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BAGHDAD (AP) — Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum was named Iraq'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 ...more

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LONDON (AP) — A commonly used morning-after pill is suitable for use by heavier women, the European Medicines Agency said Thursday after a review of the evidence sparked by the French manufacturer's declaration that the drugs didn't work in women weigh ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel.The end of the ban, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets, was effective at 11: ...more

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YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Authorities in Myanmar's Rakhine state have said international aid organizations are welcome to return to the area they left in April after Buddhist mobs disrupted their work helping displaced Rohingya Muslims.A state gove ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he's worried there's a perception of the United States "disengaging" from global affairs.Gates, who also once headed the CIA, says he recognizes the ocean-to-ocean diplomacy the Obama ...more

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade amid international efforts to broker a cease-fire.Six mem ...more

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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A court in Kiev is holding a hearing on Thursday on the government's request to ban the Communist Party of Ukraine.The Justice Ministry says the party should be banned because it has supported pro-Russian rebels fighting gov ...more

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MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news agencies say two opposition activists have been convicted of organizing riots at the May 2012 protest in Moscow, a day before the re-election of President Vladimir Putin.Sergei Udaltsov and Leonid Razvozzhayev were awa ...more

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BEIRUT (AP) — Fighters from the extremist Islamic State group stormed parts of a besieged army base in northern Syria on Thursday, setting off clashes that left dozens killed or wounded on both sides, activists said.The assault, which began shor ...more

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama is tapping into growing misgivings about tax-driven overseas mergers by U.S. corporations, issuing a new call to end the practice quickly and questioning the patriotism and citizenship of those companies.