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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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