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Indian Ocean debris almost certainly from a Boeing 777: Malaysia

SAINT-DENIS-DE-LA-REUNION, France - Malaysia is "almost certain" that plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean is from a Boeing 777, the deputy transport minister said on Thursday, heightening the possibility it could be wreckage from missing Flight MH370. | Video

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Germany's Schaeuble wants to rebalance EU Commission's role

BERLIN - Germany's finance minister wants to correct the balance between the European Commission's political role and its regulatory powers, reflecting concern in Berlin over the EU executive's neutrality as its political clout grows.

Germany 7:29am EDT

Yemeni forces seize Houthi positions on Aden outskirts: local officials

SANAA/ADEN - Yemeni forces backed up by Saudi-led coalition air strikes have recaptured positions on the outskirts of Aden used by the Houthi group to fire rockets into the southern port city, local officials said on Thursday.

United Nations, Yemen 9:42am EDT

After Russia's U.N. veto, countries seek court for downed flight MH17 prosecutions

AMSTERDAM - The five countries investigating the downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine a year ago are considering setting up an independent international tribunal after Russia vetoed attempts to establish a U.N.-backed court to prosecute suspects.

Russia, United Nations 9:39am EDT

'What lion?' Zimbabweans ask, amid global Cecil circus

HARARE - As social media exploded with outrage this week at the killing of Cecil the lion, the untimely passing of the celebrated predator at the hands of an American dentist went largely unnoticed in the animal's native Zimbabwe.

10:08am EDT

Calais migrants undaunted by extra French riot police

CALAIS, France - Migrants massed around the entrance to the Channel Tunnel said on Thursday they would keep trying to sneak across to Britain, undaunted by the arrival of 120 extra riot police on the French side.

8:51am EDT

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