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  • US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to at least 695 Palestinians and 34 Israelis....

  • UN says civilians make up most of Gaza deaths

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Shopkeepers say they were sitting outside their shuttered businesses Wednesday, catching a break from being cooped up during wartime, when an Israeli missile struck a nearby mosque, killing a truck driver and wounding 45 people. One of those wounded by shrapnel...

  • Austria: Israeli club's match disrupted by protest

    VIENNA (AP) — A football match in Austria between Israeli team Maccabi Haifa and French side Lille OSC has been disrupted by pro-Palestinian protesters. Salzburg police said the pre-season friendly in the town of Bischofshofen was interrupted shortly before the end when protesters waving...

  • 40 bodies from jet solemnly returned to Dutch soil

    EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) — Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind. The carefully choreographed, nearly silent...

  • Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Senior Shiite politicians say Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki rejected an attempt by top ally Iran to persuade him to step down, underlining his determination to push for a third term in office. Al-Maliki has resisted pressure to step aside, including from former Shiite...

  • Death sentence given in AP photographer's killing

    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 correspondent Kathy Gannon has been convicted and sentenced to death. It was the first court hearing in the...

  • Argentina's embattled vice president back in court

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's embattled Vice President was back in court Wednesday, this time over false data in documents for an old car that he bought about 20 years ago. Amado Boudou appeared before a federal judge and presented a written statement instead of speaking in his...

  • Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader goes on trial

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A top leader of the anti-government protests that wracked Venezuela for months this spring is getting his day in court. The trial of opposition firebrand Leopoldo Lopez for inciting violence at demonstrations began Wednesday in Caracas. Lopez was arrested in...

  • Quebec police try to prevent auction of locomotive

    MONTREAL (AP) — Quebec provincial police say they've taken steps to prevent the U.S. auction of the locomotive from the runaway oil train that derailed and exploded in the town of Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people. A police spokeswoman says investigators have initiated measures to block the...

  • Jamaica police arrest 41 suspected scammers

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Police in Jamaica say they have detained more than three dozen people as suspected lottery scammers. The Jamaica Constabulary Force said Wednesday that a two-day operation this week by police and soldiers netted 41 suspects in western Jamaica. The suspects'...

  • UN chief 'alarmed' at rockets put at UN Gaza site

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general says he is "alarmed" to hear that rockets were placed in a U.N.-run school in Gaza and that "subsequently these have gone missing." A statement Wednesday by the spokesman for Ban Ki-moon expresses the U.N. chief's "outrage" at the incident....

  • Honduran families deported back to a bleak future

    TOCOA, Honduras (AP) — Elsa Ramirez already had lost two brothers to violence in this remote Caribbean region when co-workers handling clandestine cocaine flights from South America murdered her husband four months ago. Then the killers came looking for her. Ramirez had seen Facebook...

  • Egypt judge: Al-Jazeera team did "devil's" work

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian judge released his reasoning for harsh sentences issued against three Al-Jazeera journalists, saying they were brought together "by the devil" to destabilize the country. The main evidence cited in the 57-page document obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday was...

  • 2 bombs kill at least 39 in Kaduna, north Nigeria

    KADUNA, Nigeria (AP) — Bomb blasts appearing to target former Nigerian military ruler Muhammadu Buhari and a prominent moderate Muslim cleric killed dozens of people Wednesday, but left both leaders unharmed, according to Nigerian state security. At least 39 other people were killed in the...

  • Bloomberg lands in Israel in show of support

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg landed Wednesday in Israel in spite of a U.S. flight ban amid the ongoing war in the Gaza Strip, offering the country support amid growing international frustration over the violence. Bloomberg arrived at Israel's Ben-Gurion...



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