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Court: Poland violated human rights in CIA case

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Europe's top human rights court ruled Thursday that Poland violated the rights of two terror suspects by allowing the CIA to secretly imprison them on Polish soil from 2002-2003 and facilitating the conditions under which they were subjected to torture....

China's love and dating scene laid out on stage

BEIJING (AP) -- For many of today's Chinese youth looking for a partner, love takes second place to parental pressure, moving up the social ladder and a heavy dose of fear drummed into women that they will end up as "leftover."...

Israeli border towns empty, adjust to new threats

NIR AM, Israel (AP) -- With deadly fighting raging next door in the Gaza Strip, southern Israeli towns along the border have turned into mini army bases as most residents have fled....

18 children, 1 man die in train-bus crash in India

HYDERABAD, India (AP) -- Eighteen children were killed Thursday when a train crashed into their school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in southern India, police said....

UN human development report faults inequality

TOKYO (AP) -- Improvements in life spans, education and incomes are slowing due to natural disasters, misguided government policies and worsening inequality in a world where the 85 richest people have as much wealth as the 3.5 billion poorest people, the United Nations said Thursday in its annual human development report....

Cuba looks to mangroves to fend off rising seas

SURGIDERO DE BATABANO, Cuba. (AP) -- Many people in this hamlet on the southern coast of Cuba remember when the shore lay about 100 meters (yards) farther out. That was four decades ago....

Casualty numbers raise questions about Gaza war

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Shopkeepers say they were sitting outside their shuttered businesses Wednesday, catching a break from being cooped up during wartime, when an Israeli missile struck a nearby mosque, killing a truck driver and wounding 45 people....

Sierra Leone doctor fighting Ebola catches disease

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Sierra Leone's health minister confirms that the doctor in charge of battling the current Ebola outbreak has himself become ill with the deadly disease....

Honduran families deported back to a bleak future

TOCOA, Honduras (AP) -- Elsa Ramirez already had lost two brothers to violence in this remote Caribbean region when co-workers handling clandestine cocaine flights from South America murdered her husband four months ago....

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 a nearby home....

Young MH17 victim has eerie premonition of crash

In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. "Mama, may I hug you?"...

Venezuelan conspiracy theories a threat to critics

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Roderick Navarro was in class when he got the news that a high-ranking minister had accused him of plotting to assassinate Venezuela's president....

2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry....

2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry....

UN rights chief warns of possible Gaza war crimes

GENEVA (AP) -- The U.N.'s top human rights official demanded Wednesday that all sides in the two-week war in the Gaza Strip refrain from indiscriminate attacks on civilians, warning that violations may amount to war crimes....

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