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Egypt calls for Israeli, Palestinian peace talks

CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's foreign minister raised the possibility Tuesday of restarting stalled peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians as part of negotiating a cease-fire in the war that has broken out on the Gaza Strip....

Vital evidence feared withheld by Ukraine's rebels

LONDON (AP) -- "What exactly are they trying to hide?" President Barack Obama asked Monday as he demanded that Ukrainian rebels give investigators access to the wreckage of the downed jetliner....

Israeli mood turns dark with mounting casualties

JERUSALEM (AP) -- For almost two weeks, Israel practically bristled with confidence and pride: The Iron Dome air defense system was dependably zapping incoming Hamas rockets from the skies, the military was successfully repelling infiltration attempts on the ground and from the sea, and the conflict with Hamas was causing almost no casualties in Israel....

EU extends Iran sanctions hold-off until November

BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union has agreed to keep holding off on some sanctions against Iran as negotiations continue on a comprehensive deal restricting the Islamic republic's nuclear program....

Flight 17 tragic end for family of 6 coming home

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Mohammad Afif and his family were about to start a new chapter in their lives. Afif was getting set to begin his university studies in architecture, and his father was preparing to move back to Malaysia with his wife and three of their children after working overseas for several years....

UN calls for probe of plane downed over Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Monday demanding international access to the site of the plane downed over eastern Ukraine and an end to military activities around the area, following intense pressure on a reluctant Russia to support the measure....

New York mayor talks migration with Vatican No. 2

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- New York City's mayor has paid a call on Pope Francis' top aide to discuss migration issues....

UN to vote on crash resolution; Russia has doubts

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council will vote Monday on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area, with diplomats pressuring a reluctant Russia to approve it....

Armed bandits demand water in dry northern India

LUCKNOW, India (AP) -- Armed bandits in drought-stricken northern India are threatening to kill hundreds of villagers unless they deliver 35 buckets of water each day to the outlaws in their rural hideouts....

AP PHOTOS: As Ramadan fast ends, the feasts begin

For the millions of Muslims abstaining from food and drink from sunrise to sunset every day during Islam's holiest month of Ramadan, that first sip of water after a grueling fast is by far the most anticipated moment of the day....

UN to vote on crash resolution; Russia has doubts

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council will vote Monday on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area, with diplomats pressuring a reluctant Russia to approve it....

Migration spotlights Mexican 'coyote' smugglers

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) -- The man-in-the-know nursed a late-morning beer at a bar near the Suchiate River that separates Guatemala from Mexico, and answered a question about his human smuggling business with a question: "Do you think a coyote is going to say he's a coyote?"...

Migrant smuggler costs for crossing Mexico to US

Migration experts and smugglers who charge from $4,000 to $10,000 to move Central Americans to the U.S. say these are some of the payments that must be made to get their human cargo to its destination:...

UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday it is his "hope and belief" that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end to the fighting between Hamas and Israel "in the very near future."...

UN Security Council holds urgent meeting on Gaza

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council is holding an emergency meeting tonight on the situation in Gaza....

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