experts said...
    If Ukrainian rebels shot down the Malaysian jetliner, killing 298 people, it may have been because they didn't have the right systems in place to distinguish between military and civilian aircraft, experts said Saturday.
  • Distraught Dutch mother: 'Send my children home'

    Distraught Dutch mother: 'Send my children home'

    Sunday, July 20 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-07-20 20:39:34 GMT
    Worshippers at church services across the Netherlands are praying for the victims of the Ukraine air disaster and their next of kin, as anger builds over the separatist rebels' hindering of the investigation...
    A distraught, grieving mother summed up a swelling mood of despair and anguish in the Netherlands on Sunday at faltering efforts to repatriate the bodies of loved ones killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17,...
  • Iraqi PM condemns jihadis' targeting of Christians

    Iraqi PM condemns jihadis' targeting of Christians

    Sunday, July 20 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-07-20 19:40:01 GMT
    The Islamic State extremist group has claimed responsibility for four bombings in Baghdad which were among a string of attacks Saturday that left at least 27 people dead.
    Iraq's prime minister on Sunday condemned the Islamic State extremist group's actions targeting Christians in territory it controls, saying they reveal the threat the jihadists pose to the minority community's...
  • US outlines case against Russia on downed plane

    US outlines case against Russia on downed plane

    Sunday, July 20 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-07-20 19:22:29 GMT
    Video of a rocket launcher, one surface-to-air missile missing, leaving the likely launch site. Imagery showing the firing. Calls claiming credit for the strike. Recordings said to reveal a cover-up at the crash site.
    Video of a rocket launcher, one surface-to-air missile missing, leaving the likely launch site. Imagery showing the firing. Calls claiming credit for the strike. Recordings said to reveal a cover-up at the crash site.
  • Dutch leader calls on Putin to help crash probe

    Dutch leader calls on Putin to help crash probe

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:34:25 GMT
    An angry Dutch prime minister says he has had an "extremely intense" telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin in which he urged him to "show the world he intends to help" in the investigation...
    An angry Dutch prime minister says he has had an "extremely intense" telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin in which he urged him to "show the world he intends to help" in the investigation into the...
  • Bosnians bury kin found in wartime mass grave

    Bosnians bury kin found in wartime mass grave

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:34:24 GMT
    Bosnian families are burying the remains of 283 Muslims and one Roman Catholic Croat who were killed at the start of the Bosnian war of 1992-95.
    Bosnian families on Sunday buried the remains of 283 Muslims and one Roman Catholic Croat who were killed at the start of the Bosnian war of 1992-95.
  • Women go online to protest 'everyday sexism'

    Women go online to protest 'everyday sexism'

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:34:21 GMT
    When Laura Bates was followed home one night by a man from her bus, she didn't think much of it. Incidents like that just seemed to be part of living in London.
    When Laura Bates was followed home one night by a man from her bus, she didn't think much of it. Incidents like that just seemed to be part of living in London.
  • UN: S. Sudan rebels violate peace-pact with govt

    UN: S. Sudan rebels violate peace-pact with govt

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:34:19 GMT
    The United Nations says rebel forces in South Sudan attacked a town in the Upper Nile State.
    The United Nations says rebel forces in South Sudan attacked a town in the Upper Nile State.
  • Lebanese troops kill militant linked to bombing

    Lebanese troops kill militant linked to bombing

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:29:33 GMT
    Lebanese state media says soldiers have killed a wanted militant suspected of involvement in a suicide bombing at a Beirut hotel last month.
    Lebanese soldiers killed a wanted militant Sunday suspected of involvement in a suicide bombing at a Beirut hotel last month and arrested another man, setting off gunbattles in the tense northern city of Tripoli, state...
  • Death toll rises to 22 in Egypt border post attack

    Death toll rises to 22 in Egypt border post attack

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:22:18 GMT
    A military official says the death toll among troops from a brazen attack on a border post in Egypt's western desert has risen to 22.
    The death toll from a brazen attack on a border post in Egypt's western desert along the border with Libya has risen to 22 troops, including three officers, the military said Sunday.
  • Germany honors officers who tried to kill Hitler

    Germany honors officers who tried to kill Hitler

    Sunday, July 20 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-07-20 17:58:03 GMT
    Germany on Sunday honored a group of Nazi-era officers who tried to kill Adolf Hitler 70 years ago. The plot - portrayed in films such as the 2008 Hollywood movie "Valkyrie" - helped establish a principle under...
    Germany on Sunday honored a group of Nazi-era officers who tried to kill Adolf Hitler 70 years ago. The plot - portrayed in films such as the 2008 Hollywood movie "Valkyrie" - helped establish a principle under which...
  • New Peru law weakens environmental safeguards

