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Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 - 3:47pm

Israeli strikes hit UN school, Gaza shopping area

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli strikes hit a crowded shopping area in Gaza City Wednesday, hours after tank shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with war refugees in the deadliest of a series of air and artillery attacks that pushed the Palestinian death toll above 1,300 in more than three weeks of fighting....

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Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 - 3:39pm

AP ANALYSIS: Amid war, endgames in Gaza emerge

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- The savage fighting between Israel and Hamas is escalating in Gaza, cease-fire efforts take on elements of farce, and bravado rules the public discourse. But even through the fog of war, a few endgame scenarios can nonetheless be glimpsed....

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Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 - 3:24pm

3 Putin allies among 8 hit with new EU sanctions

BRUSSELS (AP) -- Three long-time Putin associates are among eight people who have been hit with new European Union sanctions, an official EU document showed Wednesday....

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Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 - 3:11pm

Thousands flee to Tunisia to escape Libya fighting

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Up to 6,000 people a day have fled Libya into neighboring Tunisia this week, the Tunisian foreign minister said Wednesday, the biggest influx since Libya's 2011 civil war in a sign of the spiraling turmoil as rival militias battle over control of the airport in the capital Tripoli....

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Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 - 2:56pm

Argentines shrug off risk of default

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- In 2001, it was ground zero for Argentina's financial earthquake. A neo-colonial architectural gem built long ago by the Bank of Boston, it became the focal point for angry mobs of protesters who stared down riot police to demand the return of their savings, which the government confiscated in a last-ditch, and ultimately failed, attempt to stay current on its debt....

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Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 - 2:51pm

Turkish women protest deputy PMs no laughter quip

ISTANBUL (AP) -- Women in Turkey have taken to social media to protest against comments by the country's deputy prime minister that "women should not laugh aloud in public."...

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Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 - 2:49pm

Dissent quieted with most Israelis behind Gaza war

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Despite Israeli casualties and world criticism, a near-consensus in Israel supports the government's conduct of the Gaza war, views Hamas as the aggressor and considers outsiders' moralizing as hypocritical, ignorant or both. And in an echo-chamber fed by ubiquitous updates on Hamas rocket and tunnel attacks, the minority of local voices that do agonize over Gazans' suffering are being silenced in a way rarely seen in a country long proud of its spirited, democratic de...

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Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 - 2:32pm

Clashes prevent experts from reaching bodies

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky, the remains of some passengers are feared rotting in the 90-degree (32-degree Celsius) midsummer heat, deepening the frustration of relatives desperate to recover the bodies of their loved ones....

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Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 - 2:27pm

Landslide hits Indian village, killing at least 17

NEW DELHI (AP) -- Torrential rains triggered a massive landslide that buried a remote village in western India on Wednesday, killing at least 17 people as it swept away scores of houses and possibly trapping many more people under debris, officials said....

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Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 - 1:09pm

Sanctions will damage Russia if not lifted quickly

MOSCOW (AP) -- U.S. and European sanctions against Russia's energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless Moscow persuades the West to repeal them by withdrawing support for Ukrainian insurgents....

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