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Gaza toll at 118 in day five of Israeli strikes
Gaza toll at 118 in day five of Israeli strikes

Thirteen Palestinians have been killed in Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip early Saturday, bringing the toll on the fifth day of violence to 118, medics said.

Gaza toll at 118 in day five of Israeli strikes
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Texas gunman kills at least six, including children: police

A lone gunman killed at least six people, most of them children, during a domestic dispute in Texas that triggered a tense ongoing standoff with armed police.

Texas gunman kills at least six, including children: police
Typhoon Neoguri bears down on Japanese mainland
Typhoon Neoguri bears down on Japanese mainland

Typhoon Neoguri bore down on the Japanese mainland after slamming into the southern Okinawa island chain, killing two people and leaving a trail of damage.

Typhoon Neoguri bears down on Japanese mainland
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Nine dead in weekend surge of shootings in Chicago

At least nine people were murdered in Chicago over the Independence Day weekend in an explosion of gun violence branded "simply unacceptable" by its mayor.

Nine dead in weekend surge of shootings in Chicago
Three workers rescued from collapsed Honduras mine: officials
Three workers rescued from collapsed Honduras mine: officials

Rescuers freed three of 11 laborers trapped in a collapsed mine in southern Honduras, two days after the men became trapped.

Three workers rescued from collapsed Honduras mine: officials
Overpass collapse kills two in Brazil World Cup city
Overpass collapse kills two in Brazil World Cup city

An unfinished overpass being built for the World Cup collapsed in Brazil's southeastern city of Belo Horizonte on Thursday, killing at least two people and injuring 19.

Overpass collapse kills two in Brazil World Cup city
Kenyan cargo plane crashes into building, killing 4 on board
Kenyan cargo plane crashes into building, killing 4 on board

At least four people died when a cargo plane crashed into a building shortly after takeoff on Wednesday from the Kenyan capital's main airport, the busiest in east Africa.

Kenyan cargo plane crashes into building, killing 4 on board
'Backpackers found living in squalor' after Sydney fire
'Backpackers found living in squalor' after Sydney fire

At least 15 people, reportedly backpackers from Japan and South Korea "living in squalor" in minibuses, a shipping container and a caravan, had to be rescued from a raging Sydney fire.

'Backpackers found living in squalor' after Sydney fire
More survivors found in India disaster rubble
More survivors found in India disaster rubble

Emergency workers pulled out three more survivors from the rubble of a collapsed building in southern India Tuesday as authorities said they expected to wrap up rescue efforts by the end of the day.

More survivors found in India disaster rubble
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. ©Reuters/Dan Balilty/
14 Gaza rockets hit southern Israel: army

At least 14 rockets and mortar rounds fired by militants in Gaza struck southern Israel on Monday morning, causing no injuries but damaging a home, the army said.

14 Gaza rockets hit southern Israel: army
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Builders blamed as India collapse toll rises to 17

The confirmed death toll from India's latest building collapse rose to 17 as authorities blamed shoddy construction for the tragedy near the southern city of Chennai.

Builders blamed as India collapse toll rises to 17
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Gas pipeline blast kills 16 in southern India: minister

A massive explosion Friday on a state-owned gas pipeline running through the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh killed at least 16 people and gutted scores of homes, a state minister said.

Gas pipeline blast kills 16 in southern India: minister
Bomb blast in Nigeria capital kills 21, wounds 17
Bomb blast in Nigeria capital kills 21, wounds 17

Nigerian authorities have arrested one suspect, and killed another, after a bomb claimed 21 lives in a shopping centre in the capital Abuja, a city gripped by fear of attacks by Boko Haram Islamists.

Bomb blast in Nigeria capital kills 21, wounds 17
168 children rescued from sex trafficking op: FBI
168 children rescued from sex trafficking op: FBI

Federal authorities conducted a sweep through more than 100 US cities and recovered 168 children from child sex trafficking, the FBI said.

168 children rescued from sex trafficking op: FBI
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S. Korean soldier who killed comrades in 'stable condition'

A South Korean soldier who killed five comrades was in a stable condition Tuesday after an apparent suicide bid, doctors said, as details emerged of a final note he wrote regretting his actions.

S. Korean soldier who killed comrades in 'stable condition'
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Four killed in Russia copper mine explosion

Four people have been killed and two others injured in an explosion at a copper mine in southeast Russia, a Russian news agency reported.

Four killed in Russia copper mine explosion
Poland's Catholic Church apologises for paedophilia
Poland's Catholic Church apologises for paedophilia

Poland's powerful Catholic Church apologised for paedophilia committed by its priests during an unprecedented ceremony attended by top clergy and abuse victims.

Poland's Catholic Church apologises for paedophilia
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China says 13 attackers killed in Xinjiang assault

Chinese police shot dead 13 people in the restive Xinjiang region after they drove into a police building and set off an explosion on Saturday, regional authorities said.

China says 13 attackers killed in Xinjiang assault
At least ten dead in Bulgaria flooding
At least ten dead in Bulgaria flooding

At least ten people, including a child, died in heavy floods as torrential rain lashed Bulgaria, police said.

At least ten dead in Bulgaria flooding
Death toll rises to 15 in twin Malaysian boat accidents
Death toll rises to 15 in twin Malaysian boat accidents

Malaysian authorities said Friday a 15th body was found and 27 people remain missing from two boat accidents, at a time when Indonesian illegal migrant workers head home for the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Death toll rises to 15 in twin Malaysian boat accidents