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July 28, 2014

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Gaza war rages despite 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 to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.

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Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

DONETSK, Ukraine -- Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month.

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Official: Ebola kills senior doctor in Liberia

MONROVIA, Liberia -- One of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people in West Africa -- the largest ever recorded.

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US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

WASHINGTON -- The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said "free-wheeling militia violence" prompted the move.

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US: Russia is firing across border into Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine -- Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of the crisis.

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Russia: McDonald's food has 'too many calories'

MOSCOW -- Nearly a quarter-century after McDonald's startled and delighted Soviets with their first taste of American fast-food culture, the company's now facing a suit that could ban it from selling some of its signature products.

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Setback in US-led Gaza truce efforts

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

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Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

OUAGADOUGO, Burkina Faso -- An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, and its wreckage was found near the border of neighboring Burkina Faso -- the third major international aviation disaster in a week.

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Casualty numbers raise questions about Gaza war

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Shopkeepers say they were sitting outside their shuttered businesses Wednesday, catching a break from being cooped up during wartime, when an Israeli missile struck a nearby mosque, killing a truck driver and wounding 45 people.

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40 bodies from jet solemnly returned to Dutch soil

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 half-staff flapping in the wind.

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Gaza rocket lands near Israel's main airport

JERUSALEM -- A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Israel's main airport Tuesday, wounding one Israeli and prompting all U.S. and some European and Canadian airlines to cancel flights to Tel Aviv -- a reflection of high anxiety over air travel after the downing of a Malaysian jet over Ukraine.

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