Israeli FM lashes out at Palestinian unity deal

A Palestinian security official prevents bystanders from accessing the site of an Israeli airstrike on motorcycle in Beit Lahiya, in the northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Medical official Ashraf al-Kidreh says the airstrike targeted two men riding a motorcycle, but that the missile missed its target and wounded three bystanders. The Israeli military confirmed the airstrike, saying "a hit was not identified." (AP Photo/Adel Hana)JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's foreign minister says a peace deal with the Palestinians is impossible after rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah agreed to form a unity government.



U.S. official says Hamas-PLO government would prompt aid reassessment

Palestinians hold national flags as they celebrate after an announcement of a reconciliation agreement in Gaza CityThe United States would have to reconsider its assistance to the Palestinians if Islamist group Hamas and the Palestinian Liberation Organization form a government together, a senior U.S. administration official said on Thursday. Gaza-based Hamas - which is listed by the United States as a terrorist organization - and President Mahmoud Abbas's West Bank-based PLO announced a unity pact on Wednesday, complicating U.S.-brokered peace talks with Israel that Washington is already struggling to extend past an April 29 deadline.



1 year after factory collapse, Bangladeshis suffer

Bangladeshi relatives of victims of last year’s Rana Plaza building collapse stand in front of a monument erected in memory of the victims, during a gathering on the eve of the tragedy in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. More than 1,100 people were killed when the illegally constructed, 8-storey building collapsed on April 24, 2013, in a heap along with thousands of workers in the five garment factories in the building. Placard reads “Farzana, Rana Plaza missing.” (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) — One year after the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in a pile of concrete slabs and twisted metal, Bangladeshi seamstress Shefali says she would rather starve to death than return to factory work.



WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama's robot summit

TOKYO (AP) — The voice was slightly halting, childlike. "Welcome to Miraikan, Mr. President, it is a pleasure to meet you."
Kiev, insurgents in eastern Ukraine say at least 2 dead in clashes

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Kiev, insurgents in eastern Ukraine say at least 2 dead in clashes.


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