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33 min ago |

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)

3 hrs ago | 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.


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

7 hrs ago | 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,

8 hrs ago | 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,

11 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: United Kingdom, Gloucestershire County, England,

11 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Africa, Libya, Explosion,

14 hrs ago | 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

14 hrs ago | 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.


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

14 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq

16 hrs ago | 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.


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

Thu Jul 31, 2014


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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Related Topix: Haiti, Central America

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.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East


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.


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.


Related Topix: Africa, Mali,

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.


Related Topix: Asia, Afghanistan

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.


Related Topix: Netherlands,

Cybercast News Service

19 swimmers drown off Pakistan beaches

Farooq Baluch, the director of Pakistan's largest private emergency service, said Thursday that rescuers had pulled 19 bodies from the water near the southern city of Karachi.


Related Topix: Pakistan,

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Landslide hits Indian village, killing at least 18; more deaths expected

Torrential rains triggered a massive landslide that buried a remote village in western India on Wednesday, killing at least 18 people as it swept away scores of houses and possibly trapping many more people under debris, officials said.


Related Topix: Landslide, Weather, India

WBOC-TV Salisbury

Peace Corps evacuates over Ebola as 2 isolated

The largest recorded Ebola outbreak in history has led the U.S. Peace Corps to evacuate hundreds of volunteers from three affected West African countries, and a State Department official on Wednesday said two volunteers were under isolation after having contact with a person who later died of the virus.


Related Topix: Liberia, Africa, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf


Israeli strikes hit UN compound, shopping area in Gaza

Israeli strikes hit a crowded shopping area in Gaza City, hours after tank shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with war refugees Wednesday in the deadliest of a series of air and artillery attacks that push the Palestinian death toll above 1,300 in more than three weeks of fighting.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East