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    Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire and new talks

    Israel and the militant Islamist group Hamas halted mutual attacks Tuesday evening after agreeing to an indefinite cease-fire to end a seven-week war, the deadliest Israeli-Palestinian fighting in years.

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    Minimum-wage debate roils Mexico

    Mexico has the 14th largest economy in the world, a humming manufacturing sector, a newly opened energy sector that’s drawing worldwide interest and, at $144 a month, likely the lowest minimum wage in Latin America.

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    Ukraine says captured Russians’ confessions point to Kremlin

    Ukrainian officials said Tuesday that 10 Russian paratroopers were captured in battle-torn eastern Ukraine and posted videotaped confessions of some soldiers in the strongest evidence to date of a Kremlin hand in the separatist battle.

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    WHO removes team from Sierra Leone after medic contracts Ebola

    The World Health Organization announced Tuesday that it had removed its Ebola response teams from a region of Sierra Leone that has been hardest hit by the outbreak after a Senegalese epidemiologist there contracted the virus.

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    Arab strikes in Libya show impatience with US

    Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya, the United States publicly acknowledged Tuesday, another sharp jolt to American-led attempts over the past three years to stabilize Libya after dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s overthrow.

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    Britain’s Trident nuclear program at stake in Scottish independence vote

    For decades, Britain’s contribution to the threat of global Armageddon has found a home on the tranquil shores of Gare Loch, where soaring green mountains plunge into murky gray waters plied by sporty kayakers, weekend yachtsmen – and nuclear-armed submarines.

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    UN agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes

    Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes – banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors – until more evidence can be gathered about their risks, the U.N. health agency said Tuesday.

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    Global trash burning more polluting than expected

    Rampant trash-burning is throwing more pollution and toxic particles into the air than governments are reporting, according to a scientific study estimating more than 40 percent of the world's garbage is burned.

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    UN panel: Crimes against humanity spread in Syria

    An independent U.N. commission said Wednesday that the Syrian government has likely used chlorine gas to attack civilians and that the Islamic State group committed crimes against humanity with attacks on civilians in two cities in the country’s north and west.

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    UN panel: Crimes against humanity spread in Syria

    An independent U.N. commission said Wednesday that the Syrian government has likely used chlorine gas to attack civilians and that the Islamic State group committed crimes against humanity with attacks on civilians in two cities in the country's north and west.

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