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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Gaza celebrates as long-term truce goes into effect
Celebrations erupted in Gaza on Tuesday as a long-term ceasefire agreed by Israel and the Palestinians began, ending 50 days of the deadliest violence in a decade.
The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said. The 26-year-old woman is the third American known to have been kidnapped by the militant group.
Islamic Jihad announces 'open-ended' cease-fire deal with Israel
Officials from Hamas and Islamic Jihad, the main groups fighting in Gaza, said Tuesday they have reached a deal with Israel to end a seven-week war that has killed more than 2,000 Palestinians.
Praise for 'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' at Emmys
Cult TV drama series “Breaking Bad” and comedy hit “Modern Family” were the big winners Monday at the annual Emmys, which paid moving tribute to late Hollywood icon Robin Williams.
Mice that were raised in a sterile environment or given antibiotics early in life lacked a common gut bacteria that appears to prevent food allergies, U.S. researchers said Monday.
A three-million-year-old child's skull uncovered in South Africa has no signs of the kind of soft spot that would be seen in human children with larger brains, a study said Monday.
Warplanes from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) secretly bombed Islamist militia targets in Libya, apparently catching Washington off guard, as turmoil in the North African country deepened with Islamists naming a rival premier.
Ukraine & Russia leaders shake hands ahead of key peace talks
The presidents of Russia and Ukraine shook hands ahead of key talks on Tuesday, though with little hope for a breakthrough to end the raging conflict pitting Kiev against pro-Moscow separatist rebels.
The elite of Swiss private banks on Tuesday began lifting the veil on their books after a radical shift in their business model, amid tougher international regulations and crackdowns on tax dodgers.
The Russian government has approved injecting 239 billion rubles (US$6.6 billion, 5 billion euros) into two of the country's largest, state-controlled banks that have been hit with Western sanctions.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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