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  • Palestinians mull war crime charges against Israel

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian officials say President Mahmoud Abbas is seeking broad political support, including from rival Hamas, before making any attempt to press possible war crimes charges against Israel. Abbas is under pressure to turn the International Criminal...

  • Floods submerge parts of Balkans, 2 have died

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A second person has drowned after rivers burst their banks in Romania, authorities said Thursday, and the flooding also caused damage across the Balkans, inundating a power plant in Serbia and causing landslides in Montenegro. Forecasters issued a severe...

  • Poles protest Russian ban on their food with humor

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poles are posting photos of themselves with apples online along with mocking comments to protest a Russian ban on Polish food. Russia will begin banning imports of most fruit and vegetables from Poland on Friday for what it says are violations of health...

  • Top UN aid official urges daily 'pauses' in Gaza

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief is calling for daily "humanitarian pauses" in Gaza until a long-term cease-fire is reached between Israel and Hamas to deliver relief to hundreds of thousands in need, rescue the injured and give civilians a reprieve from war. Valerie...

  • Irish bookmaker apologizes for 2010 data breach

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    DUBLIN (AP) — Irish betting company Paddy Power says it is notifying hundreds of thousands of customers that most of their profile information was stolen in 2010, but hackers did not gain their credit card details or log-in passwords. Paddy Power confirmed the biggest security breach...

  • Kerry: 'No promise' of cease-fire

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says there's, quote, "no promise" of a negotiated cease-fire between Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip. Kerry told reporters Thursday in New Delhi that the U.S. remains hopeful that a cease-fire is achievable, and he said the sooner...

  • Thai junta appoints army-dominated legislature

    Published: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's junta has appointed a military-dominated interim legislature in another step in the slow return of promised electoral democracy. The junta announced Thursday night that King Bhumibol Adulyadej has officially endorsed the appointments. The junta, which took...

  • 2 Azerbaijan rights activists charged with treason

    Published: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Two prominent human rights activists in Azerbaijan have been charged with spying for Armenia, with one of them jailed for three months pending trial. Human Rights Watch said the charges against Leila and Arif Yunus "are bogus and intended to silence them" and...

  • Key prosecution witness heard in ex-Va. gov trial

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The prosecution's star witness in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife says Maureen McDonnell was an enthusiastic supporter of the dietary supplement he was trying to sell. Businessman Jonnie Williams said Maureen McDonnell told...

  • Jury seated in Georgia peanut salmonella trial

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — A jury has been seated to hear the trial of three people charged in connection with a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant five years ago. The final panel of 12 jurors was selected Thursday morning in U.S. District Court in Albany....

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