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  • A Chinese woman walks near a replica of a Chinese fighter jet displayed in Beijing on Nov. 27. China sent two fighter jets to follow American and Japanese planes on Nov. 28. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    Chinese Fighter Jets Tail US, Japanese Planes

    China sent two fighter jets to follow American and Japanese planes on Nov. 28, as they passed through international waters that China is trying to... Read more

  • A supporter of Free Party presidential candidate Xiomara Castro shouts slogans during a protest against election results in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. The two top presidential candidates continued to claim victory Monday in a hotly contested presidential race, as Hondurans awaited final results. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

    Thousands March in Honduras to Demand Vote Recount

    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras— Thousands of people are marching in Honduras’ capital to support opposition presidential candidate Xiomara Castro in her claim that last week’s election was... Read more

  • Italian Premier Enrico Letta, Aug. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Roberto Monaldo, Lapresse)

    Italy Premier Visits Synagogue With Israeli Leader

    ROME— Italian Premier Enrico Letta says the economic crisis is feeding “the forces of extremism, hatred and intolerance” in Italy. Letta made the comments during... Read more

  • Erno Rubik, a Professor at the Collegs of Applied Science at Budapest University, pictured in London, Dec. 10, 1981 with his "Rubik cube", the small multi-color cube that has become known as a Hungarian horror because of its induced frustation, rage and temporary insanity. He claims to have designed the cube to assist his students relate to and understand three dimensional shapes in architecture and construction. (AP-Photo/John Glanvill) 10.12.1981

    New Rubik’s Cube Models Include Puzzle for Blind

    BUDAPEST, Hungary— Company executives say new models of Rubik’s Cube are being launched in an effort to battle counterfeit models, many of which are made... Read more

  • Ukrainian riot police push people to an underground crossing after dispersing a rally at the Independence Square in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. Police in the Ukrainian capital broke up a large anti-government demonstration in the city center before dawn Saturday, swinging truncheons and injuring many. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

    Anti-gov’t Mass Rally in Ukraine Turns Violent

    KIEV, Ukraine— A protest by about 300,000 Ukrainians angered by their government’s decision to freeze integration with the West turned violent Sunday, when a group... Read more

  • UN in Iraq Worried About Uptick in Bodies Found

    BAGHDAD— An alarming number of Iraqis killed “execution-style” last month signaled an increase in targeted killings as the overall death toll in Iraq so far... Read more

  • Clowns Help Syrian Camp Children Smile for Moment

    ZAATARI CAMP, Jordan— At this sprawling desert camp in Jordan, home to thousands of children who fled Syria’s civil war, a few found a moment... Read more

  • Canada Arrests Man for Selling Ship Info to Chinese Communist Party

    TORONTO— Police have arrested a Canadian man for allegedly trying to sell classified information to the Chinese Communist Party about Canada’s ship building procurement strategy. The... Read more

  • 7 Killed in Chinese-run Factory in Italy

    MILAN— A fire early Sunday swept through a make-shift dormitory in a Chinese-run garment factory in Tuscany, killing seven, firefighters said. The fire broke out... Read more

  • Scottish Fire and Rescue services at the scene Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, following the helicopter crash at the Clutha Bar in Glasgow, Scotland. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

    3 in Intensive Care After Glasgow Helicopter Crash

    LONDON— Scottish officials said Sunday there may be more fatalities from the deadly helicopter crash in Glasgow. Eight deaths have been confirmed so far. Scotland’s... Read more

  • Uganda Troops Kill LRA Rebels in CAR

    KAMPALA, Uganda— A senior commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army and 13 of his rebel fighters have been killed in Central African Republic, a Ugandan... Read more

  • In this July 28, 2013 file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas chairs a session of the Palestinian cabinet in the West Bank city of Ramallah. (AP Photo/Issam Rimawi, Pool, File)

    Israel’s New Opposition Chief Meets With Abbas

    RAMALLAH, West Bank— Israel’s new opposition leader told the Palestinian president Sunday that most Israelis support a peace deal with the Palestinians and that his... Read more

  • Sectarian Clashes in Northern Lebanese City Kill 9

    BEIRUT— Clashes between supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad and his opponents have killed nine people and wounded some 70 in Lebanon’s northern city of... Read more

  • Thousands of Ukrainians march to Independence square in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013.  (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    Kiev Riot Police Use Gas, Truncheons on Protesters

    KIEV, Ukraine— Riot police in Ukraine’s capital have used tear gas, truncheons and flash grenades to push back protesters who tried to storm the presidential... Read more

  • Thai Protest Leader Says He Met PM, Will Fight On

    BANGKOK— The leader of Thailand’s anti-government protests says he met with the prime minister, but only to restate his demand that her government be replaced... Read more

  • Syrian Aircraft Pound Rebel Town in North, Kill 37

    BEIRUT— Syrian government helicopters dropped barrels full of high explosives on a rebel-held town near the northern city of Aleppo, killing 37 people in two... Read more

  • Cars are parked outside the apartment building in Munich, Germany, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, where 1,500 artworks were found.  The German government says it is helping Bavarian prosecutors investigate a huge art find related to pieces seized by the Nazis from Jews and art that the Nazis considered "degenerate." (AP Photo/dpa, Marc Mueller)

    Israel Asks Germany to Return Art to Jewish Hands

    JERUSALEM— Israel’s deputy foreign minister urges Germany to give any Jewish-owned art from a trove discovered in Munich to Jewish or Israeli museums if heirs... Read more

  • Egypt: Pro-Morsi Protesters Enter Tahrir Square

    CAIRO— Several hundred supporters of Egypt’s ousted Islamist president have entered and taken over Cairo’s Tahrir square, setting the stage for possible violence. The development,... Read more

  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. in a 2013 file photo. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Feinstein Blasts Karzai Over Refusal to Sign Deal

    WASHINGTON— Sen. Dianne Feinstein has strong words about Afghanistan’s president for refusing to sign an agreement governing the future of the American troop presence in... Read more

  • Sheik Ali Salman, right, leader of the largest Shiite opposition group, the Al Wefaq Society, arrives with aides in response to a summons for questioning at the public prosecutor's office on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013.  (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

    Rights Group Urges Egypt to Free Ex-leader’s Aides

    CAIRO— Human Rights Watch on Sunday urged Egypt’s military-backed government to immediately release from detention five aides of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. The New... Read more

  • A Somali policeman looks at the debris caused by a remotely detonated land mine explosion at a municipal centre in Mogadishu, Somalia, Monday, June 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

    Somalia MP Killed in Drive-By Shooting

    MOGADISHU, Somalia—Gunmen killed a Somali lawmaker in a drive-by shooting Wednesday in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, a police official said. Lawmaker Saado Ali Warsame, who... Read more

  • Matthew Durham and his mother fundraising for the charity that he went to Africa with. (Facebook)

    Matthew Durham: Kenya Aid Worker Accused of Sexually Assaulting Orphans (+Photos)

    OKLAHOMA CITY—An Oklahoma man has been charged with sexually abusing boys and girls while volunteering at an organization in Kenya that assists neglected children. Matthew Lane Durham,... Read more

  • Ex-Seleka rebels sit at their base in to Bambari, Central African Republic May 24 2014. (AP photo/Jerome Delay)

    Rebels Reject Central African Republic Peace Talks

    BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo—Observers say Central African Republic’s peace talks are on hold after a rebel delegation failed to show up for the second day... Read more

  • T-shirt Typo Turns Heads at Mandela Bicycle Ride

    JOHANNESBURG— Nelson Mandela had a way with words, but not quite like this. Cyclists traversing Johannesburg in the former South African president’s honor on Sunday... Read more

