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Gas blast kill 24, injure 271 in southwestern Taiwan, gouging huge trenches in streets

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan - At least 24 people were killed and 271 injured when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city, hurling concrete and cars through the air and blasting trenches in the streets,...

posted: July 31,2014

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Tropical Storm Bertha forms in the Atlantic; storm warnings for Barbados, Dominica

MIAMI - Tropical Storm Bertha has formed, becoming the second named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season....

Days of hardball negotiating, cajoling and phone calls finally yield short truce in Gaza

NEW DELHI - Hours past midnight Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was still working the phones, trying to come up with a cease-fire plan to stop the bloodshed in the Gaza Strip. He'd been pushing for a deal all day in fact,...

Rain hampers rescue as death toll rises to 51 from landslide that buried remote Indian village

MALIN, India - Heavy rains hampered efforts Friday by hundreds of rescue workers digging through heavy mud and debris, as the death toll from a landslide that engulfed an entire village in western India rose to 51....

Sudanese woman who wouldn't recant Christian faith while facing death arrives in United States

MANCHESTER, N.H. - A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence arrived Thursday in the United States, where she was welcomed first by the mayor of Philadelphia as a "world freedom fighter" and ...

Florida man found guilty of killing ex-girlfriend's infant by throwing boy out of car window

TAMPA, Fla. - A Florida man was convicted of murder Thursday for tossing a 3-month-old boy out a moving car window along an interstate, killing the infant instantly....

Michigan prosecutor files murder charges against couple who owned dogs that attacked runner

LAPEER, Mich. - Prosecutors have filed second-degree murder charges against a couple they say owned two dogs that fatally mauled a 46-year-old jogger on a rural Michigan road....

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