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  • Nokia sees brighter future without handset unit

    HELSINKI (AP) — There is life after mobile phones for Nokia. Shares in the Finnish wireless equipment maker surged Thursday after it reported higher profits and an improved earnings outlook in the wake of the sale to Microsoft of its troubled handset division. The Finnish company said its...

  • 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. The Vatican characterized the visit with Meriam Ibrahim, 27,...

  • 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. A statement to The Associated Press from the State...

  • Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday following turmoil in government. Yatsenyuk made the announcement from the dais of Parliament after two parties said they would pull out of the governing coalition. "I am announcing my...

  • Planes with Malaysia Airlines bodies leave Ukraine

    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 promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the crash scene which has been controlled by pro-Russian...

  • Ukraine accused of targeting civilians in east

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — War literally came to Alexander Litvinenko's living room, when a missile punched a gaping hole into the wall of his ninth-floor apartment. The 53-year-old college philosophy teacher had just stepped into his study to check the news online, barely escaping death. Others...

  • Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands

    Another two military aircrafts carrying the remains of 74 victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in Eindhoven Airport in the Netherlands Thursday, as families and friends watched the arrival ceremony. (July 24) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Eindhoven, Netherlands - July...

  • Israeli fire hits UN facility in Gaza, killing 15

    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...

  • Rotting food prompts German gas leak scare

    BERLIN (AP) — Emergency officials called to check out a suspected gas leak in Germany found a culprit they didn't expect: a fridge full of rotting food. Police in the central city of Braunschweig said Thursday that the fire service evacuated an apartment block in the city Wednesday night...

  • 6 dead in Mexico border shootings

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Six suspected cartel gunmen are dead following shootings in the northern Mexico state of Tamaulipas, near the Texas border. The Tamaulipas state government says the shootings followed a series of gun battles between rival gangs in the area around Reynosa, across the border...

  • Raw: UN School Used As Shelter Hit by Tank Shell

    Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in Gaza on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens. (July 24) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Gaza city, Gaza Strip - July 24, 2014 1. Injured child taken out of ambulance and into Shifa Hospital 2....

  • Iraq elects Kurdish politician as president

    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 underscoring the challenges faced by the country's leaders as they struggle to form a new government. The...

  • 2 Finnish aid workers killed in Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen riding on a motorcycle opened fire and killed two Finnish women aid workers in the western Afghan city of Herat on Thursday, officials said, the latest in a series of attacks on foreign civilians that has rattled aid workers, contractors and journalists. The...

  • Court: Poland violated human rights in CIA case

    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 2002-2003 and facilitating the conditions under which they were subject to torture. The ruling by the...

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

    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 said. The bus driver also died while another 20 children ages 7 to 14 were injured and hospitalized, 15 of them in critical...



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