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Mob breaches Pakistan's government zone

Subscriber onlyTens 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. Continue reading...

Gaza fight restarts after talks fail

Israeli response to Hamas rockets leaves 3 Palestinians dead

Subscriber onlyEgyptian attempts to broker an end to a month-long war between Israel and Hamas militants collapsed Tuesday, with Palestinian militants firing dozens of rockets and Israel responding with airstrikes across the Gaza Strip. At least three Palestinians were killed. Continue reading...

Talks set as Ukraine troops gain ground

Subscriber onlyGovernment troops pressed attacks Tuesday in the two largest cities held by pro-Russia 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. Continue reading...

Liberia buttons up 50,000 in slum

Curfew, quarantine put in place after attack on Ebola clinic

Subscriber onlyLiberia's president declared a curfew and ordered security forces late Tuesday to quarantine a slum -- home to at least 50,000 people -- as the West African country battled to stop the spread of Ebola in the capital. Continue reading...

Embassy gunfire hurts 2 in Jordan

Subscriber onlyAn accidental shooting at the U.S. Embassy in Jordan wounded two Jordanian guards Tuesday, authorities said. Continue reading...

Iraqi forces battle rebels in Tikrit

U.S. reporter slain in video, militants say

Subscriber onlySkirmishes broke out Tuesday between Iraqi security forces and militants on the outskirts of Tikrit, a local official and a resident said, a day after Iraqi and Kurdish troops backed by U.S. airstrikes dislodged Islamic militants from a strategic dam in the country's north. Continue reading...

The World in Brief

Subscriber onlyRail laxity cited in fiery Quebec wreck TORONTO -- The weak safety culture of a now-defunct railway company and poor government oversight were among many factors that led to an oil train explosion that killed 47 people in Quebec last year, Canada's Transportation Safety Board said in a new report released Tuesday. Continue reading...

In the news

Subscriber onlyRick Perry, the Republican governor of Texas, was booked in Austin on two felony counts of abuse of power regarding his carrying out a threat to veto funding for state public-corruption prosecutors, a case he has dismissed as a political ploy. Continue reading...

Kurds claim full control of dam

U.S. aid helps push Islamic State militants from stronghold

Subscriber onlyBAGHDAD -- Boosted by two days of U.S. airstrikes, Kurdish forces said Monday that they had wrested back control of the country's largest dam from militants of the extremist Islamic State group. Continue reading...

Egypt races to salvage Gaza cease-fire

Subscriber onlyCAIRO -- With a deadline just hours away, Egyptian mediators shuttled between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators in hopes of reaching a long-term cease-fire arrangement that would allow reconstruction of the Gaza Strip after a month-long conflict that killed more than 2,000 people. Continue reading...

60 injured by earthquake in Iran mountains

Subscriber onlyTEHRAN, Iran -- A magnitude-6.2 earthquake jolted a sparsely populated mountainous province near Iran's border with Iraq on Monday, Iranian state television reported. Continue reading...

Missouri unrest attracts global attention

Subscriber onlyBEIJING -- Amnesty International has sent monitors to the scene. Palestinians are tweeting advice on how to cope with tear gas. Tibetan monks have shown up to offer prayers. Russian officials, Iran's official news agency and China's state-run media are offering lectures on human-rights abuses. Continue reading...

Ukraine: Refugees attacked by rebels

Subscriber onlyDONETSK, Ukraine -- Separatist rebels on Monday attacked a caravan of cars carrying refugees trying to flee war-ravaged eastern Ukraine, killing "dozens" of people in a devastating barrage of artillery fire, Ukrainian military officials said, although rebel leaders denied there had been any attack at all. Continue reading...

The World in Brief

Subscriber onlyFlooding death toll in India, Nepal at 184 Continue reading...

Truce set to expire, Palestinians split

Subscriber onlyCAIRO -- The Palestinians appeared divided Sunday as the clock was winding down on the latest Gaza cease-fire, with officials saying Hamas was still opposed to a compromise in an Egyptian proposal that would ease the closure of the territory, while other factions, including delegates representing President Mahmoud Abbas, were inclined to accept. Continue reading...

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