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  • WORLD

    EU, US seek Putin Achilles' heel on Ukraine

    Months after Russia annexed Crimea and stepped up support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, Europe and the United States are still searching for a way to persuade Russian President Vladimir Putin to change course.

  • WORLD

    Relative lull in Gaza as UN calls for cease-fire

    A relative lull descended on the war-torn Gaza Strip at the start of a major Muslim holiday on Monday, as international efforts intensified to end the three-week war between Israel and Hamas and the U.N. called for an "immediate" cease-fire.

  • HEALTH & SCIENCE

    Ebola kills Liberian doctor, 2 Americans infected

    One of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people in West Africa — the largest...

  • WORLD

    Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

    Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month.

  • WORLD

    Air Algerie jet's black boxes to be sent to France

    Black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that crashed in northern Mali last week will be transferred to France for analysis, the French embassy in Mali said Sunday, as officials prepared for the process of identifying the remains of the dead.

  • WORLD

    Death toll mounts as clashes intensify in Ukraine

    Officials in rebellion-wracked eastern Ukraine say at least eight civilians have been killed by fighting and shelling in two cities held by separatist militants.

  • WORLD

    Aruba releases Venezuelan diplomat sought by US

    Aruba's government released a former Venezuelan general who was detained on U.S. drug charges when he arrived to serve as his country's consul on the Dutch Caribbean island, sending him home Sunday night and defusing a diplomatic fight with its neighbor.

  • WORLD

    UN Security Council calls for Gaza cease-fire

    The U.N. Security Council called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas at an emergency meeting just after midnight (0400 GMT) Monday morning.

  • WORLD

    State media: Car bomb in central Syria kills 7

    A car bomb exploded Sunday in the central Syrian city of Homs, killing at least seven people, the country's state news agency reported.

  • WORLD

    Filipino extremists kill at least 18 villagers

    Abu Sayyaf gunmen killed at least 18 villagers, including women and children, in a road attack Monday as the civilians traveled in two vans to visit relatives and celebrate the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in the southern Philippines, military officials said.

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