    New Peru law weakens environmental safeguards

    Sunday, July 20 2014 1:57 PM EDT2014-07-20 17:57:43 GMT
    Dozens of international groups, the United Nations, and even Peru's own citizen ombudsman are objecting to a new law that weakens environmental protections in the Andean nation even as it prepares to host...
    Dozens of international groups, the United Nations, and even Peru's own citizen ombudsman are objecting to a new law that weakens environmental protections in the Andean nation even as it prepares to host international...
  • Scientists name Puerto Rico water mite after JLo

    Scientists name Puerto Rico water mite after JLo

    Sunday, July 20 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-07-20 17:51:45 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Cameron demands Russia cease support for rebels

    Cameron demands Russia cease support for rebels

    Sunday, July 20 2014 1:10 PM EDT2014-07-20 17:10:20 GMT
    British Prime Minister David Cameron demanded Sunday that Russia end its support for the rebels in Ukraine, arguing that Russia's policies destabilized the country and created the conditions that appear to have...
    British Prime Minister David Cameron demanded Sunday that Russia end its support for the rebels in Ukraine, arguing that Russia's policies destabilized the country and created the conditions that appear to have led to...
  • 3 killed as Libyan militias fight over airport

    3 killed as Libyan militias fight over airport

    Sunday, July 20 2014 9:11 AM EDT2014-07-20 13:11:51 GMT
    A Libyan security official says at least two people were killed when a stray rocket hit their house as rival militias exchanged heavy fire around Tripoli's international airport.
    Rival Libyan militias battled for control the capital's international airport Sunday, fighting that killed at least three people, a security official said.
  • Ukraine crisis shows divisions in old Soviet bloc

    Ukraine crisis shows divisions in old Soviet bloc

    Sunday, July 20 2014 7:12 AM EDT2014-07-20 11:12:51 GMT
    Poland's foreign minister had sharp words on the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jumbo jet in Ukraine - blaming the crash on Russia-backed "bandits." But throughout most of central and eastern Europe, leaders...
    Poland's foreign minister had sharp words on the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jumbo jet in Ukraine - blaming the crash on Russia-backed "bandits." But throughout most of central and eastern Europe, leaders withheld...
  • La democracia indonesia a punto de ser testada

    La democracia indonesia a punto de ser testada

    Sunday, July 20 2014 6:30 AM EDT2014-07-20 10:30:26 GMT
    After an ugly presidential election campaign, Indonesia is set to declare the winner on Tuesday - but that may not settle a simmering dispute between the two candidates, both of whom claim victory.
    Después de una desagradable campaña electoral para elegir presidente, Indonesia ha fijado el martes como el día en el que anunciará quien es el ganador, y por tanto nuevo presidente del país, sin embargo el anuncio puede...
  • Double disasters taint Malaysia Airlines

    Double disasters taint Malaysia Airlines

    Sunday, July 20 2014 6:29 AM EDT2014-07-20 10:29:47 GMT
    Hit by two astonishing tragedies in quick succession, the Malaysia Airlines brand may become the airline industry's equivalent of asbestos or News of the World: toxic to the public and, experts say, impossible...
    Hit by two astonishing tragedies in quick succession, the Malaysia Airlines brand may become the airline industry's equivalent of asbestos or News of the World: toxic to the public and, experts say, impossible to redeem.
  • Israeli bulldozers destroy Hamas tunnels in Gaza

    Israeli bulldozers destroy Hamas tunnels in Gaza

    Sunday, July 20 2014 1:38 AM EDT2014-07-20 05:38:16 GMT
    A Gaza health official says the death toll from Israel's 12-day offensive against Hamas militants has topped 300.
    Israel said it widened its ground offensive early Sunday, sending more troops into Gaza after demolishing more than a dozen Hamas tunnels and intensifying tank fire on border areas.
  • Monitors try to secure Ukraine plane crash site

    Monitors try to secure Ukraine plane crash site

    Saturday, July 19 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-07-20 03:22:06 GMT
    Ukraine is accusing Russia of assisting separatist rebels in destroying evidence at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane shot down with 298 people onboard.
    International monitors moved gingerly Saturday through fields reeking of the decomposing corpses that fell from a Malaysian airliner shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine, trying to secure the sprawling site in hopes...
  • Gunmen attack Egypt troops, killing 21 near Libya

    Gunmen attack Egypt troops, killing 21 near Libya

    Saturday, July 19 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-07-20 01:00:02 GMT
    Security officials say at least 15 Egyptian troops have been killed in an attack by gunmen in the country's western desert.
    Gunmen armed with rocket-propelled grenades attacked a border guard post Saturday in Egypt's western desert in a brazen assault that killed 21 troops deployed in the province along the border with neighboring Libya.
  • Russia bans congressman, 12 other Americans

