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  • Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels
    Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up another 16,000 reservists to pursue its campaign in the densely-populated territory.

  • W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths
    W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 deaths in West Africa as the World Health Organization on Thursday announced dozens of new fatalities.

  • Libya Islamic militias declare control of Benghazi

    CAIRO (AP) — Islamic hard-line militias are claiming to have taken control of Libya's second largest city, Benghazi, after defeating army units, taking over military barracks and seizing tanks, rockets and hundreds of boxes of ammunition.

  • Investigators make it to Ukraine jet crash site
    Investigators make it to Ukraine jet crash site

    ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) — As fighting raged in eastern Ukraine, an international team of investigators on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 and got a first look at where it was brought down by a missile two weeks ago.

  • Pillay: Israel, Hamas committing war crimes
    Pillay: Israel, Hamas committing war crimes

    GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights official accused both Israel and Hamas militants of committing war crimes in the latest Gaza war, but reserved her harshest words for the Israeli government, which she said Thursday was deliberately defying international law.

  • AP Photos: Beating heat on Pyongyang's Moran Hill
    AP Photos: Beating heat on Pyongyang's Moran Hill

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Along with its towering monuments to socialism, bronze statues of its leaders and sprawling plazas for mass political gatherings and military parades, North Korea's showcase capital is a city of parks.

  • Haunting memories 70 years after Warsaw Uprising
    Haunting memories 70 years after Warsaw Uprising

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Kazimierz Mikos ran down a Warsaw street, zig-zagging to avoid the bullets that whizzed past him. As the 14-year-old ran for his life, he was struck with terror at the sight of a dead body in the street. Even after the scrape with death, the teen volunteered for a heroic Polis struggle against the Nazis — becoming a messenger and a guard.

  • Argentina slides into second default as talks fail
    Argentina slides into second default as talks fail

    NEW YORK (AP) — The collapse of talks with U.S. creditors sent Argentina into its second debt default in 13 years and raised questions about what comes next for financial markets and the South American nation's staggering economy.

  • UK judge opens inquiry into Litvinenko killing

    LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Thursday opened an inquiry into the death of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko, saying the central question is whether the Russian state ordered the killing.

  • China says pro-government imam murdered in NW

    BEIJING (AP) — China said Thursday that a leading pro-government Muslim cleric in the volatile northwestern territory of Xinjiang was murdered, and police killed two suspects and captured another.

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