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Gaza militants kill 18 alleged spies for Israel 

Gaza militants kill 18 alleged spies for Israel 

Hamas media portrayed the killings as the beginning of a new crackdown, under the rallying cry of “choking the necks of the collaborators.”

Ukraine: Russian aid convoy is a 'direct invasion' 

Ukraine: Russian aid convoy is a ‘direct invasion’ 

The unilateral move sharply raised the stakes in eastern Ukraine, for any attack on the convoy could draw the Russian military directly into the conflict between the Ukrainian government in Kiev and separatist rebels in the east. Ukraine has long accused Russia of supporting and arming the rebels, a charge Russia denies

Israeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders

Israeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders

Sami Abu Zuhri, a Hamas spokesman, said Israel “will not succeed in breaking the will of our people or weaken the resistance,” and that Israel “will pay the price.”

WHO: West Africa Ebola death toll rises to 1,350

WHO: West Africa Ebola death toll rises to 1,350

The U.N. health agency also warned in its announcement that “countries are beginning to experience supply shortages, including fuel, food, and basic supplies.”

Neanderthals and humans had 'ample time' to mix

Neanderthals and humans had ‘ample time’ to mix

“We believe we now have the first robust timeline that sheds new light on some of the key questions around the possible interactions between Neanderthals and modern humans,” said Thomas Higham, an archaeologist at the University of Oxford who led the study.

Iraqi military clashes with militants in Tikrit

Iraqi military clashes with militants in Tikrit

“There are still a lot of challenges and difficulties ahead of us,” he said in a live briefing aired on state TV.

Palestinians: Child killed in airstrike

Palestinians: Child killed in airstrike

Palestinian medical official Ashraf al-Kidra said a total of 21 people were wounded in an airstrike that hit a building that houses offices of Hamas’ Al Aqsa TV station.

Liberian security forces seal slum to halt Ebola 

Liberian security forces seal slum to halt Ebola 

In central Monrovia there were few cars or people about as nervous residents stayed inside after President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ordered West Point sealed off and imposed a nighttime curfew, saying that authorities have not been able to curtail the spread of Ebola in the face of defiance of their recommendations.

Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail 

Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail 

The fighting resumed late Tuesday when Gaza militants fired rockets at Israeli cities just hours before a temporary cease-fire was set to expire, prompting Israel to withdraw its delegation from Cairo and launch retaliatory airstrikes. Since then, at least 18 Palestinians have been killed and more than 120 wounded, Gaza Health Ministry official Ashraf al-Kidra said

After beheading, another US hostage at risk by Islamic State 

After beheading, another US hostage at risk by Islamic State 

The White House must now weigh the risks of adopting an aggressive policy to destroy the Islamic State against resisting any action that could result in the death of another American