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Aug 20, 2014

Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail

(AP) -- Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earlier. One of the Israeli airstrik... #Cairo #Israel #Thailand #Hamas #Gaza Strip

Aug 14, 2014

S. Korea cuts key rate for 1st time in 15 months

(AP) -- South Korea's central bank cut its key interest rate for the first time in 15 months on Thursday, providing support to an economy dragged down by the shock of a ferry sinking that killed hundreds of teenagers. The Bank of Korea lowered its po... #Cairo #Israel #Thailand #Hamas #Gaza Strip

Aug 04, 2014

Death toll from quake in south China rises to 398

Rescuers dug through shattered homes Monday looking for survivors of a strong earthquake in southern China as the death toll rose to at least 398 people, with more than 1,800 injured. Rainstorms were expected to hinder rescue efforts over the coming ... #China #China Central Television

Jul 28, 2014

US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

(AP) -- Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. has released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the border. The images, which c... #The Pentagon #Barack Obama #John Kerry #US State Department #Sergei Lavrov #Malaysia Airlines

Jul 28, 2014

Sister Mary Waters, who helped pregnant teens, dies

Sister Mary Waters did not just help rescue hundreds of teenage girls who had run away or been thrown out of their homes or become young single mothers. She also helped transform a community, making people realize the problem existed and they should ... #Virginia #Roman Catholic Church #Sue Miller

Jul 29, 2014

Sister Mary Waters, who helped pregnant teens, dies

Sister Mary Waters did not just help rescue hundreds of teenage girls who had run away or been thrown out of their homes or become young single mothers. She also helped transform a community, making people realize the problem existed and they should ... #Virginia #Roman Catholic Church #Sue Miller

Jul 23, 2014

Typhoon rains hit China; plane crashes in Taiwan

(AP) -- The second typhoon to hit China in a week quickly weakened to a tropical storm as it reached the country's heavily populated southeastern provinces on Wednesday after passing across Taiwan overnight. Rain was still falling in Taiwan as a plan... #China #Taiwan #Shanghai #Vietnam #Philippines

Aug 20, 2014

Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail

Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes on Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire. IBRAHIM BARZAK, Associated Press IAN DEITCH, A... #Cairo #Israel #Gaza Strip #Hamas #Palestine

Aug 20, 2014

Gaza children unable to go back to school

Shujayea, Gaza City - Ahmed al-Arqan, 54, sits under the roof of what used to be his family's home: The three-story house, where he and his five brothers lived with their families in the eastern Shujayea neighbourhood of Gaza City, was almost entirel... #Cairo #Gaza City #Gaza Strip

Aug 20, 2014

Deadly landslides hit Hiroshima

At least six people were confirmed dead and 22 were missing after rain-sodden hills in the outskirts of Hiroshima gave way in several landslides. Video footage from the national broadcaster NHK showed suburban homes in the western Japanese city surro... #Tokyo #Hiroshima