Israel and Hamas agreed on a 72-hour ceasefire beginning on Friday, alongside a diplomatic push for a more durable end to the bloodshed, after 25 days of bloody confrontation.
A series of powerful gas blasts killed at least 24 people and injured up to 271 in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung.
Sierra Leone cyclist Moses Sesay was quarantined and tested for Ebola at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, but his results came back negative.
Edward Snowden's temporary asylum status in Russia will expire at midnight Thursday.
An international probe into the downing of flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine inched forward on Thursday as experts risked attack to reach the site for the first time.
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