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Russia: 1 killed near Ukraine border by shell fire

Jul 13, 2014

By LAURA MILLS, Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign ministry said Sunday that a Ukrainian shell hit a Russian border town, killing one person and seriously injuring two others. Ukraine denied firing a shell into Russian territory.

President Vladimir Putin expressed "grave concern" over ...

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Iraq parliament postpones decision on new leaders

Jul 13, 2014

By SINAN SALAHEDDIN and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's deadlocked parliament failed Sunday to overcome the deep divisions hampering the formation of a new government, making no progress on choosing new leaders who could help hold the nation together and confront the Sunni ...

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Palestinians flee north Gaza after Israel warning

Jul 13, 2014

By KARIN LAUB and PETER ENAV, Associated Press

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel briefly deployed troops inside the Gaza Strip for the first time early Sunday as some 4,000 people fled southward from the northern part of the territory in the face of Israeli threats to step up attacks there.

Neither ...

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Bomb kills 7 security forces in western Algeria

Jul 13, 2014

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian authorities say a remote-controlled homemade bomb exploded and killed seven security officers in the northwest of the North African country.

The Defense Ministry says in a statement Sunday the victims were aboard a military truck en route to their base when they ...

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Ukraine govt denies president will be at Cup final

Jul 13, 2014

By PETER LEONARD, Associated Press

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko won't be attending the World Cup final in Brazil on Sunday, a government statement said, denying assertions by Brazilian officials that he would be there.

On Saturday, a Brazilian official said Poroshenko ...

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Search for body to follow Costa Concordia removal

Jul 13, 2014

GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy (AP) — An Italian official has promised that a search will be conducted for the only unrecovered body of the 32 Costa Concordia shipwreck victims as soon as the wrecked cruise liner is towed away from the island where it struck a reef in 2012.

Franco Gabrielli, who heads the ...

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Annual Protestant march in Belfast mostly peaceful

Jul 13, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland say an annual Protestant parade that typically sparks riots and disorder has taken place peacefully.

Assistant chief constable Will Kerr praised the "responsible behavior" of those involved in the annual July 12 march, saying he was pleased it was one of ...

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Heads up! Supermoon is here

Jul 13, 2014

By The Associated Press

Look! Up in the sky! It's supermoon!

Because our celestial neighbor is relatively close to Earth, these full moons will appear to be unusually large. That distance varies because the moon follows an elliptical orbit. When it's close and full, it appears bigger and brighter ...

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4 minor injuries at Spain's running of the bulls

Jul 13, 2014

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — In the seventh bull run at this year's San Fermin festival in Spain, four people have sustained cuts and bruises along Pamplona's narrow streets.

But none of the several thousand daredevils testing their bravery by running beside six fighting bulls were gored in Sunday's ...

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Israel troops briefly raid Gaza as offensive rages

Jul 13, 2014

By KHALED KHAZZIHA and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH, Associated Press

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Ignoring international appeals for a cease-fire, Israel widened its range of Gaza bombing targets to civilian institutions with suspected Hamas ties and deployed ground troops inside Gaza for the first time ...

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Anybody home? Pacific island of Niue hit by exodus

Jul 13, 2014

By NICK PERRY, Associated Press

ALOFI, Niue (AP) — It was a school once, but there are no children here anymore. The lonely building on this remote Pacific island now contains only a punching bag that someone has strung from the classroom rafters, and a note scrawled on the chalkboard in Niuean:

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Brazil protests fizzled, but roots of anger remain

Jul 13, 2014

JENNY BARCHFIELD, Associated Press

IRAJA, Brazil (AP) — The protesters who many feared would wreck Brazil's World Cup party failed to show up. While the national team fell short of claiming the coveted championship, the country at least can say the tournament that wraps up with Sunday's title game ...

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Israel-NYC flight makes safe emergency landing

Jul 13, 2014

By MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York-bound Delta Air Lines flight from Israel declared an emergency and returned to Tel Aviv early Sunday after developing a mechanical problem, vexing passengers already on edge as Palestinian militants launched rocket attacks on the city.

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Media: North Korea again test-fires missiles

Jul 12, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea launched two ballistic missiles into the sea on Sunday, South Korean and Japanese media reported, the latest in a series of test-firings seen as expressions of anger over its failure to win talks on receiving outside aid, and over ongoing U.S.-South Korean ...

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Ukraine president to be at World Cup final in Rio

Jul 12, 2014

By BRADLEY BROOKS and STAN LEHMAN, Associated Press

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will attend the World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro — along with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Brazilian authorities said Saturday.

An official in Brazil's government with direct knowledge ...

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UN warns Iraq of 'chaos' if no political progress

Jul 12, 2014

By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press

BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.N. urged Iraq's leaders Saturday to overcome their deep divisions and move quickly to form a new government that can unite the country and confront a surging militant threat, warning that failure to do so "risks plunging the country into ...

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Migrant boy buried in Guatemala hometown

Jul 12, 2014

By SONIA PEREZ D., Associated Press

SAN JOSE LAS FLORES, Guatemala (AP) — A 15-year-old Guatemalan boy whose death became a symbol of the perils facing children attempting to illegally cross into the United States was buried in his hometown Saturday, amid prayers and tears from his family.

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Taking to the sky: Airshow ready for take off

Jul 12, 2014

By DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — A lot is at stake in the Farnborough International Airshow, the aviation industry's biggest annual event, which opens Monday.

The trade show is expected to see the first presentation of the world's most advanced fighter jet, new commercial aircraft as ...

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Comatose boy, Roma evictions up pressure on France

Jul 12, 2014

By LORI HINNANT and ALISON MUTLER, Associated Press

GRIGNY, France (AP) — It looked like any shantytown the world over — tarps to keep out the weather, scattered bits of trash that no truck would ever collect, plastic buckets to lug water. Then one of the inhabitants of this Roma camp on the ...

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Ex-Church of England head backs assisted dying

Jul 12, 2014

LONDON (AP) — A former head of the Church of England says he no longer opposes assisted dying and says the church risks "promoting anguish and pain" by objecting to moves to make it legal.

George Carey, a former archbishop of Canterbury, said medical advances have created an "ethical turning ...

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