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AP Top International News At 2:13 p.m. EDT

Israeli PM speaks of `prolonged' campaign in Gaza
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Israel must be ready for a "prolonged" military operation in the Gaza Strip and will "act aggressively and responsibly" until the mission is completed....

In Iraq's Mosul, radicals unleash their vision
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Residents of Mosul have watched helplessly as extremists ruling the northern Iraqi city blew up some of their most beloved landmarks and shrines to impose a stark vision of Islam. Next up for destruction, they feared: the Crooked Minaret, a more than 840-year-old tower that leans like Italy's Tower of Pisa....

UN chief reinforces call for Gaza cease-fire
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reinforced the Security Council's call for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza war on Monday and demanded that Israel and Hamas end the violence "in the name of humanity."...

Defense: Gov't suppressed evidence in Blackwater
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawyers for Blackwater security guards said Monday that the government has suppressed evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad....

Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site
SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Heavy fighting raged Monday around the Malaysia Airlines debris field, once again preventing an international police team charged with securing the site from even getting there....

UN rights chief: Flight 17 possible war crime
GENEVA (AP) -- The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday....

Clinton: US needs orderly process for border kids
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton says she supports creating a refugee screening process for Central American children in their home countries to discourage dangerous trips to the U.S. and opposes changing a 2008 immigration law under review by Congress....

Obama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama spoke out Monday against gender oppression in Africa that he said is "crippling" parts of the continent, urging young leaders there to empower women and eliminate traditions like female genital mutilation and violence against women....

Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos
LONDON (AP) -- Russia was ordered Monday to pay more than $50 billion for expropriating what was once the country's largest oil producer, Yukos, in a court ruling that adds economic and diplomatic pressure on the country at a time of increasing isolation....

Millions displaced by religious violence in 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Millions of people were forced from their homes because of their religious beliefs last year, the U.S. government said Monday, citing the devastating impact of conflicts in Syria, Iraq and the Central African Republic....

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