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  • WORLD

    Gaza truce comes after days of pushing for a deal

    Hours past midnight Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was still working the phones, trying to come up with a cease-fire plan to stop the bloodshed in the Gaza Strip. He'd been pushing for a deal all day — in fact, for more than a week — and nailing down a final agreement...

  • WORLD

    Snowden's asylum status in Russia ending

    Edward Snowden's temporary asylum status in Russia will expire at midnight Thursday, but the former U.S. National Security Agency systems administrator appears set to stay on until authorities decide on his application for an extension.

  • WORLD

    Investigators reach Ukraine jet wreckage site

    As mortar fire landed nearby, an international team of investigators finally reached the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 wreckage site Thursday and got their first look at a scene experts fear has been badly compromised in the two weeks since the plane was blown out of the sky.

  • WORLD

    AP Analysis: Putin cornered over Ukraine

    For Russian President Vladimir Putin, there are few options left in the Ukraine crisis and they all look bad.

  • WORLD

    Death toll hits 51 from mudslide in Indian village

    Heavy rains hampered efforts Friday by hundreds of rescue workers digging through heavy mud and debris, as the death toll from a landslide that engulfed an entire village in western India rose to 51.

  • WORLD

    Abbas seeks broad support for war crimes charges

    Nearly a month into Israel's fierce assault on Hamas in Gaza, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is facing mounting domestic pressure to seek war crimes charges against Israel at the International Criminal Court.

  • WORLD

    Gas blasts kill 24, injure 271 in Taiwanese port

    At least 24 people were killed and 271 injured when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city, hurling concrete and cars through the air and blasting trenches in the streets, authorities said Friday, as a search for the cause began.

  • WORLD

    3-day Gaza cease-fire goes into effect

    A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip went into effect Friday following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting that killed 17 Palestinians and five Israeli soldiers.

  • HEALTH & SCIENCE

    W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

    The death toll from the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West Africa as security forces went house-to-house in Sierra Leone's capital Thursday looking for patients and others exposed to the disease.

  • WORLD

    Libya Islamic militias declare control of Benghazi

    Islamic hard-line militias, including the group accused by the United States in a 2012 attack that killed the ambassador and three other Americans, claimed control of Libya's second largest city, Benghazi, after overrunning army barracks and seizing heavy weapons.

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