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Train carrying MH17 bodies on final journey reaches Ukraine 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

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Dozens of Turkish police detained for alleged spying on government

ISTANBUL - Dozens of Turkish police including high-ranking officers were detained on Tuesday, accused of spying and illegal wire-tapping of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his inner circle in what the chief prosecutor said was a concocted probe of an alleged terrorist group.

Turkey 9:55am EDT

Striking South African unions considering latest offer

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's largest union will consider the latest government wage proposal, it said on Tuesday, raising hopes of an end to a three-week strike in the metals and engineering sectors that has sapped the continent's most advanced economy.

Africa 10:47am EDT

Jokowi: The new face of Indonesian politics

JAKARTA - When Indonesian furniture business owner Joko "Jokowi" Widodo turned to a career in politics nine years ago, he was a complete novice.

Indonesia 10:58am EDT

Gunfire rings out near military base in Congo's capital: witness

KINSHASA - Gunfire rang out on Tuesday near a major military base in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, Kinshasa, a witness said.

Africa 10:38am EDT

Myanmar opposition party says 5 million sign petition to change constitution

YANGON - Myanmar's main opposition party says it has collected about five million signatures seeking reduced powers for unelected military members of parliament as the country, which emerged from dictatorship in 2011, moves towards an election next year.

Myanmar 6:09am EDT

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