    Russia bans congressman, 12 other Americans

    Saturday, July 19 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-07-19 22:31:03 GMT
    Russia has placed a U.S. lawmaker and 12 other people connected with the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq on its list of those banned from entering the country.
    Russia has placed a U.S. lawmaker and 12 other people connected with the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq on its list of those banned from entering the country.
  • Under threat, Iraq's Christians flee city of Mosul

    Under threat, Iraq's Christians flee city of Mosul

    Saturday, July 19 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-07-19 19:30:50 GMT
    Iraqi officials say a suicide bomber has rammed a car packed with explosives into a checkpoint in southern Baghdad, killing at least seven people, including four policemen.
    The message played over loudspeakers gave the Christians of Iraq's second-largest city until midday Saturday to make a choice: convert to Islam, pay a tax or face death.
  • Paris police wound thief with gold loot in Metro

    Paris police wound thief with gold loot in Metro

    Saturday, July 19 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-07-19 19:30:46 GMT
    Police in the French capital say they shot and wounded a thief with about 100,000 euros ($135,000) in gold coins in a rare chase in the Paris Metro.
    Police in the French capital say they shot and wounded a thief with about 100,000 euros ($135,000) in gold coins in a rare chase in the Paris Metro.
  • French police and pro-Palestinian protesters clash

    French police and pro-Palestinian protesters clash

    Saturday, July 19 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-07-19 18:59:16 GMT
    Police have clashed with thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters who defied a ban in Paris on marching to protest the Israeli offensive in Gaza.
    Police clashed on Saturday with thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters who defied a ban on a Paris demonstration over the Israeli offensive in Gaza. More than 30 people were arrested and it wasn't immediately clear if...
  • Erdogan says Israel more barbaric than Hitler

    Erdogan says Israel more barbaric than Hitler

    Saturday, July 19 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-07-19 18:48:38 GMT
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Israel of "barbarism that surpasses Hitler" during its ground invasion of Gaza.
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Israel of "barbarism that surpasses Hitler" during its ground invasion of Gaza.
  • Correction: Switzerland-Obit-Winter story

    Correction: Switzerland-Obit-Winter story

    Saturday, July 19 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-07-19 18:41:30 GMT
    Texas blues icon Johnny Winter, who rose to fame in the late 1960s and '70s with his energetic performances and recordings that included producing his childhood hero Muddy Waters, has died. He was 70.
    In a story July 17 about the death of Texas blues legend Johnny Winter, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Winter's last performance was on July 12 at the Lovely Days Festival in Wiesen, Austria. His last...
  • DNA being collected to ID Ukraine crash victims

    DNA being collected to ID Ukraine crash victims

    Saturday, July 19 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-07-19 18:11:30 GMT
    Malaysia Airlines says it has no immediate plans to fly the relatives of 298 passengers and crew killed in the downing of Flight 17 to Ukraine to visit the site because of security concerns.
    Forensic teams fanned out across the Netherlands on Saturday to collect material that will help positively identify the remains of victims killed in the downing of the Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine. Families and...
  • Kenya Red Cross: 7 die in militant attack on coast

    Kenya Red Cross: 7 die in militant attack on coast

    Saturday, July 19 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-07-19 17:19:17 GMT
    The Kenya Red Cross says seven people have been killed after gunmen attacked a bus along the Kenyan coast where previous attacks had left 87 people dead.
    Seven people were killed when gunmen attacked a bus at the Kenyan coast where previous attacks had left 87 people dead, Kenya Red Cross said Saturday.
  • Multiple bus crash in Germany kills 10, injures 69

    Multiple bus crash in Germany kills 10, injures 69

    Saturday, July 19 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-07-19 17:08:34 GMT
    German police say nine people have died and 40 were injured when several buses crashed on a highway near the eastern city of Dresden.
    A crash involving several buses on a highway in eastern Germany killed 10 people and injured 69, police said Saturday.
  • Extremists kill more than 100 in northeast Nigeria

    Extremists kill more than 100 in northeast Nigeria

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-07-19 16:48:44 GMT
    A civilian defense spokesman and human rights activist say Boko Haram militants have killed more than 100 people and hoisted their black and white flag over a town just 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Nigeria's...
    Boko Haram extremists have killed more than 100 people and hoisted their black and white flag over a town left undefended by Nigeria's military, just 85 kilometers (53 miles) from the northeastern state capital of...
  • Mideast divisions cloud Gaza cease-fire efforts

    Mideast divisions cloud Gaza cease-fire efforts

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-07-19 16:31:20 GMT
    Even as the death toll mounts in the Gaza Strip, attempts to broker a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel have so far run aground - in part because they have become mired in the deep divisions between Mideast...
    Even as the death toll mounts in the Gaza Strip, attempts to broker a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel have so far run aground - in part because they have become mired in the deep divisions between Mideast countries.
  • French President announces new operation in Africa

