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July 24, 2014 - 9:15am
15 min 6 sec ago

VIENNA (AP) — Federal and local law enforcement agencies in Austria are investigating an incident in which pro-Palestinian protesters stormed the pitch during a football match between an Israeli club and a French team.

Players and protesters clashed on the field in Bischofshofen, near Salzburg, in a pre-season friendly late Wednesday between Maccabi Haifa and French side Lille. No injuries were reported.

Police spokesman Ortwin Lamprecht said...

July 24, 2014 - 9:12am
15 min 6 sec ago

XIXI, Taiwan (AP) — An airline in Taiwan says stormy weather that trailed behind a typhoon was the likely cause of yesterday's plane crash that killed 48 people.

Disaster crews today have been digging through the rubble of the plane's cabin and parts of the eight stone houses that were destroyed in the crash. Ten people on the plane and five on the ground survived with injuries.

The crash took place as the plane tried to land on one of the islands in...

July 24, 2014 - 9:07am
15 min 6 sec ago

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish government has canceled plans for a year of cultural celebrations with Russia out of anger with Russian actions in Ukraine.

The Foreign Ministry said it summoned the Russian ambassador on Thursday to inform him of the decision.

Poland and Russia had planned to devote 2015 to events in each country celebrating the other's culture. They were meant to improve ties between the countries following years of tensions....

July 24, 2014 - 9:02am
15 min 6 sec ago

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Officials say heavy rain has been reported in the area where a plane carrying 116 people disappeared from radar today over the African country of Mali. The Air Algerie flight was on its way from neighboring Burkina Faso to Algeria.

France's transport minister says the crew's last message asked air control to change the plane's route because of the heavy rains in the area.

The plane was being operated by the Spanish airline...

July 24, 2014 - 8:56am
15 min 6 sec ago

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Appeals judges at the International Criminal Court have upheld a decision that allows Libyan authorities to put on trial a former intelligence chief from Moammar Gadhafi's era.

The appeals panel confirmed Thursday that the case against Abdullah al-Senoussi should not be handled by the Hague-based court because prosecutors in Libya are pursuing similar charges against him.

The ICC indicted Al-Senoussi in 2011 on charges...

July 24, 2014 - 8:33am
15 min 6 sec ago

BERLIN (AP) — The European Aviation Safety Agency has lifted a recommendation that airlines refrain from flying to Tel Aviv airport.

The agency said Thursday it is now recommending that national authorities base decisions on flying to Israel's main airport "on thorough risk assessments, in particular using risk analysis made by operators."

EASA had said late Tuesday that it "strongly recommends" that airlines refrain from operating flights to and...

July 24, 2014 - 7:49am
15 min 6 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — A commonly used morning-after pill is suitable for use by heavier women, the European Medicines Agency said Thursday after a review of the evidence sparked by the French manufacturer's declaration that the drugs didn't work in women weighing more than 80 kilograms (176 pounds).

Last November, HRA Pharma changed the labels on its morning-after pill Norlevo, marketed in 50 countries, saying it was ineffective in women over 80 kilograms after a study of...

July 24, 2014 - 7:29am
15 min 6 sec ago

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Authorities in Myanmar's Rakhine state have said international aid organizations are welcome to return to the area they left in April after Buddhist mobs disrupted their work helping displaced Rohingya Muslims.

They also specifically invited back the humanitarian agency Doctors Without Borders, which had been kicked out in February after it publicized casualties suffered by Rohingyas, allegedly at the hands of a Buddhist mob.

A...

July 24, 2014 - 7:25am
15 min 6 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — A former British tabloid reporter was given a 10-month suspended prison sentence Thursday for his role in the long-running phone hacking scandal that shook Rupert Murdoch's media empire.

Dan Evans, 38, had pleaded guilty to eavesdropping on voicemails of some 200 celebrities between 2003 and 2010 in pursuit of scoops on their private lives for the Murdoch's News of the World and the independently owned Sunday Mirror newspapers.

Evans...

July 24, 2014 - 7:19am
1 hour 15 min ago

BAGHDAD (AP) — More than 50 prisoners and eight Iraqi soldiers have been killed after an attack by gunmen on a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad.

The attack set off a gunbattle with troops.

It began with mortar fire on Iraqi army bases in the town of Taji, where suspects were being held on terrorism charges. That prompted authorities to evacuate the facilities. As the convoy traveled through a remote area nearby, roadside bombs went off and militants...

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