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Israeli leader vows 'aggressive steps' to halt fighting
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's prime minister on Tuesday said he would take a series of "aggressive steps" to halt a wave of violence in Israeli cities after two attacks in Jerusalem left three Israelis dead. Three Palestinians, including two attackers, were also killed....

Insurgents shell Russian embassy in Syria during rally
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Insurgents fired two shells at the Russian embassy in the Syrian capital on Tuesday as hundreds of pro-government supporters gathered outside the compound to thank Moscow for its military intervention....

Dutch Safety Board: Buk missile downed MH17 in Ukraine
GILZE-RIJEN AIR BASE, Netherlands (AP) -- A missile launched from rebel-held Ukraine ripped the cockpit from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Dutch investigators reported Tuesday, adding that some passengers may have remained conscious for another minute or so as the airflow tore off their clothes and objects spinning through the cabin killed people in neighboring seats....

Jerusalem hospital copes with treating victims and attackers
JERUSALEM (AP) -- As a wave of violence sweeps across Jerusalem, victims and perpetrators are often surprised to be reunited - at each other's bedside in the city's largest emergency ward....

Wild aurochs-like cattle reintroduced in Czech Republic
MILOVICE, Czech Republic (AP) -- Such an animal has not been seen on Czech territory for hundreds of years....

Top beer makers to join forces to face industry challenges
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The world's biggest beer maker has clinched a deal to take over its nearest rival to stave off two key threats facing big name brands: the surge in popularity of craft brews and weakening sales in the rich markets of the U.S. and Europe....

France, Saudi Arabia deepen alliance with 10B euros in deals
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- France has signed deals worth 10 billion euros ($11.4 billion) with Saudi Arabia, said French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Tuesday, underscoring the shared foreign policy stances that have helped deepen the two countries' military and economic ties....

Hunter survives 6 days without water in Australian Outback
PERTH, Australia (AP) -- A 62-year-old recreational hunter lost in a hot and arid region of the Australian Outback survived without water for six days by eating ants, police said Tuesday....

Turkey bans rally by activists mourning colleagues
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish authorities on Tuesday banned a protest rally and march by trade union and civic society activists who lost friends and colleagues in Turkey's bloodiest terror attack, but hundreds of people defiantly gathered for the protest....

The Latest: Ukraine defends decision not to close airspace
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The latest news on the report into the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine last year. All times local....

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