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Residents of the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine prepare to board buses for Rostov-on-Don in Russia from a collection point in DonetskKiev says it had ended a rebel blockade of a strategic airport in the east as it traded charges and threats with Russia over violations of their joint border.


2014-07-14 04:13:24 -0600

Smoke rises following what police said was an Israeli tank's shelling that hit the industrial area in the east of Gaza CityA U.N. aid agency said around a quarter of Beit Lahiya's 70,000 residents have fled, fearing Israeli attacks.


2014-07-14 03:19:05 -0600

FILE - This Jan. 14, 2012 file photo shows the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia leaning on its starboard side after running aground on the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy. Franco Gabrielli, who heads the Civil Protection Department overseeing the wreck's removal, told reporters on Giglio Island Sunday, July 13, 2014, that while weather conditions aren't optimal, they are good enough to permit the start of operations to refloat and tow the Concordia to Genoa on the mainland for scrapping. He also promised that a search will be conducted for the only unrecovered body of the 32 Costa Concordia shipwreck victims as soon as the wrecked cruise liner is towed away from the island where it struck a reef in 2012. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)GIGLIO, Italy (AP) — The shipwrecked Costa Concordia has been successfully refloated in preparation for towing it away for scrapping.


2014-07-14 04:07:48 -0600