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Crunch time for Gaza truce talks as death toll passes 800

Crunch time for Gaza truce talks as death toll passes 800

US Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional leaders to nail down a Gaza ceasefire as the civilian death toll soared, and further violence flared between Israelis and Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.

Man arrested after castrations in Chinese nursing home

Man arrested after castrations in Chinese nursing home

Police in China have arrested a man on suspicion of castrating or partially castrating four patients at a nursing home, state media said, in the latest scandal to hit the country's medical sector.

Horror at Israeli attack on UN school

Horror at Israeli attack on UN school

Gazan authorities say Israeli forces have shelled a shelter at a UN-run school, killing at least 15 people as the Palestinian death toll in the conflict climbed over 750 and attempts at a truce remained elusive.

Another air disaster - passenger jet wreckage found

Another air disaster - passenger jet wreckage found

Authorities say they have located the wreckage of an Air Algerie flight after it crashed in northern Mali carrying 116 passengers and crew, nearly half of them French, en route from Burkina Faso to Algeria.

Botched execution sparks calls for death penalty rethink

Botched execution sparks calls for death penalty rethink

Lawyers for a double-murderer whose lethal injection in Arizona dragged on for two hours called for an outside review of the "horrifically botched execution" and prompted new calls on Thursday for the United States to abandon the death penalty.

Taiwan launches inquiry into plane crash

Taiwan launches inquiry into plane crash

Taiwan authorities have launched an investigation into the crash of a TransAsia Airways turboprop plane in which 48 people were killed with the weather expected to be a factor in the inquiry.

Train rams school bus in south India; 20 dead

Train rams school bus in south India; 20 dead

A train slammed into a school bus in southern India, killing at least 19 children and the driver, police said.

Pet peeves: Do dogs feel jealousy?

Pet peeves: Do dogs feel jealousy?

Dogs are a man's best friend, and new research says canines want to keep it that way.

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