  • In this May 18, 2014, photo some of the parents of the kidnapped school girls sit outside a compound during a meeting in Chibok, Nigeria. At least 11 parents of the more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls will never see their daughters again. Since the mass abduction of the schoolgirls by Islamic extremists three months ago, at least 11 of their parents have died and their hometown, Chibok, is under siege from the militants, residents report. Seven fathers of kidnapped girls were among 51 bodies brought to Chibok hospital after an attack on the nearby village of Kautakari this month, said a health worker who insisted on anonymity for fear of reprisals by the extremists. At least four more parents have died of heart failure, high blood pressure and other illnesses that the community blames on trauma due to the mass abduction 100 days ago, said community leader Pogu Bitrus, who provided their names. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

    11 Parents of Abducted Nigerian Girls Die, Hometown Under Siege

    LAGOS, Nigeria—In the three months since Islamic extremists kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, 11 of their parents have died, town residents say. The town... Read more

  • Rival Militias Fight in Libya Killing 47

    CAIRO— Libya’s Health Ministry says clashes between rival militias fighting for control of the international airport in the capital, Tripoli, have killed 47 people over... Read more

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    Kenya Military Twitter Account Hacked

    NAIROBI, Kenya— A military spokesman says the Twitter account run by Kenya’s military has been taken over by hackers claiming to be from the activist... Read more

  • 4-year-old Boy Dies in South Africa Carjacking

    JOHANNESBURG— South African police are searching for three men who forced a family from their car and drove off with a 4-year-old boy hanging out... Read more

  • FILE - In this Friday Nov. 22, 2012 file photo, the carcass of one of eight rhino lays on the ground at Finfoot Lake Reserve near Tantanana, South Africa. A U.S. firm recently gave smart phones to some game rangers in South Africa to help them track poachers who kill rhinos for their horns. The rate of poaching in South Africa _ home to most of Africa’s rhinos _ in 2013, is on track to exceed the record number of illegal kills in 2012, conservation officials say. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell, File)

    South African Park Considers Rhino Evacuation

    JOHANNESBURG— Officials at Kruger park, South Africa’s flagship wildlife reserve, are considering a plan to move some rhinos out of the park in an attempt... Read more

  • In this image made from video by The Associated Press, smoke rises from the direction of Tripoli airport in Tripoli, Libya, Sunday, July 13, 2014. Rival militias battled Sunday for the control of the international airport in Libya's capital, as gunfire and explosions echoed through the city and airlines canceled some international flights. (AP Photo)

    2 Killed as Libya Militias Fight Over Airport

    CAIRO— At least two people were killed on Sunday when a stray rocket hit their house as rival Libyan militias exchanged heavy fire around Tripoli’s... Read more

  • Members of the Egyptian security forces attend the funeral for a police officer who was killed by unknown gunmen Friday, while marching on a street in Abou Khalifa in the Ismailia governorate, 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, July 19, 2014. According to officials, the officer was shot dead by unknown gunmen in el-Arish, a city in the Sinai, where Egypt is fighting Islamic extremists. (AP Photo/Khaled Kandil)

    21 Egyptian Troops Killed by Gunmen in Western Desert

    CAIRO—Gunmen armed with rocket-propelled grenades attacked a border guard post Saturday in Egypt’s western desert near Libya, killing 21 troops, the military said. The attack... Read more

  • People gather at the scene of a car bomb explosion, at the central market, in Maiduguri, Nigeria, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. A car bomb exploded in a market in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri on Tuesday morning, and dozens of people are feared dead, witnesses said. They immediately blamed Boko Haram, the Islamic extremist group whose birthplace is Maiduguri and which is accused of a series of recent bomb attacks in the West African nation. (AP Photo/Jossy Ola)

    Boko Haram Kills More Than 100 in Northeast Nigeria

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria—Boko Haram extremists have killed more than 100 people and hoisted their black and white flag over a town left undefended by Nigeria’s military,... Read more

  • French President Francois Hollande (L), meets with Chad's counterpart Idriss Deby Itno, as part of a working visit to Chad, on July 18, 2014 in N'Djamena. (Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images)

    3,000 French Troops to Be Redeployed in New Operation in Africa

    N’DJAMENA, Chad—France’s president announced the redeployment of 3,000 French troops in five of its former colonies across northwest Africa as part of an operation to... Read more

  • In this photo taken Wednesday, June 25 2014, a Ugandan soldier displays weapons from members of the Lord's Resistance Army rebel group, in Central African Republic. Knives, ropes, tarpaulins, AK-47s, and gun lubricant. These are some of the items handed over to the Ugandan army by three fighters who defected last month from Joseph Kony’s rebels, the Lord’s Resistance Army, in Central African Republic. In the bush, where the men had lived for years, these prized possessions were essential for survival and now provide insight into how members of the brutal group are able to evade U.S.-backed African troops chasing them. (AP Photo/Rodney Muhumuza)

    How African Rebels Evade US-Backed Troops: Resourceful, Always a Step Ahead

    OBO, Central African Republic— Knives, ropes, tarpaulins, AK-47s, and gun lubricant. These are some of the items handed over to the Ugandan army by three... Read more

  • Security personnel with Kenya Red Cross officials at Gamba, Lamu, Kenya, Sunday, July 6 2014.  Eighteen people were killed in overnight attacks by gunmen in two counties on the Kenyan coast, where last month al-Qaida-linked militants claimed responsibility for killing 65 people, the Kenya Red Cross said Sunday. The Sunday attacks took place in the towns of Hindi in Lamu county and Gamba in Tana River, the Kenya Red Cross chief Abbas Gulet said. Al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab militants from Somalia claimed responsibility for the attacks. Hindi is about 40 kilometers (25 miles) north of Mpeketoni where 65 people were killed in an attack last month while Gamba is about70 kilometers (43 miles) from North west of Mpeketoni. (AP Photo)

    Kenya Red Cross: 7 Die in Militant Attack on Coast

    NAIROBI, Kenya— Seven people were killed when gunmen attacked a bus at the Kenyan coast where previous attacks had left 87 people dead, the Kenya... Read more

  • A reflection is seen on a painting of former South African president Nelson Mandela by British artist Richard Stone, at a art exhibition in his honor at Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. Twenty two artist paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, creating art accessible to a wide audience. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

    South Africans Remember Mandela on His Birthday

    JOHANNESBURG— South Africans marked Nelson Mandela’s birthday on Friday with charitable acts in honor of the former president, whose death in December prompted a global... Read more

  • A Ugandan street child runs away from being photographed in the capital Kampala, Thursday, July 17, 2014. Homeless children in Uganda's urban centers face beatings and abuse at the hands of police and local officials, Human Rights Watch charged in a new report that urges Ugandan authorities to protect street children from targeted roundups and arbitrary detentions. (AP Photo/Stephen Wandera)

    Human Rights Watch Accuses Ugandan Police of Abusing Homeless Children

    KAMPALA, Uganda—Homeless children in Uganda’s urban centers face beatings and abuse at the hands of police and local officials, Human Rights Watch charged in a... Read more

  • Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, left, shakes hands with Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, right, at the Presidential villa, in Abuja, Nigeria, Monday, July 14, 2014. (AP Photo)

    Parents of Kidnapped Nigerian Girls Refuse to Meet Nigerian President

    ABUJA, Nigeria—Parents and schoolmates of the 219 schoolgirls held captive by Boko Haram extremists refused at the last minute Tuesday to meet with Nigeria’s President... Read more

  • The wreckage of a truck and an airplane are seen at Tripoli international airport in the Libyan capital on July 14, 2014 following fighting between rival armed groups the previous day. Islamist militias attacked the rival Zintan group that controls Libya's international airport in Tripoli yesterday, triggering fierce clashes that halted flights, officials said. (Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images)

    United Nations Mission Evacuates From Libya

    CAIRO—The United Nations mission in Libya said on Monday it is withdrawing its staff from Libya “temporarily” because of deteriorating security after deadly militia clashes... Read more