    French President announces new operation in Africa

    Saturday, July 19 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-07-19 14:38:31 GMT
    France's president announced the redeployment of 3,000 French troops in five of its former colonies across northwest Africa as part of an operation to help fight terrorism in the region.
    France's president announced the redeployment of 3,000 French troops in five of its former colonies across northwest Africa as part of an operation to help fight terrorism in the region.
  • Syrian troops seek to retake jihadi-held gas field

    Syrian troops seek to retake jihadi-held gas field

    Saturday, July 19 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-07-19 13:59:24 GMT
    Activists say Syrian government forces have launched a counter-attack to recapture a gas field seized by Islamic extremists, as the death toll from three days of fighting rises to more than 200.
    Syrian government forces have launched a counter-attack to recapture a gas field seized by Islamic extremists, activists said Saturday, as the death toll from three days of fighting there rose to more than 200 people killed.
  • 400 migrants rescued near Malta; 19 dead

    400 migrants rescued near Malta; 19 dead

    Saturday, July 19 2014 9:30 AM EDT2014-07-19 13:30:26 GMT
    Italian and Maltese naval vessels assisted by a passing cargo ship rescued some 400 migrants aboard a smugglers' boat in waters near Malta and found the bodies of 18 people inside.
    Italian and Maltese naval vessels assisted by a passing cargo ship rescued some 400 migrants aboard a smugglers' boat in waters near Malta and found the bodies of 18 people inside.
  • Kony's rebels change tactics to evade hunt

    Kony's rebels change tactics to evade hunt

    Saturday, July 19 2014 5:41 AM EDT2014-07-19 09:41:13 GMT
    Knives, ropes, tarpaulins, AK-47s, and gun lubricant. These are some of the items handed over to the Ugandan army by three fighters who defected last month from Joseph Kony's rebels, the Lord's Resistance...
    Knives, ropes, tarpaulins, AK-47s, and gun lubricant. These are some of the items handed over to the Ugandan army by three fighters who defected last month from Joseph Kony's rebels, the Lord's Resistance Army, in...
  • Officials: US drone strike kills 11 in NW Pakistan

    Officials: US drone strike kills 11 in NW Pakistan

    Saturday, July 19 2014 5:32 AM EDT2014-07-19 09:32:08 GMT
    Pakistani intelligence officials say a U.S. drone has fired two missiles at a compound in a northwestern tribal region, killing eight militants.
    A U.S. drone fired several missiles at a sprawling compound in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Saturday, killing eleven militants, two Pakistani intelligence officials said.
  • Unlike 1st, Malaysia's 2nd disaster brings closure

    Unlike 1st, Malaysia's 2nd disaster brings closure

    Saturday, July 19 2014 3:39 AM EDT2014-07-19 07:39:10 GMT
    Less than five months ago, they had rushed to Kuala Lumpur International Airport - anxious relatives with a hope in their hearts, however faint, that a missing jumbo jet with their loved ones had not crashed, and...
    Less than five months ago, they had rushed to Kuala Lumpur International Airport - anxious relatives with a hope in their hearts, however faint, that a missing jumbo jet with their loved ones had not crashed, and would...
  • Unlike 1st, Malaysia's 2nd disaster brings closure

    Unlike 1st, Malaysia's 2nd disaster brings closure

    Saturday, July 19 2014 3:05 AM EDT2014-07-19 07:05:16 GMT
    Less than five months ago, they had rushed to Kuala Lumpur International Airport - anxious relatives with a hope in their hearts, however faint, that a missing jumbo jet with their loved ones had not crashed, and...
    Less than five months ago, they had rushed to Kuala Lumpur International Airport - anxious relatives with a hope in their hearts, however faint, that a missing jumbo jet with their loved ones had not crashed, and would...
  • Credible probe sought in downing of Malaysian jet

    Credible probe sought in downing of Malaysian jet

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:13 AM EDT2014-07-19 04:13:14 GMT
    Rescue workers, policemen and even off-duty coal miners are combing the area adjacent to the site in eastern Ukraine where a Malaysian jetliner crashed on Thursday, killing all 298 aboard.
    World leaders demanded Friday that pro-Russia rebels who control the eastern Ukraine crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 give immediate, unfettered access to independent investigators to determine who shot down the...
  • AIDS conference attendees on downed Malaysian jet

    AIDS conference attendees on downed Malaysian jet

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:13 AM EDT2014-07-19 04:13:00 GMT
    The premier of the Australian state hosting an international AIDS conference says a "substantial number" of world-renowned AIDS researchers and activists were on board a Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over...
    A prominent researcher, two activists and at least three others headed to an AIDS conference in Australia were on the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine, news that sparked an outpouring of grief across the...
  • Downed jet claimed victims from 13 countries

