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Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire beginning Friday, during which time there will be negotiations on a more durable truce in the 24-day-old Gaza war, the United States and United Nations announced Thursday.
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A series of underground gas explosions killed 20 people and injured 270 others late Thursday night in Taiwan's second-largest city, authorities said.
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Authorities in northern Mali say a former jihadist leader in the town of Gao has been arrested by French military forces.
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Afghan officials say they'll resume an audit of the presidential election this weekend after resolving disputes between the candidates over how to disqualify ballots amid allegations of massive fraud.
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Malaysia's prime minister has arrived in the Netherlands ahead of a meeting with his Dutch counterpart to discuss plans for repatriating remains of Malaysian victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and continuing problems accessing the crash site in eastern Ukraine.
Torrential rains triggered a massive landslide that buried a remote village in western India on Wednesday, killing at least 18 people as it swept away scores of houses and possibly trapping many more people under debris, officials said.
The largest recorded Ebola outbreak in history has led the U.S. Peace Corps to evacuate hundreds of volunteers from three affected West African countries, and a State Department official on Wednesday said two volunteers were under isolation after having contact with a person who later died of the virus.
Israeli strikes hit a crowded shopping area in Gaza City, hours after tank shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with war refugees Wednesday in the deadliest of a series of air and artillery attacks that push the Palestinian death toll above 1,300 in more than three weeks of fighting.
Much of the American left is critical of Israel, particularly since its incursion into Gaza.
The investigation into China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang could pave the way for him to stand trial as the most senior politician ever prosecuted for graft.
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On Monday, Secretary of State Kerry took to the podium at the State Department to say that he was working with Israel and Hamas to negotiate an extension of their temporary ceasefire.
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