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Iraqis: Jihadis destroy ancient mosque in Mosul

July 24, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Residents of the Iraqi city of Mosul say Islamic extremist militants have blown up a revered Muslim shrine traditionally said to be the burial place of the Prophet Jonah. more »»

 
 
 
Taiwan searches plane wreckage for clues on crash

July 24, 2014

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... more »»

Pope meets Sudanese woman sentenced to death

July 24, 2014

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... more »»

Official: Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed'

July 24, 2014

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, officials said. more »»

French minister: Missing plane 'probably crashed'

July 24, 2014

PARIS (AP) — France's foreign minister says the Air Algerie flight that has gone missing over Mali has "probably crashed."

Laurent Fabius says "no trace" of the plane has been found. more »»

Iraq elects Kurdish politician as president

July 24, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician as the nation's new president on Thursday, hours after an attack on a prison convoy killed dozens of people, brutally... more »»

Pope meets Christian sentenced to death for faith

July 24, 2014

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 born... more »»

Israeli fire hits UN facility in Gaza, killing 15

July 24, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza health officials say the death toll from an Israeli strike on a compound housing a U.N. school in the northern Gaza Strip has risen to at least 15. more »»

Islamic militants seize part of Syrian army base

July 24, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Fighters from the extremist Islamic State group on Thursday overran part of an army base in northern Syria, which has been under the militants' siege for months, in ferocious battle... more »»

Israeli fire hits UN facility in Gaza, killing 7

July 24, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza health officials say at least seven people were killed when Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. more »»

France: Air Algerie flight vanishes over N Mali

July 24, 2014

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 after heavy rains were reported,... more »»

Russian activists convicted of organizing riots

July 24, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news agencies say two opposition activists have been convicted of organizing riots at the May 2012 protest in Moscow, a day before the inauguration of President Vladimir... more »»

Court: Poland violated human rights in CIA case

July 24, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Europe's top human rights court ruled Thursday that Poland violated the rights of two terror suspects by allowing the CIA to secretly imprison them on Polish soil from... more »»

Iraq: Kurdish politician Massoum named president

July 24, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum has been named the new president of Iraq following a parliamentary vote. more »»

Planes with Malaysia Airlines bodies leave Ukraine

July 24, 2014

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster departed for the Netherlands Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to... more »»

18 children, 1 man die in train-bus crash in India

July 24, 2014

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Eighteen children were killed Thursday when a train crashed into their school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in southern India, police sai. more »»

Norway: Terror threat against Norway

July 24, 2014

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's intelligence service said Thursday it has received information about an imminent "concrete threat" against Norway from people with links to Islamic fighters in... more »»

Iraq: Attack on prisoner convoy kills 60 people

July 24, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Gunmen attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad on Thursday, setting off a gunbattle with troops in which scores of prisoners and eight soldiers were killed, brutally... more »»

Plane with Malaysia Airlines bodies leaves Ukraine

July 24, 2014

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Dutch military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster departed for the Netherlands Thursday and a second prepared to go, while Australia'... more »»

Long odds for justice in Malaysia jet disaster

July 24, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — Anyone hoping to bring to justice whoever downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 must face sobering facts. more »»

Gaza fighting rages amid cease-fire efforts

July 24, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade amid U.S. more »»

 
 

 

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