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US, European airlines suspend flights to Israel

A number of the world's leading airlines on Tuesday suspended flights to Israel's main airport after a rocket fired from Gaza struck about a mile from its runways.<p>The Federal Aviation Administration ordered U.S. airlines to stop flying to or from Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport for at …

US intelligence: rebels likely shot down MH17 'by mistake' – as it happened

This blog has ended. Follow our continuing coverage here.<p>Summary<p><b>• Senior US officials said intelligence supports the theory that rebels shot down MH17 “by mistake”,</b> but that there is “no evidence of direct Russian government involvement“. They said Russia maintains a “training facility“ for rebels …

Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan vows to free Chibok girls

<b>Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has told parents of the girls abducted by militant Islamist group Boko Haram that the government is doing everything possible to secure their release.</b><p>He met parents for the first time on Tuesday after being accused of handling the 100-day crisis badly.<p>More than …

Africa

Jakarta governor wins Indonesian presidency

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo, who captured the hearts of millions of Indonesians with his common man image, was declared the …

Five albums to try this week: Morrissey, Slow Club and more

Jungle – Jungle (XL)<p><b>Why you should listen</b>: After stirring up hype last year, the mysterious Jungle deliver an album of slick, indie-disco tracks slathered in synths, falsetto hooks and octave harmonies. Although much of Jungle's intrigue has been heightened by their hidden identities, their music …

Kanye West Details New Album, Praises Drake as Most Popular Rapper

Kanye West hopes to put out the follow-up album to <i>Yeezus</i> “most likely in September,” but possibly in October or November. Or at least that’s what he …