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UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside, Palestinian officials said, as Israel pressed forward with its 17-day war against the territory's Hamas rulers....
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Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed' in Mali
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali during a rainstorm, officials said. France deployed fighter jets to search for wreckage and the country's president said the plane most likely crashed....
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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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Pope meets Sudanese woman sentenced to death
ROME (AP) -- Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant daughter born just weeks ago in prison....
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Prosecutors: Venezuelan official detained in Aruba
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Authorities in Aruba have detained a close confidant of former President Hugo Chavez who had been appointed Venezuela's consul to the Caribbean island despite being sanctioned by the U.S. government for involvement in drug trafficking....
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As Iraq gets new president, car bomb kills 21
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials say a double car bombing in central Baghdad has killed 21 people and wounded 33, hours after lawmakers elected the country's new president....
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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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Cuba looks to mangroves to fend off rising seas
SURGIDERO DE BATABANO, Cuba. (AP) -- Many people in this hamlet on the southern coast of Cuba remember when the shore lay about 100 meters (yards) farther out. That was four decades ago....
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Taiwan searches plane wreckage for clues on crash
XIXI, Taiwan (AP) -- Firefighters uncovered ID cards and body fragments as they picked through wreckage Thursday for evidence to identify the victims of a plane crash that killed 48 people on a Taiwanese island....
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Russians sentenced to 4 1/2 years on riot conviction
MOSCOW (AP) -- A Moscow court convicted two Russian opposition activists and sentenced them to 4 1/2 years in prison Thursday for their role in organizing protests a day before President Vladimir Putin's inauguration in May 2012....
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