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at 10:27 on July 24, 2014, EDT.

Iraqi lawmakers elect moderate Kurdish politician as country's new president.

BAGHDAD - Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician as the nation's new president on Thursday, hours after an attack on a prison convoy killed dozens of people, brutally underscoring the challenges faced by the country's leaders as they struggle to form a new government.

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at 10:26 on July 24, 2014, EDT.

Ukraine accused of targeting civilians as government forces close in on rebel stronghold

DONETSK, Ukraine - War literally came to Alexander Litvinenko's living room, when a missile punched a gaping hole into the wall of his ninth-floor apartment. The 53-year-old college philosophy teacher had just stepped into his study to check the news online, barely escaping death.

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at 10:25 on July 24, 2014, EDT.

2 planes carrying remains from Malaysian Airlines disaster head to the Netherlands

KHARKIV, Ukraine - Two military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster departed for the Netherlands Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the crash scene which has been controlled by pro-Russian rebels.

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at 10:18 on July 24, 2014, EDT.

5 Canadians on Air Algerie flight that disappeared from radar: official

ALGIERS, Algeria - Burkina Faso's transport minister says five Canadians were among those onboard an Air Algerie flight that officials said disappeared from radar over northern Mali after heavy rains were reported.

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at 10:11 on July 24, 2014, EDT.

Israeli fire hits UN school in Gaza Strip, killing at least 15 amid heavy fighting

GAZA, Palestine - Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside.

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at 08:21 on July 24, 2014, EDT.

Court: Poland violated rights in allowing CIA to torture terror suspects at 'black sites'

WARSAW, Poland - 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 subject to torture.

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