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12,000 evacuees return after Taiwan gas explosions

August 1, 2014

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — The 12,000 people who fled in fear of more gas pipeline explosions in Taiwan's second-largest city returned to their homes Friday after authorities said there was no more... more »»

35 Palestinians killed, Israeli officer missing

August 1, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with at least 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and... more »»

Ukraine: Search base set up at jet crash site

August 1, 2014

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — With the sound of artillery fire in the distance, dozens of international investigators arrived Friday at the zone where a Malaysia Airlines plane crashed in eastern... more »»

Poland marks 70th anniversary of Warsaw Uprising

August 1, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland on Friday honored the fighters and victims of a 1944 rebellion against Nazi Germans by laying wreaths, lighting candles and singing insurgent tunes to mark the 70th... more »»

Iraq's top Shiite cleric urges peaceful transition

August 1, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric appealed to Iraqi politicians on Friday not to make themselves "an obstacle" in the country's transition as the deadline looms for selecting... more »»

Global trade deal goes back to drawing board

August 1, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization began regrouping Friday to see whether it is still possible to finalize a major deal to boost global trade after a deadline passed to formally adopt it. more »»

Image of Asia: Collecting alms in the rain

August 1, 2014

In this photo, novice Buddhist monks walk to collect alms in a downpour during the monsoon season in Yangon, Myanmar. more »»

Investigators set up search base at jet crash site

August 1, 2014

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — With the sound of artillery fire in the distance, dozens of international investigators arrived Friday at the zone where a Malaysia Airlines plane crashed in eastern... more »»

Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise departs Russia

August 1, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise departed for the Netherlands on Friday nearly a year after Russian authorities seized it during a protest against an oil platform, the... more »»

35 killed, soldier missing as Gaza truce unravels

August 1, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the... more »»

South Africa: Giraffe's head hits highway overpass

August 1, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Those responsible for the death of a giraffe whose head struck a South African highway overpass while it was being transported in a truck will likely be prosecuted under anima... more »»

Taiwan gas pipeline blasts kill 25, injure 267

August 1, 2014

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Heavy machinery pulled vehicles from huge trenches gouged by explosions along an underground pipeline in Taiwan's second-largest city that killed at least 25 people and... more »»

Israeli soldier 'feared' captured in Gaza

August 1, 2014

JEURSALEM (AP) — The Israeli army says one of its soldiers is "feared" captured by Gaza militants, hours after a Hamas-Israel cease-fire in the coastal strip unraveled. more »»

27 Palestinians killed as Gaza truce unravels

August 1, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Palestinian official says Israeli shelling has killed at least 27 Palestinians in southern Gaza as an Israel-Hamas truce unraveled less hours after coming into... more »»

Large expert team reaches Ukraine crash site

August 1, 2014

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — A team of several dozen international investigators descended Friday on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in eastern Ukraine to begin combing an area now... more »»

Europe started WWI a century ago, blind to tragedy

August 1, 2014

SAINT-SYMPHORIEN, Belgium (AP) — British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 191. more »»

Europe in push to stop violence against women

August 1, 2014

PARIS (AP) — The Council of Europe is taking new steps to combat violence against women under a newly ratified convention that comes into force Friday. more »»

Gaza truce unravels within hours

August 1, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A three-day Gaza cease-fire that began Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce as four Palestinians were killed in ... more »»

4 Palestinians killed after Gaza truce begins

August 1, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A three-day Gaza cease-fire went into force on Friday as diplomats worked to broker a lasting truce in the 25-day-old Israel-Hamas war, but Gaza officials said the... more »»

Interfaith house of prayer to be built in Berlin

August 1, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — A rabbi, an imam and a priest start praying together under the same roof. It may sound like the start of a joke, but hopes are high it will become reality in Berlin. more »»

 
 

 

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