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  • HEALTH

    New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

    No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases known to man.

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    AP PHOTOS: NKorea opens summer camp for kids

    Summer camp in North Korea? It's got one — and it's got everything from giant water slides and a private beach to video games and volleyball courts. Oh, and, of course, a big bronze statue of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il surrounded by adoring children.

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    EU envoys meeting on tougher Russia sanctions

    European Union ambassadors are meeting to discuss a dramatic toughening of the trade bloc's sanctions against Russia.

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    In Iraq's Mosul, radicals unleash their vision

    Residents of Mosul have watched helplessly as extremists ruling the northern Iraqi city blew up some of their most beloved landmarks and shrines to impose a stark vision of Islam. Next up for destruction, they feared: the Crooked Minaret, a more than 840-year-old tower that leans like Italy's Tower...

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    Suicide bomber kills Afghan president's cousin

    An Afghan official says a suicide bomber, his explosives hidden inside his turban, has assassinated the cousin of President Hamid Karzai.

  • HEALTH

    Israel hits symbols of Hamas power in Gaza war

    Israel struck symbols of Hamas' control of Gaza and the strip's only power plant on Tuesday, escalating its military campaign against the Islamic militant group with the heaviest bombardment in the fighting so far.

  • WORLD

    Khmer Rouge tribunal to tackle genocide charges

    The slow course of justice for the leaders of Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge regime will inch forward again Wednesday, as a U.N.-backed tribunal holds an initial hearing against a pair of defendants in their 80s facing genocide and other charges.

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    Egypt military kills 7 militants in volatile Sinai

    An Egyptian military spokesman says troops have killed seven suspected militants and arrested five as part of an ongoing offensive in the volatile Sinai Peninsula where the military has been trying to quell a spreading insurgency by Islamic militants.

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    Teen survivors haunted by S. Korean ferry sinking

    South Korean teenagers who survived April's ferry sinking say they are still haunted by the disaster that killed dozens of their friends.

  • WORLD

    UN chief reinforces call for Gaza cease-fire

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reinforced the Security Council's call for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza war on Monday and demanded that Israel and Hamas end the violence "in the name of humanity."

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