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40 bodies from jet solemnly returned to Dutch soil
EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) -- Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind....
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UN says civilians make up most of Gaza deaths
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Shopkeepers say they were sitting outside their shuttered businesses Wednesday, catching a break from being cooped up during wartime, when an Israeli missile struck a nearby mosque, killing a truck driver and wounding 45 people....
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US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to at least 695 Palestinians and 34 Israelis....
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A kiss, a prayer: The last hours of MH17's victims
In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. "Mama, may I hug you?"...
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Honduran families deported back to a bleak future
TOCOA, Honduras (AP) -- Elsa Ramirez already had lost two brothers to violence in this remote Caribbean region when co-workers handling clandestine cocaine flights from South America murdered her husband four months ago....
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Plane crashes while landing in Taiwan, killing 47
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- A plane attempting to land in stormy weather crashed on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 47 people and wrecking houses and cars on the ground....
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Death sentence given in AP photographer's killing
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A Kabul court announced Wednesday that the Afghan police officer charged with killing Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran AP correspondent Kathy Gannon has been convicted and sentenced to death....
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Egypt judge: Al-Jazeera team did "devil's" work
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian judge released his reasoning for harsh sentences issued against three Al-Jazeera journalists, saying they were brought together "by the devil" to destabilize the country....
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UN rights chief warns of possible Gaza war crimes
GENEVA (AP) -- The U.N.'s top human rights official demanded Wednesday that all sides in the two-week war in the Gaza Strip refrain from indiscriminate attacks on civilians, warning that violations may amount to war crimes....
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Sierra Leone doctor fighting Ebola catches disease
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Sierra Leone's health minister confirms that the doctor in charge of battling the current Ebola outbreak has himself become ill with the deadly disease....
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