1. Iraq parliament elects senior Kurdish politician Fouad Masoum as president

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq’s parliament elected senior Kurdish politician Fouad Masoum as president of the country on Thursday, the second step in the process of forming a government.

     
  2. U.N. panel tells Japan to compensate ‘comfort women’

    GENEVA (Reuters) - A United Nations human rights agency is calling on Japan to guarantee independent investigations of wartime sex slavery and provide a public apology and compensation to the women who were victims.

     
  3. U.N. rights body criticizes Ireland on abortion, church homes

    DUBLIN (Reuters) - A United Nations human rights panel has told Ireland it should revise its highly restrictive abortion laws and that allegations of abuse of women and children at Catholic-run homes must be better investigated.

     
  4. Tensions Remain High At Israeli Gaza Border - Getty Images


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    ISRAEL/GAZA BORDER, ISRAEL - JULY 24 : (ISRAEL OUT) An Israeli soldier prays in a deployment area on July 24, 2014 on Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip. Washington’s top diplomat said global efforts to end 17 days of bloodshed in Gaza were …

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  5. Bulgarian lawmakers pave way for election with bank crisis unresolved

    SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgarian lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to accept Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski’s resignation on Thursday, paving the way for an interim government to take over in August and a snap election in early October.

     
  6. Chinese police arrest man after nursing home patients castrated

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Police in China have arrested a man on suspicion of castrating or partially castrating four patients at a nursing home, state media said on Thursday, the latest scandal to hit the country’s medical sector.

     
  7. Search for missing Algerie flight

    An Air Algerie flight, with 116 people on board, has dropped off the radar, prompting a search for the missing plane.

     
  8. 12 children, man die in train-bus crash in India - Helena Independent Record


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    NEW DELHI (AP) — Twelve children were killed Thursday when a train crashed into their school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in southern India, police said. The bus driver also died while another 16 children ages 7 to 14 were injured and …
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  9. Australian expert arrives at MH17 site, where ‘shrapnel damage’ found - The Australian


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  10. 12 children, man die in train-bus crash in India - New Jersey Herald


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    NEW DELHI (AP) - Twelve children were killed Thursday when a train crashed into their school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in southern India, police said. The bus driver also died while another 16 children ages 7 to 14 were injured and hospitalized, …

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