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  • End comes for notorious Venezuelan vertical slum
    Tuesday - 07/22/2014 - 05:20 PM

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- The first of thousands of squatters who transformed a half-built skyscraper into a vertical slum were moved out by armed soldiers Tuesday, marking the beginning of the end for the Tower of David's haphazard community....

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  • Gaza blockade key to any Israel-Hamas truce deal
    Tuesday - 07/22/2014 - 05:20 PM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Ibrahim Zain was driven from his home by Israeli tank fire this week, but says he'd rather endure more Israel-Hamas fighting than accept an unconditional cease-fire he fears will leave in place the blockade of the Gaza Strip....

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  • Obama sends top aides to Germany amid spying flap
    Tuesday - 07/22/2014 - 01:10 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Working to stem the fraying of ties with a key European ally, President Barack Obama dispatched his chief of staff to Berlin, a diplomatic gesture reflecting Germany's growing indignation about allegations of American spying on its soil....

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  • Russians fed conspiracy theories on Ukraine crash
    Tuesday - 07/22/2014 - 02:45 AM

    MOSCOW (AP) -- An assassination attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A desperate ploy to draw the West into the battle for Ukraine's east. A botched mission to commit mass murder against Russian citizens....

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  • Flight 17 tragic end for family of 6 coming home
    Monday - 07/21/2014 - 08:31 PM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Mohammad Afif and his family were about to start a new chapter in their lives. Afif was getting set to begin his university studies in architecture, and his father was preparing to move back to Malaysia with his wife and three of their children after working overseas for several years....

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  • Israeli mood turns dark with mounting casualties
    Monday - 07/21/2014 - 04:20 PM

    JERUSALEM (AP) -- For almost two weeks, Israel practically bristled with confidence and pride: The Iron Dome air defense system was dependably zapping incoming Hamas rockets from the skies, the military was successfully repelling infiltration attempts on the ground and from the sea, and the conflict with Hamas was causing almost no casualties in Israel....

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  • UN to vote on crash resolution; Russia has doubts
    Monday - 07/21/2014 - 10:00 AM

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- 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 the area, with diplomats pressuring a reluctant Russia to approve it....

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  • AP PHOTOS: As Ramadan fast ends, the feasts begin
    Monday - 07/21/2014 - 03:46 AM

    For the millions of Muslims abstaining from food and drink from sunrise to sunset every day during Islam's holiest month of Ramadan, that first sip of water after a grueling fast is by far the most anticipated moment of the day....

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  • UN to vote on crash resolution; Russia has doubts
    Monday - 07/21/2014 - 01:42 AM

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- 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 the area, with diplomats pressuring a reluctant Russia to approve it....

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  • Cameron demands Russia cease support for rebels
    Sunday - 07/20/2014 - 01:00 PM

    LONDON (AP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron demanded Sunday that Russia end its support for the rebels in Ukraine, arguing that Russia's policies destabilized the country and created the conditions that appear to have led to the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17....

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