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July 30, 2014 - 12:48am
6 min 30 sec ago

JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Several Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school used as shelter for refugees in the Gaza war early on Wednesday, killing at least 15 people and wounding 90, a Palestinian health official and a U.N. official said.

The Israeli army had no immediate comment.

The strike hit the U.N. school in the Jebaliya refugee camp where hundreds of Palestinians had sought shelter from the intense fighting and...

July 29, 2014 - 11:17pm
6 min 30 sec ago

MEXICO CITY (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown says his state is willing to shelter more migrant children from Central America if needed. But he reiterated that the United States needs to find a long-term solution to the immigration crisis.

Brown met in Mexico City with more than a dozen Central American religious leaders and Los Angeles Catholic Archbishop Jose Horacio Gomez. They discussed the surge of unaccompanied Central American youth and families illegally...

July 29, 2014 - 10:44pm
6 min 30 sec ago

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A U.N.-backed tribunal on Wednesday began a hearing to prepare for the genocide trial of the two senior surviving leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge, under whose rule an estimated 1.7 million people died in the late 1970s from starvation, exhaustion, disease and execution.

Khieu Samphan, the regime's head of state, and Nuon Chea, right-hand man to the group's late leader, Pol Pot, are already set to face sentencing next week after being tried...

July 29, 2014 - 10:28pm
6 min 30 sec ago

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota remains No. 1 in global vehicles sales after the first six months of this year, followed by Volkswagen which bumped General Motors out of second place as the U.S. automaker grapples with a recall scandal.

Japan's Toyota Motor Corp. announced Wednesday that January-June global sales totaled 5.097 million vehicles, up nearly 4 percent from a year earlier. Sales grew in its home Japanese market as well in the rest of Asia, U.S. and Europe....

July 29, 2014 - 10:22pm
6 min 29 sec ago

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian airline apologized on Wednesday for a warning a flight attendant gave passengers who might have been flying high that there were drug-sniffer dogs awaiting them at Sydney airport.

Many of the 210 passengers aboard the Jetstar flight from Gold Coast city on Sunday night had attended the Splendour in the Grass weekend music festival at Byron Bay and were returning home.

"We have been told there are sniffer dogs...

July 29, 2014 - 7:53pm
6 min 30 sec ago

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that he is not considering ratcheting up sanctions against Russia while his government focuses on retrieving Australian victims from the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner disaster in Ukraine.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has had several telephone conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the past two weeks and has credited him for cooperating with international efforts to retrieve the...

July 29, 2014 - 5:53pm
8 hours 16 min ago

HERMOSILLO, Mexico (AP) — Six people have died and four are missing in northern Mexico after their vehicles were swept away by a swollen river near the U.S. border.

A statement from officials in Sonora state says more than 200 rescue crews were searching Tuesday for those missing in and around the Cabullona River in the municipality of Agua Prieta, which is across the border from Douglas, Arizona.

It says a group of about 35 people in 4-wheel drive...

July 29, 2014 - 3:44pm
8 hours 16 min ago

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The shadowy leader of the Hamas military wing says in an audiotape that his group will not cease fire until its demands are met.

Mohammed Deif's remarks were broadcast late Tuesday on Al-Aqsa TV, the satellite station of Hamas. Deif says "there is not going to be a cease-fire as long as the demands of our people are not fulfilled."

Hamas has demanded that Israel and Egypt lift a border blockade they imposed on Gaza after...

July 29, 2014 - 3:19pm
10 hours 36 min ago

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's capital is seeing its worst violence since the country's civil war three years ago.

Heavy gunfire between militias today kept firefighters from battling a huge blaze in Tripoli, despite calls for a cease-fire. The blaze, which engulfed oil facilities, started in the crossfire of fighting over Tripoli's international airport.

In the eastern city of Benghazi, Islamist-led militias said they also seized bases of a renegade general...

July 29, 2014 - 2:52pm
8 hours 16 min ago

MONTREAL (AP) — The United Nations agency that governs civil aviation said Tuesday it is creating a task force aimed at improving security measures after the shoot-down of a Malaysia Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine.

In an emergency meeting in Montreal, top officials from four international organizations discussed risks to civilian aviation in conflict zones.

The head of the International Civil Aviation Organization, the U.N. agency, said there is a...

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