  • In this Nov. 26, 2006, photo South African Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer listens to a question during a news conference on the Guadalajara International Book Fair at Guadalajara's Expo in Mexico. Gordimer died in her sleep in Johannesburg, Sunday July 13, 2014, aged 90. (AP Photo/Guillermo Arias)

    Nobel Prize Author Nadine Gordimer Dies at 90

    JOHANNESBURG—Nadine Gordimer, a South African author who won the Nobel Prize for novels that explored the cost of racial conflict in apartheid-era South Africa, has... Read more

  • Taiwanese national Chang An Wei (R), also known as Evelyn Chang, who along with her husband were abducted by armed men, likely Abu Sayyaf, at a resort in Sabah state is comforted by Philippine marines Colonel Joriel Cenabre at a hospital in Jolo town, on the southern island of Mindanao on December 20, 2013, after she was found in a village near Talipao, a town on the remote island of Jolo. (AFP/Getty Images)

    Philippines Abu Sayyaf Militants Free Kidnapped Anti-Poverty Workers

    MANILA, Philippines—Suspected Abu Sayyaf militants have freed three abducted aid workers in the southern Philippines after the government withheld anti-poverty funds, prompting an impoverished town... Read more

  • Breaking News

    Transasia Plane Crash: Flight GE222 Crashes in Taiwan, 47 Feared Dead

    TAIPEI, Taiwan—A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and a transport minister said 47 people... Read more

  • Secretary-General of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Gen. Paiboon Koomchaya, who also in charge of legal and justice affairs, speaks during a news conference at the Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

    Thailand Junta Claims Full Government Control Under New Charter

    BANGKOK—A senior army official said Wednesday that the leader of Thailand’s ruling junta is allowed to serve as interim prime minister under a new temporary... Read more

  • Photo shows Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 taking off from Schiphol Airport in Schiphol, the Netherlands, on July 17, 2014. Malaysia Airlines said on July 17 that it had 'lost contact' with one of its passenger planes whose last known position was over eastern Ukraine, amid speculation it had been shot down. 'Malaysia Airlines has lost contact of MH17 from Amsterdam,' the airline, still reeling from the disappearance of flight MH370, said on its Twitter account. The plane was due to travel from Amsterdam on an overnight flight to Kuala Lumpur, and was expected in the Malaysian capital at around 6:00 am on Friday (2200 GMT Thursday). Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the jet crashed over rebel-held eastern Ukraine and may have been shot down. (Fred Neeleman/AFP/Getty Images)

    Missing Plane Found? Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Victims’ Relatives Offer Advice

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Less than five months ago, they had rushed to Kuala Lumpur International Airport — anxious relatives with a hope in their hearts,... Read more

  • Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, right, shakes hands with the main opposition party leader Sam Rainsy, left, of Cambodia National Rescue Party, as Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng, center, smiles after their meeting in Senate headquarters in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, July 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

    Cambodian Political Standoff Ending as Rivals Reach Agreement

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia—Cambodia’s yearlong political deadlock appeared to be resolved Tuesday as Prime Minister Hun Sen and his rivals agreed on political reforms and the... Read more

  • Indonesia President candidate Joko Widodo answers questions from journalists during an inspection to Pluit Reservoir on July 22, 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia.(Oscar Siagian/Getty Images)

    Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo Announced as Winner of Indonesia Election

    JAKARTA, Indonesia—Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, who won the hearts of Indonesians with his common man image, won Indonesia’s presidential election with 53 percent of the... Read more

  • Indonesian presidential candidate Joko Widodo talks to the media during his visit at a reservoir development project in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, July 22, 2014.   (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

    Jakarta Governor Widodo Wins Indonesian Election

    JAKARTA, Indonesia— Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, who won the hearts of Indonesians with his common man image, won Indonesia’s presidential election with 53 percent of... Read more

  • Mount Fuji as seen from space in this file photo. (NASA/John McGrath)

    Mount Fuji Eruption Imminent? Huge Earthquake Has Caused Pressure to Build Into ‘Critical State’

    The March 2011 earthquake that sparked the tsunami that killed thousands in Japan has had another impact that could turn deadly. The quake caused pressure... Read more

  • A Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s staff measures the radiation level as workers work on the construction of an ice wall at the tsunami-crippled Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, northeast of Tokyo on July 9, 2014. Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) will build a frozen ice wall around the buildings of Units 1 to 4 at the tsunami-devastated nuclear power plant to stop radiation-contaminated water from flowing to the sea. TEPCO has been struggling with massive amounts of toxic water as the operator continues to pump water into three reactors to keep them cool. The plant suffered meltdowns at three of its six reactors after a tsunami swept through the facilities in March 2011. (Kimimasa Mayama/AFP/Getty Images)

    Why Are Fukushima Engineers Creating a $317M Ice Wall Under a Contaminated Nuclear Plant?

    Engineers at Fukushima nuclear power plant have been trying to create a $317M (£185M) ice wall to isolate contaminated water from mixing with groundwater. However,... Read more

  • In this Saturday, July 19, 2014 photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a vehicle sits under a collapsed building after landfall of typhoon Rammasun in Haikou, capital of south China's Hainan Province. The strongest typhoon to hit southern China in four decades has killed more than a dozen people, the government said Sunday. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Xia Yifang)

    Typhoon Rammasun Kills 11 In Vietnam After Killing 26 in China

    HANOI, Vietnam—A typhoon that barreled into northern Vietnam killed at least 11 people and left several missing, state media said Monday, while in China the... Read more

  • Artist Fiona Lowry (L) stands in front of her portrait of Penelope Seidler (L) after winning the Archibald Prize for portraiture at the Art Gallery of NSW in Sydney on July 18, 2014. The painting was one of 884 entries including 54 finalists vying for the prestigious $75,000 award. (William West/AFP/Getty Images)

    Fiona Lowry Wins Archibald for Portrait of Penny Seidler

    SYDNEY—Fiona Lowry has won the $75,000 (US$70,200) Archibald Prize with her portrait of Penelope Seidler. The winner of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious art award, was... Read more

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    Q&A: How Malaysia Airlines Can Salvage Its Brand

      Malaysia Airlines is in uncharted territory after the disappearance of Flight 370 in March with 239 people aboard was followed this week by the... Read more

  • The 262-foot hole is located in the Yamal Peninsula in the gas rich section of Northern Siberia, a section of Siberia so remote people actually call it “The End Of the World.” (AOL Screenshot)

    Mysterious Giant Hole Suddenly Appears (Video)

    Helicopter crew in Siberia have discovered a giant hole in the ground. Now scientists are on their way to figure out what caused it. Video... Read more

  • A well-known Malaysian malay bomoh (shaman), Ibrahim Mat Zin (C) holds two coconuts as him and his assistants offer to locate the missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 plane using a spiritual method and prayer at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang on March 12, 2014. Malaysia has expanded its search area for a missing jet after three days of scouring the sea failed to bring forth any confirmed sightings of wreckage, an official said. (MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Raja Bomoh Malaysia Visited KLIA Airport for Research About Flight MH17? Facebook Users Say Malay Shaman’s Picture on Post is a Fake (+Video)

    A Facebook post stating that Malaysia’s famous magic man is doing “research” about Flight MH17 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport has been called out by... Read more

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    Singapore Airlines Apologizes Over Not Flying in Ukraine Airspace Remarks

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Singapore Airlines apologized Saturday over social media remarks it posted after the Malaysian jetliner was shot down that were taken by many as... Read more

  • Army commander Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, left, arrives at Army club in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, June 13, 2014. The head of Thailand's military junta said Friday that an interim government would be set up by September, offering the most specific timeline yet on a possible transfer of power after last month's coup. (AP Photo/ASTV Manager newspaper) THAILAND OUT

