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Friday, Aug 1, 2014 - 3:51pm

Israeli soldier feared captured by Hamas in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli forces, backed by heavy tank fire and airstrikes, moved deeper into southern Gaza late Friday in search of a soldier apparently captured in a clash with Hamas militants earlier in the day. At least 70 Palestinians and two Israeli soldiers were killed in the fierce fighting in the area that quickly shattered an internationally brokered cease-fire....

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Friday, Aug 1, 2014 - 3:48pm

Ebola moving faster than control efforts

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as presidents from the affected countries met Friday in Guinea's capital....

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Friday, Aug 1, 2014 - 3:47pm

A look at Israeli soldiers who have been captured

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli officer Hadar Goldin, a 23-year-old second lieutenant from the central Israeli city of Kfar Saba, was apparently captured on Friday in the mayhem that followed a surprise attack on Israeli troops by militants in the Gaza Strip....

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Friday, Aug 1, 2014 - 3:35pm

2 Americans detained in North Korea seek US help

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U.S. government to secure their release from what they say could be long prison terms....

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Friday, Aug 1, 2014 - 3:28pm

Ukraine: Body parts retrieved at jet crash site

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) -- Wearing gloves and carrying blue plastic buckets, international investigators finally began gathering up body parts and victims' belongings Friday in the fields where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came down....

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Friday, Aug 1, 2014 - 3:08pm

Why isn't there a treatment or vaccine for Ebola?

LONDON (AP) -- In the four decades since the Ebola virus was first identified in Africa, treatment hasn't changed much. There are no licensed drugs or vaccines for the deadly disease....

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Friday, Aug 1, 2014 - 12:59pm

Evacuees return after Taiwan gas explosions

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) -- Hundreds of people who fled from gas pipeline explosions in Taiwan's second-largest city returned to their homes Friday 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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Friday, Aug 1, 2014 - 12:50pm

Ugandan court invalidates anti-gay law

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, pleasing activists and watchdog groups who called the measure draconian and wanted it repealed....

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Friday, Aug 1, 2014 - 9:46am

In brief lull, Gaza's displaced survey devastation

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Bassem Abul Qumbus looked in despair at the wreck of his home. Shells had punched holes in an upper-floor bedroom. A wall had collapsed into the kitchen. The dozens of baby chicks he'd been raising on the roof were dead, except for three tiny survivors and a slightly injured white duck....

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Friday, Aug 1, 2014 - 9:31am

AP PHOTOS: City streets destroyed in Taiwan blasts

City streets destroyed, transformed into trenches strewn with dirt, ripped pieces of pipe and jagged blocks of concrete. Broken fire trucks turned upside down, twisted soot-covered cars and motorcycles, ripped advertising signs....

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