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Israel, Palestinians Still Far Apart As Truce Nears End

Israel, Palestinians Still Far Apart As Truce Nears EndWith the clock ticking on the expiration of the latest cease-fire in Gaza, representatives of Israel and Hamas resumed talks in Cairo today but appeared divided over an Egyptian proposal to ease the closing of the territory.

Ukraine: Reports Of Attack On Civilian Convoy Near Luhansk

Ukraine: Reports Of Attack On Civilian Convoy Near LuhanskUkraine's government and pro-Russian separatists are blaming one another for an attack that reportedly hit at least one bus carrying people who were fleeing the fighting near the eastern city of Luhansk.

Kurds Say They Have Retaken Strategic Mosul Dam From Militants

Kurds Say They Have Retaken Strategic Mosul Dam From MilitantsKurdish forces say they have retaken the strategic Mosul Dam from militants of the Islamic State, apparently dealing the Sunni jihadist group its first major reversal since its forces swept into Iraq in June.

Ferguson Update: National Guard Deployed, School Postponed

Ferguson Update: National Guard Deployed, School PostponedMembers of the National Guard have arrived in the St. Louis area, one day after Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said he would deploy troops to prevent violence in Ferguson.

Ebola Numbers Vastly Underestimate Reach Of Outbreak, WHO Says

Ebola Numbers Vastly Underestimate Reach Of Outbreak, WHO SaysThe official count of Ebola cases and deaths may "vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak," the World Health Organization posted on its website.

Do Not Fear This Giant Robot Swarm

Do Not Fear This Giant Robot SwarmHarvard roboticist Mike Rubenstein thought he was being clever when he came up with the name for the 1,024 little robots he built. He's into computers, so he thought of kilobytes and named them kilobots.

NATO Chief Accuses Russia Of Ukraine ‘Incursion’

NATO Chief Accuses Russia Of Ukraine ‘Incursion’NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says the alliance observed a "Russian incursion" into Ukraine overnight, confirming that Moscow was continuing to supply separatists with "a continuous flow of weapons and fighters."

There’s No Longer A Doubt About This Cutthroat Trout

There’s No Longer A Doubt About This Cutthroat TroutThe rare greenback cutthroat trout, for years on the receiving end of a well-meaning, but taxonomically misguided attempt to save it, now seems to be back on track (though not out of the woods).

Obama: U.S. To End Aid Drops In Iraq, But Airstrikes To Continue

Obama: U.S. To End Aid Drops In Iraq, But Airstrikes To ContinuePresident Obama says U.S. airstrikes have broken a siege by Islamic militants of minority Yazidis on a mountaintop in northwestern Iraq and it's unlikely that more airdrops of humanitarian aid will be necessary.

Iraq’s Prime Minister Maliki Says He Will Step Down

Iraq’s Prime Minister Maliki Says He Will Step DownIraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki announced today that he will step down and endorse his nominated successor, state television says.