    Thai Junta’s Gag on Media Raises Alarm, Criticism

    BANGKOK— Critics and journalists raised concerns Saturday about the Thai military government’s latest move to tighten its grip on the media by banning them from... Read more

  • The wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, early Saturday, July 19, 2014. World leaders demanded Friday that pro-Russia rebels who control the eastern Ukraine crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 give immediate, unfettered access to independent investigators to determine who shot down the plane. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

    Malaysia Very ‘Concerned’ Over Crash Site Security

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Malaysia’s transport minister says the country is “deeply concerned” that the site in Ukraine where a Malaysia Airlines jetliner was shot down... Read more

  • FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2011 file photo, a Predator B unmanned aircraft taxis at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, Texas.   (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

    Officials: US Drone Strike Kills 11 in NW Pakistan

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan— A U.S. drone fired several missiles at a sprawling compound in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Saturday, killing eleven militants, two... Read more

  • The new senate votes on a new President of the Senate at Parliament on July 7, 2014 in Canberra, Australia. Twelve Senators were sworn in. (Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

    Australia: Double Dissolution Looms as Alternatives Considered to Pass Budget

    SYDNEY—Successful negotiations to axe the carbon and mining taxes were finally achieved this week, but questions have been raised about what it will take to... Read more

  • A Filipino vendor uses candles to illuminate bananas during a power outage a day after strong winds from Typhoon Rammasun damaged power supplies, in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines, Thursday July 17, 2014. Parts of the capital and some provinces remain without power after Typhoon Rammasun barreled through northern Philippines leaving dozens of people dead and forcing more than half a million people to flee its lethal wind and rains, officials said Thursday. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

    Typhoon Rammasun 2014 Update: At Least 1 Dead in China After 54 Killed in Philippines

    BEIJING—A powerful typhoon killed one person and damaged several houses on the southern Chinese island of Hainan on Friday after claiming 54 lives in the Philippines. Typhoon Rammasun made... Read more

  • Pallbearers carry a coffin out of a military transport plane during a ceremony to mark the return of the first bodies of passengers and crew killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 from Ukraine at Eindhoven military air base, in Eindhoven, Netherlands, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Six days after the Boeing 777 was shot down over the battlefields of eastern Ukraine, the first bodies finally arrived in the Netherlands, the country that bore the heaviest toll in the crash that killed all 298 passengers and crew. (AP Photo/Phil Nijhuis)

    Malaysia Jet Victims’ Bodies Arrive in Netherlands

    EINDHOVEN, Netherlands—Two planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the southern city of Eindhoven, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two fighter jets in... Read more

  • One of two memorials that stand to Majdanek. (Toby Thacker, Author provided)

    The Forgotten Concentration Camp in Poland Left Off the ‘Holocaust Tourism’ Circuit

    On July 23 1944, Soviet Army troops discovered the huge Nazi concentration camp of Majdanek just outside the Polish city of Lublin, virtually intact. Along... Read more

  • The crash site of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, in a field near the village of Grabove, in the Donetsk region. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

    Dutch Investigators: MH17 Black Box Damaged but Voice Recorder Still Works

    EINDHOVEN, Netherlands—Dutch investigators say that the voice recorder from the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine was damaged but not manipulated, and its data... Read more

  • A Belarus worker is on duty at a gas compressor station of the Yamal-Europe pipeline near the town of Nesvizh, some 130 km southwest of Minsk, 29 December 2006. (Viktor Drachev/AFP/Getty Images)

    EU Seeks to Limit Russia Gas Dependency via Increased Efficiency

    BRUSSELS—The European Union’s executive is proposing legislation to curb the energy use of households and firms by almost one third by 2030 to reduce greenhouse... Read more

  • An arrivals flight board displays various canceled and delayed flights in Ben Gurion International airport a day after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration imposed a 24-hour restriction on flights after a Hamas rocket landed Tuesday within a mile of the airport, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

    Lufthansa Cancels Tel Aviv Flights for Second Straight Day

    BERLIN— Germany’s largest airline, Lufthansa, says it is cancelling all flights to Tel Aviv for at least another 24 hours because of ongoing safety concerns... Read more

  • The Costa Concordia cruise wreck is maneuvered into position to be towed away from the tiny Tuscan island of Isola del Giglio, Italy, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

    Shipwrecked, Rescued Costa Concordia Sails Off to Scrapyard

    GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy—The Costa Concordia cruise liner began its final voyage Wednesday, slowly being towed away from the tiny Italian island where it capsized more... Read more

  • The Euro Is Not Overvalued (Nor Is Any Other Currency) (Flickr)

    Lithuania to Adopt Euro Currency in January

    BRUSSELS— The European Union is giving Lithuania the green light to adopt the euro currency starting next year. Ministers from the 28-nation bloc on Wednesday... Read more

  • The Buk M2 missile system, one of which was likely used by pro-Russia rebels to down Malaysia Air flight MH17, is displayed at a military show in Zhukovsky, Russia, June 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel, File)

    UK Selling Arms to Russia While Condemning Arming of Ukraine Rebels

    LONDON—Britain is still authorizing the export of arms and military equipment to Russia despite the government’s call for tough sanctions over Moscow’s arming of separatist... Read more

  • Pro-Russia rebels move journalists away from Malaysian investigators and monitors from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe on July 22, 2014 in Grabovo, Ukraine. (Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

    Russia Responsible for ‘Creating the Conditions’ That Downed Malaysian Plane, Says US Official

    WASHINGTON—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,... Read more

  • Self-proclaimed Prime Minister of the pro-Russian separatist "Donetsk People's Republic", Alexander Borodai (C), and "Donetsk People's Republic" self-proclaimed Defence Minister, Igor Strelkov (L), deliver a press conference in Donetsk on July 10, 2014. Ukraine warned on July 10 that its assault on pro-Russian insurgents may last another month and rejected calls for a ceasefire as it moved tanks within striking distance of the rebels' two remaining strongholds. Ukrainian forces have massed tanks and armoured vehicles around 20 kilometres (12 miles) south of the rebel-held city of Donetsk, where most of the militias have retreated. A column of vehicles stretching a kilometre and a half (one mile) arrived on July 9 without facing any resistance, Ukrainian soldiers said, as part of a campaign to surround Donetsk and the neighbouring city of Lugansk, also controlled by pro-Russian separatists. AFP PHOTO / DOMINIQUE FAGET        (Photo credit should read DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

    Igor Girkin (Strelkov) Gives Odd Account of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Crash

    MOSCOW (AP) — A top pro-Russia rebel commander in eastern Ukraine has given a bizarre version of events surrounding the Malaysian jetliner crash — suggesting... Read more

  • In this photo provided and dated Sunday, July 20, 2014 by Airbus DS/AllSource Analysis, a satellite image shows the primary crash site, at left, of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 located near Hrabove, eastern Ukraine. Four days after Flight 17 was shot out of the sky, international investigators still have had only limited access to the crash site, hindered by the pro-Russia fighters who control the verdant territory in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Airbus DS/AllSource Analysis)

    Malaysia Flight MH 17 Crash Site Photos: See Pictures of Wreckage, Rescue, and the Bodies (Warning)

    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... Read more

  • Deputy head of the OSCE mission to Ukraine Alexander Hug, right, speaks to a member of Netherlands' National Forensic Investigations team on the platform as a refrigerated train loaded with bodies of the passengers departs the station in Torez, eastern Ukraine, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Monday, July 21, 2014. Another 21 bodies have been found in the sprawling fields of east Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed last week, killing all 298 people aboard. International indignation over the incident has grown as investigators still only have limited access to the crash site and it remains unclear when and where the victims' bodies will be transported. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

    World War 3? US to Present Data on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Crash; Senators Want Russia Sanctions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Tuesday it would present data from the U.S. intelligence community laying out what’s known about the Malaysia Airlines plane that was... Read more

