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Battle rages in Gaza amid truce talks

JERUSALEM — Israeli aircraft struck 30 houses in the Gaza Strip early today, killing a leader of the militant Islamic Jihad group and two of his sons.

Black box found at Air Algerie crash site

PARIS — French soldiers secured a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali today, the French president said. Terrorism hasn’t been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the most likely reason for the catastrophe that killed all onboard is bad weather.

Gaza death toll tops 700

JERUSALEM — Israel again pounded the Gaza Strip with bombardment today, driving up the Palestinian death toll to at least 720, while militants fired a flurry of rockets into Israeli territory, with most either falling harmlessly or intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome antimissile defense system.

Pope meets Christian woman sentenced to death for faith

ROME — Pope Francis met privately today with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant born just weeks ago in prison.

Algerian plane vanishes over Mali

ALGIERS — An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria’s capital disappeared from radar early today over northern Mali and “probably crashed,” according to the plane’s owner and government officials in France and Burkina Faso.

Iraq elects new president

BAGHDAD — Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician as the nation’s new president today, 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.

United States pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli troops battled Hamas militants today near a southern Gaza Strip town as the top U.S. diplomat reported progress in efforts to broker a truce in a war that has so far killed more than 680 Palestinians and 31 Israelis.

Plane crashes in Taiwan, 47 trapped, feared dead

TAIPEI, Taiwan — A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island today, and the transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared dead.
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Chinese food company under fire

BEIJING — Five employees of a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald’s, KFC and other restaurants in China were detained by police today after an official said illegal activity was an organized effort by the supplier.

Cantwell, DelBene lecture tech giants on gender equality

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congress is hardly a bastion of diversity. The Senate is 93 percent white. The Republicans in the House don’t have a single African-American or Asian-American member. And men in both chambers outnumber women 4 to 1.
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Gaza rocket lands near Israel’s main airport

JERUSALEM — A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Israel’s main airport today, wounding one Israeli and prompting at least two American airlines to cancel flights to Israel in a reflection of high anxiety over air travel after last week’s attack on a Malaysian jet over Ukraine.
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EU imposes new sanctions on Russian after crash

BRUSSELS — The European Union agreed today to impose new sanctions against officials deemed responsible for Russia’s actions in Ukraine, amid mounting international anger after a Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down over rebel-held territory.

Jakarta governor wins Indonesian presidency

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo, who captured the hearts of millions of Indonesians with his common man image, won the country’s presidential election with 53 percent of the vote, officials said today.

North Korea threatens to boycott Asian Games

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea threatened today to review its decision to enter the upcoming Asian Games in South Korea, a day after their talks on the games broke down.

Militants kill 8 security personnel in NW Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A group of militants attacked a security checkpoint in a troubled northwestern tribal region before dawn today, and eight security forces and four militants were killed, a government official said.

Malaysia defends downed jet’s path

KIEV, Ukraine — A day after a Malaysia Airlines plane traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed near the Russian border in eastern Ukraine, the Malaysian transportation minister said he believed the crew bore no responsibility for the deadly flight plan.

Israel PM says expansion of Gaza assault possible

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza today to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels, firing volleys of tank shells and clashing with Palestinian fighters in a high-stakes ground offensive meant to weaken the enclave’s Hamas rulers.