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End comes for notorious Venezuelan vertical slum

Jul 22, 2014

By HANNAH DREIER, Associated Press

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 ...

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US: No link to Russian gov't in plane downing

Jul 22, 2014

By KEN DILANIAN, AP Intelligence Writer

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 ...

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At least 21 dead in Iraq checkpoint car bombing

Jul 22, 2014

By SAMEER N. YACOUB

BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide driver rammed his explosive-laden car into a police checkpoint at the entrance to Baghdad's Khazimiyah district killing 21 people, including seven policemen manning the post.

Police officials say there was a long line of cars at the checkpoint at the ...

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Lax security at crash site hampers investigations

Jul 22, 2014

By MIKE CORDER and LUCIAN KIM, Associated Press

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 ...

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11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

Jul 22, 2014

By MICHELLE FAUL, Associated Press

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 ...

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Amid sanctions, France in warship sale to Russia

Jul 22, 2014

By SYLVIE CORBET

PARIS (AP) — France says it will go ahead with the sale of a warship to Russia despite calls for an arms embargo against the country, highlighting how Europe's strong business ties are hindering its ability to punish Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine.

Western powers say Russia is ...

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Gaza blockade key to any Israel-Hamas truce deal

Jul 22, 2014

By KARIN LAUB, Associated Press

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.

Like Zain,

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Peace talks eyed after Israel, Hamas cease-fire

Jul 22, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — 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 restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a necessary step to avoid sustained violence.

It's unlikely that Washington ...

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European agency urges airlines to avoid Tel Aviv

Jul 22, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — The European Aviation Safety Agency says it "strongly recommends" that airlines refrain from operating flights to and from Tel Aviv.

The recommendation by Europe's main aviation safety body came after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines they are prohibited ...

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UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

Jul 22, 2014

By EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press

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 ...

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Dutch declare day of national mourning

Jul 22, 2014

By MIKE CORDER, Associated Press

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government has declared Wednesday a day of national mourning as the country prepares for the arrival of the first bodies of victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

The country's king and queen will be at an air base ...

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Nigerian president meets parents of abducted girls

Jul 22, 2014

By BASHIR ADIGUN and MICHELLE FAUL, Associated Press

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — President Goodluck Jonathan met for the first time Tuesday with parents of 219 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and dozens of classmates who managed to escape from their Islamic extremist captors.

Jonathan assured them of his ...

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British experts to analyze MH17 black boxes

Jul 22, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Black boxes from the Malaysia Airlines plane downed in eastern Ukraine will be examined by U.K. air accident investigators, Britain's prime minister said Tuesday.

British experts at the Air Accidents Investigation Branch will retrieve data from the flight recorders for analysis,

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Obama sends top aides to Germany amid spying flap

Jul 22, 2014

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.

Chief of staff Denis McDonough and Obama's ...

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Italy arrests smugglers accused of killing dozens

Jul 22, 2014

MILAN (AP) — Italian authorities have arrested five alleged human traffickers accused of murder in the deaths of dozens migrants who were either stabbed to death or perished of engine fume inhalation inside the overcrowded hold of a smuggling boat.

Italian police said the five people arrested in ...

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C. African Republic talks on hold; rebels absent

Jul 22, 2014

By LOUIS OKAMBA, Associated Press

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) — Observers say Central African Republic's peace talks are on hold after a rebel delegation failed to show up for the second day of meetings.

The development Tuesday marks a setback for regional mediators trying to negotiate a ...

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Turkey detains police for 'spying' and wiretaps

Jul 22, 2014

By SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish police raided the homes of colleagues on Tuesday, detaining dozens of officers on suspicion of "spying" or of illegally wiretapping government officials, including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkey's spy chief, news reports ...

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Jakarta governor wins Indonesian presidency

Jul 22, 2014

By NINIEK KARMINI and ALI KOTARUMALOS, Associated Press

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo, who captured the hearts of millions of Indonesians with his common man image, won the country's presidential election with 53 percent of the vote, officials said Tuesday.

A former furniture ...

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German court: chronically ill could grow marijuana

Jul 22, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Some Germans may soon be able to grow their own marijuana to relieve chronic pain after a ruling from a court in Cologne.

The Cologne administrative court ruled Tuesday in favor of three plaintiffs who had sued for the right to grow marijuana for therapeutic purposes, sending the ...

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