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Smoke from shelling rises over a residential apartment house in Shakhtarsk, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine on Monday, July 28, 2014. An international police team abandoned its attempt to reach the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane for a second day running Monday as clashes raged in a town on the road to the area.

Police Team Turns Back from Ukraine Crash Site

INTERNATIONAL | By Mstyslav Chernov and Peter Leonard | Jul 28
Heavy fighting raged Monday around the Malaysia Airlines debris field, once again preventing an international police team charged with securing the site from even getting there.

A man reads a local newspaperson a street with the headline Ebola Virus kills Liberian in Lagos, in Lagos Nigeria, Saturday, July 26, 2014

Nigeria Death Shows Ebola Can Spread By Air Travel

INTERNATIONAL | By Heather Murdock | Jul 27
Nigerian health authorities raced to stop the spread of Ebola on Saturday after a man sick with one of the world's deadliest diseases brought it by plane to Lagos, Africa's largest city with 21 million people.

Israeli tank rides near the Israel and Gaza border.

5 Killed in West Bank, Amid New Gaza Truce Efforts

INTERNATIONAL | By Karin Laub and Ian Deitch | Jul 25
The U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state made a new attempt Friday to nail down a temporary truce between Israel and Hamas, as Israel's 18-day military operation in the Gaza Strip fueled unrest in the West Bank, where five Palestinians were killed.

Vehicles are parked outside the Houari Boumedienne international airport near Algiers, Algeria.

Black Box Found at Site of Air Algerie Crash

INTERNATIONAL | By Elaine Ganley | Jul 25
French soldiers on Friday secured one of the black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that went down in restive northern Mali with the loss of at least 116 people, French President Francois Hollande said Friday. Terrorism has not been ruled out as a cause.

Mariela Castro

Mariela Castro Not on Missing Air Algerie Plane

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 24
It was initially reported Thursday, that activist Mariela Castro was on the Air Algerie flight that went missing over Mali. But the niece of Fidel Castro appeared on television this afternoon alive and well.

Young people are not using condoms as often, and not getting tested for HIV

Only 1 in 5 Sexually Active Students Tested for HIV, Says CDC

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 24
A new comprehensive analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that only 1 in 5 sexually experienced U.S. students has ever been tested for HIV.

Mariela Castro

Missing Air Algerie Plane Reportedly Carrying LGBT Activist Mariela Castro

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 24
Fidel Castro's niece and LGBT activist is reportedly on the Air Algeire jetliner that went missing Thursday morning.

Audrey Mbugua continues to struggle for recognition

Kenya's High Court Allows Trans Rights Group to Register

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 24
The Kenyan transgender rights group Transgender Education and Advocacy (TEA) won a major court battle this month when the country's high court ruled that government's Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) board must allow them to register.

A television camera operator mounts a satellite dish on top of a van outside the Swiftair offices in Madrid, Spain.

France: Air Algerie Flight Vanishes Over N. Mali

INTERNATIONAL | By Aomar Ouali | Jul 24
An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali after heavy rains were reported, according to the plane's owner and government officials in France and Burkina Faso.

Saudi Arabian Gay Man Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison, 450 Lashes Over Tweets

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 23
A court in Saudi Arabia recently sentenced a gay man to three years in prison and 450 lashings for using Twitter to attempt to meet another man.