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Official: Israel Cabinet to discuss cease-fire
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli defense official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza....
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France sends soldiers to guard Air Algeria wreck
PARIS (AP) -- French officials have dispatched a military unit to secure the site in Mali where an Air Algeria plane crashed in a heavy rainstorm with 116 people aboard....
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Toppled crosses in China spur defiance
WUXI VILLAGE, China (AP) -- The battle started when a government-hired crew tore down the metal cross atop the one-room church in this village surrounded by rice paddies last month....
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Busy Gaza morgue performs Muslim burial rituals
BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) -- In the morgue at a small Gaza hospital, the anguished cries of those who lost loved ones in Israeli airstrikes fell silent Thursday when Ahmed Jadallah began attending to the corpses, one by one, on his wooden work table....
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Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands
KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) -- Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the crash site which has been controlled by pro-Russian rebels....
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Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician on Thursday to replace long-serving Jalal Talabani as the country's new president in the latest step toward forming a new government. But a series of attacks killed dozens of people and Islamic militants destroyed a Muslim shrine traditionally said to be the burial place of the Prophet Jonah, underscoring the overwhelming challenges facing the divided nation....
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World Cup over, but some Argentines won't go home
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Lucas Bazan Pontoni rifled through his pockets for the 45-cent lunch fee as he stood in line at a downtown soup kitchen. When he came up short, an acquaintance sprang for the government-subsidized meal....
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Black boxes from Taiwan air crash investigated
XIXI, Taiwan (AP) -- Investigators on Friday were examining wreckage and flight data recorders for clues into a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people....
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US pulls Peace Corps volunteers from Kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The Peace Corps is suspending its programs in Kenya because of security concerns and is pulling more than 50 volunteers out of the country until threat levels decrease, the Peace Corps and State Department said Thursday....
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Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday, opening the way for new elections that would reflect the country's starkly changed political scene after the ouster of pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych in February....
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