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Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group's contr... Full Story

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  • Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed
    Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the war so far.

  • Shelling adds to mounting civilian toll in Ukraine
    Shelling adds to mounting civilian toll in Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Shelling in at least three cities in eastern Ukraine has hit a home for the elderly, a school and multiple homes, adding to a rapidly growing civilian death toll Tuesday.

  • US, EU preparing new sanctions against Russia

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States and the European Union, finally in synch on how to deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin, are preparing a powerful one-two punch against Russia's economy, with EU ambassadors meeting on Tuesday to discuss a dramatic escalation in the trade bloc's sanctions.

  • China: Ex-security czar Zhou under investigation
    China: Ex-security czar Zhou under investigation

    BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief on Tuesday, demonstrating President Xi Jinping's firm grip on power and breaking a longstanding taboo against publicly targeting the country's topmost leaders.

  • AP PHOTOS: NKorea opens summer camp for kids
    AP PHOTOS: NKorea opens summer camp for kids

    WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — Summer camp in North Korea? It's got one — and it's got everything from giant water slides and a private beach to video games and volleyball courts. Oh, and, of course, a big bronze statue of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il surrounded by adoring children.

  • Strong quake shakes Mexico's Gulf coast

    VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) — A strong earthquake shook much of eastern Mexico on Tuesday, but there were no reports of damage or injury.

  • Suicide bomber kills Afghan president's cousin
    Suicide bomber kills Afghan president's cousin

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful cousin of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai was assassinated by a suicide bomber hiding explosives in his cap on Tuesday, a provincial official said. It was the latest attack targeting Afghan power brokers and government officials as insurgents and political factions struggle for power ahead of the withdrawal of foreign combat forces by the end of this ye...

  • Kosovo prosecutor suspects some killed for organs
    Kosovo prosecutor suspects some killed for organs

    BRUSSELS (AP) — A special European Union prosecutor said Tuesday he had "compelling indications" that up to ten captives were killed to have their organs harvested for illegal trafficking and black market sale during the 1998-99 Kosovo war.

  • Lonely Londoners looking to open up to strangers
    Lonely Londoners looking to open up to strangers

    LONDON (AP) — It's a typical urban routine: Sit on the subway, headphones in, fiddling with the smartphone to avoid eye contact with fellow passengers.

  • Elegant Louvre Garden infested with rats

    PARIS (AP) — Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp onto the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers and scaring tourists visiting the site.

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