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  • China cracks down on online rumors, porn

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have tightened already rigorous Internet controls by cracking down on online pornography and what state media called "rumormongers" and "slanderous content." The state news agency Xinhua reported Wednesday that the country would target pornography on...

  • Argentina zoo freezes polar bear move to Canada

    MENDOZA, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's last captive polar bear will remain in the country despite a petition by more than a half million people asking that it be moved to Canada. The director of the Mendoza Zoo in western Argentina told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the 28-year-old bear...

  • Raw: Massive Explosion in Gaza City

    A huge explosion lit up the night sky over Gaza City orange as Israel continued its relentless offensive in the Gaza Strip. (July 22) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Gaza City, Gaza Strip - July 22, 2014 1. Huge explosion nearby, sky lights up orange, cloud of smoke moves toward...

  • US: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian government involvement. The intelligence officials were...

  • UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday it is his "hope and belief" that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end to the fighting between Hamas and Israel "in the very near future." Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council by videoconference from the...

  • Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel's main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot down over Ukraine. Israel declared that Ben-Gurion Airport...

  • Mexico's circuses caught up in animal rights spat

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's "circus wars" are heating up, with a growing movement to ban circus animals meeting rising anger from circus workers. There have been messages posted on social networking sites urging people to attack circuses, Armando Cedeno, the head of the nation's circus owners...

  • Qatar, Saudi rulers meet on Gaza cease-fire talks

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — For the first time since an unprecedented diplomatic rift among Gulf powerhouses, Qatar's emir flew to Saudi Arabia late Tuesday in a surprise visit and met with King Abdullah to discuss cease-fire efforts that have yet to bring an end to 15 days of war in the Gaza...

  • Puerto Rico police probe deaths of 16 cats, dogs

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Police launched an investigation Tuesday into the deaths of at least 16 cats and dogs found near a bridge where dozens of animals were thrown to their deaths seven years ago in a case that sparked international outrage. Animal activists found the bodies of 11 cats...

  • Physician detained for defaming Ecuador president

    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Authorities in Ecuador say prominent physician Carlos Figueroa has been detained near Quito and sent to prison to serve a six-month sentence for defaming President Rafael Correa. The arrest was confirmed Tuesday on the Interior Ministry's Twitter account. Figueroa,...

  • End comes for notorious Venezuelan vertical slum

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The beginning of the end came for the world's tallest slum Tuesday as officials began evicting thousands of squatters from a haphazard community inside the half-built Caracas skyscraper known as the Tower of David. Police in riot gear and soldiers with Kalashnikov...

  • Plane crash bodies removed from war zone

    KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner finally reached Ukrainian government-held territory Tuesday, but the pro-Russian separatists in control of the crash site showed little willingness to allow the full-scale investigation demanded by world...

  • At least 21 dead in Iraq checkpoint car bombing

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide driver rammed his explosive-laden car into a police checkpoint in the Iraqi capital killing 21 people, including more than a dozen civilians en route to a Shiite shrine in the final days of the Islamic holy month. At least 13 people killed in the attack were...

  • 11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — In the three months since Islamic extremists kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, 11 of their parents have died, town residents say. The town where the girls were kidnapped, Chibok, is cut off by militants, who have been attacking villages in the region. Seven...

  • Lax security at crash site hampers investigations

    HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — When international monitors and Malaysian aviation experts arrived Tuesday at the two main sites where the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 smashed into the undulating countryside of eastern Ukraine, there was almost no perimeter tape. The only security...



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