  • A Malaysian investigator (L) takes a black box of crashed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 plane during handing of them from Donetsk People's Republic officials to Malaysian representatives in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

    British Experts to Analyze Malaysia Airlines MH17 Black Boxes

    LONDON—Black boxes from the Malaysia Airlines plane downed in eastern Ukraine will be examined by UK air accident investigators, Britain’s prime minister said Tuesday. British... Read more

  • Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans (C) talks with Croatia's Foreign Minister Vesna Pusic (L) and Belgium's Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, during the EU foreign ministers council at the European Council building in Brussels, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The European Union agreed Tuesday to impose new sanctions against officials deemed responsible for Russia's actions in Ukraine, with Britain and some other countries demanding much tougher measures. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)

    EU Imposes New Sanctions Against Russian Officials

    BRUSSELS—The European Union agreed Tuesday to impose new sanctions against officials deemed responsible for Russia’s actions in Ukraine, amid mounting international anger after a Malaysia... Read more

  • A pro-Russia fighter, right, stands next to bodies of crew members of destroyed Ukrainian tank in the northern outskirts of city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

    MH17 Crash Victims’ Remains Enter Ukraine-Held City

    KHARKIV, Ukraine—The remains of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in territory held by the Ukrainian government on Tuesday on their way to... Read more

  • Participants of a pro-Gaza demonstration hold posters in front of the Israeli embassy in Berlin, Germany, July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/dpa, Daniel Bockwoldt)

    Germany, France, Italy Condemn Anti-Israel Gaza Protests

    BERLIN—The foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy on Tuesday condemned the rise in anti-Semitic protests and violence over the conflict in Gaza, saying they... Read more

  • A man lights candles during an event to mourn the victims of the crashed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, July 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

    Dutch PM: 1st Victims Should be Home Wednesday

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands— The Dutch prime minister says his government aims to have the first bodies of victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17... Read more

  • French-built warship BPC Vladivostock, designed to strengthen Russia's ability to deploy troops, tanks and helicopter gunships, leaves the Saint Nazaire's harbor, western France, for its test run on the open sea off coast of France March 5, 2014. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)

    France Sells Warship to Russia Despite Ukraine Tensions

    PARIS—French President Francois Hollande is defending plans to deliver a warship to Russia, despite calls for a European arms embargo against Moscow over the fighting... Read more

  • HSBC will no longer offer banking services to dozens of London consulates. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)

    Credit Suisse in Steep Loss After US Tax Case

    GENEVA— Credit Suisse, Switzerland’s second-biggest bank, posted a second-quarter net loss of 700 million Swiss francs ($779 million) Tuesday after paying the largest penalty ever... Read more

  • A pro-Russia rebel speaks on the phone as a refrigerated train loaded with bodies of the passengers departs the station in Torez, eastern Ukraine, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Monday, July 21, 2014. Another 21 bodies have been found in the sprawling fields of east Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed last week, killing all 298 people aboard. International indignation over the incident has grown as investigators still only have limited access to the crash site and it remains unclear when and where the victims' bodies will be transported. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

    Rebels Release Train With Bodies, Black Boxes From Downed Malaysia Airlines Plane

    HRABOVE, Ukraine—Bowing to international pressure Monday, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and agreed to hand over the black boxes from the downed... Read more

  • World War 3 fears have emerged in the aftermath of the crashing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine. (BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

    What This Photograph Might Tell Investigators About What Really Happened to MH17

    Much has been made of the possibility that the loss of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 was the work of an anti-aircraft missile. Even without confirmation... Read more

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    Australian Parliamentarians Unite to Address Forced Organ Harvesting

    Australian parliamentarians from major political parties have officially joined forces for the first time to address the pressing issue of forced organ harvesting and transplant... Read more

  • 2 Ukrainian Military Fighter Jets Shot Down

    KIEV, Ukraine— Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country’s Defense Ministry. The Sukhoi-25 fighters were shot... Read more

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    Commemoration of 7/20 Resonates Across the World

    July 20 2014 marks 15 years of ongoing persecution of Falun Dafa (also called Falun Gong) practitioners in China. Supporters gather all around the world,... Read more

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  • A vote is taken during a meeting at the United Nations July 21, 2014 in New York, to draft a UN Security Council resolution demanding that pro-Russia separatists provide "full and unfettered access" to the crash site of the downed Malaysian jet in eastern Ukraine. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

    UN to Vote on Resolution for Access to Ukraine Crash Site, Cease-Fire

    CANBERRA, Australia—The U.N. Security Council will vote Monday on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around... Read more

  • In this Nov. 15, 2012 photo, a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 takes off from Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles.  The plane, with the tail number 9M-MRD, is the same aircraft that was heading from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, July 17, 2014 when it was shot down near the Ukraine Russia border, according to Anton Gerashenko, an adviser to Ukraine's interior minister. (AP Photo/

    Missing Plane Found? Nope; but Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Flight 17 Disasters Tainting Airliner

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hit by two astonishing tragedies in quick succession, the Malaysia Airlines brand may become the airline industry’s equivalent of asbestos or News of the World: toxic... Read more

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    A Compilation of 15 Years of Appeal By Falun Gong (+Photos)

    For 15 years, Falun Gong practitioners have gathered together to raise awareness and protest peacefully against the ongoing persecution. Since July 20, 1999, the Chinese... Read more

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    Airlines Symbolize Nations’ Hopes or Reflect Shame

    NEW YORK—The jetliner is much more than a machine used to get from one spot to another. It often carries deep symbolism, especially when flying... Read more

  • People place flowers outside Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, Friday, July 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Phil Nijhuis)

    Credible Probe Sought in Downing of Malaysian Jet

    ROZSYPNE, Ukraine— World leaders demanded Friday that pro-Russia rebels who control the eastern Ukraine crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 give immediate, unfettered access... Read more

  • An oil well pump operates in Boca de Jaruco, Cuba, Friday, July 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)

    Oil Price Remains High on Global Turmoil

    NEW YORK— The price of oil retreated slightly Friday but remained elevated because of political turmoil around the world. Concern that conflicts and rising tensions... Read more

  • Photo shows Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 taking off from Schiphol Airport in Schiphol, the Netherlands, on July 17, 2014. Malaysia Airlines said on July 17 that it had 'lost contact' with one of its passenger planes whose last known position was over eastern Ukraine, amid speculation it had been shot down. 'Malaysia Airlines has lost contact of MH17 from Amsterdam,' the airline, still reeling from the disappearance of flight MH370, said on its Twitter account. The plane was due to travel from Amsterdam on an overnight flight to Kuala Lumpur, and was expected in the Malaysian capital at around 6:00 am on Friday (2200 GMT Thursday). Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the jet crashed over rebel-held eastern Ukraine and may have been shot down. (Fred Neeleman/AFP/Getty Images)

    FlightRadar24 MH17: Flight Tracking Website Calls Out Airlines for ‘Not Flying Over Ukraine Airspace’ PR Misinformation

    FlightRader24 has called out on airlines for providing misinformation about their flights over Ukraine. The live flight tracking website tweeted that: “Several airlines that have... Read more

  • A piece of a plane with Malaysia Airlines' logo lies in the grass as a group of Ukrainian coal miners search the site of a crashed Malaysian passenger plane near the village of Rozsypne, Ukraine, Friday, July 18, 2014. Rescue workers, policemen and even off-duty coal miners were combing a sprawling area in eastern Ukraine near the Russian border where the Malaysian plane ended up in burning pieces Thursday, killing all 298 aboard. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

    World Calls for Ukraine Cease-Fire After Crash

    ROZSYPNE, Ukraine—World leaders called for an immediate cease-fire in eastern Ukraine on Friday and demanded speedy access for international investigators to the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines jetliner shot down over the country’s battlefields... Read more

