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US says Russia is firing across the border into Ukraine and moving in heavy artillery
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of the crisis....

A missile launcher, a passenger jet: What happened the day Flight 17 went down?
SNIZHNE, Ukraine (AP) -- It was lunchtime when a tracked launcher with four SA-11 surface-to-air missiles rolled into town and parked on Karapetyan Street. Fifteen hundred miles (2,400 kilometers) to the west, passengers were checking in for Malaysia Airlines Flight 17....

As Kerry says more work needed to for 7-day pause, Israel warns of stepped up group operation
JERUSALEM (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that more work was needed to reach a deal between Israel and Hamas for a seven-day truce in the Gaza war. Israel's defense minister warned that the military may soon broaden its ground operation "significantly."...

AP ANALYSIS: Gaza war plays out like in 2009 _ with key differences for Israelis, Palestinians
CAIRO (AP) -- The third Gaza war is playing out much like the first one more than five years ago: The harrowing civilian toll in Gaza is now at the center of the discourse, eclipsing the rocket attacks by Hamas militants that were the stated reason for the Israeli assault....

In pediatrics ward of Gaza hospital, children recover from wounds sustained in Israeli strikes
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The pediatrics wing of the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip is filled with the youngest victims of more than two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting....

Investigators, soldiers converge on desolate Air Algerie crash site in Mali; black box found
PARIS (AP) -- Aviation experts, criminal investigators and soldiers began converging Friday on an isolated patch of restive Mali to search for clues that might explain why an Air Algerie jetliner fell from the sky in a storm and apparently disintegrated on impact....

Ill plane passenger takes Ebola to Nigeria, spreading West Africa's outbreak to 4th country
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- An Ebola outbreak that has left more than 660 people dead across West Africa has spread to the continent's most populous nation after a Liberian man with a high fever vomited aboard an airplane to Nigeria and then died there, officials said Friday....

McDonald's faces legal grilling in Russia after inspection finds too many calories in burgers
MOSCOW (AP) -- Nearly a quarter-century after McDonald's startled and delighted Soviets with their first taste of American fast-food culture, the company's now facing a suit that could ban it from selling some of its signature products....

To Brazil's consternation, hordes of young Argentines make themselves at home after World Cup
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Lucas Bazan Pontoni rifled through his pockets for the 45-cent lunch fee as he stood in line at a downtown soup kitchen. When he came up short, an acquaintance sprang for the government-subsidized meal....

Russian businesses worry Malaysian plane crash will lead to long-term isolation, sanctions
MOSCOW (AP) -- Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the downing of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and lasting economic damage....

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Europe
US says Russia is firing across the border into Ukraine and moving in heavy artillery

Latin America/Caribbean
Argentina debt negotiations with holdout creditors remain deadlocked as default looms

Middle East
AP ANALYSIS: Gaza war plays out like in 2009 _ with key differences for Israelis, Palestinians



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