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6 militants killed in U.S. strike in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Al-Shabab’s top leader was traveling in one of two vehicles hit Monday night by a U.S. military strike, a member of the Somali Islamic extremist group said today.
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Russian forces push into Ukraine

NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine — Two columns of Russian tanks and military vehicles fired Grad missiles at a border post in southeastern Ukraine, then rolled into the country today as Ukraine’s overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said.
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Hamas militants kill suspected informants

GAZA CITY — Gaza gunmen killed 18 alleged spies for Israel on Friday, including seven who were lined up behind a mosque with bags over their heads and shot in front of hundreds of people. The killings came in response to Israel’s deadly airstrike against three top Hamas military commanders.

Russia sends aid trucks into Ukraine

DAVYDO-MYKILSKE, Ukraine — Russia sent dozens of aid trucks into rebel-held eastern Ukraine today without Kiev’s approval, saying its patience had worn out with the Ukrainian government’s stalling tactics. Ukraine called the move a “direct invasion.”

Pakistan protest leader calls off talks

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan suspended talks with the government today after it appointed a new police chief in the capital ahead of a possible crackdown on thousands of anti-government protesters who have besieged parliament.
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Israeli strike kills three Hamas leaders

GAZA CITY — An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing today, delivering a likely blow to the organization’s morale and highlighting the long reach of Israel’s intelligence services.

Ukrainian government troops take over much of Luhansk

DONETSK, Ukraine — After days of constant street battles, Ukrainian troops took control today of a large part of the rebel stronghold in Luhansk, a government spokesman announced, while battles around the rebel’s largest city of Donetsk left at least 52 people dead.

Pakistan’s army chief wants mass protests settled

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Officials in Pakistan say the country’s powerful army chief has asked the government to hold negotiations with protesters to settle a mass demonstration outside parliament.

Clashes erupt in quarantined slum

MONROVIA, Liberia — Hundreds of residents of a seaside slum in Liberia’s capital clashed with security forces today to protest an armed blockade of the peninsula that is their neighborhood as part of the government’s desperate efforts to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
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Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail

Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes today after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earlier.

Pakistan troops to guard parliament

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s Interior Minister says soldiers will guard the country’s parliament and the capital’s so-called “Red Zone” ahead of a planned mass anti-government rally.

Israel launches airstrikes across Gaza

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military says it has carried out a series of airstrikes across the Gaza Strip in response to renewed rocket fire. There was no immediate word on casualties from the strikes.

Iraqi army, militants clash west of Baghdad

BAGHDAD — Clashes between Iraqi troops and Sunni militants west of Baghdad killed at least four children today as the United Nations announced its highest level of emergency for the humanitarian crisis ignited by the advance of Islamic militants across much of the country’s north and west.

African medics die of Ebola, drug debate continues

SIERRA LEONE — A leading physician in Sierra Leone’s fight against Ebola has died from the disease, an official said today, as it emerged that another top doctor last month was considered for an experimental treatment.

Asbestos pushed as product for the poor

VAISHALI, India — The executives mingled over tea and sugar cookies, and the chatter was upbeat. Their industry, they said at a conference in the Indian capital, saves lives and brings roofs, walls and pipes to some of the world’s poorest people.