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21 Palestinians killed as Israel pounds Gaza on Wednesday

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israeli fire killed at least 21 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip early on Wednesday as the Jewish state said it targeted Islamist militants at dozens of sites across the coastal enclave, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised ceasefire proposal. | Video

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Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor dies from virus

FREETOWN - The doctor leading Sierra Leone's fight against the worst Ebola outbreak on record died from the virus on Tuesday, the country's chief medical officer said. | Video

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Putin may have passed point of no-return over Ukraine

MOSCOW - Vladimir Putin risks becoming an international pariah over the Ukraine crisis but the Russian president is battening down the hatches for the gathering economic and political storm.

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Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor dies from virus

FREETOWN - Sierra Leone's top doctor fighting an outbreak of Ebola has died from the virus, the country's chief medical officer, Brima Kargbo, said on Tuesday. | Video

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U.S. home prices down in May, but consumer confidence strong

NEW YORK - U.S. single-family home prices fell unexpectedly in May, declining for the first time in more than two years in the latest signal of the wobbly state of the housing market.

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U.S. House Speaker Boehner dismisses talk of impeaching Obama

WASHINGTON - Republicans have no plans to begin impeachment proceedings against President Barack Obama, House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner declared on Tuesday, putting the blame on Democrats for stirring up pre-midterm election tensions in Washington.

At least 24 dead in Guinea beach concert stampede

CONAKRY - At least 24 people were killed in a stampede at a beachside concert in Guinea's capital Conakry, news agency AFP said, with Guinea's Presidency declaring a week of mourning after what it described as a "tragic drama".