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  • NATION/WORLD

    Argentines shrug off risk of default

    In 2001, it was ground zero for Argentina's financial earthquake. A neo-colonial architectural gem built long ago by the Bank of Boston, it became the focal point for angry mobs of protesters who stared down riot police to demand the return of their savings, which the government confiscated in a...

  • WORLD

    Clashes prevent experts from reaching bodies

    Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky, the remains of some passengers are feared rotting in the 90-degree (32-degree Celsius) midsummer heat, deepening the frustration of relatives desperate to recover the bodies of their loved ones.

  • NATION/WORLD

    Deadly Israeli strikes hit UN school, market area

    Israeli artillery shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with sleeping war refugees and back-to-back explosions rocked a market filled with shoppers Wednesday as Israel's stepped up campaign against Gaza's Hamas rulers claimed at least 116 Palestinian lives.

  • NATION/WORLD

    Turkish women protest deputy PMs no laughter quip

    Women in Turkey have taken to social media to protest against comments by the country's deputy prime minister that "women should not laugh aloud in public."

  • BUSINESS

    3 Putin allies among 8 hit with new EU sanctions

    The European Union targeted Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle for the first time Wednesday for the Kremlin's actions in Ukraine, subjecting three of his long-time associates to EU-wide asset freezes and travel bans.

  • HEALTH

    Peace Corps evacuates over Ebola as 2 isolated

    The largest recorded Ebola outbreak in history has led the U.S. Peace Corps to evacuate hundreds of volunteers from three affected West African countries, and a State Department official on Wednesday said two volunteers were under isolation after having contact with a person who later died of the...

  • NATION/WORLD

    Landslide hits Indian village, killing at least 18

    Rescuers worked in rain Thursday to dig through a remote village in western India where at least 18 people died as a landslide swept away scores of houses, possibly trapping many more people under debris, officials said.

  • TECHNOLOGY

    A look at the EU's new sanctions against Russia

    The European Union's sanctions against Russia are bound to inflict pain on the country's ailing economy. While still narrowly targeted, they come as a warning shot to convince Moscow to change its Ukraine policies or face even tougher penalties.

  • NATION/WORLD

    Dissent quieted with most Israelis behind Gaza war

    Despite Israeli casualties and world criticism, a near-consensus in Israel supports the government's conduct of the Gaza war, views Hamas as the aggressor and considers outsiders' moralizing as hypocritical, ignorant or both. And in an echo-chamber fed by ubiquitous updates on Hamas rocket and tunnel...

  • NATION/WORLD

    AP ANALYSIS: Amid war, endgames in Gaza emerge

    The savage fighting between Israel and Hamas is escalating in Gaza, cease-fire efforts take on elements of farce, and bravado rules the public discourse. But even through the fog of war, a few endgame scenarios can nonetheless be glimpsed.

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