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Posted: August 5, 2014 at 3:21 a.m.

Home owners and emergency personnel prepare to evacuate a village threatened by the approaching forest fire near Sala, Central Sweden, on Monday Aug. 4, 2014. The fire has swept over a wide swathe of land for nearly a week, and firefighters predict it will burn for weeks to come. It is classified as the worst forest fire in Sweden's modern history. (AP Photo / Fredrik Sandberg) SWEDEN OUT

Germans idle Russia-bound military load

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Israeli troops pull back, but attacks persist

Palestinians evacuate a survivor of an Israeli air strike that hit the Al Ghoul family building in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. At least 40 people were inside the Al Ghoul family building in Rafah Camp when it was targeted by Israeli jet fighters, according to the Red Crescent and Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra. Many have been confirmed dead and over two dozen have been wounded. (AP Photo/Eyad Baba)

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Israel pulled back most of its ground troops from the Gaza Strip on Sunday in an appa... Read »

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Reconciled WWI enemies unite for remembrance

LIEGE, Belgium -- Former enemies united Monday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War ... Read »