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Clashes in Liberia slum sealed off to halt Ebola
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Hundreds of residents of a seaside slum in Liberia's capital clashed with security forces Wednesday to protest an armed blockade of the peninsula that is their neighborhood as part of the government's desperate efforts to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus....
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Another American hostage at risk by Islamic State
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley - and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say. Even so, the U.S. military pressed ahead, conducting nearly a dozen airstrikes in Iraq since Tuesday....
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Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earlier....
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AP Analysis: Steep obstacles to any Gaza deal
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Renewed Israel-Hamas fighting after the collapse of truce talks in Cairo highlights the steep obstacles to ending the Gaza war. Israel's leadership is under domestic pressure not to hand achievements to Hamas after the Islamic militant group fired thousands of rockets at Israel in the past six weeks. Hamas feels it can't afford to settle for vague Israeli promises about an easing of the blockade of the strip after a war that killed more than 2,000 Gazans an...
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Ukrainian govt troops take over much of Luhansk
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- After days of street battles and weeks of shelling, Ukrainian troops made significant gains Wednesday into rebel-held territory, capturing a large part of the city of Luhansk and nearly encircling Donetsk, the largest rebel-held city, in fighting that left at least 52 dead....
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Ukraine's rebel capital seeks ersatz normality
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- It has been weeks since Donetsk last had a traffic jam....
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Merkel Ukraine role mirrors rising German ambition
BERLIN (AP) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel's emergence as a leader in efforts to resolve Ukraine's crisis - showcased by a visit to Kiev this weekend - underlines Germany's increasing ambition to transform itself from economic power to diplomatic heavyweight....
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AP PHOTOS: Peruvian nurse cares for 175 sick cats
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- At her job, Maria Torero cares for sick human beings. At home, she lavishes love on slowly dying cats - 175 of them at last count....
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Afghanistan orders NYT reporter to leave country
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan ordered a New York Times journalist Wednesday to leave the country in 24 hours and barred him from returning over a story he wrote saying that a group of officials were considering seizing power because of the impasse over who won its recent presidential election, the attorney general's office said in a statement....
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36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslide
TOKYO (AP) -- Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris Wednesday on the outskirts of Hiroshima city, killing at least 36 people and leaving seven missing, Japanese police said....
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