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Gaza gunmen execute 18 'collaborators' in Gaza; Israel pursues air strikes

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Hamas-led gunmen in Gaza executed 18 Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel on Friday, a day after Israel tracked down and killed three top Hamas commanders, the highest-ranking militants to be killed in the six-week war.

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Documented death toll in Syria war at least 191,369 through April 2014: U.N.

GENEVA - At least 191,369 people have been killed in Syria's conflict through April, more than double the figure documented a year ago and probably still an under-estimate, the United Nations human rights office said on Friday.

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Iran denies report linking Iraq cooperation to nuclear talks

DUBAI - Iran denied a report that it is ready to help counter Islamic State insurgents in return for progress in negotiations with world powers over its nuclear program.

World, Iraq 5:26am EDT

Malaysia mourns as bodies of MH17 victims finally come home

KUALA LUMPUR - People across Malaysia held a minute's silence and wore black on Friday as the Southeast Asian country observed a day of mourning to mark the return of the first 20 bodies among its citizens killed when a jetliner was downed last month. | Video

Violence-weary Missouri town sees second night of calm

FERGUSON Mo. - The violence-weary town of Ferguson, Missouri, saw a second straight evening of relative calm on Thursday after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen nearly two weeks ago. | Video

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Tens of thousands of Yemeni Houthis protest against govt in capital

SANAA - Tens of thousands of Yemenis demonstrated in the capital Sanaa on Friday in a protest called for by the Shi'ite Houthi movement, which wants the government to resign and reverse a decision on cutting fuel subsidies.