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UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 peo... Full Story

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  • UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed
    UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside, Palestinian officials said, as Israel pressed forward with its 17-ay war against the territory's Hamas rulers.

  • Official: Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed'
    Official: Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed'

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali during a rainstorm, officials said. France's foreign minister said no wreckage had been found, but that the plane "probably crashed."

  • US pulls Peace Corps volunteers from Kenya

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Peace Corps is suspending its programs in Kenya because of security concerns and is pulling more than 50 volunteers out of the country until threat levels decrease, the Peace Corps and State Department said Thursday.

  • Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation
    Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday, opening the way for new elections that would reflect the country's starkly changed political scene after the ouster of pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych in February.

  • Pope meets Sudanese woman sentenced to death
    Pope meets Sudanese woman sentenced to death

    ROME (AP) — Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant daughter born just weeks ago in prison.

  • Prosecutors: Venezuelan official detained in Aruba

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Authorities in Aruba say they have detained a former Venezuelan intelligence official on a request from the U.S. government.

  • As Iraq gets new president, car bomb kills 21
    As Iraq gets new president, car bomb kills 21

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a double car bombing in central Baghdad has killed 21 people and wounded 33, hours after lawmakers elected the country's new president.

  • Cuba looks to mangroves to fend off rising seas
    Cuba looks to mangroves to fend off rising seas

    SURGIDERO DE BATABANO, Cuba. (AP) — Many people in this hamlet on the southern coast of Cuba remember when the shore lay about 100 meters (yards) farther out. That was four decades ago.

  • Taiwan searches plane wreckage for clues on crash
    Taiwan searches plane wreckage for clues on crash

    XIXI, Taiwan (AP) — Firefighters uncovered ID cards and body fragments as they picked through wreckage Thursday for evidence to identify the victims of a plane crash that killed 48 people on a Taiwanese island.

  • Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands
    Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands

    KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the crash site which has been controlled by pro-Russian reels.

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