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Reuven Rivlin is sworn in as the 10th President of Israel.
Fuad Masum is elected as the 7th President of Iraq.
The Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, Volodymyr Hroisman, is appointed to the post of acting prime minister of Ukraine.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk resigns as Ukraine's Prime minister after the ruling coalition in parliament collapsed, accusing lawmakers of imperiling the nation by putting politics above urgent needs during wartime.
The European Court for Human Rights censures Poland over CIA renditions.
Three American citizens have been detained in Iran this week including "Washington Post" correspondent Jason Rezaian. Rezaian's Iranian wife Yeganeh Salehi has also been detained.
The United States Federal Aviation Administration lifts its ban on aircraft travelling to and from Israel imposed due to concerns about Hamas rockets.
Eighteen people including 16 schoolchildren die after a train collides with a bus in the Medak district of the Indian state of Telangana.
Air Algérie Flight 5017
Air Algérie Flight 5017 loses contact with air traffic controllers 50 minutes after takeoff. It was travelling between Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and Algiers with 116 people on board. The wreckage is later found in Mali.
In Herat, Afghanistan, two Finnish women working for a foreign aid organization are shot and killed.
Three Palestinians are shot dead by Israeli security forces at a 10,000 person protest on the West Bank that had turned violent with molotov cocktails and rocks being thrown. Israeli forces reported being fired upon and having protesters trying to grab their weapons.
At least 15 Palestinians are killed and 200 injured in a strike on a UNRWA-run school in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza, crowded with hundreds of displaced civilians. UN condemns the shelling, saying it asked IDF for time to evacuate civilians.
Iraqi insurgency (2011–present)
Twin car bombs kill at least 13 people in central Baghdad.
Gunmen attack a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad resulting in the death of 52 prisoners and eight Iraqi Army soldiers.
More wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is discovered together with more bodies.
The United States says it has evidence that Russia is firing artillery across the border into Ukraine to target Ukrainian military positions in the conflict against pro-Russian separatists.
Pro-Russian separatists continue to control the strategic border crossing near Izvaryne, Luhansk Oblast, which they are believed to use to transport weapons and reinforcements from Russia into Ukraine.
Ukrainian Government forces recapture the city of Lysychansk from pro-Russian rebels.
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