  • United States U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power speaks during a U.N. Security Council meeting at United Nations headquarters, Friday, July 18, 2014. Britain's U.N. Mission says it requested an emergency meeting after Thursday's downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 298 people over eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    US Ambassador Won’t Rule Out Russian Role in Downing Flight MH17

    UNITED NATIONS—U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Friday that the United States cannot rule out that Russia... Read more

  • Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak addresses a press conference at a hotel in Sepang, ouside Kuala Lumpur, on July 18, 2014, after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in eastern Ukraine. A Malaysian airliner carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed on July 17 in rebel-held east Ukraine, as Kiev said the jet was shot down in a 'terrorist' attack. Ukraine's government and pro-Russian insurgents traded blame for the disaster, with comments attributed to a rebel commander suggesting his men may have downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 by mistake, believing it was a Ukrainian army transport plane. (MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Puan Sri Siti Amirah, Step-Grandmother of Malaysia Prime Minister Najib, Believed to be on Malaysia Flight MH17

    The step-grandmother of Malaysia’s prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is believed to be on board the doomed Flight MH17. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17... Read more

  • Actress Aishwarya Rai walks down the red carpet during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival. (*Shutterstock)

    7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: July 18

    And once again, we set off for a quick trip around the world with interesting news that you probably won’t see anywhere else today.  ... Read more

  • In this Sept. 27, 1983 photo, a soviet mini-submarine used to search for debris from Korean Air Lines flight 007, shot down Sept. 1, 1983 near Sakhalin Island, rests on the deck of a conventional tender vessel in Nevel'sk, Sakhalin Island, in the East Sea off Russia. The plane, with 269 passengers and crew, was shot down by a Russian fighter jet west of Sakhalin Island as it strayed into prohibited Soviet airspace. The plane was en route from New York to Seoul on Sept. 1, 1983, following a route that took it over Alaska before crossing the Pacific Ocean. (AP Photo/Neal Ulevich)

    Malaysia Airlines MH17: Commercial Planes That Have Been Shot Down in History Include Iran Air Flight 655, Korean Airlines 007

    WASHINGTON—As unthinkable as shooting down an airliner with hundreds of passengers is, it has happened before. Among the most notable cases in recent decades were... Read more

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    Who Shot Down Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 Over Ukraine?

    Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, a Boeing 777 carrying 295 people onboard, was shot down over the Ukraine-Russia border Thursday. The plane was outside of the... Read more

  • Smoke from an Israeli strike rises over Gaza City, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (AP Photo)

    UN Claims Strong Possibility of War Crimes in Israel Gaza Assault

    GENEVA—The U.N.’s top human rights official has told diplomats that Israel’s military and Hamas militants appear to have violated international humanitarian law and might have... Read more

  • A sign is posted at a checkpoint belonging to the Islamic State group, captured from the Iraqi Army, at the main entrance of Rawah, 175 miles (281 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, July 22, 2014, reads "Islamic State, the Emirate of Anbar, City of Rawah." (AP Photo) (AP Photo)

    Iraq Parliament to Pick New President After Deadly Bombing

    BAGHDAD—Iraq’s parliament convened to vote for a new president on Wednesday as the extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Baghdad... Read more

  • Palestinian U.N. Ambassador Riyad Mansour speaks during an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on the worsening situation in Gaza at United Nations headquarters, Sunday, July 20, 2014. A Jordan-drafted resolution obtained by The Associated Press expresses "grave concern" at the high number of civilians killed in Gaza, including children, and it calls for an immediate cease-fire, "including the withdrawal of Israeli occupying forces from the Gaza Strip." (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Kerry Cites Progress in Gaza Cease-fire Talks

    JERUSALEM— U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says negotiations toward a cease-fire agreement in the Gaza Strip are making some progress after days of a... Read more

  • A Palestinian man waits to cross to Egypt at the Rafah border crossing, southern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, June 1, 2011. Hamas official in Gaza says Egypt is restricting Palestinian travel across its border, just days after Egypt announced it was permanently lifting travel restrictions and ending a four-year blockade. (AP Photo/Eyad Baba)

    Palestinians Fear Israel-Hamas Truce Deal Will Leave Gaza Blockade

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip—Ibrahim Zain was driven from his home by Israeli tank fire this week, but says he’d rather endure more Israel-Hamas fighting than... Read more

  • This photo provided by an anti-Bashar Assad activist group Edlib News Network (ENN), which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a Syrian man walking next to damaged houses which were attacked by a government forces airstrike in Sarmeen, in Idlib province, northern Syria, Friday, July 4, 2014. Islamic militants seized an eastern Syrian oil field near Iraq and inched closer to the Turkish border on Friday as they try to consolidate their control of an area along the length of the Euphrates river stretching through Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)

    New Split Among Rebels Further Fragments Syria

    BEIRUT—Fighters of an al-Qaeda affiliate seized a northern border town in Syria from rival rebels, activists reported Tuesday, as new infighting threatened opposition gains. The... Read more

  • An Iraqi Christian displaced boy who fled from the Christian village of Hamdania near Mosul province in Iraq lies on mattresses where he settled with his family at a temporary shelter for the displaced Christian families, in Ainkawa, a suburb of Irbil, with a majority Christian population, Iraq, Friday, June 27, 2014. The extremist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant executed at least 160 captive soldiers earlier this month in the northern city of Tikrit, Human Rights Watch said Friday, citing an analysis of satellite imagery and grisly photos released by the militants. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    Iraqi Christians Forced to Convert to Islam Flee for Their Lives

    IRBIL, Iraq—Iraqi Christians who fled the northern city of Mosul rather than convert to Islam by a deadline imposed by extremist militants said they had... Read more

  • Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his ruling party members at the parliament, a week after he has announced he is running for president, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. After more than a decade in power, Erdogan dominates Turkish politics like a one-man-show. He has defanged the once supreme military, reshaped the judiciary and cowed the press. Now, at the peak of his power, he has announced he is running for president — a role he intends to shape into the most powerful job in Turkey. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

    Turkish PM Erdogan Says He, Obama No Longer Talk Directly

    ANKARA, Turkey—Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he no longer holds “direct” telephone conversations with U.S. President Barack Obama, suggesting a rift between... Read more

  • U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon shakes hands with Kuwait's First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah as he prepares to leave Kuwait airport after meeting officials, in Kuwait, Monday, July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/KUNA)

    UN Chief Heads to Mideast to Try to Stop Gaza Combat

    UNITED NATIONS—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... Read more

  • A passenger walks past a Delta Airlines 747 aircraft in McNamara Terminal at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport in Romulus, Mich. Delta Air Lines on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 canceled all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

    Delta Cancels Flights to Israel After Rocket Hits Airport

    Delta Air Lines is canceling all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport. A... Read more

  • In this July 22, 2011, photo a Delta Air Lines jet takes off at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Mich. Delta Air Lines on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 canceled all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    US, European, Canadian Arlines Cancel Flights to Israel as Gaza Rocket Lands Near Airport

      JERUSALEM—A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Israel’s main airport Tuesday, wounding one Israeli and prompting all U.S. and some European and... Read more

  • US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Kerry has returned to the Middle East as the Obama administration attempts to bolster regional efforts to reach a cease-fire and sharpens its criticism of Hamas in its conflict with Israel. (AP Photo)

    Peace Talks Eyed After Israel-Hamas Cease-Fire in Gaza

    CAIRO—The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of... Read more

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    Delta, US Airways, United Airlines Cancel Flights to Israel Following Rocket Strike Near Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv

    Delta Airlines, US Airways, and United Airlines have halted flights to Israel following a report of a rocket attack near Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv... Read more

  • Saudi Arabia Minister of Finance of Dr. Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf attends the second working meeting of the G20 summit on September 6, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Russia. (Alexei Danichev/Host Photo Agency via Getty Images)

