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Hamas calls for end to blockade of Gaza border

July 23, 2014

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal is calling for the opening of Gaza's borders and the end of a more than seven-year-long blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt on the Palestinian strip. more »»

Sierra Leone doctor fighting Ebola catches disease

July 23, 2014

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. more »»

Plane crashes while landing in Taiwan, killing 47

July 23, 2014

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. more »»

Thousands attend tense pro-Gaza march in Paris

July 23, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Days after two banned pro-Gaza protests degenerated into violence, several thousands of demonstrators marched Wednesday through Paris under the eye of hundreds of riot police, this... more »»

Owner of Mexican shelter defends tough love

July 23, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The owner of a group home raided last week amid abuse and filthy conditions defended her "tough love" approach, but acknowledged that things got out of control. more »»

Dutch say black box damaged but voice data ok

July 23, 2014

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch investigators say that the voice recorder from the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine was damaged but not manipulated, and its data is still intact. more »»

Death sentence given in AP photographer's killing

July 23, 2014

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... more »»

Plane crashes in Taiwan, 47 trapped, feared dead

July 23, 2014

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and the transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared... more »»

European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights

July 23, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Air France and Germany's two largest airlines on Wednesday canceled more flights to Tel Aviv because of ongoing safety concerns amid the fighting between Israel and Hamas. more »»

Iraq lawmakers postpone vote on new president

July 23, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's parliament agreed to postpone a vote for a new president by a day on Wednesday as the extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Baghdad... more »»

Despite sanctions call, UK approves arms to Russia

July 23, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Britain is still authorizing the export of arms and military equipment to Russia despite the government's call for tough sanctions over Moscow's arming of separatist rebels in... more »»

UN rights chief warns of possible Gaza war crimes

July 23, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights official has warned all sides in the two-week war in the Gaza Strip to not indiscriminately attack civilians, and that violations may amount to war crimes. more »»

Venezuelan conspiracy theories a threat to critics

July 23, 2014

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Roderick Navarro was in class when he got the news that a high-ranking minister had accused him of plotting to assassinate Venezuela's president. more »»

Malaysia jet victims' bodies arrive in Netherlands

July 23, 2014

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) — Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the southern city of Eindhoven,... more »»

Somali lawmaker shot dead in drive-by shooting

July 23, 2014

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Gunmen killed a Somali lawmaker in a drive-by shooting Wednesday in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, a police official sai. more »»

New constitution gives Thai junta sweeping powers

July 23, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's new temporary constitution that gives the military government sweeping powers in the run-up to a planned October 2015 election also allows the leader of the current... more »»

Iraq to vote on president after deadly bombing

July 23, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's parliament convened to vote for a new president on Wednesday as the extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Baghdad the night before... more »»

UN rights chief: Strong possibility of Gaza crimes

July 23, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights official warned all sides in the two-week war in the Gaza Strip to not indiscriminately attack civilians, and that violations may amount to war crimes. more »»

2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

July 23, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry.

The Sukhoi-25 fighters were shot down 1:30 p.m. more »»

Kerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks

July 23, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Offering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesday said negotiations to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas militants are making some... more »»

 
 

 

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