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Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; 128 killed

128 killed on bloodiest day of Gaza war: Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule, power plant
Ibrahim Barzak And Yousur Alhlou, The Associated Press

GAZA, Palestinian Territories - Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, shutting down the territory's only power plant and leaving at least 128 Palestinians dead on the bloodiest day of the 22-day conflict.

US: Russia is firing across border into Ukraine

US says Russia is firing across the border into Ukraine and moving in heavy artillery
David McHugh, The Associated Press

KIEV, Ukraine - Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of the crisis.

Russia accused Washington of lying and charged Ukraine with firing across the border on a Russian village. It also toughened its economic measures against Ukraine by banning dairy imports.

No survivors in Air Algerie crash: French president

French president says no survivors in Air Algerie crash
Elaine Ganley, The Associated Press

PARIS - French soldiers on Friday secured one of the black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that went down in restive northern Mali with the loss of at least 116 people, French President Francois Hollande said Friday.

Terrorism has not been ruled out as a cause of the crash, although officials say the most likely cause is bad weather.

No survivors in Air Algerie crash: French president

French president says no survivors in Air Algerie crash
Elaine Ganley, The Associated Press

PARIS - French soldiers on Friday secured one of the black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that went down in restive northern Mali with the loss of at least 116 people, French President Francois Hollande said Friday.

Terrorism has not been ruled out as a cause of the crash, although officials say the most likely cause is bad weather.

Army officer recommends trial in WikiLeaks case

Army officer recommends court-martial trial for soldier charged in WikiLeaks case
David Dishneau, The Associated Press

An Army officer recommended a general court-martial Thursday for a low-ranking intelligence analyst charged with causing the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history.

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