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Cease-fire holds in Gaza
Israel's military says there are no reports of violations since a cease-fire with Hamas took effect yesterday evening. After more than seven weeks of fighting, the two sides settled for an interim agreement in exchange for a period of calm.
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US Coast Guard fires at Iranian boat in Gulf
The U.S. Navy says a Coast Guard vessel has fired in self-defense on an Iranian boat in the Persian Gulf, and that no Americans were wounded in the encounter.
Mom pleads for release of captive US journalist
The mother of an American journalist held hostage and threatened with death by Islamic militants is pleading for his release in a video aimed directly at his captors.
A look at the Gaza war and cease-fire halting it
A seven-week war between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip has ended with an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire.
3rd doctor dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone
A senior adviser to Sierra Leone's president says a third doctor has died from Ebola, marking a setback in the country's fight against the virulent disease.
Muslims react with outrage at UK sex abuse report
Members of Britain's Pakistani community have expressed outrage after an independent inquiry found that police and government agencies failed to act on sex abuse cases because of concerns about racism in the northern English town of Rotherham.
Venezuela battles obesity amid dearth of good food
Venezuela's socialist government is sounding the alarm about growing waistlines in a country where record food shortages are making it harder to put healthy meals on the table, prompting many people to fill up on empty calories.
Annual tomato battle leaves Spanish town red
The streets of an eastern Spanish town are awash with red pulp as thousands of people pelt each other with tomatoes in the annual "Tomatina" battle that has become a major tourist attraction.
Scottish businesses: no case for independence
A group of 130 business leaders in Scotland have signed an open letter arguing that the case for independence from Britain has not been made.
Germany plans to tighten EU migration rules
The German government says it's proposing measures to tighten migration regulations for citizens from elsewhere in the European Union amid accusations of welfare abuse by poor immigrants from Bulgaria and Romania.
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