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AP Top International News At 5 a.m. EDT

Shells hit UN school in Gaza, kill 15
JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school sheltering Gaza war refugees Wednesday, killing 15 Palestinians and wounding 90 after tearing through two classroom walls, a health official and a spokesman for a U.N. aid agency said....

AP PHOTOS: Face of Syrian war seen in youngest
ZAATARI, Jordan (AP) -- At Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp near the border with Syria, the horror of the neighboring country's civil war can be seen in the faces of its youngest refugees....

AP ANALYSIS: Amid war, endgames in Gaza emerge
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- The savage fighting between Israel and Hamas is escalating in Gaza, cease-fire efforts take on elements of farce, and bravado rules the public discourse. But even through the fog of war, a few endgame scenarios can nonetheless be glimpsed....

Landslide hits Indian village, 150 may be trapped
NEW DELHI (AP) -- A landslide hit a village in western India following torrential rains Wednesday, sweeping away scores of houses and raising fears that more than 150 people could be trapped, officials said....

Officials: 19 dead in E. Ukraine region
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Officials in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine say 19 people have died in fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists....

Russia's central bank supports sanctions targets
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's central bank promised to support financial institutions hit by U.S. sanctions as stocks took a tumble in Moscow on Wednesday....

Hamas demands for cease-fire and Israel's concerns
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Hamas rulers have presented a list of demands to stop their fire on Israel in the Gaza war. Israel has said it doesn't want to reward Hamas for its rocket campaign, but has other reasons to oppose the demands - mostly based on security....

Top doctor dies from Ebola after treating dozens
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- A leading doctor who risked his own life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died Tuesday from the disease, officials said, as a major regional airline announced it was suspending flights to the cities hardest hit by an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people....

Activists want gay rights on Africa summit agenda
Human rights and gay rights activists on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the agenda at next week's summit in Washington with more than 40 African leaders....

Millions reported stolen from Albania central bank
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- Albania's central bank says 713 million leke (5 million euros; $6.75 million) has been stolen from its reserve storage building....

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World Video
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Africa
Nigerian militants bomb bridge, killing 8 people

Asia
10 guilty in fire deaths of 94 Indian school kids

Europe
Millions reported stolen from Albania central bank

Latin America/Caribbean
Argentina, US bondholders meet as deadline looms

Middle East
Egyptian media: 3 militants die in car explosion