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US, UN announce deal on 72-hour Gaza cease-fire
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire to begin Friday morning, the United Nations and United States announced, although Secretary of State John Kerry cautioned there were "no guarantees" the lull in violence would bring an end to the 24-day-old Gaza war....
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Gaza truce comes after days of pushing for a deal
NEW DELHI (AP) -- 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 was proving elusive....
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W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- 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....
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Abbas seeks broad support for war crimes charges
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- 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....
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Investigators reach Ukraine jet wreckage site
ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) -- 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....
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Gas explosions kill 24, injure 271 in Taiwan
KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) -- At least 24 people were killed and 271 others injured when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city overnight, hurling concrete through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets, authorities said Friday....
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Libya Islamic militias declare control of Benghazi
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) -- 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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AP Analysis: Putin cornered over Ukraine
MOSCOW (AP) -- For Russian President Vladimir Putin, there are few options left in the Ukraine crisis and they all look bad....
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Snowden's asylum status in Russia ending
MOSCOW (AP) -- 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....
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Death toll hits 51 from mudslide in Indian village
MALIN, India (AP) -- 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....
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