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Israel, Hamas accept 72-hour truce

GAZA CITY - Hopes of an end to the bloodshed in Gaza rose early Friday after US Secretary of State John Kerry announced that Israel and Hamas had agreed a 72-hour ceasefire.Full article

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Sierra Leone declares emergency as Ebola death toll hits 729

As of 08/01/2014 8:12 AM
FREETOWN - Sierra Leone has declared a state of emergency and called in troops to quarantine Ebola victims, joining neighbouring Liberia in imposing controls as the death toll from the outbreak of the virus hit 729 in West Africa. Full article

Clashes with Russia point to globalization's end

As of 08/01/2014 8:07 AM
As the European Union and the United States ramp up their sanctions on Russia, President Vladimir Putin's plans for retaliation seem to include an attack on McDonald's. There could not be a more powerful symbol that geopolitics is increasingly undoing the globalization of the world economy. Full article

Hacking attack in Canada bears signs of Chinese army unit -expert

As of 08/01/2014 8:07 AM
OTTAWA/TORONTO - The recent hacking attempt on a sensitive Canadian government computer network is similar to attacks mounted by an elite unit of the Chinese army based in Shanghai, according to a cybersecurity expert. Full article

Syria defector shows war 'torture' photos to US lawmakers

As of 08/01/2014 8:04 AM
WASHINGTON - US lawmakers saw graphic images of the brutal conflict in Syria Thursday as an army defector gave an eyewitness account of the horrors he was forced to photograph. Full article

Powerful Taiwan gas explosions kill 20, injure 270

As of 08/01/2014 8:01 AM
TAIPEI - Gas leaks triggered a series of powerful explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, killing at least 20 people and injuring up to 270, officials said Friday, warning that the toll is expected to rise. Full article

Blasts as experts finally reach MH17 crash site in Ukraine

As of 07/31/2014 10:10 PM
ROZSYPNE - Explosions range out near the crash site of downed flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine on Thursday as international investigators arrived for the first time in nearly a week after Kiev announced a surprise one-day halt to its offensive against rebels. Full article

US resupplies Israel with munitions as Gaza offensive rages

As of 07/31/2014 8:36 PM
The United States has allowed Israel, waging an offensive in the Gaza Strip, to tap a local U.S. arms stockpile in the past week to resupply it with grenades and mortar rounds, a U.S. defense official said on Thursday. Full article

Taxis, planes and viruses: How deadly Ebola can spread

As of 07/31/2014 7:46 PM
For scientists tracking the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, it's not about complex virology and genotyping, but about how contagious microbes - like humans - use planes, bikes and taxis to spread.   Full article

Rescuers battle rains after India landslide, 150 feared dead

As of 07/31/2014 1:44 PM
MALIN - Rescue workers dug through deep mud and debris on Thursday in search of victims of a major landslide in western India that buried homes, with the death toll expected to reach 150. Full article

Bloody mayhem at Gaza market as Israel observes 'lull'

As of 07/31/2014 7:59 AM
At least 17 people were killed in an Israeli strike on a packed Gaza market Wednesday in a raid that came as Israel observed a four-hour humanitarian lull in some sectors. Full article