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Casualties pile up in Gaza

 July 27, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Jerusalem - Palestinian and Israeli casualties are mounting at a pace that could surpass any other Israeli conflict in nearly a decade, amid signs of a deepening military and political stalemate driven by diplomatic gridlock, Palestinian...

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Nigeria death shows Ebola can spread by air travel

 July 27, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Abuja, Nigeria - Nigerian health authorities raced to stop the spread of Ebola on Saturday after a man sick with one of the world's deadliest diseases brought it by plane to Lagos, Africa's largest city with 21 million people.The...

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Gaza sides OK lull; truce efforts stall

 July 26, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Jerusalem - Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel's defense minister warned Israel might soon...

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UPDATED: Israel extends cease-fire; Palestinian official says more than 1,000 dead

 July 26, 2014; Updated: 6:29 pm

Hamas resumed rocket fire Saturday on Israel after rejecting Israel's offer to extend a humanitarian cease-fire, the latest setback in international efforts to negotiate an end to the Gaza war. Despite the Hamas rejection, Israel's Cabinet decided...

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Ukraine, Russia trade charges of cross-border shelling

 July 26, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Kiev, Ukraine - Russia and Ukraine on Friday traded accusations of cross-border shelling amid rising tensions that threaten to escalate the conflict even further just as Ukrainian forces are making significant advances and forcing...

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Deadly Ebola outbreak spreads to Nigeria

 July 26, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

Abuja, Nigeria - An Ebola outbreak that has left more than 660 people dead across West Africa has spread to the continent's most populous nation after a Liberian man with a high fever vomited aboard an airplane to Nigeria and then died...

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Old story, new twists in Gaza war

 July 26, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

Cairo - The third Gaza war is playing out much like the first one more than five years ago: The harrowing civilian toll in Gaza is now at the center of the discourse, eclipsing the rocket attacks by Hamas militants that were the stated...

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Outcry, action against harassment grows at Comic-Con

 July 26, 2014; Updated: 4:07 pm

Mariah Huehner attended her first Comic-Con as a newly minted comic book editor a few years ago, looking to network with artists. But at a nighttime party in a hotel by the bay, she realized that others had a different kind of connection in...

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Attack on U.N.-run Gaza school kills 16

 July 25, 2014; Updated: 12:21 am

Gaza City, Gaza Strip - It was one of the worst scenes so far in a war that has put civilians in the cross hairs. An elementary school packed with hundreds of Palestinian evacuees seeking shelter under U.N. protection came under heavy fire...

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Airline disasters come in a cluster

 July 25, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Washington (AP) - Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky. Airlines suspend flights to Israel's largest airport after rocket attacks. An airliner crashes during a storm, and yet another disappears. Aviation has...

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Central American leaders convening at White House to discuss young immigrants

 July 25, 2014; Updated: 9:56 am

President Barack Obama will urge Central American leaders to help slow the influx of unaccompanied children fleeing their countries for the United States, even as Congress remains deeply divided over proposals to stem the crisis at the border.

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Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ will stay in New York City

 July 25, 2014; Updated: 5:12 pm

It's not really a surprise, but it's official anyway: "Late Show With Stephen Colbert" is staying in the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City.When Colbert takes over from David Letterman sometime next year, the production will remain in...

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Costa Concordia's final voyage

 July 24, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

In this aerial photo provided by the Italian Civil Protection Department, the wreck of the Costa Concordia is towed by two tugboats Wednesday as it leaves behind the tiny Tuscan island of Isola del Giglio, Italy. The Costa Concordia cruise liner has...

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Israeli fire hits UN facility in Gaza, killing 7

 July 24, 2014; Updated: 9:26 am

Gaza health officials say at least seven people were killed when Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the northern Gaza Strip during clashes with Palestinian militants.

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Pope meets Christian sentenced to death for faith

 July 24, 2014; Updated: 8:56 am

Pope Francis has met privately with a Sudanese woman who arrived in Italy after escaping a death sentence in Sudan for refusing to recant her Christian faith.

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UPDATED: Air Algerie plane disappears from radar

 July 24, 2014; Updated: 8:34 am

An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali after heavy rains were reported, according to the plane's owner and government officials in France and Burkina...

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Malaysia jet victims' bodies arrive in Netherlands

 July 23, 2014; Updated: 5:11 pm

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands — Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at...

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Potential shift in Gaza Strip conflict

 July 23, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Jerusalem - A missing Israeli soldier and the cancellation of international flights to and from Israel on Tuesday could bolster Hamas, potentially shifting the dynamics of diplomatic efforts to bring about a cease-fire in the two-week-old...

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Plane crashes in bad weather in Taiwan, killing 51

 July 23, 2014; Updated: 10:13 am

A plane making a second landing attempt in stormy weather crashed at an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 51 people and injuring seven, fire officials said.

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UPDATED: 2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

 July 23, 2014; Updated: 9:04 am

Ukrainian officials said Wednesday that two military planes have been shot down in the eastern part of the country, where the government is waging a battle against pro-Russia separatists.

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Kerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks

 July 23, 2014; Updated: 6:51 am

Offering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesday said negotiations to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas militants are making some progress even if an end to more than two weeks of bloodshed is nowhere...

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Laugh Factory teams with Larry King’s Ora TV

 July 23, 2014; Updated: 5:12 pm

The Laugh Factory has found an edgy new comic force to give it a leg up in the digital age - Larry King.In an effort to reach a bigger online audience, the comedy club chain has partnered with Ora TV, the production house and digital video...

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Train leaves war zone with bodies from plane

 July 22, 2014; Updated: 12:21 am

Donetsk, Ukraine - After days of resistance, pro-Russian rebels on Monday yielded some ground in the crisis surrounding downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 - handing over passengers' bodies, relinquishing the plane's black boxes and...

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In Israel, the mood turns dark

 July 22, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Jerusalem - For almost two weeks, Israel practically bristled with confidence and pride: The Iron Dome air defense system was dependably zapping incoming Hamas rockets from the skies, the military was successfully repelling infiltration...

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Gaza rocket lands near Israel's main airport

 July 22, 2014; Updated: 1:03 pm

A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Israel's main airport Tuesday, wounding one Israeli and prompting at least two American airlines to cancel flights to Israel in a reflecti

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