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Friday, July 25, 2014
Pressure for Gaza truce mounts after Israel shells UN refuge
Signs of renewed efforts for a Gaza ceasefire were evident on Friday as the death toll continued to climb after Israel shelled a UN shelter killing 15 Palestinians.
Sudanese Christian woman spared death sentence meets Pope
A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for renouncing Islam sparked a global outcry that eventually led to an acquittal, met Pope Francis after arriving in Italy en route to the United States.
An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali after heavy rains were reported, according to the plane's owner and government officials in France and Burkina Faso.
Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum was named Iraq's new president on Thursday hours after an attack on a prison convoy killed dozens of people, brutally underscoring the challenges faced by the country's leaders as they struggle to form a new government.
Sudan woman accused of apostasy meets Pope Francis
A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for renouncing Islam sparked a global outcry that eventually led to an acquittal, met Pope Francis on Thursday after arriving in Italy en route to the United States.
Fighting between Ukrainian troops and rebels raged Thursday near the crash site of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, as countries that lost 298 citizens in the disaster moved to deploy their police to secure the impact zone.
First MH17 bodies arrive in grieving Netherlands
The first bodies from flight MH17 arrived in the Netherlands on Wednesday almost a week after it was shot down over Ukraine, as the conflict flared yet again near the Malaysian airliner's crash site.
Crash kills US teen pilot seeking record
A U.S. teenager who was attempting to set a record for an around-the-world flight was killed when his plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean, and crews were searching Wednesday for his father, who was also onboard.
Russia's annexation of Crimea has led to a surge in deaths among intravenous drug users, who no longer have access to vital therapy, specialists said at the world AIDS forum on Thursday.
South Africa's government will forbid foreigners from buying land within five years, but will not expropriate those who already possess deeds, the land affairs minister said Wednesday.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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