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Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai, center, leaves after Eid al-Fitr prayer at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, July 28, 2014. Eid al-Fitr prayer marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

Outgoing Karzai says Afghans need new president

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – Afghanistan’s outgoing leader Hamid Karzai said on Monday that his nation needs a new president and urged for a speedy conclusion to the ballot audit that will determine his successor. In […]

07/28/2014

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Bob Costantini: Israeli strikes on Gaza, rocket fire, break lull

After a brief lull, fighting continues in the Middle East. Hamas launched a rocket into Israel, and that was answered by jets pounding several sites in Gaza. As the casualties mount, US efforts to help […]

07/28/2014

Emergency workers watch an engine lifted from the TransAsia Airways Flight GE222 crash site on the outlying Taiwan island of Penghu, Friday, July 25, 2014. Investigators on Friday were examining wreckage and flight data recorders for clues into a plane crash on the Taiwanese island that killed 48 people. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

Taiwan plane survivor crawls out, phones dad

  XIXI, Taiwan (AP) — The 10 survivors of Taiwan’s worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the wreckage and seeking help at […]

07/25/2014

Israel's President Shimon Peres speaks during a statements with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, at the President's residence in Jerusalem, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Israel swears in new president amid Gaza war

JERUSALEM (AP) — Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shimon Peres ended his term as president of Israel on Thursday — a man who symbolizes hopes for peace capping a seven-decade public career amid the brutal reality […]

07/24/2014

Meriam Ibrahim, from Sudan, disembarks with her children Maya, in her arms, and Martin, accompanied by Italian deputy Foreign Minister Lapo Pistelli, after landing from Khartoum, at Ciampino's military airport, on the outskirts of Rome, Thursday, July 24, 2014.  (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Pope meets Sudanese woman sentenced to death

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant daughter […]

07/24/2014

New prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, speaks to lawmakers during a session at the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday, opening the way for new elections that would reflect the country’s starkly changed political scene after the ouster of pro-Russian President Viktor […]

07/24/2014

The logo of the Air Algerie company office, at the Opera avenue in Paris Thursday July 24, 2014. A flight operated by Air Algerie has disappeared from radar while traveling from Burkina Faso in West Africa to Algiers. Authorities say it was carrying over 100 passengers and crew when air navigation services lost track of the Swiftair plane 50 minutes after takeoff earlier this morning. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

Official: Air Algerie flight ‘probably crashed’

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria’s capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, officials said. France’s foreign minister said no wreckage had been […]

07/24/2014

Whale watching in Argentina, posted by kayakers on YouTube.

Kayakers lifted by southern right whale in Argentina (Video)

This may sound like a whale of a tale, but a pair of kayakers in Argentina had an extremely close encounter with a whale after it dipped under their boat and lifted it…twice! The kayakers […]

07/24/2014

Israeli soldiers carry wounded soldier to a helicopter near the Israel and Gaza border Thursday, July 24, 2014. Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade in the face of U.S. efforts to reach a cease-fire. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)

Gaza fighting rages amid cease-fire efforts

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade amid international efforts […]

07/24/2014

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Bob Costantini: FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

As of a little before midnight last night, the FAA lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel. The agency had imposed a nearly two-day ban out of concern for the risk […]

07/24/2014

A departure flight board displays various canceled and delayed flights in Ben Gurion International airport a day after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration imposed a 24-hour restriction on flights after a Hamas rocket landed Tuesday within a mile of the airport, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew into Israel's main airport Wednesday despite a Federal Aviation Administration ban in an apparent sign of his determination to achieve a cease-fire agreement in the warring Gaza Strip despite little evidence of progress in ongoing negotiations. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by […]

07/24/2014