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Gaza cease-fire efforts collapse in heavy fighting
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Egyptian attempts to broker an end to a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas collapsed in heavy fighting Tuesday, with Palestinian militants firing dozens of rockets and Israel responding with airstrikes across the Gaza Strip. At least three Palestinians were killed....

Ukrainian forces press attacks on rebel-held areas
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Government troops pressed attacks Tuesday in the two largest cities held by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, while Kiev also pursued diplomatic efforts to resolve the conflict that has killed more than 2,000 and displaced another 300,000....

Liberia president declares Ebola curfew
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Liberia's president declared a curfew and ordered security forces to quarantine a slum home to at least 50,000 people late Tuesday as the West African country battled to stop the spread of Ebola in the capital....

Tens of thousands march on Pakistani parliament
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Tens of thousands of protesters armed with wire cutters and backed by cranes broke through barriers protecting Pakistan's parliament and other government buildings Tuesday night, demanding the country's prime minister resign....

Iraqi military clashes with militants in Tikrit
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Skirmishes broke out Tuesday between Iraqi security forces and militants on the outskirts of Tikrit, a local official and a resident said, a day after the Iraqi and Kurdish troops backed by U.S. airstrikes dislodged Islamic militants from a strategic dam in the country's north....

AP PHOTOS: Peruvian nurse cares for 175 sick cats
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- 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....

Argentina car crash kills 3 relatives of pope
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Three relatives of Pope Francis died and a fourth was in serious condition Tuesday after their car crashed on a provincial highway in Argentina, the Vatican and local officials said....

Top Saudi cleric: Islamic State is Islam's enemy
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's top cleric said Tuesday that extremism and the ideologies of groups like the Islamic State and al-Qaida are Islam's No. 1 enemy and that Muslims have been their first victims....

South Africa repatriates journalist's remains
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South Africa's "native of nowhere" is finally home....

Thousands of intense earthquakes rock Iceland
LONDON (AP) -- Thousands of small intense earthquakes are rocking Iceland amid concerns that one of the country's volcanoes may be close to erupting....

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