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Gas explosions kill 20, injure 270 in Taiwan

July 31, 2014

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A series of underground gas explosions killed 20 people and injured 270 others late Thursday in Taiwan's second-largest city, authorities sai. more »»

Dow plunges as multiple worries vex investors

July 31, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — For stock investors, the red flags were everywhere on Thursday. more »»

Default fuels uncertainty, stock drop in Argentina

July 31, 2014

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Stocks fell sharply in Argentina on Thursday as the country entered into economic uncertainty with its second default in 13 years, one forced upon it by New York... more »»

Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels, deaths spike

July 31, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Thursday to destroy Hamas' tunnel network designed for deadly attacks inside Israel "with or without a cease-fire," as the... more »»

W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

July 31, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The death toll from the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West Africa as security forces went house-to-house in Sierra Leone's capital... more »»

Abbas seeks broad support for war crimes charges

July 31, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Nearly a month into Israel's fierce assault on Hamas in Gaza, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is facing mounting domestic pressure to seek war crimes charges... more »»

Amid default, Argentina says its open to talks

July 31, 2014

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's economy minister says he is willing to hold further talks with holdout investors whose claim for bond payments forced the South American country into it... more »»

Investigators reach Ukraine jet wreckage site

July 31, 2014

ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) — As mortar fire landed nearby, an international team of investigators finally reached the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 wreckage site Thursday and got their first look at a... more »»

Libya Islamic militias declare control of Benghazi

July 31, 2014

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Islamic hard-line militias, including the group accused by the United States in a 2012 attack that killed the ambassador and three other Americans, claimed control of... more »»

Dutch retrieve DNA of some Ukraine crash victims

July 31, 2014

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The head of the Dutch-led international team investigating the Malaysian Airline Flight 17 disaster says his group has retrieved additional DNA samples from 25 victims at a... more »»

Stocks fall in Argentina as country enters default

July 31, 2014

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Stocks fell sharply in Argentina on Thursday as the country defaulted on its bills for the second time in 13 years, raising fears the move could diminish foreign... more »»

Palestinians mull war crime charges against Israel

July 31, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is seeking written pledges of support from all political factions, including rival Hamas, before making any attempt to press for... more »»

Greece to help 'hundreds' of Chinese leave Libya

July 31, 2014

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — With the violence in Libya escalating to its worst level since the 2011 ouster of dictator Moammar Gadhafi, governments from around the world are scrambling to evacuate thei... more »»

Snowden's asylum status in Russia ending

July 31, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Edward Snowden's temporary asylum status in Russia will expire at midnight Thursday, but the former U.S. more »»

Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

July 31, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy Hamas' tunnel network in the Gaza Strip designed for deadly attacks inside Israel, "with or without a... more »»

Afghan electoral officials to restart vote audit

July 31, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Despite lingering disputes, Afghan electoral officials said Thursday that they will resume an audit of the presidential election this weekend after the presidential... more »»

Investigators make it to Ukraine jet crash site

July 31, 2014

ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) — International investigators got their first look Thursday at the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, finally reaching the site two weeks after a missile brought down... more »»

China says pro-government imam murdered in NW

July 31, 2014

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. more »»

Mudslide swallows Indian village; at least 41 dead

July 31, 2014

MALIN, India (AP) — Rescuers using earth-moving equipment and their bare hands dug through heavy mud and debris Thursday after a landslide engulfed an entire village in western India, killing at... more »»

Thai junta appoints army-dominated legislature

July 31, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's junta on Thursday appointed a military-dominated interim legislature in another step in the slow return of promised electoral democracy. more »»

 
 

 

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