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Shelling adds to mounting civilian toll in Ukraine

Self-proclamed Donetsk People’s Republic policemen watch refugees fleeing Shakhtarsk, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine on Monday, July 28, 2014. An international police team abandoned its attempt to reach the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane for a second day running...

US, EU preparing new sanctions against Russia

BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States and the European Union, finally in synch on how to deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin, are preparing a powerful one-two punch against Russia’s economy, with EU ambassadors meeting on Tuesday to discuss a dramatic escalation...
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China: Ex-security czar Zhou under investigation

In this photo taken Friday, March 9, 2012, Zhou Yongkang, then Chinese Communist Party Politburo Standing Committee member in charge of security, attends a plenary session of the National People’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. China’s...
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AP PHOTOS: NKorea opens summer camp for kids

AAA Jul. 29, 2014 2:44 AM ETAP PHOTOS: NKorea opens summer camp for kids Young North Korean girls hold up signboards with the names of participating countries during an opening ceremony at the Songdowon International Children’s Camp, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Wonsan, North...
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PLO offers truce as at least 100 killed in Gaza

Smoke rises from an Israeli strike at a building in Gaza City, foreground, as black smoke billows from Gaza’s electricity distribution company, background, after it was hit earlier by Israeli strikes in the Nusayrat refugee camp, central Gaza Strip, Tuesday, July 29, 2014....
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Black box found at Air Algerie wreckage site

This photo provided Friday July 25, 2014 by the French army shows soldiers at the site of the plane crash in Mali. French soldiers secured a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, the French president said. Terrorism...
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Central American leaders convening at White House

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., center, is seen with Guatemalan President Otto Molina, right, and Honduran President Juan Hernández on Thursday, July 24, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke) House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi,...
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5 killed in West Bank, amid new Gaza truce efforts

Smoke from an Israeli strike rises over the Gaza Strip, Friday, July 25, 2014. An Israeli defense official says the Israeli Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international ceasefire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza. (AP...
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Australia, Netherlands ready to secure crash site

Pro-Russian fighters ride a airborne self-propelled artillery gun Nona in downtown Donetsk, eastern Ukraine Thursday, July 24, 2014. While the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 last week riveted international attention on the Ukraine conflict, locals have been struggling...
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Deal still elusive for Gaza cease-fire

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry listens as U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon makes a statement regarding the violence in Gaza during their meeting in Cairo, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday,...