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  • Dad of jailed reporter: Son a victim of injustice
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The father of an Australian Al-Jazeera journalist jailed in Egypt said Thursday that he respects the integrity of Egypt's courts but knows his son is the victim of injustice.
  • 10 Things to Know for Today
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/10-things-know-today-101340019.html"><img src="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/4jXQbw45MF4rRBSJMNVGaQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/666fb221f03cc001260f6a70670094b6.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="FILE - In a Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 file photo, gun violence protesters participate in a lie-in during an anti-gun rally at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Nearly six in 10 Americans want stricter gun laws in the aftermath of last month&#039;s deadly school shooting in Connecticut, with majorities favoring a nationwide ban on military-style, rapid-fire weapons and limits on gun violence depicted in video games and movies and on TV, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. A lopsided 84 percent of adults would like to see the establishment of a federal standard for background checks for people buying guns at gun shows, the poll showed. President Barack Obama was set Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 to unveil a wide-ranging package of steps for reducing gun violence expected to include a proposed ban on assault weapons, limits on the capacity of ammunition magazines and universal background checks for gun sales. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)" align="left" title="FILE - In a Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 file photo, gun violence protesters participate in a lie-in during an anti-gun rally at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Nearly six in 10 Americans want stricter gun laws in the aftermath of last month&#039;s deadly school shooting in Connecticut, with majorities favoring a nationwide ban on military-style, rapid-fire weapons and limits on gun violence depicted in video games and movies and on TV, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. A lopsided 84 percent of adults would like to see the establishment of a federal standard for background checks for people buying guns at gun shows, the poll showed. President Barack Obama was set Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 to unveil a wide-ranging package of steps for reducing gun violence expected to include a proposed ban on assault weapons, limits on the capacity of ammunition magazines and universal background checks for gun sales. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)" border="0" /></a>Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Malaysian prime minister: stop fighting in Ukraine
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/malaysian-prime-minister-stop-fighting-ukraine-114804029.html"><img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/trfmeGXENUF8RebcxkWPAw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/d76ef0f2dccc731d5b0f6a70670008cc.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, left, and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, right, pause, prior to their talks in The Hague, Netherlands, Thursday, July 31, 2014. Razak is making his first official visit to the Netherlands in the wake of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster, in which an ill-fated passenger jet bound from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down in eastern Ukraine. Razak and Rutte are expected to discuss plans for the repatriation of the remains of the 43 Malaysian victims. (AP Photo/Phil Nijhuis, Pool)" align="left" title="Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, left, and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, right, pause, prior to their talks in The Hague, Netherlands, Thursday, July 31, 2014. Razak is making his first official visit to the Netherlands in the wake of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster, in which an ill-fated passenger jet bound from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down in eastern Ukraine. Razak and Rutte are expected to discuss plans for the repatriation of the remains of the 43 Malaysian victims. (AP Photo/Phil Nijhuis, Pool)" border="0" /></a>AMSTERDAM (AP) — Malaysia&#039;s prime minister Wednesday called on Ukrainian and pro-Russian separatists to agree to a cease-fire in the area surrounding the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Target names Pepsi's Cornell as chairman, CEO
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/target-names-pepsis-cornell-chairman-ceo-111216815--finance.html"><img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/pOd77jKZjvJlEXVi6.yKzA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3B4b2ZmPTUwO3B5b2ZmPTA7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/6db7fe78dcc2731d5b0f6a70670047e2.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="FILE - President and CEO of Sam&#039;s Club Brian Cornell speaks during the Wal-Mart Stores Inc. shareholders&#039; meeting in Fayetteville, Ark., in this June 4, 2010 file photo. Target Corp. is bringing in Cornell as its new chief executive, turning to an outsider for the first time in its history to repair a battered corporate culture and navigate a sea change in Americans&#039; shopping habits. (AP Photo/April L. Brown, File)" align="left" title="FILE - President and CEO of Sam&#039;s Club Brian Cornell speaks during the Wal-Mart Stores Inc. shareholders&#039; meeting in Fayetteville, Ark., in this June 4, 2010 file photo. Target Corp. is bringing in Cornell as its new chief executive, turning to an outsider for the first time in its history to repair a battered corporate culture and navigate a sea change in Americans&#039; shopping habits. (AP Photo/April L. Brown, File)" border="0" /></a>MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target has hired Pepsi executive Brian Cornell as its new chairman and CEO as it looks to recover from a huge data breach and troubles in Canada.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Investigators reach Ukraine jet crash site
