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Carnage at U.N. school as Israel pounds Gaza refugee camp

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israeli shelling killed at least 15 Palestinians sheltering in a school in Gaza's biggest refugee camp on Wednesday, the Health Ministry said, as Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal to try to halt more than three weeks of fighting. | Video

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Trial over Malaysian plane crash not likely at ICC: Dutch

AMSTERDAM - The Netherlands or Malaysia are likely to try those responsible for the downing in Ukraine of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, not the International Criminal Court in The Hague, the Dutch said on Wednesday.

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Fourth female suicide bomber hits Nigeria's Kano, kills six

KANO Nigeria - A female suicide bomber blew herself up in a college in northern Nigeria's biggest city of Kano on Wednesday, killing six people and critically wounding another six in the fourth such attack by a woman in Kano in less than a week, a security source said.

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Air Algerie jet plunged rapidly from altitude before crash: official

DAKAR - The Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali last week appears to have plummeted to the ground from an altitude of 10,000 meters in just a few minutes after flying into a storm, a senior official involved in the investigation was quoted as saying.

10:47am EDT

Iran frees U.S.-Iranian, three journalists still held: source

DUBAI - An Iranian-American man detained along with three journalists in Iran last week has been released, a source close to the individual said on Wednesday.

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U.N. battles for more people-trafficking convictions

VIENNA - Global efforts to stop the multi-billion-dollar business of trafficking in people are being hampered by perceptions that it is a soft crime unlikely to be punished, the head of the U.N. drugs and crime office told Reuters.

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