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Gaza Strip

Amir Cohen / Reuters

3-day cease-fire begins in Gaza

A cease-fire in Gaza came under threat Friday only hours after it took effect.

Eight Palestinians were killed and 15 others injured by Israeli artillery shelling in Rafah in southern Gaza on Friday, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported, ...

FAA control room

CNN

FAA restricts flights over Iraq

The Federal Aviation Administration has restricted all planes traveling over Iraq from flying at or below 30,000 feet, a threshold similar to the altitude of a Malaysian airliner that was downed over Ukraine.

Bertha NHC

National Hurricane Center

Tropical Storm Bertha forms in the Atlantic

Newly formed Tropical Storm Bertha was barreling toward the Lesser Antilles early Friday, the National Hurricane Center said.

After forming late last night, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph and was churning through the Atlantic at 20 m...

Exxplosion in Taiwan

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Taiwan blasts rip trench in roads, 25 dead

A downtown district of the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung was ripped apart just before midnight Thursday by a series of explosions that killed at least 25 people and injured hundreds more, state news agency CNA reported.

The blasts, which were t...

Bill Clinton at financial summit 2012

Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

Bill Clinton: 'I could have killed' Osama bin Laden

Bill Clinton, just hours before planes crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, reportedly told an audience in Australia that he almost killed Osama bin Laden during his presidency.

House of Representatives, Capitol

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Immigration vote halted

On what was supposed to be the last day before summer recess, dysfunction reigned in Congress.

House Republican leaders called off a vote Thursday on their $659 million emergency response to the border influx from Central America overwhelming immigrat...