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July 28, 2014

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New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases known to man.

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Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 11:02 pm

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave their homes and head immediately for Gaza City.

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Defense: Gov't suppressed evidence in Blackwater
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 9:00 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Blackwater security guards said Monday that the government has suppressed evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad.

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Hamas, Israel trade blame for deaths of 9 children
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 11:02 pm

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas and Israel blamed each other for an explosion at a Gaza park Monday that killed at least 10 Palestinians — including nine children playing on a swing — in a horrific scene that underscored the heavy price civilians are paying in the conflict.

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Obama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 8:01 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama criticized gender oppression in Africa that he said is "crippling" development in some countries, speaking out publicly Monday for the first time against female genital mutilation while encouraging young leaders from the continent to empower women.

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Fighting in Ukraine prompts residents to flee
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 8:01 pm

SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine (AP) — Panicky residents in an eastern Ukrainian town fled their homes Monday carrying a few possessions in plastic bags and small suitcases as shells exploded in the distance, fighting that also prevented an international police team from reaching the area where the Malaysia Airlines plane was downed.

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Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 6:01 pm

LONDON (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin's government must pay $50 billion for using tax claims to destroy Yukos, once the country's largest oil producer, and its Kremlin-critical CEO, an international court has ruled.

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Oil depot ablaze amid clashes in Libyan capital
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 5:00 pm

CAIRO (AP) — A fire at the oil depot for the airport in Libya's capital raged out of control Monday after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias battling for control of the airfield, the latest violence to plague the country as foreigners flee the chaos.

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In Iraq's Mosul, radicals unleash their vision
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 6:01 pm

BAGHDAD (AP) — Residents of Mosul have watched helplessly as extremists ruling the northern Iraqi city blew up some of their most beloved landmarks and shrines to impose a stark vision of Islam. Next up for destruction, they feared: the Crooked Minaret, a more than 840-year-old tower that leans like Italy's Tower of Pisa.

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