    Downed jet claimed victims from 13 countries

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-07-19 03:21:09 GMT
    Flags flew are flying half-staff across the Netherlands as the country mourns at least 154 of its citizens killed when a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet was shot down in eastern Ukraine.
    The human cost of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 hit home around the world Friday, upending scores of families and small communities spanning half of the planet, from a Dutch fishing village to an Australian...
  • US: Can't rule out Russian role in plane downing

    US: Can't rule out Russian role in plane downing

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-07-19 02:29:10 GMT
    The U.N. Security Council has approved a statement calling for "a full, thorough and independent international investigation" of a downed Malaysian Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine.
    U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Friday that the United States cannot rule out that Russia helped in the launch of the surface-to-air missile that shot down a...
  • Iran nuke talks to be extended for 4 months

    Iran nuke talks to be extended for 4 months

    Friday, July 18 2014 9:28 PM EDT2014-07-19 01:28:32 GMT
    Diplomats say Iran and six powers have extended nuclear talks until Nov. 24 after realizing that differences were too big to reach a deal by the Sunday, the informal deadline.
    Iran and six world powers failed Saturday to meet their target date for cutting a nuclear deal but agreed to extend the talks until Nov. 24 in a bid to overcome stubborn differences over the size and capacity of activities...
  • Israel pushes in Gaza, expanding ground operation

    Israel pushes in Gaza, expanding ground operation

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:40:19 GMT
    Israel's military says a soldier has been killed in a ground operation in the Gaza Strip. The circumstances of his death were not immediately clear.
    Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday in a ground offensive that officials said could last up to two weeks as the prime minister ordered the military to prepare for a "significantly" wider campaign.
  • 1 in 5 of Gaza dead are children

    1 in 5 of Gaza dead are children

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:07:52 GMT
    Sobbing and shaking, Ismail Abu Musallam leaned against the wall of a hospital Friday, waiting for three of his children to be prepared for burial. They were killed as they slept when an Israeli tank shell hit...
    Sobbing and shaking, Ismail Abu Musallam leaned against the wall of a hospital Friday, waiting for three of his children to be prepared for burial. They were killed as they slept when an Israeli tank shell hit their home,...
  • What we know, and don't, 1 day after Ukraine crash

    What we know, and don't, 1 day after Ukraine crash

    Friday, July 18 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-07-18 21:04:43 GMT
    One day after the crash of a Malaysian jetliner carrying 298 people in eastern Ukraine, here's what is known, and what has been claimed:
    One day after the crash of a Malaysian jetliner carrying 298 people in eastern Ukraine, here's what is known, and what has been claimed:
  • Turkey's Erdogan condemns Israel over Gaza

    Turkey's Erdogan condemns Israel over Gaza

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:51:48 GMT
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan intensified his fiery rhetoric against Israel over its ground invasion of Gaza on Friday, accusing the country of state terrorism and genocide and saying the two...
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan intensified his fiery rhetoric against Israel over its ground invasion of Gaza on Friday, accusing the country of state terrorism and genocide and saying the two countries will...
  • AP PHOTOS: Images from Israeli assault in Gaza

    AP PHOTOS: Images from Israeli assault in Gaza

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:49:23 GMT
    In the first full day of Israel's ground assault into Gaza on Friday, airstrikes rained down on targets in the tiny Mediterranean coastal strip and Hamas rockets streaked through the sky toward Israel. Caught...
    In the first full day of Israel's ground assault into Gaza on Friday, airstrikes rained down on targets in the tiny Mediterranean coastal strip and Hamas rockets streaked through the sky toward Israel. Caught between...
  • Downed plane could alter course of Ukraine fight

    Downed plane could alter course of Ukraine fight

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:40:59 GMT
    The downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine could prove to be a turning point in the country's conflict. But which way it turns depends mainly on who carried out the attack and how convincingly it can be proved...
    The downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine is likely to be a turning point in the country's conflict. But which way it turns depends mainly on who carried out the attack and how convincingly it can be proved to the world.
  • AP ANALYSIS: Israel and Hamas dislike status quo

    AP ANALYSIS: Israel and Hamas dislike status quo

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:40:54 GMT
    By DAN PERRY Associated Press If Israel and Hamas can agree on one point, it seems, it's that things have to change.
    By DAN PERRY Associated Press If Israel and Hamas can agree on one point, it seems, it's that things have to change.
  • In Iraq, Syria, militants try to govern as a state

