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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.

10:17am EDT

More violence in China's Xinjiang, prominent academic indicted

BEIJING - China formally indicted a prominent ethnic Uighur professor for separatism on Wednesday, as security forces flooded into the far western region of Xinjiang amid more reports of violence following what the government called a terrorist attack.

China 10:43am 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.

9:32am EDT

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.

United Nations 9:56am EDT

Some Ukrainian rebels vent frustration with Putin

DONETSK Ukraine - Western leaders may be Vladimir Putin's biggest critics over the conflict in east Ukraine but the Russian leader is also facing criticism from some of the rebels they accuse him of arming.

Russia 10:24am EDT

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