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Typhoon Batters Chinese Island, Heads For Vietnam

Rammasun, which killed 54 people as it passed across the Philippines Wednesday, had picked up strength as it approached the Chinese island of Hainan. One man was killed by falling debris in Hainan.
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Berlusconi Underage Sex Conviction Overturned By Italian Court

The former Italian prime minister, who was sentenced to seven years last year for sex with a minor and an attempted cover-up, has been acquitted by an appeals court.
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On Its Way To Kuala Lumpur, Plane Brought Down Over Ukraine

Many experts question the decision to fly near the fighting in Ukraine. Some airlines have circumvented the country for weeks. In March, a Malaysia Airlines plane went missing on a flight to Beijing.
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British Parliament Member Gets Stuck In Restroom

On his first full day as chief whip, Michael Grove couldn't get out of the bathroom. The chief whip's job is to make sure members of his party are in place to vote.
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Obama: Evidence MH17 Hit By Missile From Rebel-Held Area Of Ukraine

The president says at least one U.S. citizen is among the nearly 300 people killed when the plane crashed in the eastern Donetsk region.
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Israeli Ground Operation In Gaza Continues

At least one Israeli soldier and more than two dozen Palestinians have died since tanks rolled in late Thursday. It's the first time in five years that Israel has sent ground troops into a conflict.
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Afghan Businesses: Election Season Caused Economic Hardship

The Afghan presidential election has been a financial disappointment. Businesses say revenue is down, and even companies you'd think would make money off a campaign, say they're in the red.
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Israel Begins Ground Offensive In Gaza

Israel's chief military spokesman says they're going after tunnels, terror activists and infrastructure. Thousands of Israel soldiers have moved into the territory backed by tanks.
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Israel Intensifies Its Campaign Against Gaza

Escalating its conflict with Hamas, Israel began shelling the Gaza Strip on Thursday — clearing the way for ground troops. Israel is targeting tunnels Hamas uses to attack its territory.
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Missile Likely Shot Down Malaysia Airlines Jet

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 with 298 passengers and crew aboard crashed in eastern Ukraine, an area wracked by separatist insurgents. David Greene talks to Sabrina Tavernise of The New York Times.

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