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Four Palestinians killed after truce goes into effect

Posted by Andrew Vlasak on August 1, 2014 at 4:30 AM

GRNlive correspondent Sami Sockol is in Jerusalem and Yousef Al-Helou is in Gaza

AP: Gaza officials say at least four Palestinians have been killed by Israeli tank fire nearly two hours after Israel and Hamas began observing a three-day cease-fire. Health Ministry official Ashraf al-Kidra and Gaza police spokesman Ayman Batniji said 15 other Palestinians w...

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Rebel Attack Leaves at Least 14 Dead in Ukraine

Posted by Andrew Vlasak on August 1, 2014 at 4:30 AM

GRNlive correspondent Sabra Ayers is in Kiev

Voice of America: At least 14 people were killed, including at least 10 government soldiers, in fighting overnight in Ukraine, close to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, a Ukrainian military spokesman said Friday. Ukrainian television said on Friday that 20 servicemen had been killed in an attack by pro-Russ...

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Israel-Gaza conflict: Kerry warns 72-hour unconditional ceasefire is 'a respite, not an end

Posted by Andrew Vlasak on August 1, 2014 at 4:25 AM

GRNlive correspondent Sami Sockol is in Jerusalem and Yousef Al-Helou is in Gaza

The Independent: An unconditional 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire is underway in Gaza after almost four weeks of cross-border fighting between Israel and Hamas. Israel has said it will continue its operation to destroy the networ...

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Taiwan gas blasts in Kaohsiung: 'Blast tore up entire street'

Posted by Andrew Vlasak on August 1, 2014 at 4:20 AM

GRNlive correspondent Tim Culpan is in Taipei

BBC: A series of gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung has killed 24 people and injured almost 300, officials say. The exact cause of the gas leaks is not clear, but reports say the blasts were caused by ruptured pipelines. The explosions resulted in a series of major fires, upturned vehicles, bodies covered in debris, and streets split in t...

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Iraqi Kurds, Battling Islamic State, Press US for Weapons

Posted by Andrew Vlasak on August 1, 2014 at 4:20 AM

GRNlive correspondent Hermoine Gee is in Erbil

Voice of America: The semi-autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq is pressing the Obama administration for sophisticated weapons it says Kurdish fighters need to push back Islamist militants threatening their region, Kurdish and U.S. officials said. A Kurdish official said the request was discussed during a K...

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W. Africa ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

Posted by Andrew Vlasak on August 1, 2014 at 4:20 AM

GRNlive correspondents are all over West Africa

AP: The death toll from the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West Africa as security forces went house-to-house in Sierra Leone's capital Thursday looking for patients and others exposed to the disease. Fears grew as the United States warned against travel to the three infected countries — Guinea, Sierra ...

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India landslide: Hopes fade for survivors as toll rises to 60

Posted by Andrew Vlasak on August 1, 2014 at 4:15 AM

GRNlive correspondent Shyamantha Asokan is in Mumbai

BBC: Hopes of finding any more survivors from a landslide that buried a village in western India on Wednesday are fading, as the number of bodies found reaches 60, officials said. Bad weather is hampering rescue workers who are digging through mud in Malin village near Pune in Maharashtra state. The landslide hit the village early in the day while p...

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Ugandan court to rule on legality of new anti-gay measure

Posted by Andrew Vlasak on August 1, 2014 at 4:15 AM

GRNlive correspondent Hilary Heuler is in Kampala

Fox News via AP: A Ugandan court is expected to rule Friday on a petition by activists who say the East African country's new anti-gay measure was passed during a parliamentary session that lacked quorum. If the panel of judges on Uganda's Constitutional Court agrees, the whole law could be jettisoned. If no,...

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Military dominates new Thailand legislature

Posted by Andrew Vlasak on August 1, 2014 at 4:10 AM

GRNlive correspondent Andrew Chant is in Bangkok

BBC: Thailand's junta has appointed an interim legislature of 200 people, with most from the security forces. More than 100 have military ranks, while another 11 come from the police. The rest comprise academics, businessmen and politicians who opposed ousted leader Thaksin Shinawatra, reported The Nation. The legislature will appoint an interim prime ministe...

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Libyan Militias Fight Near Airport as Greeks Join Exodus

Posted by Andrew Vlasak on August 1, 2014 at 4:10 AM

GRNlive correspondent Salah Sarar is in Tripoli

Bloomberg: Militia fighting in Libya forced Greece to join an expanding list of nations evacuating their citizens from the North African oil producer, with battles resuming near Tripoli’s international airport today. The Greek Navy frigate Salamis is expected to board about 180 people today...

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