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Ukrainian troops regaining control

By The Associated Press
DONETSK, Ukraine — Days of street battles and weeks of shelling were followed by Ukrainian troops making a significant push on Wednesday into rebel-held territory, …

Pentagon expects ISIS will regroup

By From Wire Reports 12:16 a.m.
WASHINGTON — U.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but the well-resourced Islamic State militants can be expected to regroup and stage a new offensive, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Thursday. Speaking alongside …

Tropical disturbance heads toward Caribbean

By The Associated Press
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Airlines and cruise ship companies are monitoring the progress of a tropical disturbance approaching the Lesser Antilles at the eastern end of the Caribbean. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said the system of low …

Tropical disturbance heads toward Caribbean

By The Associated Press
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Airlines and cruise ship companies are monitoring the progress of a tropical disturbance approaching the Lesser Antilles at the eastern end of the Caribbean. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said the system of low …

Israeli airstrikes kill 3 Hamas leaders in Gaza

By The Los Angeles Times
TEL AVIV ­— In a strong signal that eliminating Palestinian  terrorist commanders has become Israel’s top priority in this new phase of fighting in the Gaza Strip, three senior Hamas commanders and two from the smaller group Islamic Jihad were …

Kiev allowed to inspect relief convoy headed to Ukrainian civilians

By The Los Angeles Times
Pro-Russia separatists who control part of Ukraine’s eastern border allowed Kiev customs officials into the occupied territory on Thursday to inspect a Russian convoy seeking to carry aid to the militants’ last two strongholds. The long-delayed inspection of Moscow’s 280-vehicle …

Pakistani parliament nixes demands for PM to resign

By The Associated Press
ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s parliament on Thursday rejected calls for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s resignation as unconstitutional despite widespread anti-government protests just outside the assembly in the capital, Islamabad. The resolution, supported by nearly every opposition party, marked a defeat for …

Chinese cultists on trial in eatery murder

By USA Today
BEIJING — Five members of a banned Chinese Christian cult stood trial on Thursday on charges that they murdered a woman at a McDonald’s restaurant in east China because she refused to give them her telephone number as they tried …

Greek archaeology site sparks intense interest

By The Associated Press
ATHENS, Greece — Archaeologists excavating a large burial mound in northern Greece that has captivated the public’s imagination have asked politicians and others seeking guided tours of the site to leave them in peace. The Culture Ministry appealed Thursday for …

Israeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders

By The Associated Press
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing Thursday, delivering a likely blow to …

N. Korea aims for Kerry’s jaw as string of insults continues

By The Associated Press
SEOUL — In its latest personal attack on a prominent official from a rival country, North Korea on Wednesday called Secretary of State John Kerry …

Landslide in Japan leaves dozens dead

By The Associated Press
TOKYO — Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris on Wednesday on the outskirts of Hiroshima city, killing at least 36 people …

Afghanistan gives New York Times reporter 24 hours to leave country

By Reuters
KABUL — Afghanistan has given a New York Times reporter 24 hours to leave the country, accusing him of not cooperating with an investigation into …

Bombed factories in Gaza raise ire

By The Washington Post
GAZA CITY — The owners of the largest factories in Gaza, whose operations were destroyed by artillery shells and airstrikes, say Israel intentionally targeted the industrial sector to bring Gaza’s economy to its knees. Their charge could be difficult to …

Liberian slum sealed off as Ebola deaths mount

By The Associated Press
MONROVIA, Liberia — Riot police and soldiers acting on their president’s orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their …

Hamas insists terrorist leader still alive despite Israeli barrage

By The Los Angeles Times
TEL AVIV — Years ago, it was a signature Israeli tactic — the swoosh of a missile, the roar of crumbling masonry, the violent death …

Social media being used to help catch British terrorist who killed Foley

By From Wire Reports
The Islamic State terrorists use social media as a theater of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turning stream of battles, bombings and beheadings. The strategy aims to …

Peruvian nurse cares for 175 terminally ill cats

By The Associated Press
LIMA — At her job, Maria Torero cares for sick human beings. At home, she lavishes love on slowly dying cats — 175 of them, at last count. The 45-year-old nurse has turned her two-story, eight-room apartment into a hospice …

Neanderthals, humans may have mingled, study finds

By The Associated Press
BERLIN — Humans and Neanderthals may have coexisted in Europe for more than 5,000 years, providing ample time for the two species to meet and …

111-year-old from Japan recognized as oldest man

By The Associated Press
TOKYO — A 111-year-old retired Japanese educator who enjoys poetry has been recognized as the world’s oldest living man. Sakari Momoi received a certificate from …