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Black box found at Air Algerie wreckage site

| |Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

French soldiers secured a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, 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.

Sri Lankan asylum seekers to be taken to Australia

| |Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

A group of Sri Lankan asylum seekers that has been languishing on board an Australian customs vessel for weeks will temporarily be brought to Australia's mainland and may be sent to India, Australia's government said Friday, following a court challenge and outrage from human rights groups.

Son of South Korean sunken ferry owner detained

| |Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

South Korean police detained the eldest son of the sunken ferry owner Friday after two months on the run, three days after his billionaire father was confirmed dead.

Taiwan plane survivor crawls out, phones dad

| |Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

The 10 survivors of Taiwan's worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the wreckage and seeking help at a nearby home.

World markets drift ahead of US data next week

| |Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

European stock markets were down Friday, while Asian markets took cheer from U.S. unemployment claims falling to an eight-year low. Traders were generally cautious at the end of the week, taking a wait-and-see attitude before another set of U.S. indicators due in coming days, including second quarter GDP.

Navy secretary: Cost for newest ship will decline

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

Operating costs for the U.S. Navy's newest ships will decline and "become more normal" over time, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Thursday.

Malaysia to send officer to face NZ sex charges

| |Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

Malaysian officials said Friday they still plan to send a military officer back to New Zealand to face sexual assault charges despite not returning him in early July as they had promised.

S.Korea lab fails to find out how ferry owner died

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

South Korea's state-run forensic lab said Friday it has failed to find out how a fugitive billionaire blamed for April's ferry disaster died.

McNuggets pulled from sale in HK after meat scare

| |Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

McDonald's restaurants in Hong Kong have taken chicken nuggets and chicken filet burgers off the menu after a U.S.-owned supplier in mainland China was accused of selling expired meat.

U.S., Ukraine say Russians increase shipments of heavy war equipment to separatists

| |Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

Three Ukrainian border guard brigades were said to be close to eating grass to survive, running out of ammunition and food, trapped on the eastern edge of their country between Russian separatists to their west and fire coming in from Russia to their east.

Mosul Christians’ flight triggered by leaders’ refusal to meet Islamists

| |Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

Abu Imad wasn’t particularly worried when masked gunmen from a range of militant Islamist groups took control of the northern city of Mosul, where he lived.

Australian reporter imprisoned in Egypt to appeal

| |Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

An Australian Al-Jazeera journalist will appeal his conviction on charges that he aided Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, his brother said Friday.

Witness: Teen's plane didn't show obvious distress

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

A man who saw a plane flown by an Indiana teen who was killed during an around-the-world flight attempt says the aircraft was flying low but didn't show any obvious signs of distress before diving into the ocean off American Samoa.

Islamic State presses Syria offensive, targets two key government garrisons

| |Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

A week after seizing a major oilfield in an offensive that left 270 Syrian government soldiers dead, the extremist Islamic State on Thursday targeted two more key government garrisons, posting photos on the Internet of headless bodies the group claims had been soldiers killed in the attacks.

UN urges quick implementation of CAR cease-fire

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

The U.N. Security Council on Thursday called on Muslim and Christian factions battling in Central African Republic to immediately implement a cease-fire agreement they signed this week.

6 to stand trial in group home case in Mexico

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

A Mexican judge has ordered six employees of a group home raided amid charges of abuse and filthy conditions to stand trial, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

Trinidad pair cleared of caging protected animals

| |Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

A judge in Trinidad & Tobago has aggrieved conservationists by dismissing charges against a couple who were found with 55 protected animals caged at their home amid a no-trapping, no-hunting moratorium in the Caribbean nation.

In Gaza war, Egypt taking hard line over border

| |Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

In the Gaza war now in its third bloody week, Hamas' battle isn't only with Israel, even though that's the country it is firing rockets at. The militant group that rules Gaza is demanding Egypt open its border with the tiny, blockaded strip of territory.

New Iraqi president wins accolades as mediator, but task is huge

| |Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

Iraq’s Parliament on Thursday elected a soft-spoken Kurdish Islamic scholar as president amid hopes _ and some uncertainty _ that he will be able to save this oil-rich country from dismemberment at the hands of a radical Islamist army.

3 charged in Nicaragua bus attacks that killed 5

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

Three men have been charged with murder and organized crime in the weekend attacks on two buses carrying supporters of Nicaragua's governing party that left five people dead and 28 wounded, the country's top prosecutor said Thursday.