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Short Gaza truce takes hold; many bodies pulled from rubble

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Palestinians in the Gaza Strip poured into the streets on Saturday to recover their dead and stock up on food supplies after a 12-hour humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas took hold on the 19th day of their conflict. | Video

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Malaysia, Dutch PMs to discuss access to plane crash site

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Saturday he would meet his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte next week to discuss how to secure full access for investigators to the site in Ukraine where a Malaysian airliner was downed.

United Nations 6:50am EDT

Egypt summons Turkish envoy for second time over Erdogan comments

CAIRO - Egypt summoned the Turkish charge d'affaires on Saturday for the second time in a month to complain about comments by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan deemed insulting to the leadership in Cairo, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said.

Egypt 10:56am EDT

Boko Haram clashes with Cameroon soldiers in cross-border attacks

YAOUNDE - Nigeria's Islamist militant group Boko Haram has carried out two cross-border attacks into Cameroon since Friday, killing at least four soldiers and prompting the Cameroonian army to send reinforcements to the area, army sources said on Saturday.

Africa 8:53am EDT

Gunmen in army uniforms seize Sunni official in Baghdad: police, security officials

BAGHDAD - Gunmen in army uniforms have seized a senior local official and prominent member of a Sunni Islamist party from his Baghdad home, police and security sources said on Saturday.

10:53am EDT

Mayor of central Ukrainian city shot dead

KIEV - The mayor of the central Ukrainian town of Kremenchuk was shot dead on Saturday and the house of another mayor in Lviv to the West was hit by fire from a grenade launcher, the Interior Ministry said.

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