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Iraq lawmakers postpone vote on new president

July 23, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's parliament agreed to postpone a vote for a new president by a day on Wednesday as the extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Baghdad... more »»

 
 
 
Despite sanctions call, UK approves arms to Russia

July 23, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Britain is still authorizing the export of arms and military equipment to Russia despite the government's call for tough sanctions over Moscow's arming of separatist rebels in... more »»

UN rights chief warns of possible Gaza war crimes

July 23, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights official has warned all sides in the two-week war in the Gaza Strip to not indiscriminately attack civilians, and that violations may amount to war crimes. more »»

Malaysia jet victims' bodies arrive in Netherlands

July 23, 2014

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) — Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the southern city of Eindhoven,... more »»

New constitution gives Thai junta sweeping powers

July 23, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's new temporary constitution that gives the military government sweeping powers in the run-up to a planned October 2015 election also allows the leader of the current... more »»

Iraq to vote on president after deadly bombing

July 23, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's parliament convened to vote for a new president on Wednesday as the extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Baghdad the night before... more »»

UN rights chief: Strong possibility of Gaza crimes

July 23, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights official warned all sides in the two-week war in the Gaza Strip to not indiscriminately attack civilians, and that violations may amount to war crimes. more »»

Kerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks

July 23, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Offering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesday said negotiations to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas militants are making some... more »»

Shipwrecked Concordia making final voyage off isle

July 23, 2014

GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy (AP) — The Costa Concordia cruise liner began its final voyage Wednesday, slowly being towed away from the tiny Italian island where it capsized more than two years ago,... more »»

Bodies of Malaysia jet victims leave Ukraine

July 23, 2014

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two military aircraft carrying the first bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash left the embattled plains of eastern Ukraine Wednesday, bringing some consolation... more »»

South Africa: Rhino poacher gets 77 years in jail

July 23, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A rhino poacher in South Africa has been sentenced to 77 years in prison in one of the heaviest penalties aimed at curbing poachers who target rhinos for their horns, which... more »»

US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

July 23, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the U.S. more »»

Despite sanctions call, UK OKs Russia arms exports

July 23, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Britain is still authorizing the export of arms and military equipment to Russia despite the government's call for tough sanctions over Moscow's arming of separatist rebels in... more »»

Gaza families plead for evacuation amid battle

July 23, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as dozens of Palestinian families trapped by the fighting scrambled to flee the... more »»

In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

July 23, 2014

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airpor. more »»

Israel, Hamas battle over public opinion online

July 23, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Beyond the boom of Israeli airstrikes and the stream of rockets fired from Gaza, Israel and Hamas are also battling to control the message emanating from this latest... more »»

US: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down

July 23, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. more »»

US: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down

July 22, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. more »»

End comes for notorious Venezuelan vertical slum

July 22, 2014

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The beginning of the end came for the world's tallest slum Tuesday as officials began evicting thousands of squatters from a haphazard community inside the half-built... more »»

Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike

July 22, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel's main airport, prompting a ban on all flights from the U.S. more »»

At least 21 dead in Iraq checkpoint car bombing

July 22, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide driver rammed his explosive-laden car into a police checkpoint in the Iraqi capital killing 21 people, including more than a dozen civilians en route to a Shiite shrine i... more »»

 
 

Pow wow set for July 26, 27 in Pipestone July 26, 2014

Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers will sponsor its 15th annual Pipestone Pow Wow from noon-7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 26, and noon-3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 27, at 400 N. Hiawatha Ave., Pipestone. The public is invited to experience American Indian music, dancing, food and other activities. more »

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