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Netanyahu vows to complete Gaza tunnels destruction

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, facing international alarm over a rising civilian death toll in Gaza, said on Thursday he would not accept any cease-fire that stopped Israel completing the destruction of militants' infiltration tunnels. [...]

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Ukraine says it has suspended attacks to let experts reach plane crash site

Ukraine said on Thursday it had suspended offensive operations in its military campaign in east Ukraine to help international experts reach the downed Malaysian airliner’s crash site but separatists were continuing to attack its positions.< [...]

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Liberia shuts schools, quarantines communities in bid to halt Ebola

Liberia announced on Wednesday the quarantine of a number of communities and the closure of schools across the country, the toughest measures yet imposed by a West African government in a bid to halt the worst Ebola outbreak on record.

Secur [...]

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Iowa business leaders hopeful of positive impact from new workforce law

Local business leaders are hopeful a new workforce innovation law adopted last week will give a boost to the workforce development efforts in Eastern Iowa, they said.

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act was passed by the House and S [...]

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TransAsia Airways plane crashes in typhoon-hit Taiwan

A TransAsia Airways turboprop plane crashed on its second attempt at landing during a thunderstorm on an island off Taiwan on Wednesday, killing 47 people and setting buildings on fire, officials said.

The plane, a 70-seat ATR 72, crashed ne [...]

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Dutch mourn as first Malaysian Air bodies arrive in Netherlands

The bodies of the first victims from a Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine last week arrived back in the Netherlands on Wednesday amid dignified grief tinged with anger.

Bells pealed and flags flew at half mast in memory of the 298 peo [...]

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European Union to look at financial services, defense, energy in Russia sanctions

BRUSSELS — European Union foreign ministers have asked the European Commission to look at Russian defense, energy and financial services sectors when considering new sanctions against Moscow over the conflict in eastern Ukraine, Dutch Forei [...]

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U.S., European airlines halt flights to Israel due to instability

U.S. air carriers Delta Air Lines , American Airlines Group and United Airlines on Tuesday halted flights to Israel under directions from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to ensure passenger safety as turmoil in the region has intensified. [...]

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Courts conflict on Obama health law’s subsidies

WASHINGTON — Two federal judicial panels on Tuesday delivered conflicting rulings on how the government subsidizes premiums through President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, creating more uncertainty over signature legislation that ha [...]

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Friend of accused Boston bomber found guilty of obstructing justice

By Scott Malone and Daniel Lovering, Reuters

A U.S. jury on Monday found a friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber guilty of obstructing the investigation into the deadly blasts by removing a backpack containing fireworks shells from th [...]

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Bodies leave Ukraine crash site, easing sanctions pressure

By Anton Zverev and Peter Graff, Reuters

A train carrying the remains of most of the almost 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine left the site on Monday, after the Malaysian Prime Minister reached a deal with the le [...]

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Harkin doesn’t want U.S. to act alone in response to Malaysaia Airlines crash

Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, said Friday that the United States should not act alone in the wake of an apparent missile strike that caused the Thursday crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

“When we find all the information out, the Unit [...]

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Israeli prime minister orders ground offensive in Gaza

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday instructed the military to begin a ground offensive in Gaza, an official statement from his office said.

Reuters witnesses and Gaza residents reported heavy artillery a [...]

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Malaysian passenger plane shot down in Ukraine near Russian border

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