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/investigators-reach-ukraine-jet-crash-114425843.html"><img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/6DYkRZp5GjYLX7LsRZvI2g--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/cef5ca86ba4b621d5b0f6a706700f935.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="The head of the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) mission, acting Chief Observer Paul Picard, right, walks with Vadim Artyomov, deputy governor of Rostov region, left, while visiting the Gukovo border checkpoint at Russia-Ukraine border in a small town of Gukovo, 120 kms (75 miles ) from Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. The mission will be based in the city of Kamensk-Shakhtinskiy, in the Rostov-on-Don region. (AP Photo/Sergei Pivovarov)" align="left" title="The head of the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) mission, acting Chief Observer Paul Picard, right, walks with Vadim Artyomov, deputy governor of Rostov region, left, while visiting the Gukovo border checkpoint at Russia-Ukraine border in a small town of Gukovo, 120 kms (75 miles ) from Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. The mission will be based in the city of Kamensk-Shakhtinskiy, in the Rostov-on-Don region. (AP Photo/Sergei Pivovarov)" border="0" /></a>ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) — An international team of investigators in eastern Ukraine on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 for the first time.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Explosions heard close to MH17 crash site in Ukraine
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/ukraine-military-announces-day-long-halt-offensive-east-081207785.html"><img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/l4foJThsW_6tU_9eiP0zkA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/afp.com/dc2fa5b0687a1a7d862e65b0658bdc59cd8bfc27.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Explosions rock the area around the crash site of flight MH17" align="left" title="Explosions rock the area around the crash site of flight MH17" border="0" /></a>Rozsypne (Ukraine) (AFP) - Loud explosions on Thursday rocked the area around the crash site of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in east Ukraine after Australian and Dutch experts gained access for the first time in nearly a week, an AFP journalist said.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Heavy shelling, clashes resume in Libya's Tripoli
    Heavy shelling resumed on Thursday in southern Tripoli where rival militia brigades were battling for control of the capital's main airport in some of the worst clashes since the 2011 revolt which ousted Muammar Gaddafi. Around 200 people have been killed since the clashes erupted two weeks ago in the capital and also in the eastern city of Benghazi, where a coalition of Islamist militants and former rebels have overrun a major army base in the city. Three years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya's fragile government and nascent army has been unable to impose authority on heavily armed brigades of former rebels who have become the North African country's powerbrokers. Most of the fighting is limited to southern Tripoli where warring factions have exchanged Grad rockets, artillery shells and cannon fire between the airport controlled by Zintan brigade fighters and enclaves of their Misrata brigade rivals.
  • Argentina defaults but investor see eventual deal possible
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/argentina-braces-market-reaction-second-default-12-years-055850434--sector.html"><img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/e7C7QUSjCZrB9E6MA66vqA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2014-07-31T055850Z_1006950001_LYNXMPEA6U053_RTROPTP_2_CBUSINESS-US-ARGENTINA-DEBT.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="A woman walks past a graffiti in Buenos Aires" align="left" title="A woman walks past a graffiti in Buenos Aires" border="0" /></a>By Sarah Marsh BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina defaulted for the second time in 12 years after last-ditch talks with what it called &quot;vulture&quot; creditors failed, though debt insurance prices on Thursday suggested investors believed a deal could eventually be reached. After a long legal battle with hedge funds that rejected Argentina&#039;s debt restructuring following a 2002 default, Latin America&#039;s third-biggest economy failed to strike a deal in time to meet a midnight payment deadline. Any such ruling would set off a series of insurance payments and give most of Argentina&#039;s current bondholders the right to demand their money back immediately. The cost of insuring Argentina&#039;s debt against default fell sharply on Thursday, however, data provider Markit said, as investors speculated a deal could be struck, even if only in the long term.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • AP Photos: Beating heat on Pyongyang's Moran Hill
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/ap-photos-beating-heat-pyongyangs-moran-hill-111538502.html"><img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/RD.LfWg_Lhb3Ap.sU374qA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/fad0bf4edca4721d5b0f6a706700edef.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="North Korean students practice playing their musical instruments at the Moranbong or Moran Hill, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Even in Pyongyang, people need a place to relax and unwind. With the heat and humidity of the Pyongyang summer now setting in, one of the most popular is Moranbong, Moran Hill, just a short walk from Pyongyang’s iconic Kim Il Sung Square that is famous for its shady walking paths, vistas of the city and grassy fields. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)" align="left" title="North Korean students practice playing their musical instruments at the Moranbong or Moran Hill, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Even in Pyongyang, people need a place to relax and unwind. With the heat and humidity of the Pyongyang summer now setting in, one of the most popular is Moranbong, Moran Hill, just a short walk from Pyongyang’s iconic Kim Il Sung Square that is famous for its shady walking paths, vistas of the city and grassy fields. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)" border="0" /></a>PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Along with its towering monuments to socialism, bronze statues of its leaders and sprawling plazas for mass political gatherings and military parades, North Korea&#039;s showcase capital is a city of parks.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Pillay: Israel, Hamas committing war crimes
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/pillay-israel-hamas-committing-war-crimes-113307872.html"><img src="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/zBxCV2k_MyU.H8Jjm5MVuQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/aa701738dc99721d5b0f6a706700ee0b.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, South African Navi Pillay, answers journalist&#039;s questions about the human rights situation in the world, during a press conference at the Geneva Press Club, in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini)" align="left" title="UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, South African Navi Pillay, answers journalist&#039;s questions about the human rights situation in the world, during a press conference at the Geneva Press Club, in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini)" border="0" /></a>GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.&#039;s top human rights official is accusing Israel and Hamas militants of committing war crimes in the latest Gaza war.</p><br clear="all"/>

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