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  • Map locates Algiers, Algeria and Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; 1c x 3 1/2 inches; 46.5 mm x 88 mm;
    French warplanes search Mali desert for crashed Air Algerie plane Reuters - 5 hrs ago

    By Hamid Ould Ahmed ALGIERS (Reuters) - French warplanes and U.N. helicopters scoured the north of Mali on Thursday for the wreckage of an Air … More »French warplanes search Mali desert for crashed Air Algerie plane

    Map locates Algiers, Algeria and Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; 1c x 3 1/2 inches; 46.5 mm x 88 mm;

    By Hamid Ould Ahmed ALGIERS (Reuters) - French warplanes and U.N. helicopters scoured the north of Mali on Thursday for the wreckage of an Air Algerie flight after it crashed carrying 110 passengers, nearly half of them French, from Burkina Faso to Algiers. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said authorities believed …

  • Southwest Airlines jets wait on the tarmac at Denver International Airport in Denver

    (Story refiled to correct typographical error on third paragraph) (Reuters) - A Minnesota man and his two sons were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight after the man sent a tweet complaining about being treated rudely by a gate agent. Duff Watson said he was flying from Denver to Minneapolis on Sunday and tried …

  • U.S. President Obama disembarks from Air Force One as he arrives at Los Angeles International Airport

    By Annika McGinnis WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday took another step toward authorizing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, claiming he has overstepped his executive powers in carrying out his landmark healthcare reform law. In a partisan vote of 7-4, the House …

  • The United States said on Thursday that Russia was firing artillery across its border with Ukraine to target Ukrainian military positions in the conflict with pro-Russian separatists. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf also said there was evidence that the Russians intended to deliver heavier and more powerful multiple …

  • A fence surrounds the state prison in Florence, Ariz. where the execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood was scheduled to take place on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Arizona's highest court on Wednesday temporarily halted the execution of the condemned inmate so it could consider a last-minute appeal. The Arizona Supreme Court said it would consider whether he received inadequate legal representation at his sentencing. The appeal also challenges the secrecy of the lethal injection process and the drugs that are used. (AP Photo)

    Since the start of the year, executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona have gone awry, with inmates gasping for breath as lethal drugs coursed through their bodies. The Associated Press had witnesses at the executions of the three inmates. A look at how each unfolded:

  • Manchester United's Danny Welbeck celebrates after scoring against the Los Angeles Galaxy during the first half of a friendly soccer match at Rose Bowl on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo)

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Manchester United made an impressive debut under coach Louis van Gaal on Wednesday night, with Wayne Rooney scoring twice late in the first half of a 7-0 victory over the LA Galaxy.

  • Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, left, shakes hands with parliament speaker Oleksandr Turchynov after announcing his resignation in the parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday, a move that opens the way for new elections that would reflect country’s starkly changed political scene after the ouster of pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych in February. (AP Photo/Andrew Kravchenko, Pool)

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday, opening the way for new elections that would reflect the country's starkly changed political scene after the ouster of pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych in February.

  • Doctor fired back at gunman in hospital attack Associated Press - 1 hr 56 mins ago
    A hospital worker views police activity around the scene of a shooting Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pa. Police in suburban Philadelphia are investigating a shooting at the hospital campus and say they have reports people have been injured and a suspect is in custody. (AP Photo)

    A doctor grazed by gunfire from a patient who had entered his office in a suburban hospital's psychiatric unit stopped him by returning fire with his own gun and injuring him, authorities said.

  • By Allyn Fisher-Ilan JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's elder statesman Shimon Peres bowed out of active political life on Thursday with an ardent defense of the war in Gaza against Hamas militants and a defiant prediction that peace will "one day" come to the Middle East. At a ceremony overshadowed by the 17-day Gaza conflict …

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  • Inside Xi Jinping's purge of China's oil mandarins

    By David Lague , Charlie Zhu and Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Oil executive Jiang Jiemin rose to power in Communist China in time-honored fashion: by hitching his star to a mighty mentor. In Jiang's case, that patron was another oil man, Zhou Yongkang, who went on to become the chief of China's internal security apparatus and one of the country's most powerful men. Like Zhou before him, Jiang rose to the top of country’s biggest oil producer, China National Petroleum Corporation. ...

  • Israel onslaught weakens Hamas, but demilitarisation far off
    Israel onslaught weakens Hamas, but demilitarisation far off

    As diplomatic efforts to end the Gaza bloodshed gain pace, Israel may have managed to weaken Hamas's firepower, but it is far from achieving a full demilitarisation of the Palestinian enclave, experts say. After 17 days of an unrelenting offensive against Hamas in Gaza, Israel is facing a race against time to complete their stated mission of destroying the tunnels which allow Hamas fighters to reach Israeli territory. Giora Eiland, a former national security advisor, told AFP it would "only be a matter of days" before the operation achieved its goal.

  • CNN's Cuomo spars with 'Russia Today' anchor on air over MH17 evidence
    CNN's Cuomo spars with 'Russia Today' anchor on air over MH17 evidence

    In a contentious live interview on CNN Wednesday, "New Day" anchor Chris Cuomo sparred with 'Russia Today' anchor Peter Lavelle over Russia's response to the downing of Flight MH17.

  • FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport
    FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel.

  • WTF of the week: Apple could be ‘obsolete’ in 2-3 years
    WTF of the week: Apple could be ‘obsolete’ in 2-3 years

    At some point in the future, Apple will no longer be the consumer technology giant it is today. It will become obsolete. Its products will no longer be trendy. Other companies will innovate and drive Apple out of markets it had once dominated. It’s inevitable. It might happen in 10 years or it might happen in 100 years, but it will happen. One of the few things we can safely assume, however is that it will not happen in the next 2-3 years — unless you’re Pedro de Noronha, managing partner at Noster Capital. Apple is getting ready for the biggest holiday quarter in the history of any technology company. It’s about to launch fresh new iPhone 6 handsets with larger displays, and it