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Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up another 16,000 reservists to pursue its campaign in the densely-populated territory....

Investigators reach Ukraine jet crash site
ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) -- As fighting continued to rage in eastern Ukraine, an international team of investigators on Thursday managed to reach the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 for the first time since it was brought down by a missile two weeks ago....

S. Leone declares health emergency amid Ebola
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- The president of Sierra Leone declared a public health emergency as the Ebola crisis blamed for nearly 700 deaths deepened across West Africa, vowing to quarantine sick patients at home and conduct house-to-house searches for others who may have been exposed....

Argentina slides into default as debt talks fail
NEW YORK (AP) -- The collapse of talks with U.S. creditors sent Argentina into its second debt default in 13 years and raised questions about what comes next for financial markets and the South American nation's staggering economy....

Pillay: Israel, Hamas committing war crimes
GENEVA (AP) -- The U.N.'s top human rights official accused both Israel and Hamas militants of committing war crimes in the latest Gaza war, but reserved her harshest words for the Israeli government, which she said Thursday was deliberately defying international law....

AP Photos: Beating heat on Pyongyang's Moran Hill
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Along with its towering monuments to socialism, bronze statues of its leaders and sprawling plazas for mass political gatherings and military parades, North Korea's showcase capital is a city of parks....

Haunting memories 70 years after Warsaw Uprising
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Kazimierz Mikos ran down a Warsaw street, zig-zagging to avoid the bullets that whizzed past him. As the 14-year-old ran for his life, he was struck with terror at the sight of a dead body in the street. Even after the scrape with death, the teen volunteered for a heroic Polish struggle against the Nazis - becoming a messenger and a guard....

Mudslide swallows Indian village; at least 30 dead
MALIN, India (AP) -- 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....

Hospital: 33 dead after Guinea concert stampede
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- Hundreds of people leaving a late-night rap concert on a beach in Guinea rushed to leave through a single exit, creating a stampede that killed at least 33 people, officials said Wednesday....

Fast food ambitions in China hurt by safety scares
BEIJING (AP) -- Already China's biggest restaurant operator with 4,600 outlets, KFC is pursuing Chinese consumers so avidly it opens two more every day....

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Asia
World stocks drift after US Fed stays course

Europe
Investigators reach Ukraine jet crash site

Latin America/Caribbean
Argentina slides into default as debt talks fail

Middle East
Hezbollah commander killed in Iraq