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Subtle voices of dissent surface in war-torn Gaza

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The group of neighbors surveyed the destruction wreaked on their residential complex by Israeli bombardment, with building after building flattened or punctured by shells. The men then began to voice something almost never heard out loud in Gaza: criticism of its Hamas rulers....

500 guns seized: Somalia tries to disarm Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Somalia's government has launched a new disarmament campaign that has netted some 500 guns and sparked gun battles in a capital that is awash with weapons, said officials who want to get rid of the weapons before they fall into the hands of al-Qaeda-linked fighters...

AP PHOTOS: Swimming to school in western India

SAJANPURA VILLAGE, India (AP) -- It's a long, wet journey to school for 61 teenagers in part of western India. If they want to learn, they have no choice but to swim....

AP PHOTOS: Swimming to school in western India

SAJANPURA VILLAGE, India (AP) -- It's a long, wet journey to school for 61 teenagers in part of western India. If they want to learn, they have no choice but to swim....

Pope's small car fascinates South Koreans

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Pope Francis' choice of wheels during his five-day South Korean visit has surprised many in this painfully self-conscious country, where big shots rarely hit the streets in anything but expensive luxury cars....

Pope's small car fascinates South Koreans

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Pope Francis' choice of wheels during his five-day South Korean visit has surprised many in this painfully self-conscious country, where big shots rarely hit the streets in anything but expensive luxury cars....

UK police search singer Cliff Richard's house

LONDON (AP) -- British police on Thursday searched a house belonging to veteran rock star Cliff Richard in connection with sexual allegations dating back to the 1980s....

Pope's South Korea visit brings China opportunity

BEIJING (AP) -- Pope Francis' greeting to Chinese President Xi Jinping as he flew to South Korea on Thursday marked a rare cordial exchange between the sides, which have no diplomatic relations and are embroiled in a sometimes bitter contest for authority....

Racism mars New Zealand election campaign

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- A surprising theme has emerged in New Zealand's election campaign: racism....

Gunmen wreak havoc in Caracas emergency rooms

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- At first, the operating room doctors thought the quiet man in jeans was a distressed family member. One shouted at him to leave as another fought to save the gunshot patient unconscious on the table....

Pope leaves South Korea after urging peace

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Pope Francis wrapped up his first trip to Asia on Monday by challenging Koreans -from the North and the South - to reject the "mindset of suspicion and confrontation" that clouds their relations and find new ways to forge peace on the war-divided peninsula....

Kurdish forces say they urgently need more weapons

MAKHMOUR, Iraq (AP) -- The Kurdish commander stared down a road shimmering in the heat, then gestured to where the Islamic militants were deployed, plotting their next advance on this dusty Iraqi frontier town....

Candidate's sudden death transforms Brazil race

SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazil's political landscape was being redrawn Thursday, a day after a small plane crash killed a top presidential candidate less than two months before the election....

AP video journalist Simone Camilli killed in Gaza

BEIRUT (AP) -- Simone Camilli was a consummate storyteller - a passionate, talented newsman with an eye for detail and the ability to convey events with powerful video images that touched people around the world....

Fall on France's Mont Blanc kills 3 more climbers

PARIS (AP) -- The mayor of the French city of Chamonix says two climbers and an experienced guide have died in a fall in Mont Blanc....

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