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Gaza bloodshed deepens as airlines shun Israel

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Gaza fighting raged on Wednesday, displacing thousands more Palestinians in the battered territory as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said efforts to secure a truce between Israel and Hamas had made some progress. | Video

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Arizona inmate takes nearly two hours to die in botched execution

PHOENIX - An Arizona inmate took almost two hours to die by lethal injection on Wednesday and his lawyers said he "gasped and snorted" before succumbing in the latest botched execution to raise questions about the death penalty in the United States.

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Yum cuts ties to owner of China meat plant after scandal

SHANGHAI/LANGFANG China - Yum Brands Inc severed ties with OSI Group after Shanghai police detained five people from the supplier's China meat-processing factory at the center of a food-safety scare that has ensnared several major Western brands.

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U.S. judge strikes down Colorado's gay marriage ban, stays ruling

DENVER - A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that Colorado's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, but stayed his ruling until the issue is decided by a higher court.

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TransAsia Airways plane crashes in typhoon-hit Taiwan, killing 47

TAIPEI - A TransAsia Airways turboprop plane crashed on its second attempt at landing during a thunderstorm on an island off Taiwan on Wednesday, killing 47 people and setting buildings on fire, officials said. | Video

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Funeral to be held for NYC man who died after police chokehold

NEW YORK - Family members gathered on Wednesday evening for the funeral of Eric Garner, who died shortly after police put him in a banned chokehold as they arrested him in New York City where the death has sparked outrage and a promise to reform police training.

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Exclusive: Ukraine rebel commander acknowledges fighters had BUK missile

DONETSK Ukraine - A powerful Ukrainian rebel leader has confirmed that pro-Russian separatists had an anti-aircraft missile of the type Washington says was used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and it could have originated in Russia.