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Indonesia plane crash death toll 141 as search effort ends

MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's air force said Wednesday it will investigate if the transport plane that crashed into a city neighborhood, killing 141 people, was violating orders by carrying paying passengers. A local military commander said the search for bodies has ended.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 July 2015

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Greece appears to cave to demands, but Europe skeptical

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government appeared to be caving into demands from its creditors on Wednesday, offering concessions in a desperate attempt to get more aid hours after its bailout program expired.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 July 2015

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World mayors, others pitch in toward global climate accord

LYON, France (AP) — Hundreds of mayors, CEOs and trade groups from around the world are submitting their ideas for reducing global warming to the French government as it prepares to host a major U.N. climate conference later this year.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 July 2015

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Thailand arrests 2 alleged brokers who sent slaves to boats

BANGKOK (AP) — Two Thai men described as key figures in a human trafficking ring that provides slave crews for fishing boats were arrested, officials said Wednesday, as new regulations aimed at cracking down on illegal fishing took effect.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 July 2015

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UN: At least 1,466 Iraqis killed in June due to violence

BAGHDAD (AP) — At least 1,466 Iraqis were killed by armed conflict in June, up more than 40 percent from the previous month as security forces suffered mounting casualties battling the Islamic State group, according to U.N. figures released Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 July 2015

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Fire crews make gains against damaging Washington wildfire

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — Surveying the smoldering ruins of his upscale home in this central Washington city, Vern Smith pointed to what had been his garage.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 July 2015

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Turnout slim as thousands in Hong Kong rally for democracy

HONG KONG (AP) — Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers took to the streets Wednesday to renew their call for full democracy but the turnout was noticeably lower than in recent years, reflecting an impasse after a year of bitter battles over political reform.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 July 2015

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Federal report faults police actions during Ferguson unrest

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police antagonized crowds gathered to protest in Ferguson, violated free-speech rights and made it difficult to hold officers accountable, according to a U.S. Department of Justice report summary obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 June 2015

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