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  Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed'
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    ALGIERS, Algeria, July 24: An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria´s capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali and "probably crashed," according to the plane´s owner and government officials in France and Burkina Faso.

Air navigation services lost track of the MD-83 about 50 minutes after takeoff from Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, at 0155 GMT (9:55 p.m. EDT Wednesday), the official Algerian news agency APS said.

 
  Iraq: Kurdish Politician Massoum Named President
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    BAGHDAD, July 24: Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum has been named the new president of Iraq following a parliamentary vote.

Massoum, 76, is one of the founders of current President Jalal Talabani´s Patriotic Union of Kurdistan party. He is considered a soft-spoken moderate, known for keeping good relations with Sunni and Shiite Arab politicians.

 
  18 Children, 1 Man Die In Train-bus Crash In India
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    HYDERABAD, India, July 24: Eighteen 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 20 children ages 7 to 14 were injured and hospitalized, 15 of them in critical condition, said Telangana state education minister G. Jagdishwar Reddy.

 
  FAA Lifts Ban On US Flights To Tel Aviv Airport
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    WASHINGTON, July 24: The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.

The decision was effective at 11:45 p.m. EDT Wednesday.

 
  Ukrainian Government Moves To Ban Communist Party
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    KIEV, Ukraine, July 24: A court in Kiev is holding a hearing on the government´s request to ban the Communist Party of Ukraine.

The Justice Ministry says the party should be banned because it has supported pro-Russian rebels fighting government forces in the country´s east.

 
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