    In Iraq, Syria, militants try to govern as a state

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:39:58 GMT
    Across the broad swath of territory it controls bridging Syria and Iraq, extremist militants from the group known as the Islamic State have proven to be highly organized administrators. Flush with cash, they fix...
    Across the broad swath of territory they control bridging Syria and Iraq, extremist militants from the group known as the Islamic State have proven to be highly organized administrators. Flush with cash, they fix roads,...
  • Rebel leader gives bizarre account of plane crash

    Rebel leader gives bizarre account of plane crash

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:30:49 GMT
    A top pro-Russia rebel commander in eastern Ukraine has given a version of events surrounding the Malaysian jetliner crash - suggesting many of the victims may have died days before the plane took off.
    A top pro-Russia rebel commander in eastern Ukraine has given a bizarre version of events surrounding the Malaysian jetliner crash - suggesting many of the victims may have died days before the plane took off.
  • Key events in latest Israeli-Palestinian fighting

    Key events in latest Israeli-Palestinian fighting

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:30:42 GMT
    By The Associated Press Israeli troops pressed on with their ground offensive into Gaza on Friday after a 10-day military campaign aimed at destroying Hamas' weapons arsenal and rocket-firing...
    By The Associated Press Israeli troops pressed on with their ground offensive into Gaza on Friday after a 10-day military campaign aimed at destroying Hamas' weapons arsenal and rocket-firing...
  • Executions rise worldwide in 2013

    Executions rise worldwide in 2013

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-07-18 17:58:37 GMT
    An Italian anti-death penalty group says the number of executions worldwide increased last year despite a global trend toward capital punishment abolition.
    The number of executions worldwide rose last year despite a general global trend toward capital punishment abolition, according to a report released Friday by an Italian anti-death penalty group.
  • German church exits spike amid bling bishop furor

    German church exits spike amid bling bishop furor

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:41 PM EDT2014-07-18 17:41:25 GMT
    The German Bishops' Conference says the number of Germans leaving the Roman Catholic church jumped sharply last year, an apparent result of an uproar over a bishop's lavish new residence.
    The German Bishops' Conference says the number of Germans leaving the Roman Catholic church jumped sharply last year, an apparent result of an uproar over a bishop's lavish new residence.
  • Who is to blame? Crash investigators face struggle

    Who is to blame? Crash investigators face struggle

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-07-18 17:19:21 GMT
    To figure out why a Malaysian jetliner fell from the sky, investigators will use the wreckage of any missile found to determine where it came from and who fired it, experts said Friday. That may be easier said than...
    To figure out why a Malaysian jetliner fell from the sky, investigators will use the wreckage of any missile found to determine where it came from and who fired it, experts said Friday. That may be easier said than done in...
  • Reports: 115 killed in seizure of Syria gas field

    Reports: 115 killed in seizure of Syria gas field

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:43:35 GMT
    Activists say some 100 soldiers, guards and employees were killed when jihadis seized a gas field in central Syria on Thursday.
    Islamic extremists killed at least 115 Syrian troops, guards and workers as they captured a gas field in central Syria following daylong clashes, activists said Friday.
  • UK court orders 'Glee' name change in legal row

    UK court orders 'Glee' name change in legal row

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:07:19 GMT
    Glum news for "Glee" - Britain's High Court says the musical TV show must change its name because it breaches the trademark of a chain of comedy clubs.
    Glum news for "Glee" - Britain's High Court ruled Friday that the musical TV show must change its name because it breaches the trademark of a chain of comedy clubs.
  • Italian court acquits Berlusconi in sex case

    Italian court acquits Berlusconi in sex case

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-07-18 15:33:56 GMT
    An Italian appeals court has acquitted former Premier Silvio Berlusconi in a sex-for-hire case.
    An Italian appeals court on Friday acquitted former Premier Silvio Berlusconi in a sex-for-hire case, reversing a lower court conviction that had carried a seven-year prison sentence and a lifetime ban on holding political...
  • US-EU trade talks sour amid chlorine chicken fears

    US-EU trade talks sour amid chlorine chicken fears

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-07-18 15:11:56 GMT
    Visions of chlorine-drenched chickens and the prospect of genetically modified "Frankenfood" invading dinner tables across the European Union are proving serious impediments to the signing of a sweeping free trade...
    Visions of chlorine-drenched chickens and the prospect of genetically modified "Frankenfood" invading dinner tables across the European Union are proving serious impediments to the signing of a sweeping free trade...
  • Many killed as extremists attack Nigerian town

    Many killed as extremists attack Nigerian town

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-07-18 14:18:45 GMT
    Survivors say Boko Haram gunmen invaded a northeastern Nigerian town just 85 kilometers (53 miles)from Maiduguri city before dawn, killing many villagers and setting homes ablaze.
    Boko Haram gunmen killed many villagers and set homes ablaze in a northeastern Nigerian town just 85 kilometers (53 miles) from the strategic center of Maiduguri before dawn Friday, according to survivors.
  • French president Hollande visits Niger on tour

