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Gaza cease-fire holds as sides weigh gains
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip was holding Wednesday, as many people on both sides of the conflict wondered what was gained during 50 days of fighting....
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Government-held Ukraine town hit by rebel shells
NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) -- A town in east Ukraine came under shellfire by pro-Russian rebels on Wednesday, amid fears that they are launching a counter-offensive on government-held parts of the region....
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Turkish party to confirm Erdogan's successor
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's ruling party is holding a congress to confirm Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as its new chairman and prime minister-designate, to replace president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan....
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Asia's old communities vanishing amid rapid growth
BANGKOK (AP) -- Century-old shop houses, twisting alleyways and temples scented with incense still pulsate with the pursuit of old trades and time-honored rituals of families who have lived in Bangkok's Chinatown for generations. But probably not for much longer....
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Afghanistan's one-time booming war economy slows
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Rows of dusty trucks and used cars sit unsold in Afghanistan's capital, where real estate agents bemoan a lack of sales and international businessmen no longer frequent top hotels. Even government employees nervously await each payday, worried the next might be delayed....
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Venezuela battles obesity amid dearth of good food
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Venezuela's socialist government is sounding the alarm about growing waistlines in a country where record food shortages are making it harder to put healthy meals on the table, prompting many people to fill up on empty calories....
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Ebola has 'upper hand' says US health official
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Ebola still has the "upper hand" in the outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, but experts have the means to stop it, a top American health official said during a visit to the hardest-hit countries....
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Possible airstrikes in Syria raise more questions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The intelligence gathered by U.S. military surveillance flights over Syria could support a broad bombing campaign against the Islamic State militant group, but current and former U.S. officials differ on whether air power would significantly degrade what some have called a "terrorist army."...
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UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous - and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says....
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2 new Maya civilization centers studied in Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Two lost Maya cities recently uncovered by an international team of scientists in Mexico could help decipher the story of the empire's early capitals to the south that were eventually abandoned for large cities on the Yucatan peninsula....
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