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An Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from radar on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers, the official Algerian news agency said Thursday.

Air navigation services lost track of the plane 50 minutes after takeoff early Thursday, the agency said.

"In keeping with procedures, Air…

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An onslaught on a convoy transferring inmates north of Baghdad left at least 60 dead Thursday, even as politicians and diplomats stepped up efforts to end Iraq's worst crisis in years.

Most of those killed in Taji, 25 kilometers north of Baghdad, were prisoners whose escort was attacked and were…

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Bartolo Colon came within seven outs of a perfect game, giving up a single to Robinson Cano with two outs in the seventh inning as the New York Mets held off a late comeback to beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 on Wednesday.

The 41-year-old Colon retired the first 20 batters…

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Shanghai police said on Wednesday they detained five people in an investigation into a Chinese-based supplier of foreign fast-food brands, including KFC, McDonald's Corp and coffee chain Starbucks Corp, over allegations the firm supplied old and rotten meat.

Meanwhile, more Japanese companies announced Wednesday they were withdrawing products that originated…

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Tokyo stocks lost modest early gains to finish down 0.29% on Thursday, but a slightly stronger yen helped prop up the Japanese market.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 44.14 points to close at 15,284.42, while the Topix index of all first-section issues declined 0.20%, or 2.53 points, to 1,269.86.

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The U.N.'s top humanitarian official called Thursday for major changes in the delivery of relief, as funding falls short because of a growing number of conflicts and disasters.

"Needs are growing so fast, the funding cannot keep pace," said Valerie Amos, the undersecretary general for humanitarian affairs.

With crises in…

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The body of a second-year high school girl was discovered in the sea off Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture, on July 8, in what police believe may have been a suicide caused by bullying.

TBS reported Thursday that the girl was last seen at school on July 4 but by lunchtime, she…

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Police in Komaki, Aichi Prefecture, have arrested a 65-year-old truck driver over the hit-and-run death of an 83-year-old woman who was dragged for nearly 400 meters.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 10 a.m. on Wednesday. TV Asahi quoted police as saying that the suspect, identified as Toshimitsu…

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Manchester United made an impressive debut under coach Louis van Gaal on Wednesday night, with Wayne Rooney scoring twice late in the first half of a 7-0 friendly victory over the LA Galaxy.

Ashley Young and defender Reece James scored two second-half goals each as United opened its summer tour…

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An inmate being put to death in the U.S. state of Arizona took nearly two hours to die, prison officials said Wednesday, in the latest controversy to hit America's lethal injection execution regime.

The attorney representing Joseph Wood, convicted in 1989 of the murders of his girlfriend and her father,…

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