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‘Terror tunnels’ fray nerves in Israel

The Israeli military says it has discovered 32 underground passages from Gaza to its soil.

Cease-fire collapses between Israel, Hamas

An Israeli military spokesman declared the 72-hour truce over after heavy fighting broke out and a soldier was captured.

Afghans enjoy holiday but voice fears for the future

Many visiting Kabul’s zoo during a break worry about a violent collapse if the election crisis isn’t resolved.

Investigators comb site of MH17 wreckage as fighting rages

An international team of about 100 experts reached the crash site in eastern Ukraine after days of delays.

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Experts reach plane crash site in Ukraine, collect DNA

Experts reach plane crash site in Ukraine, collect DNA

The breakthrough occurred after the military issued a one-day cease-fire against rebels.

In Russia, less space online to speak freely

A new law takes away freedoms on the Internet, one of the last places where Russians can speak openly.

Kerry tries to repair damage in U.S.-India relations

Kerry tries to repair damage in U.S.-India relations

Washington had denied a visa to Modi but now vows to work closely with the new prime minister.

Gay man in China sues over electric shocks used for ‘cure’

Gay man in China sues over electric shocks used for ‘cure’

Activists hope the lawsuit will sway others in China where gay people face cultural stigma.

Japan moves to impose sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Japan moves to impose sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

After two years of trying to improve ties with Russia, Japan follows the U.S., E.U. in announcing sanctions.

In Berlin rallies, a chilling echo from Germany’s past

In Berlin rallies, a chilling echo from Germany’s past

Anti-Semitic chants in European protests over the Mideast conflict spur worry and a crackdown.

China charges prominent Uighur scholar with separatism

China charges prominent Uighur scholar with separatism

A trial is announced amid new, conflicting accounts of violence in the restive Xinjiang region in the west.

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Himalayan death tolls

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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Malaysian prime minister: Stop fighting in Ukraine

Malaysian prime minister: Stop fighting in Ukraine

The Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak is calling for cease-fire around plane wreckage in Ukraine.
Gaza truce unravels

Gaza truce unravels

A three-day Gaza cease-fire that began Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce as four Palestinians were killed in an exchange of fire in Rafah.
Russian banks continue operations despite new U.S., E.U. sanctions

Russian banks continue operations despite new U.S., E.U. sanctions

On Tuesday the United States and the European Union announced new sanctions against Russia targeting state-owned banks, arms and energy. The countries hope these new sanctions will put pressure on Russia, but it might also harm their own economies.
Violence erupts at Tunisian border crossing

Violence erupts at Tunisian border crossing

Hundreds of stranded Egyptians and other foreign nationals, fleeing militia fighting and violence in Libya, tried to break through the main border crossing into Tunisia.
Taiwan: Gas leak explosions kill 20, injure 270

Taiwan: Gas leak explosions kill 20, injure 270

Five gas explosions in Taipei, Taiwan, killed 20 people and injured 270 Thursday night. The source of the leak is unknown.
Netanyahu vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

Netanyahu vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire."
Flames rage at Taiwan explosion scene

Flames rage at Taiwan explosion scene

Several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city overnight on Thursday, hurling concrete through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets.
Workers dig for survivors after India landslide

Workers dig for survivors after India landslide

Rescuers dig through mud, rocks and debris Thursday after a massive landslide buried a remote village in western India, killing at least 30 and trapping more than 150, authorities said.
Fighting blocks access to Ukraine crash site

Fighting blocks access to Ukraine crash site

International inspectors say they can't secure the site where a Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down in Ukraine, because of fighting between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels.
At least 15 killed after Israeli shelling of U.N. school in Gaza

At least 15 killed after Israeli shelling of U.N. school in Gaza

Fighting between Israel and Hamas is escalating in Gaza as the conflict enters its fourth week. A U.N. aid agency spokesman says Israeli tank shells slammed into a U.N. school.
Israel escalates campaign against Hamas

Israel escalates campaign against Hamas

Israel escalated its campaign against Hamas, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials say shut down the strip's only power plant.
Smoke fills Gaza’s morning skyline

Smoke fills Gaza’s morning skyline

Israel continued to bombard Gaza City on Thursday morning, as its military said 16,000 more reserves had been called up to fight, a move that allows it to substantially widen its campaign.
U.N. school in Gaza hit by deadly shelling

U.N. school in Gaza hit by deadly shelling

Palestinian health officials say at least 16 people were killed after on Wednesday tank shells hit a United Nations school in Gaza where hundreds of Palestinians sought refuge from Israeli attacks.
Floodwaters ravage villages in Romania

Floodwaters ravage villages in Romania

Two people died and several hundreds were forced to evacuate as surging floodwaters submerged villages in Romania.
Kerry not worried about Israeli criticism

Kerry not worried about Israeli criticism

Secretary of State John Kerry shrugged off widespread criticism in Israel of his efforts to broker a cease-fire between the Israelis and Hamas, saying he “will not take a second seat to anyone” in his devotion to Israel's protection.
Otters play on water slides in Japan

Otters play on water slides in Japan

Visitors to Ichikawa City's Zoological and Botanical Garden looked on as river otters slipped, slid and bounced on water slides to beat the summer heatwave on Wednesday.

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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.

Israeli airstrikes of Gaza continue

The strikes continued even after condemnation for the shelling of a U.N.-run school sheltering Gaza evacuees.

Monsoons hit India

Flooding and a deadly landslide ensue as heavy rains sweep the country, with officials forecasting more to come.

Think it’s hot where you are?

Try staying cool when it’s 113 degrees. See how people around the globe contend with high temperatures.

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Ironwoman lifeguard tournament, pony swim, House votes to sue President Obama and more.

Marking Eid al-Fitr around the world

With prayer and festivals, Muslims celebrate the three-day holiday at the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

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Clown Congress, Commonwealth Games, Mars Rover milestone, Italy from space and more.

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Fun and fascinating creatures around the world.

Summer camp in North Korea

Reclusive country hosts over 300 children from around the world, offering video games, giant water slides and a private beach.

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Stone Age camp, Jane Goodall in Nairobi, Prince William and Catherine, Gaza refu­gee camp hit and more.

‘Nobody fights like the Taliban’

U.S. soldiers have widely divergent outlooks about the odds that Afghanistan will somehow stabilize.

Hopes fade for a break in Gaza conflict

Explosions rocked a major hospital in Gaza, causing numerous casualties.

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Bog snorkeling, Commonwealth Games, cliff diving, shelling resumes in Gaza and more.

Slides indicate multiple rocket launches

Images from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence suggest evidence that Russian forces have fired across the border at Ukrainian military forces.

Fierce fighting near rebel-held Donetsk

Kiev government officials are optimistic after Ukraine’s military ousts pro-Russian forces near the separatist bastion.

Gaza violence triggers protests worldwide

Activists on both sides come out as fighting continues to engulf the region.