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US: Russia ‘created the conditions’ for shoot-down

President Barack Obama visits the Dutch Embassy in Washington to sign a book of condolence, joined by Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Mollema, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Most of the 298 people aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down near the border between Ukraine and...
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UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, left, shakes hands with Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah upon his arrival in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The two men were set to hold a joint news conference regarding the Israel-Hamas conflict....
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Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike

Israeli police officers secure a destroyed house that was hit by a rocket fired by Palestinians militants from Gaza, in Yahud, central Israel, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Israel has said its campaign, launched July 8, is aimed at stopping Hamas rocket fire into Israel — some...
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Plane crash bodies removed from war zone

A refrigerated train loaded with bodies of the passengers of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 departs Kharkiv railway station, Ukraine, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The train carrying the remains of people killed in the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in the eastern Ukrainian city of...
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Gaza blockade key to any Israel-Hamas truce deal

FILE – In this Monday, July 21, 2014, file photo, a Palestinian family watches rescuers searching for bodies and survivors under the rubble of homes which were destroyed by an Israeli missile strike, in Gaza City. Disagreement over whether to lift the Gaza blockade is a key...
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Peace talks eyed after Israel, Hamas cease-fire

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Kerry has returned to the Middle East as the Obama administration attempts to bolster regional efforts to reach a ceasefire and sharpens its...
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Israeli soldier missing as Gaza fighting rages on

Mourners gather around the bodies of seven members of the Kelani family, killed overnight by an Israeli strike in Gaza City, during their funeral in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Ibrahim Kelani, 53, his wife Taghreed and their five children, were...
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Jakarta governor wins Indonesian presidency

Presidential candidate Joko Widodo, center, gestures after a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, who captured the hearts of millions of Indonesians with his common man image, won the country’s presidential election...
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EU imposes new sanctions against Russian officials

A refrigerated train loaded with bodies of the passengers of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 departs Kharkiv railway station, Ukraine, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The train carrying the remains of people killed in the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in the eastern Ukrainian city of...

Envoy: Gaza cease-fire draft circulating UN

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinian U.N. envoy says a draft U.N. resolution calling for an immediate cease-fire in the Gaza Strip will be formally circulated to the Security Council. Riyad Mansour told reporters before the Security Council’s monthly meeting on the...