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  • US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said.

  • EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions
    EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Friday extended its Ukraine-related sanctions to target top Russian intelligence officials and leaders of the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine, official documents showed.

  • Parents of Australian victim visit crash site

    HRABOVE, Urkaine (AP) — The parents of a woman who died on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 travelled from Perth, Australia to honor their daughter at the crash site in eastern Ukraine.

  • In Gaza lull, residents return to destroyed areas
    In Gaza lull, residents return to destroyed areas

    BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Gaza residents who had fled Israel-Hamas fighting streamed back to devastated border areas during a lull Saturday to find large-scale destruction: scores of homes were pulverized, wreckage blocked roads and power cables dangled in the streets.

  • AP Essay: Air tragedies bring grief without order
    AP Essay: Air tragedies bring grief without order

    LONDON (AP) — When air travel goes wrong, the modern world has given us a script to follow.

  • What happened? The day Flight 17 was downed
    What happened? The day Flight 17 was downed

    SNIZHNE, Ukraine (AP) — It was lunchtime when a tracked launcher with four SA-11 surface-to-air missiles rolled into town and parked on Karapetyan Street. Fifteen hundred miles (2,400 kilometers) to the west, passengers were checking in for Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

  • AP ANALYSIS: Old story, new twists in Gaza war
    AP ANALYSIS: Old story, new twists in Gaza war

    CAIRO (AP) — The third Gaza war is playing out much like the first one more than five years ago: The harrowing civilian toll in Gaza is now at the center of the discourse, eclipsing the rocket attacks by Hamas militants that were the stated reason for the Israeli assault.

  • In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future
    In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future

    HONG KONG (AP) — As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays during their synchronized nightly light show, one innocuous 28-story building near the water's edge had stayed dark for months, clad in bamboo scaffolding for a face-lift.

  • In Gaza, pediatrics wing crowded with war wounded
    In Gaza, pediatrics wing crowded with war wounded

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The pediatrics wing of the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip is filled with the youngest victims of more than two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.

  • Holy month of Ramadan is a big boon for retailers
    Holy month of Ramadan is a big boon for retailers

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Glitzy billboards in the Middle East and postage stamps in the U.S. Advertisements for lingerie and sales on modest skirts. Lavish buffets and cellphone apps.

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