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July 23, 2014

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Egypt judge: Al-Jazeera team did "devil's" work

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian judge released his reasoning for harsh sentences issued against three Al-Jazeera journalists, saying they were brought together "by the devil" to destabilize the country.

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Central African Republic's rebels sign cease-fire
Posted: July 23, 2014

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) — Representatives of the Muslim and Christian factions battling in Central African Republic have signed a cease-fire agreement in Brazzaville, capital of neighboring Republic of Congo.

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2 bombs kill at least 39 in Kaduna, north Nigeria
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 3:00 pm

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Bomb blasts that appeared to target former Nigerian military ruler Muhammadu Buhari and a prominent moderate Muslim cleric killed dozens of people Wednesday, but left both leaders unharmed, according to Nigerian state security.

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Malaysia jet victims' bodies arrive in Netherlands
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 3:00 pm

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) — Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind.

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UN rights chief warns of possible Gaza war crimes
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 3:00 pm

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights official demanded Wednesday that all sides in the two-week war in the Gaza Strip refrain from indiscriminate attacks on civilians, warning that violations may amount to war crimes.

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Sierra Leone doctor fighting Ebola catches disease
Posted: July 23, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's health minister confirms that the doctor in charge of battling the current Ebola outbreak has himself become ill with the deadly disease.

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Thousands attend tense pro-Gaza march in Paris
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 3:01 pm

PARIS (AP) — Days after two banned pro-Gaza protests degenerated into violence, several thousands of demonstrators marched Wednesday through Paris under the eye of hundreds of riot police, this time in a legal protest.

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Plane crashes while landing in Taiwan, killing 47
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 3:01 pm

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A plane attempting to land in stormy weather crashed on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 47 people and wrecking houses and cars on the ground.

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Somali lawmaker shot dead in drive-by shooting
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 3:01 pm

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Al-Qaida-linked gunmen killed a female Somali lawmaker, who was known for singing popular folk music, in a drive-by shooting Wednesday, a police official said. The slaying is the fourth assassination of a Somali lawmaker this year.

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