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Troubled Myanmar state invites back aid groups

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

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.

UK: Former reporter sentenced for phone hacking

| |Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

A former British tabloid reporter was given a 10-month suspended prison sentence Thursday for his role in the long-running phone hacking scandal that shook Rupert Murdoch's media empire.

Russians sentenced to 4 ½ years on riot conviction

| |Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

A Moscow court convicted two Russian opposition activists and sentenced them to 4 ½ years in prison Thursday for their role in organizing protests a day before President Vladimir Putin's inauguration in May 2012.

Islamic militants seize part of Syrian army base

| |Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

Fighters from the extremist Islamic State group on Thursday overran part of an army base in northern Syria, which has been under the militants' siege for months, in ferocious battles that killed or wounded dozens on both sides, activists said.

Ukrainian government moves to ban Communist Party

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

A court in Kiev is holding a hearing on Thursday on the government's request to ban the Communist Party of Ukraine.

Pope meets Sudanese woman sentenced to death

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

Pope Francis met privately Thursday 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 daughter born just weeks ago in prison.

Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

| |Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, the third major international aviation disaster in a week.

Spain's Repsol sees profits jump on YPF bond gains

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

Spanish energy company Repsol says its second quarter net profit nearly doubled following capital gains it made from extricating itself from Argentina's YPF, which was nationalized in 2012.

Court: Poland violated human rights in CIA case

| |Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

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 subjected to torture.

Thailand to re-launch women-only train carriages

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

Thailand's railway authority said on Thursday it will re-launch women- and children-only carriages in main routes nationwide after a 13-year-old girl was raped and killed in her berth on an overnight train earlier this month.

Long odds for justice in Malaysia jet disaster

| |Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

Anyone hoping to bring to justice whoever downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 must face sobering facts.

Norway warns of 'concrete threat' linked to Syria

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

Norway's intelligence service says it has been warned of an imminent "concrete threat" against the nation from people with links to Islamic fighters in Syria.

Norway: Terror threat against Norway

| |Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

Norway's intelligence service said Thursday it has received information about an imminent "concrete threat" against Norway from people with links to Islamic fighters in Syria.

Malawi corruption suspect faces charges

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

The chief suspect in a government corruption scandal that has rocked the southern African nation of Malawi faces charges of fraud and money laundering.

European Central Bank hit by data theft

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

The European Central Bank said Thursday that email addresses and other contact information have been stolen from a database that serves its public website, though it stressed that no internal systems or market-sensitive data were compromised.

Australia readies 50 police to send to Ukraine

| |Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

Australia has sent 50 police to London in anticipation of deploying them to Ukraine to secure the Malaysian plane crash site as part of a potential U.N. team that's under consideration, the Australian prime minister said Thursday.

3 patients at Chinese nursing home castrated

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

Police in northeastern China have detained a man accused of cutting off the testicles of three patients in a nursing home, state media and officials said Thursday.

Spanish jobless falls as recovery gains traction

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

Official figures show that Spain's unemployment rate edged down to 24.5 percent in the second quarter from 25.9 percent in the previous three-month period, a further sign that the economy's recovery is gaining traction and making solid inroads into the labor market.

2 Finnish aid workers killed in Afghanistan

| |Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

Gunmen riding on a motorcycle opened fire and killed two Finnish women aid workers in the western Afghan city of Herat on Thursday, officials said, the latest in a series of attacks on foreign civilians that has rattled aid workers, contractors and journalists.

Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands

| |Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the crash site which has been controlled by pro-Russian rebels.