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  • In Gaza Cease-Fire, Residents Return to Destroyed Areas

    In Gaza Cease-Fire, Residents Return to Destroyed Areas

    Thousands of Gaza residents who had fled Israel-Hamas fighting streamed back to devastated border areas during a lull Saturday to find large-scale destruction: scores of homes were pulverized, wreckage blocked roads and power cables dangled in the st...

  • Two Critics of Swaziland Government Sentenced

    Two Critics of Swaziland Government Sentenced

    Two government critics in Swaziland have been sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty of contempt of court for publishing articles lamenting alleged threats to judicial independence in the southern African kingdom.

  • EU Sanctions Weaken Anti-Terrorism Efforts: Russia

    EU Sanctions Weaken Anti-Terrorism Efforts: Russia

    Russia is lashing out at the latest round of Ukraine-related sanctions imposed by the European Union, saying they endanger the fight against international terrorism.

  • Baghdad Official Taken by Gunmen: Iraqi Police

    Baghdad Official Taken by Gunmen: Iraqi Police

    Gunmen traveling in 10 black SUVs seized a senior Sunni politician who had previously been jailed on terrorism charges from his home in Baghdad on Saturday, police officers said.

  • Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak to Travel to Netherlands

    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak to Travel to Netherlands

    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will travel to the Netherlands on Wednesday to discuss the downed Malaysia Airlines jet with his Dutch counterpart.

  • In Chinese Shadow, Hong Kong Fights For Its Future

    In Chinese Shadow, Hong Kong Fights For Its Future

    As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays during their synchronized nightly light show, one innocuous 28-story building near the water's edge had stayed dark for months, clad in bamboo sca...

  • No Truce, But 12-Hour Humanitarian Cease-Fire in Gaza Fighting Begins

    No Truce, But 12-Hour Humanitarian Cease-Fire in Gaza Fighting Begins

    Israel and Hamas began a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza Saturday after the efforts of US Secretary of State John Kerry failed to produce a longer truce aimed at ending nearly three weeks of fighting.

  • Lyft Reaches Deal With New York; Starts Limited Service

    Lyft Reaches Deal With New York; Starts Limited Service

    "Tonight, after making positive progress with local and state leaders, Lyft will launch in all five boroughs of New York City."

  • Arizona Inmate's Execution Was Torture: US Senator John McCain

    Arizona Inmate's Execution Was Torture: US Senator John McCain

    United States Senator John McCain says he believes the execution of an Arizona inmate that lasted two hours was torture.

  • Gaza Sides Agree to Lull But Truce Efforts Stall

    Gaza Sides Agree to Lull But Truce Efforts Stall

    Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after US Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel's defense minister warned Israel might soon expand its Gaza ground ope...

  • Aruba to Hold Venezuelan Official Seeking Immunity

    Aruba to Hold Venezuelan Official Seeking Immunity

    A judge in Aruba ruled Friday that the highest-ranking Venezuelan official ever arrested on a US warrant must remain behind bars pending an extradition request on drug-trafficking charges, prompting Venezuela to cancel flights to the Dutch Caribbean ...

  • European Union Hits Russian Intelligence Chiefs With Sanctions

    European Union Hits Russian Intelligence Chiefs With Sanctions

    The European Union on Friday extended its Ukraine-related sanctions to target top Russian intelligence officials and leaders of the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine, official documents showed.

  • Barack Obama to Attend UN Climate Summit in September

    Barack Obama to Attend UN Climate Summit in September

    President Barack Obama will attend a United Nations summit on climate change in September.

  • Hezbollah Leader Vows to Support Gazans

    Hezbollah Leader Vows to Support Gazans

    The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah group has vowed to support Palestinian militants battling Israeli troops in Gaza.

  • Son of South Korean Sunken Ferry Owner Detained

    Son of South Korean Sunken Ferry Owner Detained

    South Korean police detained the eldest son of the sunken ferry owner on Friday after two months on the run, three days after his billionaire father was confirmed dead.

  • Taiwan Plane Survivor Crawls Out, Phones Dad

    Taiwan Plane Survivor Crawls Out, Phones Dad

    The 10 survivors of Taiwan's worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the wreckage and seeking help at a nearby home.

  • Russia Bans Dairy Imports from Ukraine

    Russia Bans Dairy Imports from Ukraine

    Russia has announced a ban on all dairy imports from Ukraine starting next week, a move Kiev has dismissed as politically motivated.

  • Key Senator Urges Myanmar to Reform Constitution

    Key Senator Urges Myanmar to Reform Constitution

    The top-ranking Republican senator issued a strong call on Thursday for Myanmar to amend its constitution to allow opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to run for president and for the military to submit to civilian rule.

  • US Teen's Plane Didn't Show Obvious Distress: Witness

    US Teen's Plane Didn't Show Obvious Distress: Witness

    A man who saw a plane flown by a US teen seconds before it crashed and killed the boy and his father during an around-the-world flight attempt said the aircraft was flying low but didn't show any obvious signs of distress before diving into the ocean...

  • Black Box Found at Site of Air Algerie Crash: Francoise Hollande

    Black Box Found at Site of Air Algerie Crash: Francoise Hollande

    French officials dispatched a military unit to secure the site in restive northern Mali where an Air Algerie plane crashed with the loss of 116 people. France's interior minister said Friday that terrorism cannot be excluded as a cause for the traged...

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