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Israeli airstrikes kill 3 Hamas leaders

Deaths of three senior commanders marked the most significant blow to Hamas’s military leadership in six weeks of fighting.

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    Aid workers do their best to help fleeing Ukrainians. Refugees just want the fighting to stop.

    Albert Reynolds, former Irish prime minister, dies at 81

    Mr. Reynolds helped initiate peace talks with Northern Ireland in the early 1990s.

    Gaza factory owners say Israel singled out their plants

    Factories in the strip have been hit hard, and owners say Israel is targeting the Palestinian economy.

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    Japanese ex-wrestler looks to ease tensions with N. Korea

    Japanese ex-wrestler looks to ease tensions with N. Korea

    Antonio Inoki is hosting a wrestling tournament in Pyongyang — and hoping for a diplomatic breakthrough.

    India’s stand-up comedians push envelope with risky jokes

    India’s stand-up comedians push envelope with risky jokes

    The nascent industry is testing the limits of what is fair game and what is not under the new government.

    China tries 5 alleged cult members in McDonald’s slaying

    China tries 5 alleged cult members in McDonald’s slaying

    The group is accused of beating a woman to death after failing to recruit her into a Christian cult.

    Hamas: Israel strike missed group’s military commander

    Hamas: Israel strike missed group’s military commander

    Threats and taunts escalated along with rocket fire and air attacks a day after the latest cease-fire fell apart.

    Afghanistan orders N.Y. Times reporter to leave country

    Afghanistan orders N.Y. Times reporter to leave country

    Matthew Rosenberg refused to identify sources for a story on a plan by senior officials to seize power.

    Executioner’s accent prompts a reckoning in Britain

    Executioner’s accent prompts a reckoning in Britain

    American journalist James Foley’s killer is recognized by Londoners as one of their own.

    In Pakistan, military urges talks to end political impasse

    In Pakistan, military urges talks to end political impasse

    A growing chorus of leading voices is pressing the premier and his political foes to reach a negotiated settlement.

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    Since 1950, around 25,000 summit climbs have been attempted on peaks in the Himalayas with more than 900 people dying in the attempt.

    2009: A Rwanda homecoming

    Former rebels and their families return after 15 years in Congo.

    Refuge: Stories from the Syrian exodus

    Refugees from Syria’s civil war are remaking the political, economic and religious landscape in the Mideast.

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    Israel mourns three teens at public funeral

    The students who went missing in the West Bank in June were laid to rest in the city of Modiin.

    39 dead, dozens missing in landslide in Japan

    Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris Wednesday on the outskirts of Hiroshima.

    Protesters march on Pakistan’s Parliament

    Demonstrators are demanding that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign.

    Gaza cease-fire breaks

    Militants in Gaza broke a temporary cease-fire by launching rockets at Israel on Tuesday, and Israel responded with airstrikes.

    Day in photos

    Mr. Bean dances, London Zoo stocktaking, George W. Bush takes Ice Bucket Challenge and more.

    Fighting rages on in eastern Ukraine

    Refugees flee violence, some seeking shelter in Russia, while Kiev says its army has entered the rebel stronghold of Luhansk.

    World leaders take some time off

    Running a country isn’t easy. Here’s how some of the world’s most powerful political leaders unwind on vacation.

    Battling Ebola in Liberia

    Residents protest a government quarantine of the West Point slum put in place to contain the spread of the deadly virus.

    Animal views: Panda triplets, mini-pigs and a 1,000-pound alligator

    Fun and fascinating creatures around the world.

    Day in photos: Drought in Calif., flooding in Ariz.

    Seismic activity at Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano, hot air ballooning, ice bucket challenge and more.

    Waiting to die at India’s Salvation House

    A charity-run hostel caters to people who wish to die in Varanasi, Hinduism’s holiest city.

    Monsoons hit India

    Flooding and a deadly landslide ensue as heavy rains sweep the country.

    Searching for Cindy

    A Honduran family struggles to find their firstborn daughter, then 10, who was lost during their attempt to enter the U.S.

    A human pyramid of devotion

    In India, worshipers celebrate the birth of the Hindu god Krishna by linking up to reach a pot high above the ground.

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    Surfing for autistic children, Ferguson protests and clashes, suspected Ebola carrier in Berlin and more.

    Pope Francis visits South Korea

    The pope begins his first trip through Asia with a five-day visit to South Korea.