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Israeli strikes hit UN school, Gaza shopping area
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli strikes hit a crowded shopping area in Gaza City, hours after tank shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with war refugees Wednesday in the deadliest of a series of air and artillery attacks that push the Palestinian death toll above 1,300 in more than three weeks of fighting....
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Clashes prevent experts from reaching bodies
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky, the remains of some passengers are feared rotting in the 90-degree (32-degree Celsius) midsummer heat, deepening the frustration of relatives desperate to recover the bodies of their loved ones....
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AP ANALYSIS: Amid war, endgames in Gaza emerge
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- The savage fighting between Israel and Hamas is escalating in Gaza, cease-fire efforts take on elements of farce, and bravado rules the public discourse. But even through the fog of war, a few endgame scenarios can nonetheless be glimpsed....
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3 long-time Putin cronies hit with EU sanctions
BRUSSELS (AP) -- An official European Union document shows three long-time Putin cronies are among eight people who have been hit with new EU sanctions....
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Argentines shrug off risk of default
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- In 2001, it was ground zero for Argentina's financial earthquake. A neo-colonial architectural gem built long ago by the Bank of Boston, it became the focal point for angry mobs of protesters who stared down riot police to demand the return of their savings, which the government confiscated in a last-ditch, and ultimately failed, attempt to stay current on its debt....
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Sanctions will damage Russia if not lifted quickly
MOSCOW (AP) -- U.S. and European sanctions against Russia's energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless Moscow persuades the West to repeal them by withdrawing support for Ukrainian insurgents....
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Thousands flee to Tunisia to escape Libya fighting
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Up to 6,000 people a day have fled Libya into neighboring Tunisia this week, the Tunisian foreign minister said Wednesday, the biggest influx since Libya's 2011 civil war in a sign of the spiraling turmoil as rival militias battle over control of the airport in the capital Tripoli....
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Turkish women protest deputy PMs no laughter quip
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Women in Turkey have taken to social media to protest against comments by the country's deputy prime minister that "women should not laugh aloud in public."...
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Historic English pier engulfed in flames
LONDON (AP) -- A huge fire sending thick plumes of black smoke into the air has engulfed the historic Eastbourne Pier on the English seafront, 70 miles southeast of London....
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Landslide hits Indian village, killing at least 17
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Torrential rains triggered a massive landslide that buried a remote village in western India on Wednesday, killing at least 17 people as it swept away scores of houses and possibly trapping many more people under debris, officials said....
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