    French president Hollande visits Niger on tour

    Friday, July 18 2014 8:11 AM EDT2014-07-18 12:11:05 GMT
    France's president is paying a visit to the former colony of Niger, a landlocked desert nation in West Africa that has played a key role in French military efforts in the region.
    France's president is paying a visit to the former colony of Niger, a landlocked desert nation in West Africa that has played a key role in French military efforts in the region.
  • Germany's Merkel dismisses talk of early departure

    Germany's Merkel dismisses talk of early departure

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:49 AM EDT2014-07-18 11:49:34 GMT
    Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will carry on leading Germany until at least 2017 - dismissing recent speculation that she may step down before her third term is up.
    Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will carry on leading Germany until at least 2017 - dismissing recent speculation that she may step down before her third term is up.
  • UN: Some 5,500 civilians killed in Iraq this year

    UN: Some 5,500 civilians killed in Iraq this year

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:01 AM EDT2014-07-18 11:01:53 GMT
    The United Nations says violence in Iraq has killed more than 5,500 civilians over the first six months of 2014.
    Violence in Iraq has killed more than 5,500 civilians over the first six months of the year, the U.N. said Friday in a new report that documents the massive humanitarian toll of an ongoing Sunni militant offensive in the...
  • Woman loses relatives in 2 Malaysia air disasters

    Woman loses relatives in 2 Malaysia air disasters

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:51 AM EDT2014-07-18 10:51:55 GMT
    An Australian woman who lost her brother in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has now learned that her stepdaughter was on the Malaysia Airlines flight shot down over Ukraine.
    In an almost incomprehensible twist of fate, an Australian woman who lost her brother in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 learned on Friday that her stepdaughter was on the plane shot down over Ukraine.
  • Ethiopia charges 9 journalists with terrorism

    Ethiopia charges 9 journalists with terrorism

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:41 AM EDT2014-07-18 10:41:59 GMT
    The Committee to Protect Journalists says Ethiopia's government has charged nine journalists with terrorism and inciting violence.
    The Committee to Protect Journalists says Ethiopia's government has charged nine journalists with terrorism and inciting violence.
  • South Africans remember Mandela on his birthday

    South Africans remember Mandela on his birthday

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:32 AM EDT2014-07-18 10:32:53 GMT
    South Africans are marking Nelson Mandela's birthday with charitable acts in honor of the former president, whose death in December prompted a global outpouring of tributes.
    South Africans marked Nelson Mandela's birthday on Friday with charitable acts in honor of the former president, whose death in December prompted a global outpouring of tributes.
  • Aircraft with US personnel lands in Ugandan road

    Aircraft with US personnel lands in Ugandan road

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:32 AM EDT2014-07-18 10:32:48 GMT
    A Ugandan police spokesman says a small aircraft carrying U.S. military personnel has made an emergency landing on a road after running out of fuel.
    A small aircraft carrying U.S. military personnel made an emergency landing in the middle of a highway after running out of fuel, Ugandan police said Friday.
  • Australian PM lashes out at Russia over shot plane

    Australian PM lashes out at Russia over shot plane

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:59 AM EDT2014-07-18 07:59:51 GMT
    An angry Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is demanding an independent inquiry into the downing of a Malaysian jetliner and says Russia's response is "deeply, deeply unsatisfactory."
    An angry Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Friday demanded an independent inquiry into the downing of a Malaysian jetliner and said Russia's response to what he called a crime was "deeply, deeply unsatisfactory."
  • French train crash: Signal problems, uneven speed

    French train crash: Signal problems, uneven speed

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:40 AM EDT2014-07-18 07:40:32 GMT
    France's transport chief says faulty maintenance on a signal and hot weather may have played a role in the collision of two trains in southwest France, which left 25 injured.
    France's transport chief says faulty maintenance on a signal and hot weather may have played a role in the collision of two trains in southwest France, which left 25 injured.
  • Malaysia Airlines says changes route for planes

    Malaysia Airlines says changes route for planes

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:16 AM EDT2014-07-18 07:16:28 GMT
    Malaysia Airlines says that in the wake of the shooting down of one of its passenger jets over Ukraine, it has changed the route it planes will take on flights to and from Europe.
    Malaysia Airlines says that in the wake of the shooting down of one of its passenger jets over Ukraine, it has changed the route it planes will take on flights to and from Europe.
  • Ukraine: Pro-Russia rebels downed Malaysian plane

