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Israel keeps up Gaza assault; diplomats seek ceasefire


GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israeli forces pounded multiple sites across the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, including the enclave's sole power plant, and said it was meeting stiff resistance from Hamas Islamists, as diplomats sought to end the bloodshed. | Video

World, Israel 3:00am EDT

Train carrying MH17 bodies reaches government-held Ukrainian city


DONETSK Ukraine - A train carrying the remains of many of the 298 victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived in a Ukrainian government-held city on Tuesday on the first leg of their final journey home to be reclaimed by their families. | Video

Unclear how many bodies recovered from Ukraine crash site: Australian PM

SYDNEY - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday that it was still unclear how many bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 had arrived in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv and how many may have been left behind at the crash site.

Thai junta chief could remain PM under new government: adviser


BANGKOK - Thailand's junta chief could stay in charge of the country as head of a provisional government until elections are held some time next year, a legal adviser said on Wednesday, outlining details of an interim constitution.

World, Thailand 2:50am EDT

Five held in China food scandal probe, including head of Shanghai Husi Food


SHANGHAI - Shanghai police said on Wednesday they detained five people in an investigation into a Chinese-based supplier of foreign fast-food brands, including KFC, McDonald's Corp and coffee chain Starbucks Corp, over allegations the firm supplied old and rotten meat.

2:32am EDT

Watch what markets don't do as world politics turns nasty


LONDON - Like so much in the investment world of late, it's what financial markets are not doing right now that is most intriguing.

2:02am EDT

Oil smuggling finances Islamic State's new caliphate


BAGHDAD - Islamic State militants seized four small oilfields when they swept through north Iraq last month and are now selling crude oil and gasoline from them to finance their newly declared "caliphate".

World, Iraq 1:34am EDT

Indonesian president-elect Jokowi calls for unity after bitter election


JAKARTA - Joko "Jokowi" Widodo was declared the winner of Indonesia's presidential election on Tuesday, bringing the promise of major reforms to the world's third largest democracy.

World, Indonesia 12:36am EDT

Indonesia's Prabowo to challenge election result in court

JAKARTA - Indonesia's losing presidential election candidate, ex-general Prabowo Subianto, plans to challenge the result in the Constitutional Court, his team's chief lawyer said on Wednesday.

World, Indonesia 12:36am EDT

Tue, Jul 22 2014

Microsoft sees end to Nokia losses, shares rise after hours


SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp said it aims to get its loss-making Nokia phone unit to break even within two years, helping its stock rise in after-hours trade.

Tech, Media 22 Jul 2014

Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.