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  • Witness: Teen's plane didn't show obvious distress

    PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — A man who saw a plane flown by a teen killed during an around-the-world flight says the aircraft was flying low but didn't show any obvious signs of distress before diving into the ocean. Bert Thompson of Matuu, American Samoa, told The Associated Press on...

  • Ex-Venezuelan intelligence chief detained in Aruba

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Authorities in Aruba announced Thursday that they arrested a close confidant of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez who was sent as that country's consul to the Caribbean island despite being sanctioned by the U.S. government on charges of drug trafficking. Hugo...

  • UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and children's clothing scattered in the...

  • UN urges quick implementation of CAR cease-fire

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Thursday called on Muslim and Christian factions battling in Central African Republic to immediately implement a cease-fire agreement they signed this week. A press statement approved by all 15 council members welcomed Wednesday's signing in...

  • 6 to stand trial in group home case in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican judge has ordered six employees of a group home raided amid charges of abuse and filthy conditions to stand trial. The Attorney General's Office says in a statement Thursday that the five men and one woman are charged with kidnapping and human trafficking. It...

  • UN: 9 aid trucks enter Syria without government OK

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nine trucks carrying food and other supplies crossed into Syria through a Turkish checkpoint Thursday — the first to do so under a U.N. resolution authorizing cross-border aid deliveries without Syrian government approval. Amanda Pitt, spokeswoman for the U.N. Office...

  • 3 charged in Nicaragua bus attacks that killed 5

    MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Three men have been charged with murder and organized crime in the weekend attacks on two buses carrying supporters of Nicaragua's governing party that left five people dead and 28 wounded, the country's top prosecutor said Thursday. Attorney General Ana Julia Guido...

  • Burkina Faso official says wreckage, remains from missing air Algerie flight found in Mali

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso official says wreckage, remains from missing air Algerie flight found in Mali .

  • In Gaza war, Egypt taking hard line over border

    CAIRO (AP) — In the Gaza war now in its third bloody week, Hamas' battle isn't only with Israel, even though that's the country it is firing rockets at. The militant group that rules Gaza is demanding Egypt open its border with the tiny, blockaded strip of territory. Even as it presents...

  • Dutch sending unarmed police to Ukraine crash site

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands is sending 40 unarmed military police to eastern Ukraine as part of a ramped-up effort to find the last victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 still at the wreckage site, Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced late Thursday. He also is...

  • Busy Gaza morgue performs Muslim burial rituals

    BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) — In the morgue at a small Gaza hospital, the anguished cries of those who lost loved ones in Israeli airstrikes fell silent Thursday when Ahmed Jadallah began attending to the corpses, one by one, on his wooden work table. With swift, steady movements, Jadallah...

  • Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands

    KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the crash site which has been controlled by...

  • 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...

  • 2 attacks in Nigeria's north kills at least 12

    BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Two attacks in Nigeria's north killed more than a dozen people, an official and resident said Thursday, as the death toll from twin blasts that targeted a prominent politician and sheik on Wednesday rose. Five more victims from the bombs in Nigeria's north city of...

  • Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician on Thursday to replace long-serving Jalal Talabani as the country's new president in the latest step toward forming a new government. But a series of attacks killed dozens of people and Islamic militants destroyed a Muslim...



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