    Ukraine: Pro-Russia rebels downed Malaysian plane

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:03 AM EDT2014-07-18 05:03:45 GMT
    An adviser to Ukraine's Interior Minister says a Malaysian passenger plane carrying 295 people has been shot down over a town in the east of the country.
    Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 298 people aboard, sharply escalating the crisis and threatening to draw both East and West deeper into the conflict. The rebels denied...
  • AP source: Missile took down jet in Ukraine

    AP source: Missile took down jet in Ukraine

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:53 AM EDT2014-07-18 04:53:41 GMT
    President Barack Obama is asking his advisers to keep him updated on reports of a plane shot down over Ukraine. But the White House says it can't confirm the reports.
    American intelligence authorities believe a surface-to-air missile took down a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a U.S. official said, but the Obama administration was still scrambling to confirm who launched...
  • Malaysia says jetliner did not make distress call

    Malaysia says jetliner did not make distress call

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:31 AM EDT2014-07-18 04:31:15 GMT
    Malaysia Airlines says it lost contact with a plane over Ukrainian airspace.
    The Malaysia Airlines jetliner that went down in war-torn Ukraine did not make any distress call, Malaysia's prime minister said Friday, adding that its flight route had been declared safe by the global civil aviation...
  • AIDS conference attendees on downed Malaysian jet

    AIDS conference attendees on downed Malaysian jet

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:30 AM EDT2014-07-18 04:30:31 GMT
    Several passengers on board a Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine were heading to an international AIDS conference in Australia.
    Several world-renowned AIDS researchers and activists heading to an international AIDS conference in Australia were on board a Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over Ukraine, officials said Friday, as news of their...
  • China, Russia leaders seek South American inroads

    China, Russia leaders seek South American inroads

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:09 AM EDT2014-07-18 04:09:27 GMT
    It's enough to make an aging U.S. Cold Warrior shudder.
    It's enough to make an aging U.S. Cold Warrior shudder.
  • UN Security Council sets urgent meeting on Ukraine

    UN Security Council sets urgent meeting on Ukraine

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:01 AM EDT2014-07-18 04:01:01 GMT
    The U.N. Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Friday morning on Ukraine.
    The U.N. Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Friday morning on Ukraine.
  • Israel invades Gaza after Hamas rejects truce

    Israel invades Gaza after Hamas rejects truce

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-07-18 02:23:48 GMT
    The Israeli military says it has struck 37 targets in Gaza ahead of a five-hour humanitarian cease-fire meant to allow civilians to stock up after 10 days of fighting.
    The heavy thud of tank shells, often just seconds apart, echoed across the Gaza Strip early Friday as thousands of Israeli soldiers launched a ground invasion, escalating a 10-day campaign of heavy air bombardments to try...
  • For Malaysia Airlines, disaster strikes twice

    For Malaysia Airlines, disaster strikes twice

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:30:36 GMT
    Two Boeing 777s. Two incredibly rare aviation disasters. And one airline.
    Two Boeing 777s. Two incredibly rare aviation disasters. And one airline.
  • Palestinian UN envoy hopes for cease-fire soon

    Palestinian UN envoy hopes for cease-fire soon

    Thursday, July 17 2014 8:40 PM EDT2014-07-18 00:40:11 GMT
    The Palestinian United Nations envoy says he hopes "a very intensive negotiation" in Cairo might produce a cease-fire "in the hours to come" between Israel and Hamas.
    The Palestinian United Nations envoy says he hopes "a very intensive negotiation" in Cairo might produce a cease-fire "in the hours to come" between Israel and Hamas.
  • Most passengers on doomed airliner were Dutch

    Most passengers on doomed airliner were Dutch

    Thursday, July 17 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-07-18 00:39:49 GMT
    By The Associated Press The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 that was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine on Thursday was carrying 295 people from at least nine countries. Here is a breakdown...
    By The Associated Press The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 that was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine on Thursday was carrying 298 people from at least nine countries. Here is a breakdown of the ...
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  • Obama declares Washington wildfire emergency

    Obama declares Washington wildfire emergency

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:46:35 GMT
    Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control.
    Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control.
  • Teacher slaying suspect in court on assault charge

    Teacher slaying suspect in court on assault charge

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:46:27 GMT
    A Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his teacher last year after following her into a bathroom similarly followed a worker at a youth detention facility into a locker room last month before choking and...
    A Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his teacher last year after following her into a bathroom similarly followed a worker at a youth detention facility into a locker room last month before choking and beating...
  • Porch shooter's lawyer says he feared for his life

    Porch shooter's lawyer says he feared for his life

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:36 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:36:05 GMT
    After two days of jury selection, lawyers are poised to give opening statements in the trial of a Detroit-area man who opened his front door and shot an unarmed woman, killing her.
    A Detroit-area man who killed a young, unarmed woman on his porch heard "boom, boom, boom" at least four separate times before he opened the door and shot her in the face.
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