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After shaky start, Gaza cease-fire extension appears to hold

After shaky start, Gaza cease-fire extension appears to hold

After a shaky start, an extended cease-fire in Gaza appeared to be holding Thursday.
Shelling hits nearly all parts of Donetsk, city leaders say

Shelling hits nearly all parts of Donetsk, city leaders say

Shelling hit nearly all districts of the eastern Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Thursday, city leaders said, signaling the latest developments in a city targeted for days by a Ukrainian military bent on retaking it.
Pentagon: Yazidi rescue mission in Iraq is 'far less likely'

Pentagon: Yazidi rescue mission in Iraq is 'far less likely'

The possible evacuation of thousands of Iraqis under siege by extremist fighters in the country's north is on hold after the United States completed an evaluation of the situation.
Palestinians: Despite new report of rockets, Gaza cease-fire is extended

Palestinians: Despite new report of rockets, Gaza cease-fire is extended

It's fragile, potentially falling apart at any moment. But -- if all holds -- there could be relative peace in and and around Gaza into next week.
Fast food chains reveal China suppliers

Fast food chains reveal China suppliers

Ever wonder where McDonald's got the meat in your Big Mac? Well, if you're in Shanghai, you can now find out exactly where the beef came from.
Japan GDP growth collapses amid sales tax shock

Japan GDP growth collapses amid sales tax shock

Japan's economy suffered its worst contraction since 2011 in the second quarter as the threat of higher tax payments put consumers off major purchases.
Iraqi chopper taking trapped Yazidis to safety crashes

Iraqi chopper taking trapped Yazidis to safety crashes

An Iraqi helicopter being used to bring aid to trapped Yazidis on Mount Sinjar crashed Tuesday, state-run Iraqiya TV reported.
Eat your selfie on a Middleton marshmallow

Eat your selfie on a Middleton marshmallow

Move over Kate Middleton! Younger brother James Middleton is stealing the spotlight with his candy business that prints Instagram and Facebook pictures on marshmallows.
Fast food chains reveal China suppliers

Fast food chains reveal China suppliers

HONG KONG (CNNMoney) -- Ever wonder where McDonald's got the meat in your Big Mac? Well, if you're in Shanghai, you can now find out exactly where the beef came from.
WHO panel says untested drugs are ethical as Ebola death toll tops 1,000

WHO panel says untested drugs are ethical as Ebola death toll tops 1,000

The first two doses of an experimental serum created to treat Ebola went to American missionaries. Then the drug was sent to treat a Spanish priest.
'Radicalized' father of Australian boy holding severed head has mental illness

'Radicalized' father of Australian boy holding severed head has mental illness

A proud father's boast accompanies an image the U.S. Secretary of State on Tuesday called "one of the most disturbing, stomach-turning, grotesque photographs ever."
Amid Gaza truce, the daunting challenge of rebuilding

Amid Gaza truce, the daunting challenge of rebuilding

With just 72 hours of calm under the current cease-fire, Palestinians are rushing to try to fix some of the worst of the destruction caused by the conflict in Gaza.
Kerry urges quick formation of new Iraqi cabinet

Kerry urges quick formation of new Iraqi cabinet

The United States hopes the newly-designated Prime Minister of Iraq can form a cabinet quickly and build a united front against ISIS rebels, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday.
The 'Harry Potter' movie Daniel Radcliffe can't stand

The 'Harry Potter' movie Daniel Radcliffe can't stand

Of the eight "Harry Potter" movies Daniel Radcliffe made, there's one in particular that sets his teeth on edge.
Iraq's Nuri al-Maliki digs in as President nominates new Prime Minister

Iraq's Nuri al-Maliki digs in as President nominates new Prime Minister

Iraqi President Fuad Masum nominated a new Prime Minister on Monday, further complicating the country's intense power struggle amid a dire humanitarian crisis and a militant threat strong enough to draw U.S. air power back to the fray.