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    • 8:43 AM, Jul. 29, 2014

    PLO offers 24-hour truce, says it speaks for Hamas

    A senior PLO official has called for a 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza war, saying he is also speaking in the name of Hamas.

    • 6:36 AM, Jul. 29, 2014
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    US, EU preparing new sanctions against Russia

    Brussels The United States and the European Union are preparing a powerful one-two punch against the Russian economy, with EU ambassadors meeting Tuesday to discuss a dramatic escalation in the trade bloc's sanctions.

    • 7:08 AM, Jul. 29, 2014
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    22 civilians reported killed in east Ukraine

    Kiev, Ukraine At least 22 civilians were killed Tuesday by shelling in two conflict-stricken cities in eastern Ukraine, local authorities said.

    • 6:23 AM, Jul. 29, 2014
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    Iran leader calls for arming Gaza to fight Israel

    Tehran, Iran Iran's supreme leader on Tuesday called on Muslims from around the world to help arm Gaza Palestinians in their fight against Israel.

    • 8:24 AM, Jul. 29, 2014
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    Whale watching boat snagged by rope docks safely in Boston

    Boston Passengers on a whale watch boat are back on dry land after spending a long night stuck at sea outside Boston.

    • 6:47 AM, Jul. 29, 2014
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    Herd of cows attack, kill German hiker in Austria

    Vienna Police say a herd of cows attacked and killed a German woman hiking through their fenced-in pasture after apparently being riled by the sight of her leashed dog.

    • 6:25 AM, Jul. 29, 2014
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    Passengers stuck in Hawaii for 3 nights get cash

    Wellington, New Zealand A group of Air New Zealand passengers were stranded for a third night Monday after being repeatedly told their plane was delayed due to mechanical problems.

    • 6:20 AM, Jul. 29, 2014
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    Wildlife volunteer pleads in deaths of 300 animals in New Jersey

    Freehold, N.J. A longtime volunteer with a local animal protection organization in New Jersey has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges.

    • 7:41 AM, Jul. 29, 2014
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    NYC woman finds wedding dress lost after Sandy

    New York When a New York City dry cleaners was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, the only item to survive was Nicole Pagliaro's wedding dress.

    • 6:26 AM, Jul. 29, 2014
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    Teen survivors haunted by South Korean ferry sinking

    Ansan, South Korea South Korean teenagers who survived April's ferry sinking said Tuesday they are still haunted by the disaster that killed dozens of their friends, and demanded that crew members be punished for abandoning the passengers and fleeing th

    • 11:39 PM, Jul. 28, 2014
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    Netanyahu warns of 'prolonged' war as Gaza shelling persists

    Gaza City, Gaza Strip Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a 'prolonged' war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave their homes an

    • 12:38 PM, Jul. 28, 2014
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    Heavy fighting keeps police team from Ukraine crash site

    Shakhtarsk, Ukraine Heavy fighting raged Monday around the Malaysia Airlines debris field, once again preventing an international police team charged with securing the site from even getting there.

    • 2:49 PM, Jul. 28, 2014
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    Suspect dead, 2 marshals and cop wounded in New York City

    New York A fugitive task force and a sex-assault suspect got into a shootout Monday in Greenwich Village, leaving the suspect dead and two federal marshals and a police detective wounded, authorities said.

    • 10:22 AM, Jul. 28, 2014
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    Cops: 'Spider-Man' slugged officer in Times Square

    New York A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square.

    • 10:45 AM, Jul. 28, 2014
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    2 questioned in search for Philly carjackers accused of killing 3 children

    Philadelphia The manhunt for two suspects in a fatal carjacking is on hold as detectives question two men believed to have information, Philadelphia's police ...

    • 8:27 AM, Jul. 28, 2014
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    Mom on New Hampshire teen's 9-month absence: She isn't pregnant

    North Conway, N.H. The mother of a 15-year-old New Hampshire girl reunited with her family nine months after she vanished says rumors that she was pregnant ...

    • 11:59 AM, Jul. 28, 2014
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    Iraq police find 17 bodies, some bound, in Baghdad

    Baghdad Iraqi police found 17 bullet-riddled bodies in different areas of Baghdad, officials said Monday, raising fears of more sectarian bloodletting at a ...

    • 8:19 AM, Jul. 28, 2014
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    Liberia's president orders new anti-Ebola measures

    Monrovia, Liberia Liberia's president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily ...

    • 3:12 PM, Jul. 28, 2014
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    U.S. fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

    Washington The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a ...

    • 10:12 AM, Jul. 28, 2014
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    Teens helped each other escape sinking Korean ship

    Ansan, South Korea Students who survived the South Korean ferry disaster testified Monday they were repeatedly ordered by loudspeaker to stay in the sinking ...

    • 10:07 AM, Jul. 28, 2014
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    Beach town's ban prompts battle over shave ice

    A $3 cup of shave ice is at the center of a dispute in this beach town between street vendors trying to stay in business and town officials who say the vendors ...

    • 9:53 AM, Jul. 28, 2014
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    Government accused of suppressing evidence in Blackwater case

    Washington Lawyers for Blackwater security guards argued Monday that the government has suppressed evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the ...

    • 9:01 AM, Jul. 28, 2014
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    Connecticut man accused of shooting girlfriend's pet turtle

    Stonington, Conn. Authorities say a Connecticut man shot to death his girlfriend's pet turtle.

    • 7:12 AM, Jul. 28, 2014
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    Dozens treated for alcohol-related illness at Keith Urban concert

    Mansfield, Mass. Authorities say several dozen people were treated for alcohol-related illnesses at a weekend Keith Urban concert in Massachusetts.

    • 6:55 AM, Jul. 28, 2014
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    Aid Group: 2 Americans have Ebola in Liberia

    Boone, N.C. Two American aid workers have tested positive for the Ebola virus while working to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease at a hospital in ...

    • 6:50 AM, Jul. 28, 2014
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    UN rights chief: Downing of Malaysia Flight 17 possible war crime

    Geneva The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday.

    • 6:35 AM, Jul. 28, 2014
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    Small plane crash on Florida beach; 2 on ground hit

    Venice, Fla. A Georgia man is dead and his 9-year-old daughter is in the hospital with critical injuries after they were hit by a small plane that made an ...

    • 5:55 PM, Jul. 27, 2014
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    Israel acknowledges mortar shell hit U.N. school

    Jerusalem Israel acknowledged Sunday that troops fired a mortar shell that hit the courtyard of a U.N. school in Gaza last week, but said aerial footage shows the yard ...

    • 4:43 PM, Jul. 27, 2014
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    U.S.: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

    Washington Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. on Sunday released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into ...

    • 4:23 PM, Jul. 27, 2014
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    Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

    Gaza City, Gaza Strip Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt ...

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