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Death toll from China quake rises

LUDIAN, China — The death toll in southern China’s earthquake jumped from 410 to 589 today as search and rescue teams found scores more bodies while pushing into isolated mountain communities to clear debris from collapsed homes.

Gaza truce talks start

CAIRO — Israel and Hamas began indirect talks on a new border deal for the blockaded Gaza Strip as a cease-fire ending their month-long war entered its second day today.

U.S. general’s killing was an insider attack

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan soldier who killed a U.S. two-star general and wounded other top officers hid in a bathroom before his assault and used a NATO assault rifle in his attack, an Afghan military official said today.

Afghan attack kills U.S. general

KABUL, Afghanistan — A man dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire today on NATO troops at a military base, killing a U.S. two-star general and wounding some 15 people, among them a German brigadier general and a number of Americans troops, authorities said.

Ukrainian troops edge closer to rebel-held Donetsk

DONETSK, Ukraine — Ukrainian troops took control of a checkpoint today on the western edge of the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk as the government makes further gradual advances to quash pro-Russian separatist forces in the east.

Strong currents hamper rescue effort in Bangladesh

LOUHAJONG, Bangladesh — High waves and strong currents prevented rescuers from launching a search operation today for a ferry that capsized a day earlier in central Bangladesh, leaving hundreds of passengers trapped inside and feared dead.

Troops, volunteers dig through China quake debris

LUDIAN, China — About 10,000 troops used pickaxes and backhoes to clear roads and dig residents from collapsed homes today after an earthquake in southwest China that killed 410 people. Groups of volunteers, meanwhile, used their bare hands.

Ukraine: Investigators start jet crash site search

HRABOVE, Ukraine — Seventy international investigators arrived today at the eastern Ukraine site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed and started recovering the remains of as many as 80 victims that have been lying in farm fields for two weeks.
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Gas explosions kill 26 in Taiwan

The 12,000 people who fled in fear of more gas pipeline explosions in Taiwan’s second-largest city returned to their homes today after authorities said there was no more risk of blasts like the series that ripped apart streets overnight, killing 26 people and injuring 267.
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Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

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 Thursday looking for patients and others exposed to the disease.

Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today 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

DAKAR, Senegal — The deadliest recorded Ebola outbreak surpassed 700 deaths across West Africa today as the World Health Organization announced dozens of new deaths reported in the last several days.

Strike on crowded Gaza area kills 16, wounds 150

JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip — An Israeli airstrike hit a crowded Gaza shopping area on Wednesday, killing at least 16 people and wounding more than 150, hours after Israeli tank shells slammed into a U.N. school sheltering displaced Palestinians, killing 15 people, Gaza health officials said.

Landslide hits Indian village

NEW DELHI — Torrential rains triggered a massive landslide that buried a remote village in western India today, sweeping away scores of houses and possibly trapping more than 150 people, officials said.
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Liberia closes borders as Ebola spreads

MONROVIA, Liberia — Liberia’s president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation.

Pakistani mob attacks minority Muslims, kills 3

LAHORE, Pakistan — Pakistani police say a mob has burned down several homes belonging to minority Ahmadi Muslims in the country’s east, killing a woman and her two granddaughters following rumors about blasphemous postings on Facebook.

Civilian death toll climbs in Ukraine

DONETSK, Ukraine — Shelling in at least three cities in eastern Ukraine has hit a home for the elderly, a school and multiple homes, adding to a rapidly growing civilian death toll today.

Isreal pounds Gaza, striking at symbols of Hamas power

GAZA CITY — Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas today, striking symbols of the militant group’s control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip’s only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the war so far.
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Battle rages in Gaza amid truce talks

JERUSALEM — Israeli aircraft struck 30 houses in the Gaza Strip early today, killing a leader of the militant Islamic Jihad group and two of his sons.

Black box found at Air Algerie crash site

PARIS — French soldiers secured a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali today, the French president said. Terrorism hasn’t been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the most likely reason for the catastrophe that killed all onboard is bad weather.