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Tunisia closes borders with Libya after violence

August 1, 2014

RAS AJDIR, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia closed its main border crossing with Libya on Friday after thousands of stranded Egyptian and foreign nationals, fleeing militias' fighting and violence in Libya... more »»

 
 
 
35 killed in Gaza; Israeli soldier feared captured

August 1, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled on Friday as violence erupted in and around a southern town in the war-ravaged strip, with at least 40 Palestinians killed in... more »»

Ukraine: Investigators start jet crash site search

August 1, 2014

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — Against the distant backdrop of artillery blasts, dozens of international investigators arrived Friday where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed in eastern Ukraine and... more »»

Ugandan court invalidates anti-gay law

August 1, 2014

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying the measure is illegal because it was passed during a parliamentary session... more »»

AP PHOTOS: City streets destroyed in Taiwan blasts

August 1, 2014

City streets destroyed, transformed into trenches strewn with dirt, ripped pieces of pipe and jagged blocks of concrete. more »»

12,000 evacuees return after Taiwan gas explosions

August 1, 2014

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — The 12,000 people who fled in fear of more gas pipeline explosions in Taiwan's second-largest city returned to their homes Friday after authorities said there was no more... more »»

35 Palestinians killed, Israeli officer missing

August 1, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with at least 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and... more »»

Ukraine: Search base set up at jet crash site

August 1, 2014

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — With the sound of artillery fire in the distance, dozens of international investigators arrived Friday at the zone where a Malaysia Airlines plane crashed in eastern... more »»

Poland marks 70th anniversary of Warsaw Uprising

August 1, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland on Friday honored the fighters and victims of a 1944 rebellion against Nazi Germans by laying wreaths, lighting candles and singing insurgent tunes to mark the 70th... more »»

Iraq's top Shiite cleric urges peaceful transition

August 1, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric appealed to Iraqi politicians on Friday not to make themselves "an obstacle" in the country's transition as the deadline looms for selecting... more »»

Global trade deal goes back to drawing board

August 1, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization began regrouping Friday to see whether it is still possible to finalize a major deal to boost global trade after a deadline passed to formally adopt it. more »»

Investigators set up search base at jet crash site

August 1, 2014

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — With the sound of artillery fire in the distance, dozens of international investigators arrived Friday at the zone where a Malaysia Airlines plane crashed in eastern... more »»

Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise departs Russia

August 1, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise departed for the Netherlands on Friday nearly a year after Russian authorities seized it during a protest against an oil platform, the... more »»

35 killed, soldier missing as Gaza truce unravels

August 1, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the... more »»

South Africa: Giraffe's head hits highway overpass

August 1, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Those responsible for the death of a giraffe whose head struck a South African highway overpass while it was being transported in a truck will likely be prosecuted under anima... more »»

Taiwan gas pipeline blasts kill 25, injure 267

August 1, 2014

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Heavy machinery pulled vehicles from huge trenches gouged by explosions along an underground pipeline in Taiwan's second-largest city that killed at least 25 people and... more »»

Israeli soldier 'feared' captured in Gaza

August 1, 2014

JEURSALEM (AP) — The Israeli army says one of its soldiers is "feared" captured by Gaza militants, hours after a Hamas-Israel cease-fire in the coastal strip unraveled. more »»

27 Palestinians killed as Gaza truce unravels

August 1, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Palestinian official says Israeli shelling has killed at least 27 Palestinians in southern Gaza as an Israel-Hamas truce unraveled less hours after coming into... more »»

Large expert team reaches Ukraine crash site

August 1, 2014

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — A team of several dozen international investigators descended Friday on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in eastern Ukraine to begin combing an area now... more »»

Europe started WWI a century ago, blind to tragedy

August 1, 2014

SAINT-SYMPHORIEN, Belgium (AP) — British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 191. more »»

Europe in push to stop violence against women

August 1, 2014

PARIS (AP) — The Council of Europe is taking new steps to combat violence against women under a newly ratified convention that comes into force Friday. more »»

 
 

 

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