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Israeli shells pound Gaza as fate of missing soldier remains unknown

Israeli shells pound Gaza as fate of missing soldier remains unknown

The bloodshed in Gaza showed no sign of letting up Saturday, with 50 Palestinians reported killed amid renewed Israeli shelling following accusations that Palestinian militants captured an Israeli soldier.
Tropical Storm Bertha forms in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Bertha forms in the Atlantic

Newly formed Tropical Storm Bertha barreled toward the Lesser Antilles on Friday, the National Hurricane Center said. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph and was churning through the Atlantic at 20 mph.
At least 100 people feared trapped in landslide debris in India

At least 100 people feared trapped in landslide debris in India

Rescuers have recovered 51 bodies after landslides caused by heavy monsoon rains trapped about 170 people in a western Indian village.
Why a giant toad set off Chinese censors

Why a giant toad set off Chinese censors

How do social media posts about a giant inflatable toad relate to criticism of a former Chinese President? You just have to understand the secret language of Chinese netizens.
Gaza cease-fire unravels; Israeli soldier possibly kidnapped

Gaza cease-fire unravels; Israeli soldier possibly kidnapped

A cease-fire in Gaza unraveled Friday less than two hours after it took effect, with both sides accusing each other of violating the fledgling truce and the Israeli military saying one of its soldiers possibly was kidnapped.
Held by North Korea, Kenneth Bae feels abandoned by U.S., report says

Held by North Korea, Kenneth Bae feels abandoned by U.S., report says

Kenneth Bae, an American citizen detained in North Korea for almost two years, said he feels like the U.S. government has abandoned him, according to a pro-North Korea newspaper.
What is the risk of catching Ebola on a plane?

What is the risk of catching Ebola on a plane?

Deadly diseases like Ebola are only a plane ride away. In today's interconnected world, linked by transoceanic flights, one infected person can trigger a domino effect that pays no attention to borders.
Calls for accountability in Gaza conflict increase

Calls for accountability in Gaza conflict increase

As civilian casualties mount in Gaza in the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict, the United Nations' top human rights official warned of possible war crimes having been committed.
Senate passes Cruz bill to pursue justice for U.S. teen murdered in Israel

Senate passes Cruz bill to pursue justice for U.S. teen murdered in Israel

Senate Passes Cruz Bill to Pursue Justice for US Teen Murdered in Israel U.S. Sen.
Official: Landslides trap 170 people or more in western India

Official: Landslides trap 170 people or more in western India

Landslides caused by heavy monsoon rains may have trapped 170 people or more in a village in western India, a senior official said Wednesday.
Report: Kenneth Bae in North Korea feels abandoned by U.S.

Report: Kenneth Bae in North Korea feels abandoned by U.S.

Kenneth Bae, an American citizen detained in North Korea, said he feels like the U.S. government has abandoned him, according to a pro-North Korea newspaper.
Israel calls up thousands more reservists after request for U.S. ammunition

Israel calls up thousands more reservists after request for U.S. ammunition

The Israeli military said Thursday that it is calling up 16,000 additional reservists, bolstering its forces for its fight against Hamas in Gaza after a request for more ammunition from the United States.
European monitors reach MH17 crash site after Ukraine calls cease-fire

European monitors reach MH17 crash site after Ukraine calls cease-fire

International monitors from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe reached the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site on Thursday for the first time in almost a week, the OSCE mission said.
Meat scandal takes a bite out of McDonald's sales in Japan

Meat scandal takes a bite out of McDonald's sales in Japan

A tainted meat scandal that originated in China is now starting to stink up McDonald's sales.
Ukraine declares 1-day cease-fire in MH17 crash site area

Ukraine declares 1-day cease-fire in MH17 crash site area

Ukraine's military announced a one-day cease-fire on Thursday to allow international experts full access to the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed two weeks ago.