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US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

A International Red Cross employee runs for cover after an Israeli strike during a two-hour temporary ceasefire in Gaza City’s Shijaiyah neighborhood, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as U.S....
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UN says civilians make up most of Gaza deaths

A Palestinian youth carries blankets donated to the United Nations school where hundreds of families sought refuge after fleeing their homes due to heavy Israeli missile strikes in Gaza City, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have fled their homes...
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40 bodies from jet solemnly returned to Dutch soil

Pallbearers carry a coffin towards a hearse during a ceremony to mark the return of the first bodies, of passengers and crew killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, from Ukraine at Eindhoven military air base, the Netherlands, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. After being...
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Honduran families deported back to a bleak future

In this Saturday, July 19, 2014 photo, Elsa Ramirez, 27, deported a day earlier from the United States, stands just inside the doorway of her mother’s home, in Tocoa, Honduras. Ramirez had heard that mothers traveling to the U.S. with children would be allowed to stay if...
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Plane crashes while landing in Taiwan, killing 47

Rescue workers survey the wreckage of TransAsia Airways flight GE222 which crashed while attempting to land in stormy weather on the Taiwanese island of Penghu, late Wednesday, July 23, 2014. A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island...
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Dutch say black box damaged but voice data ok

Ukrainian honor guards lift up a coffin, holding the body of one of the Malaysian Airlines plane passengers, to load it onto a Dutch cargo plane in Kharkiv airport, Ukraine, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. The Dutch government has declared Wednesday a day of national mourning as the...
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Plane crashes in Taiwan, 47 trapped, feared dead

Rescue workers work next to the wreckage of TransAsia Airways flight GE222 which crashed while attempting to land in stormy weather on the Taiwanese island of Penghu, late Wednesday, July 23, 2014. A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese...
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US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

Smoke from an Israeli strike rises over Gaza City, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town, sending Palestinian residents fleeing, as the U.S. secretary of state presses ahead with top-gear efforts to end the...

Owner of Mexican shelter defends tough love

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The owner of a group home raided last week amid abuse and filthy conditions defended her “tough love” approach, but acknowledged that things got out of control. Seventy-nine-year-old Rosa Verduzco spoke with the Univision television network...
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Shipwrecked Concordia making final voyage off isle

The Costa Concordia cruise wreck is maneuvered into position to be towed away from the tiny Tuscan island of Isola del Giglio, Italy, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. After more than two years since it slammed into a reef along the coastline of Isola del Giglio the wreck has begun its...