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2 hrs ago | KTRE-TV Lufkin

Car parts plant blast in China kills 65, hurts 100

Sixty-five people were killed and dozens seriously burned Saturday by an explosion at an eastern Chinese automotive parts factory that supplies General Motors, state media reported.

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Related Topix: China, Asia, Explosion,

2 hrs ago | KCCI-TV Des Moines

Congress did something: Helped 1,000 Afghan interpreters

Nearly lost in the chaotic last few days, the dueling House and Senate gave fast-track approval to at least one immigration bill -- a measure extending 1,000 more special visas to Afghan citizens who have been working for the United States.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Asia, Afghanistan, US Politics, US News, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican

Fri Aug 01, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Car workshop blast in China kills more than 40

An explosion at a car workshop in eastern China on Saturday morning killed between 40 and 65 people, state media reported.

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Click Orlando

News overload pushes stories to wayside

With the Israel-Gaza crisis, an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and an investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 dominating the headlines, you may have missed other big stories unfolding around the globe.

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Related Topix: Africa, Libya, Terrorism

Sunherald.com

Rare summer relief for gasoline prices

August began with the lowest average gasoline price for this time of year since 2010.

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Related Topix: Memorial Day, Life, Holidays, OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries)

The Island Packet

GfK poll: Public ready to close book on 2 wars

Americans surveyed in last month's poll were not optimistic about the chance that a stable democratic government will be established in either country.

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Related Topix: Iraq, Middle East, Asia, Afghanistan, Oswego, IL

680News

WHO: Ebola moving faster than efforts to control disease in West Africa; death toll 729+

An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than the efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as presidents from the affected countries met Friday in Guinea's capital.

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Related Topix: Africa, Guinea,

The Star Press

2 Americans detained in North Korea seek U.S. help

Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U.S. government to secure their release from what they say could be long prison terms.

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Related Topix: North Korea, Asia, Prison, Miamisburg, OH,

Silver City Sun-News

Banksy's 'Spy Booth' artwork defaced

A view of the Banksy mural which targets the issue of Government surveillance with silver and red paint sprayed over it, Cheltenham, England, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Gloucestershire County, England,

Cybercast News Service

Blast flattens police building eastern Libyan city

A man stands on the rubble of the main building of the security headquarters that was collapsed after an attack by Islamic hard-line militias in Benghazi, Libya, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014.

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Related Topix: Africa, Libya, Explosion,

The Island Packet

Tropical Storm Bertha approaching the Caribbean

The storm's maximum sustained winds early Friday are near 45 mph with no significant change in strength expected over the next two days.

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Related Topix: Central America, British Virgin Islands

KTRE-TV Lufkin

UN: Iraq deaths drop to 1,700 in July

The key witness in the corruption trial of Virginia's former governor and his wife said his association with the couple was fraught with bad decisions - but an affair with the first lady was not one of them.

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Related Topix: Iraq, Middle East, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Cybercast News Service

UN: Iraq deaths drop to 1,700 in July

The United Nations says 1,737 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July, marking a dramatic decline from the previous month, when some 2,400 people were killed as Sunni militants swept across large parts of the country, capturing the second largest city Mosul.

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The Wichita Eagle

Colorado to issue driver's licenses to immigrants

Adriana Gaytan, who came to Colorado in 1997 from the Mexican state of Zacatecas, second from left, sits at home with her children who were born in the U.S. from left to right, Osbaldo, 11, Oscar 13, Indhira, 14, and their dog Kissy, in Aurora, Colo., Thursday July 31, 2014.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Colorado Government, Immigration Reform, Mexico, Aurora, CO

Thu Jul 31, 2014

WHAS11

Officials: US citizen killed by bandits in Haiti

U.S. officials say an American citizen of Haitian descent was killed by armed robbers shortly after arriving in her Caribbean homeland to visit relatives.

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Brandon Sun

US, UN announce Israel, Hamas agree to 72-hour Gaza cease-fire

Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire beginning Friday, during which time there will be negotiations on a more durable truce in the 24-day-old Gaza war, the United States and United Nations announced Thursday.

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KIMA

Gas explosions kill 20, injure 270 in Taiwan

A series of underground gas explosions killed 20 people and injured 270 others late Thursday night in Taiwan's second-largest city, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Fire

The Washington Post

French forces arrest Mali jihadist ex-leader

Authorities in northern Mali say a former jihadist leader in the town of Gao has been arrested by French military forces.

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The Washington Post

Afghan electoral officials to restart vote audit

Afghan officials say they'll resume an audit of the presidential election this weekend after resolving disputes between the candidates over how to disqualify ballots amid allegations of massive fraud.

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Cybercast News Service

Malaysian prime minister in Netherlands

Malaysia's prime minister has arrived in the Netherlands ahead of a meeting with his Dutch counterpart to discuss plans for repatriating remains of Malaysian victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and continuing problems accessing the crash site in eastern Ukraine.

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