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Israel, Palestinian militant groups agree to three-day Gaza truce

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel and Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip have agreed to a three-day humanitarian truce to begin Friday morning, and negotiators from both sides will travel to Cairo to discuss a longer-term solution. | Video

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Sierra Leone declares emergency as Ebola death toll hits 729

FREETOWN - Sierra Leone has declared a state of emergency and called in troops to quarantine Ebola victims, joining neighbouring Liberia in imposing controls as the death toll from the outbreak of the virus hit 729 in West Africa. | Video

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China lifts air control measures caused by military drills

SHANGHAI - China will on Friday lift air traffic control measures imposed to allow military drills and which have caused major delays and cancellations of flights, raising concerns over airline earnings.

China 9:04pm EDT

Fresh cabinet casualty as Trinidad sports minister quits

PORT OF SPAIN Trinidad - Trinidad and Tobago's sports minister resigned on Thursday after a government probe found fraud in one of his ministry's programs, becoming the 12th member of Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar's cabinet to quit or be sacked.

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Family of American held in North Korea says worried by health reports

- The family of a U.S. missionary imprisoned in North Korea said on Thursday it was "devastating" to read an interview published in a Japanese newspaper in which he said his health had deteriorated and he felt abandoned by the U.S. government.

Japan, North Korea 8:18pm EDT

Hacking attack in Canada bears signs of Chinese army unit: expert

OTTAWA/TORONTO - The recent hacking attempt on a sensitive Canadian government computer network is similar to attacks mounted by an elite unit of the Chinese army based in Shanghai, according to a cybersecurity expert.

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