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  • Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail

    Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:46:21 GMT
    Palestinian militants are firing rockets from Gaza and Israel is launching airstrikes following the end of a cease-fire and the collapse of talks aimed at a lasting truce.
    Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earlier.
  • Fighting in eastern Ukraine kills 43 in 24 hours

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine kills 43 in 24 hours

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:46:18 GMT
    A Ukrainian official says nine troops were killed in overnight fighting in the streets of the town of Ilovaysk, which lies just east of the rebel stronghold Donetsk.
    Government troops fought to gain control of the rebel-held city of Donetsk and a key highway in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday in battles that left 34 residents and nine troops dead in just 24 hours, authorities said.
  • Iraqis in besieged town appeal to army for help

    Iraqis in besieged town appeal to army for help

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:34:56 GMT
    An Iraqi lawmaker says residents of a minority Shiite town besieged by Sunni militants are appealing to the military to help end the siege.
    Members of a minority Iraqi Shiite community whose town has been besieged by Sunni militants appealed to Iraq's military and the international community to intervene to end the siege, a lawmaker said Wednesday as the...
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  • Latest Ferguson protests are smaller, more subdued

    Latest Ferguson protests are smaller, more subdued

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:45:47 GMT
    Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.
    Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.
  • Metropolitan Opera reaches deal with stagehands

    Metropolitan Opera reaches deal with stagehands

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:45 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:45:09 GMT
    New York City's Metropolitan Opera has reached a deal with its stagehands and says it expects to avert a lockout by reaching agreements with the remaining unions as well.
    New York City's Metropolitan Opera reached a deal early Wednesday with its stagehands and said it expects to avert a lockout by reaching agreements with the remaining unions.
  • Floods lead to dramatic rescues in Phoenix area

    Floods lead to dramatic rescues in Phoenix area

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:35 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:35:50 GMT
    Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the road. Rescuers across the state rushed to save...
    Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the road. Rescuers across the state rushed to save people...