July 24, 2014

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This photo taken on Friday, May 16, 2014 shows an MD-83 aircraft in the livery of Swiftair landing at Zaventem Airport Brussels. An Air Algerie flight carrying over 100 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali after heavy rains were reported, according to the plane's owner and government officials in France and Burkina Faso. Air navigation services lost track of the MD-83 about 50 minutes after takeoff from Ougadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, at 0155 GMT (9:55 p.m. EDT Wednesday), the official Algerian news agency APS said. Air Algerie Flight 5017 was being operated by Spanish airline Swiftair, the company said in a statement. The Spanish pilots' union said the plane belonged to Swiftair and it was operated by a Spanish crew. (AP Photo/Kevin Cleynhens)
Official: Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed'French foreign minister: missing Air Algerie plane 'probably crashed'
The Associated Press13 minutes ago
A Palestinian boy cries after watching his wounded relatives being rushed to emergency rooms at the Nasser hospital following an Israeli air strike in Khan Younis, the southern Gaza Strip, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Israeli troops backed by tanks and aerial drones clashed with Hamas fighters armed with rocket-propelled grenades and assault rifles on the outskirts of Khan Younis, killing many militants, according to a Palestinian health official. Hundreds of people fled their homes as the battle unfolded, flooding into the streets with what few belongings they could carry, many with children in tow. They said they were seeking shelter in nearby U.N. schools. (AP Photo/Hatem Ali)
Israeli fire hits UN facility in Gaza, killing 15Israeli fire hits UN school in Gaza Strip, killing at least 15 amid heavy fighting
The Associated Press26 minutes ago
Ukrainian prime minister announces resignationUkrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says he is resigning
The Associated Press13 minutes ago
In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis meets Meriam Ibrahim, from Sudan, with her daughter Maya in her arms,  in his Santa Marta residence, at the Vatican, Thursday, July 24, 2014.   The Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death in Sudan for refusing to recant her Christian faith has arrived in Italy along with her family, including the infant born in prison.  Ibrahim, whose father was Muslim but whose mother was an Orthodox Christian from Ethiopia, was sentenced to death over charges of apostasy. She married her husband, a Christian, in a church ceremony in 2011.  (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, File)
Pope meets Christian sentenced to death for faithPope meets privately with Sudanese woman who escaped death sentence for Christian faith
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Tuesday July 27, 2004, file photo, Fouad Massoum speaks during a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq. Kurdish politician Massoum was named Iraq’s new president on Thursday, Massoum, 76, one of the founders of President Jalal Talabani’s Patriotic Union of Kurdistan party, known as PUK, accepted the position after winning two-thirds of the votes, noting the “huge security, political and economic tasks" facing the government. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File)
Iraq elects Kurdish politician as presidentIraqi lawmakers elect moderate Kurdish politician as country's new president.
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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