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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry.
The Federal Aviation Administration extended its ban for an additional 24 hours Wednesday on flights to and from Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport, while the FAA "continues to monitor and evaluate the situation."
DELTONA, Fla. (AP) - A veteran of the U.S. Marines says he was locked inside a central Florida community clinic operated by the Veteran's Administration.
ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) - A north San Diego suburb's planning commission on Tuesday ratified its rejection of a proposed 96-bed shelter for unaccompanied immigrant children who are arrested by the Border Patrol, while the American Civil Liberties Union said it was mulling a legal challenge.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki rejected an attempt by Iran to persuade him to step down, senior Iraqi politicians said Wednesday, underlining his determination to defy even his top ally to push for a third term in office and further exacerbating the country's political crisis.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Beyond the boom of Israeli airstrikes and the stream of rockets fired from Gaza, Israel and Hamas are also battling to control the message emanating from this latest Israeli-Palestinian conflagration.
When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel on Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots following last week's downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine.
In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. "Mama, may I hug you?"
NEW YORK (AP) - Three middle school students in a heavy metal band have gotten permission from a Manhattan judge to sign a multi-year recording contract with Sony.
BEIJING (AP) - Parts of a northern Chinese city have been quarantined after state media said a man there died of bubonic plague.
WASHINGTON - Two appeals courts Tuesday reached radically different conclusions about whether millions of consumers in 36 states including Pennsylvania and New Jersey can use tax credits to help buy health coverage on the federal health insurance marketplace.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Shopkeepers say they were sitting outside their shuttered businesses Wednesday, catching a break from being cooped up during wartime, when an Israeli missile struck a nearby mosque, killing a truck driver and wounding 45 people.
LIMA, Peru (AP) - Patients and staff at Peru's largest psychiatric hospital put on a patriotic parade at the facility Wednesday to celebrate the 193rd anniversary of the country's independence from Spain.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Argentina's president said Wednesday that her country will not go into default because it has been paying debts to bondholders on time.
ABOARD THE SILVER SPLENDOR (AP) - For a lucky fellowship of fans, Comic-Con is beginning early on a private train car trekking to the pop-culture convention.
HAVANA (AP) - Cuba is hoping to use a five-game baseball exhibition against a team of U.S. college players to bounce back from recent disappointing international results in a sport that's considered the island's national pastime.
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) - More than three dozen Jamaicans have been arrested as suspected lottery scammers, police on the Caribbean island said Wednesday.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - New Zealand has raised its benchmark interest rate for the fourth time this year, to 3.5 percent.
VIENNA (AP) - A football match in Austria between Israeli team Maccabi Haifa and French side Lille OSC has been disrupted by pro-Palestinian protesters.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Puerto Rico's health department is paying for laboratory tests that determine whether someone has the chikungunya virus amid an epidemic in the U.S. territory.
MONTREAL (AP) - Quebec provincial police say they've taken steps to prevent the U.S. auction of the locomotive from the runaway oil train that derailed and exploded in the town of Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Argentina's embattled Vice President was back in court Wednesday, this time over false data in documents for an old car that he bought about 20 years ago.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Rockets found stashed at a U.N.-run school in Gaza "have gone missing," an "alarmed" U.N. secretary-general said Wednesday, demanding a full review of such incidents.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - A Canadian man has been charged under a new anti-terrorism law for allegedly leaving the country to join Islamist fighters in Syria.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) - Sierra Leone's health minister confirms that the doctor in charge of battling the current Ebola outbreak has himself become ill with the deadly disease.
In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. "Mama, may I hug you?"
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