    Saudi Arabia Stock Market Allowing Direct Foreign Investment

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia—The Saudi government has approved a measure that will open the country’s stock market to direct foreign investment next year, news that sent... Read more

  • Israeli soldiers of the 155mm artillery cannons unit fire towards the Gaza Strip from their position near Israel's border with the coastal Palestinian enclave, on July 21, 2014. World efforts to broker a ceasefire in war-torn Gaza gathered pace as Israel pressed a blistering 14-day assault on the enclave, pushing the Palestinian death toll to 558. (Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)

    Israeli Soldier Missing as Gaza Fighting Rages On

    JERUSALEM— An Israeli soldier is missing following a deadly battle in the Gaza Strip, a defense official said Tuesday as Israeli airstrikes pummeled a wide... Read more

  • Secretary of State John Kerry is greeted by Egypt's Minister of Foreign Affairs protocol chief Nabil Habashi as Kerry arrives in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, July 21, 2014. Kerry has returned to the Middle East as the Obama administration attempts to bolster regional efforts to reach a cease fire and sharpens its criticism of Hamas in its conflict with Israel. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    US to Send $47M in Humanitarian Aid to Gaza

    CAIRO—The U.S. is sending $47 million in humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza Strip to help tens of thousands of Palestinians there who have been... Read more

  • Turkey Declares Three Days of Mourning Over Gaza Victims

    ANKARA, Turkey—Turkey’s government announced a three-day period of national mourning, starting on Tuesday, in a show of solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza. Speaking to reporters... Read more

  • Palestinian militants of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas' armed wing, attend the funeral of militant Mohammed Obied during his funeral in the town of Deir al-Balah, in the central Gaza Strip on June 30, 2014. (Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images)

    Truce Elusive as Hamas, Israel Stick to Positions

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip—The top Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip signaled Monday that the Islamic militant group will not agree to an unconditional cease-fire... Read more

  • Honour Gaurd seen during the funeral of Major Tsafrir Bar-Or on July 21, 2014 in Holon, Israel. Major Tsafrir was killed during the operation 'Protective Edge, raising the number of dead on Israeli side since the beginning of the ground envision to 18. According to Palestinian sources more then 400 killed in Gaza since the begging of the operation. (Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)

    Death Toll Rises in Israel-Hamas Conflict in Gaza

      GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip—The first major ground battle in two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting exacted a steep price Sunday: It killed 65 Palestinians and... Read more

  • Palestinian medics carry a man injured in Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighborhood that came under fire as Israel widened its ground offensive against Hamas in the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday, July 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

    Obama Calls for Mideast Ceasefire to Limit Civilian Casualties

    WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama called Monday for the international community to focus on ending the fighting in the Gaza Strip, as Secretary of State John Kerry... Read more

  • Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union of Foreign Affairs and Security Policy for the European Union, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif give a press statement on the second day of the third round of talks of the European Union and Iran at the UN headquarters in Vienna, Austria on April 9, 2014. The talks aim at hammering out a definitive deal over Tehran's contested nuclear programme by a July 20, 2014 deadline. (Dieter Nagl/AFP/Getty Images)

    EU Extends Iran Sanctions Hold-Off

      BRUSSELS—The European Union has agreed to keep holding off on some sanctions against Iran as negotiations continue on a comprehensive deal restricting the Islamic... Read more

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    Amazon Oil Spill has Killed Tons of Fish, Sickened Native People

    By Barbara Fraser, Environmental Health News Cuninico, Peru - On the last day of June, Roger Mangía Vega watched an oil slick and a mass of... Read more

  • Members of a drug squad guard more than 1000 kilos of cocaine divided into 1053 packages which were seized during an operation, in Santo Domingo on June 18, 2013. Agents of the National Drug Control (DNCD) of the Dominican Republic foiled a shipment of cocaine destined for Barcelona, Spain and arrested more than 10 people for investigation. (Erika Santelices/AFP/Getty Images)

    US Cracks Down on Caribbean Multimillion-Dollar Drug Trafficking Ring

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Ten suspected members of a multimillion-dollar drug trafficking ring that distributed huge amounts of cocaine throughout Puerto Rico and on the U.S... Read more

  • Argentinian supporters of the national soccer team in Buenos Aires. They celebrated their team’s great effort in World Cup 2014.

    Argentina Celebrates Team Spirit

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Though Argentina were defeated in the World Cup Final against Germany last Sunday, Argentinians still went to the streets and celebrated... Read more

  • The president of the CASRECH (Chamber of Supermarkets and Self-Service Restaurants Owned by Chinese Residents in Argentina) threatens a Falun Gong practitioner in Buenos Aires on July 19. (Epoch Times)

    Gangs Attack Protesters During Chinese Leader’s Visit in Argentina

    Video of the violent incidents in Buenos Aires. BUENOS AIRES, Argentina–A gang made up of members of local Chinese associations attacked Argentine practitioners of the... Read more

  • Boys and young men line up to receive a meal provided by the government, at The Great Family group home in Zamora, Michoacan state, Mexico, Thursday, July 17, 2014. After a police raid on the refuse-strewn group home Tuesday, residents of the shelter told authorities that some employees beat and raped residents, fed them rotting food or locked them in a tiny "punishment" room. Shelter residents were still being kept at the home while officials look for places to transfer them. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

    Owner of Raided Child Shelter in Mexico Admired Until Horrors Revealed

    ZAMORA, Mexico—For more than six decades, poor parents struggling to support their children or raise troubled youths sent them to a group home in western... Read more

  • FILE - In this file photo taken July 26, 2011, a customer enjoys a coffee at Starbucks in Miami.  (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

    Make Room Juan Valdez: Starbucks Opens in Colombia

    BOGOTA, Colombia— Make room Juan Valdez, it’s time to meet the black-aproned barista. On Wednesday, Starbucks is making its much-anticipated debut in the country synonymous... Read more

  • General view of the headquarters of the Carso Group and Soumaya museum of Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim, in Mexico City, on August 30, 2013. (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

    Carlos Slim’s Empire Broken Up but Oligarchs Still Control Mexico

    Mexican business magnate Carlos Slim, the world’s second richest man, has announced he intends to break up his América Móvil telecoms empire to comply with... Read more

  • Police officers detain several men after riot police fired tear gas and used water cannons to restrain a group of youths who hurled rocks and vandalized store fronts at a rally to celebrate Argentina’s gutsy performance in a 1-0 loss to Germany in the World Cup finals, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, July 13, 2014. Police said more than a dozen officers were injured and many more were arrested. The chaotic situation marred what was an otherwise spontaneous gathering of support for Argentina’s national team after its best World Cup run in 24 years. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

    Argentina Vandals Riot After World Cup 2014 Loss to Germany

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina—Riot police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse a group of rock-throwing vandals who disturbed a rally by Argentines celebrating their... Read more

  • Brazil supporters react after the World Cup third-place soccer match between Brazil and the Netherlands at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, July 12, 2014. The Netherlands won the match 3-0. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Brazil Rethinks Future After World Cup Failure

    SAO PAULO—The World Cup held potential disaster for Brazil – the country, not the team. Yet the country pulled off a magnificent tournament, albeit with... Read more

  • Detainees watch a World Cup soccer match from a holding cell where hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Nogales, Ariz.  CPB provided media tours Wednesday of two locations in Brownsville, Texas, and Nogales, that have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool)

    Obama Seeks Governors’ Support on Immigrant Kids

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell met privately with dozens of governors Sunday as the Obama administration tried to get support... Read more

