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  • Palestinian women wave green Islamic and national flags during a support rally for Palestinian prisoners who are held at Israeli jails, in Gaza City, Thursday, April 11, 2013. Nearly 5,000 Palestinians are being held in Israeli prisons according to prisons authority spokeswoman Sivan Weizman. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

    Israel has offered to deport a hunger-striking prisoner to Europe or a U.N.-member country, in an effort to reach a compromise over the high-profile detainee.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 12, 2013, 1:42 PM EDT
  • In this photo taken Monday, April 8, 2013, a Swedish instructor watches as Malian soldiers practice arming their weapons, during a European Union training session in the village of Koulikoro, 60 kilometers (37 miles) outside Bamako, Mali.

    E.U. starts training Mali soldiers for French pullout; worries Mali could be left vulnerable.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 11, 2013, 5:14 PM EDT
  • A man drives in ostriches in an open-air cage at the ostrich farm in the Belarus village of Kozishche on Janaury 24, 2013.

    South African officials say that bird flu detected in an ostrich farm is unrelated to the strain that has killed eight people in China.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 09, 2013, 4:50 PM EDT
  • Unemployed people gather on a street and hold a banner reading, ''More unemployment. Less protection. Poverty. Exclusion'' while a woman shelters by the rain in Pamplona northern Spain on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.

    Inflation across the 17 European Union countries that use the euro fell for the third month running in March to its lowest level in nearly three years.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 03, 2013, 7:38 AM EDT