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Thursday Jul 24, 2014

French foreign minister: missing Air Algerie plane 'probably crashed'

TilePARIS - France's foreign minister says the Air Algerie flight that has gone missing over Mali has "probably crashed." Laurent Fabius says "no trace" of the plane has been found. Two French fighter jets are among aircraft scouring the rugged north of Mali for the MD-83 that was travelling from the Burkina Faso capital of Ouagadougou to Algiers, the ...

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Thursday Jul 24, 2014

NewsAlert: Algeria news agency says passenger plane disappears from radar

ALGIERS, Algeria - The Algeria news agency is reporting that a passenger plane has disappeared from radar. The plane was on a flight from Burkina Faso.

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Thursday Jul 24, 2014

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says he is resigning

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has announced his resignation following turmoil in government.

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Thursday Jul 24, 2014

Israeli fire hits UN school in Gaza Strip, killing at least 15 amid heavy fighting

Story ImageGAZA, Palestine - Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside, Palestinian officials said, as Israel pressed forward with its 17-day war against the territory's Hamas rulers.

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Thursday Jul 24, 2014

WestJet plane lands safely in Toronto after reporting engine trouble

Story ImageTORONTO - Authorities say a WestJet plane landed safely at Toronto's Pearson Airport this morning on an unscheduled stop due to an engine problem.

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Thursday Jul 24, 2014

Iraqi lawmakers elect moderate Kurdish politician as country's new president.

Story ImageBAGHDAD - Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician as the nation's new president on Thursday, hours after an attack on a prison convoy killed dozens of people, brutally underscoring the challenges faced by the country's leaders as they struggle to form a new government.

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Thursday Jul 24, 2014

Ukraine accused of targeting civilians as government forces close in on rebel stronghold

Story ImageDONETSK, Ukraine - War literally came to Alexander Litvinenko's living room, when a missile punched a gaping hole into the wall of his ninth-floor apartment. The 53-year-old college philosophy teacher had just stepped into his study to check the news online, barely escaping death.

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Thursday Jul 24, 2014

2 planes carrying remains from Malaysian Airlines disaster head to the Netherlands

Story ImageKHARKIV, Ukraine - Two military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster departed for the Netherlands Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the crash scene which has been controlled by pro-Russian rebels.

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Thursday Jul 24, 2014

Sweeping report released on Toronto police encounters with those in crisis

Story ImageTORONTO - A report by a former Supreme Court of Canada justice into the use of lethal force by Toronto police has made 84 sweeping recommendations which, if implemented, would mean far more training and support for officers dealing with those in crisis.

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Thursday Jul 24, 2014

FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv after reassessing danger from Hamas rockets

WASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel.

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Thursday Jul 24, 2014

United to resume flights to Israel following lifting of ban by aviation regulators

Story ImageNEW YORK, N.Y. - United Airlines will be the first U.S. carrier to resume flights to Israel after a two-day hiatus caused by combat in the Gaza Strip.

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Thursday Jul 24, 2014

Applications for US jobless benefits dip to 284,000; lowest level since February 2006

Story ImageWASHINGTON - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in eight years.

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