  • Haitian machete fencing expert Alfred Avril, left, instructs his son Roland in the little-known martial art of machete fencing, outside Jacmel, Haiti, July 2, 2014. Trying to bring the secretive, rural Haitian martial art to foreigners involves certain trade-offs, but Avril is now eager to share his machete-fighting expertise with anyone who is interested. The former Haitian army drill instructor trained his sons, grandsons and neighbors to carry on his school. (AP Photo/David McFadden)

    Journalist Reveals Lost Haitian Martial Art, Machete Fencing

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  • A family walks through a street littered with the rubble from buildings that fell during an earthquake in San Pedro, Guatemala, Monday, July 7, 2014. An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Pacific Coast shook a wide area of southern Mexico and Central America Monday. (AP Photo/Luis Soto)

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  • A volunteer pretends to be injured as medical staff take part in a simulation emergency during an earthquake drill at a supermarket in Acapulco, Guerrero state, Mexico, on May 29, 2014. A magnitude 7.1 quake actually hit Mexico and Guatemala Monday morning, July7, killing two. (Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images)

    Earthquake Shakes Mexico, Guatemala; Three Dead

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  • Earthquake Shakes Southern Mexico

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  • An aerial view of the Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia. The stadium sits among many sports structures that are crumbling due to neglect. (Courtesy of FIFA)

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  • Dr. Minnan Liu (L) of the Falun Dafa Association of Edmonton presents over 4,000 signatures from Edmontonians on a petition to Brent Rathgeber, MP for Edmonton-St. Albert, on July 19, 2014 at the Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park in Edmonton. The petition asks the Canadian government to urge the Chinese regime to stop the persecution of Falun Dafa in China. (Frank Liang/Epoch Times)

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  • Former Canadian MP and Secretary of State David Kilgour condemns forced organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners of conscience in China. Falun Gong practitioners during a rally on July 17 in front of the Chinese embassy in Ottawa, Canada, to commemorate and protest 15 years of persecution in China. One of the banner behind them reads, "End Communism Stop Persecution." (Donna He/Epoch Times)

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  • Falun Gong practitioner Paul Li speaks about his father, Li Xiaobo, who was imprisoned for eight years in China for practicing Falun Gong and was recently rearrested. Paul Li called on the Canadian government to help free his father in his speech at an event in front of the Chinese embassy in Ottawa on July 17, 2014, to mark 15 years since the persecution of Falun Gong began in China on July 20, 1999. (Courtesy of NTD Television)

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  • File photo of David Matas. The Winnipeg-based international human rights lawyer won the Carthage International Award in the category of Peace and Defence of Human Rights on July 10, 2014. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

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  • NDP environment critic Megan Leslie asks a question in the House of Commons on May 29, 2014. Leslie and fellow MP Murray Rankin want an independent probe into the Canada Revenue Agency's targeting of some Canadian charities for their political activities. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

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  • A woman speaks on her cell phone in front of a Rogers Communications Inc sign before the company's annual general meeting for shareholders in Toronto April 22, 2014. A recent Supreme Court decision has pushed Rogers and Telus to cease handing over customer information without a warrant when requested by police and government. (REUTERS/Mark Blinch)

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  • Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz and senior deputy governor Carolyn Wilkins take part in a news conference in Ottawa on July 16, 2014. (Reuters/Blair Gable)

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  • Detroit resident Nicole Hill stands in her kitchen on June 25, 2014. Hill, who owes the Detroit water department almost $6000, has been washing her dishes with bottled water since her water was shut off. To call attention to the Detroit water shutoffs, the Council of Canadians is bringing 1,000 litres of water to the city on July 24. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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  • One of the many things foodies are derided for is taking photos of their meal. The trend is so common that some restaurants have actually banned it, saying it annoys other customers. (gpointstudio/iStock/Thinkstock)

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  • Police investigators check out the Calgary home of Alvin and Kathryn Liknes, who went missing with their 5-year-old grandson Nathan O'Brien on June 29, 2014. (The Canadian Press/Jeff McIntosh)

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  • A Toronto team is hoping to break the current land speed record for a human-powered vehicle with the Eta, a recumbent bicycle encased in a slick bullet-shaped shell. (Courtesy of AeroVelo)

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  • Youngsters interact with a mentor in in one of India’s first Startup Villages in Kochi, Kerala on Feb., 16, 2013. On July 10, the Indian government announced more funding for entrepreneurship in the country. (Courtesy: Startup Village)

    Startup Village in India Shows Path for Indian Innovation

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  • India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, shakes hands with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Joseph Burns during a meeting at prime minister’s residence in New Delhi, India, Friday, July 11, 2014. Burn arrived Thursday on a two day official visit to India. (AP Photo/Harish Tyagi, Pool)

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  • An Argentina soccer team fan on a roadside, shows the victory sign ahead of the Argentina–Netherland’s match on Wednesday at Thrissur, India on July 9. Soccer is extremely popular in the region from central to northern Kerala called the Malabar coast of India. (Venus Upadhayaya/Epoch Times)

    Soccer Fans Go Wild on India’s West Coast

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    Zohra Sehgal Dead: Indian Actress Dies at Age 102 Family Confirms; Tributes Pour in After Death

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  • Tincy Thomar, a nurse from Kerala along with her ailing mother at their home in Koratty, Kerala State, India, on July 7, 2014. Tincy returned along with 46 nurses after being freed by ISIS militants from Tikrit, Iraq. Tincy economically supports her family and is looking for jobs abroad as the jobs at home don’t pay adequate salaries. (Venus Upadhayaya/Epoch Times)

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  • Family members of Indian nurses who had been stranded in territory held by Islamic militants in Iraq await their arrival at the airport in Kochi, India, Saturday, July 5, 2014. News reports say that more than 40 Indian nurses have returned home in Kochi in southern India, aboard a special flight. About 10,000 Indians work and live in Iraq, but only about 100 are in violent, insecure areas. (AP Photo)

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    China Considers Rail Link Through Disputed Indo-Pakistani Territory

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  • A NGO worker interacts with a farmer teaching him how to use, LifeLine Agri, a mobile phone based application used to connect farmers to a group of knowledge workers in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. India has more than 800 million mobile phone subscriptions and the country is set to reap the benefits of information technology in farming. (Courtesy One World Foundation)

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  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, third left, with his cabinet colleagues and officials arrives at the Indian Parliament House in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Modi on Wednesday attends his first Parliament session after leading the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to a decisive victory in the 2014 Indian general elections. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)

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  • In this Tuesday, July 1, 2014 photograph, India’s National Disaster Response Force personnel stand around a man, left, they rescued from beneath the debris of a building that collapsed Saturday on the outskirts of Chennai, India. Rescuers pulled seven more survivors from under the concrete ruins of a collapsed 11-story building on Tuesday, three days after it toppled and killed dozens of people in southern India, officials said. (AP Photo)

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  • Indian rescuers gesture for an excavator to stop as they try to retrieve the body of a victim at the site of a building collapse in New Delhi, India, Saturday, June 28, 2014. A dilapidated building collapsed in the Indian capital on Saturday, killing at least 26 people as rescuers searched for others believed to be trapped. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

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    2 Buildings Collapse in India, at Least 12 Dead

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    Indian Toilet-Cleaners Break Free From Centuries-Old Caste

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  • People gather around a passenger train that derailed near Chhapra town in Bihar, India, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. A passenger train derailed early Wednesday in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, killing at least four people and injuring eight others, officials said. The cause of the accident was not immediately known. (AP Photo)

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  • FILE - In this May 19, 2014 file photo, Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, speaks at a news conference in New York. In America, Bharara has been on the cover of Time magazine and has earned praise for his tough language toward corruption on Wall Street and Main Street and in the hallways of elected officeholders. But his prosecution of an Indian diplomat has drawn scorn in his birthplace, with one commentator even questioning if he took up the case “to serve his white masters.” Bharara has received such criticism for years for his prosecutions of South Asian- and Indian-born Wall Street traders.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

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