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  • WORLD

    Gas explosions kill 25, injure 267 in Taiwan

    At least 25 people were killed and 267 injured when underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan’s second-largest city, hurling concrete and cars through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets, authorities said Friday, as they searched for the cause.

  • WORLD

    Uganda court invalidates anti-gay law

    A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying it was illegally passed and is therefore unconstitutional.

  • WORLD

    Islamic State’s brutal videos send message to friend and foe alike

    The Islamic State, the radical Islamist group that now controls large swaths of eastern Syria and northern and central Iraq, posted another slickly produced video online this week that warns its religious and political rivals that they face brutal torture and execution if captured.

  • WORLD

    Libya Islamic militias declare control of Benghazi

    Islamic hard-line militias, including the group accused by the United States in a 2012 attack that killed the ambassador and three other Americans, claimed control of Libya’s second largest city, Benghazi, after overrunning army barracks and seizing heavy weapons.

  • WORLD

    W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

    The death toll from the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West Africa as security forces went house-to-house in Sierra Leone’s capital Thursday looking for patients and others exposed to the disease.

  • WORLD

    Mudslide swallows Indian village; at least 30 dead

    Rescuers using earth-moving equipment and their bare hands dug through heavy mud and debris Thursday after a landslide engulfed an entire village in western India, killing at least 30 people and leaving about 100 missing and feared dead.

  • WORLD

    2 Americans detained in North Korea seek US help

    Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U.S. government to secure their release from what they say could be long prison terms.

  • HEALTH

    WHO: Ebola moving faster than control efforts

    An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than the efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as presidents from the affected countries met Friday in Guinea's capital.

  • WORLD

    Tunisia closes borders with Libya after violence

    Tunisia's state news agency says the country closed its main border crossing with Libya after hundreds of stranded Egyptians, fleeing violence in Libya, tried to break through the passage.

  • WORLD

    Ukraine: Search base set up at jet crash site

    With the sound of artillery fire in the distance, dozens of international investigators arrived Friday at the zone where a Malaysia Airlines plane crashed in eastern Ukraine and began preparations to comb the rural area for remains of as many as 80 victims and jet debris.

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