• Factory blast in eastern China kills at least 65

    By Fayen Wong KUNSHAN China (Reuters) - An explosion killed at least 65 people and injured more than 120 at a factory in China that makes wheels for U.S. carmakers, including General Motors, state media said, as the country suffered its worst industrial accident in a year. A preliminary…

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  • African leaders agree steps to fight runaway Ebola outbreak

    By Saliou Samb CONAKRY (Reuters) - West African leaders agreed on Friday to take stronger measures to try to bring the worst outbreak of Ebola under control and prevent it spreading outside the region, including steps to isolate rural communities ravaged by the disease. The World Health…

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  • Argentina debt talks must continue after default: U.S. Judge

    By Joseph Ax, Nicholas Brown and Sarah Marsh NEW YORK/BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina cannot turn its back on negotiations with holdout creditors after defaulting on its sovereign debt, a U.S. judge instructed on Friday, just as the country's failure to service a June interest payment was…

  • Immigration: Obama unloads on House Republicans, warning he’ll act on his own

    President Obama unloaded on House Republicans Friday, accusing them of trying to pass “the most extreme and unworkable versions” of a border-crisis bill just to send a message as they prepared to leave for August recess. “They’re not even trying to actually solve the problem,” Mr. Obama said in a…

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  • Amid national debate, Colorado issues driver's licenses to illegal immigrants

    In what’s become something of a national trend, Colorado began issuing driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants on Friday. State and national conservatives have already lambasted the plan, saying it will encourage more illegal immigration and intensify the wave of Central American migrants flooding…

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  • Judge gives Florida Legislature two weeks to redraw congressional districts

    A state judge on Friday gave lawmakers and officials in Florida two weeks to draft new congressional districts to comply with his July 10 ruling invalidating voting boundaries that he found had been drawn to advance Republican partisan interests. Circuit Judge Terry Lewis instructed the Florida…

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  • House GOP patches family feud on border bill: what that means for future deals

    It looks as if the new GOP leadership team in the House may redeem itself later Friday when it plans to offer – for a second time – legislation to address the child-migrant crisis on the border. On Thursday, acrimony and chaos ruled as House Speaker Boehner (R) of Ohio and the new majority leader,…

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  • Israel bombards Gaza as it searches for soldier

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel bombarded the southern Gaza town of Rafah on Saturday as troops searched for an officer they believe was captured by Hamas in an ambush that shattered a humanitarian cease-fire and set the stage for a major escalation of the 26-day-old war.

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  • 2 Americans detained in North Korea seek US help

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U.S. government to secure their release from what they say could be long prison terms.

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  • In brief lull, Gaza's displaced survey devastation

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Bassem Abul Qumbus looked in despair at the wreck of his home. Shells had punched holes in an upper-floor bedroom. A wall had collapsed into the kitchen. The dozens of baby chicks he'd been raising on the roof were dead, except for three tiny survivors and a slightly…

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  • Car parts plant blast in China kills 65, hurts 100

    BEIJING (AP) — Sixty-five people were killed and dozens seriously burned Saturday by an explosion at an eastern Chinese automotive parts factory that says it supplies General Motors, state media reported.

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  • Ukraine: Body parts retrieved at jet crash site

    HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — Wearing gloves and carrying blue plastic buckets, international investigators finally began gathering up body parts and victims' belongings Friday in the fields where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came down.

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  • A look at Israeli soldiers who have been captured

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli officer Hadar Goldin, a 23-year-old second lieutenant from the central Israeli city of Kfar Saba, was apparently captured on Friday in the mayhem that followed a surprise attack on Israeli troops by militants in the Gaza Strip.

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  • Greek frigate returns after Libya evacuation

    PIRAEUS, Greece (AP) — A Greek navy frigate carrying embassy staff and nearly 200 people from Greece, China and other countries evacuated from the conflict in Libya has returned to a port near Athens.

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  • Top Asian News at 8:00 a.m. GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Sixty-five people were killed and dozens seriously burned Saturday by an explosion at an eastern Chinese automotive parts factory that says it supplies General Motors, state media reported. The blast at the factory in an industrial zone of the city of Kunshan also left more than 100…

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  • Taiwan's pipeline probe focuses on petrochem firm

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Authorities in Taiwan's second biggest city are focusing their investigation on a petrochemical firm after a series of gas pipeline explosions ripped streets apart and flung cars into the air, killing 27 people and injured 267 others.

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  • Landslide blocks Nepal river; 8 people die

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A massive landslide killed at least eight people and blocked a mountain river in northern Nepal, causing the water to form a lake that threatens to burst and sweep several villages, officials said Saturday.

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  • Nepal landslide kills 8, blocking river and raising flood fears

    By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A massive landslide triggered by heavy rains in northeast Nepal on Saturday has killed at least eight people, injured 40 and buried dozens of homes, officials said. The landslide created a mud dam blocking the Sunkoshi river near Jure in the Sindhupalchowk…

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  • House passes border crisis bill as Obama vows to act alone

    The US Congress has passed two measures to stem the flow of Central American children into the United States despite the strong objections of President Barack Obama, who vowed to address the crisis unilaterally. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives late Friday approved allocating…

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  • Fresh bloodshed in Gaza as Hamas denies holding soldier

    A fresh wave of violence killed dozens in Gaza after the collapse of a UN and US backed ceasefire, officials said Saturday, as Hamas denied it kidnapped an Israeli soldier. A Palestinian delegation was due to arrive in Cairo for talks on the terms of a durable truce, however, even after the…

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