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at 18:59 on July 24, 2014, EDT.

Aruba says former Venezuelan intelligence official detained on request from US government

BOGOTA - Authorities in Aruba announced Thursday that they arrested a close confidant of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez who was sent as that country's consul to the Caribbean island despite being sanctioned by the U.S. government on charges of drug trafficking.

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at 18:57 on July 24, 2014, EDT.

UN school sheltering Palestinians in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

GAZA, Palestine - A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and children's clothing scattered in the courtyard.

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at 18:35 on July 24, 2014, EDT.

Wreckage, remains from missing Air Algerie flight found in Mali: official

OUAGADOUGO, Burkina Faso - The wreckage of the Air Algeria plane that went missing Thursday has been found about 50 kilometres (31 miles) from the border of Burkina Faso near the village of Boulikessi in Mali, a presidential aide said.

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at 18:17 on July 24, 2014, EDT.

2 planes carrying remains from Malaysian Airlines disaster arrive in the Netherlands

KHARKIV, Ukraine - Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the crash site which has been controlled by pro-Russian rebels.

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at 17:50 on July 24, 2014, EDT.

Malkovich, Cumberbatch introduce animated DreamWorks characters at Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO - John Malkovich and Benedict Cumberbatch each made their Comic-Con debuts — as themselves and as their first animated characters.

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at 17:18 on July 24, 2014, EDT.

Dutch sending 40 military police to Ukraine to help search for Flight 17 victims

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The Netherlands is sending 40 unarmed military police to eastern Ukraine as part of a ramped-up effort to find the last victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 still at the wreckage site, Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced late Thursday.

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