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    Explosion at chemical plant in eastern Ukraine sparks fire

Explosion at chemical plant in eastern Ukraine sparks fire

A powerful explosion rocked a chemical plant and set it on fire Monday outside the separatist stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, where fierce fighting has surged despite a renewed diplomatic push for peace.

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    Persevering past roadblocks to build promising Ebola vaccine

Persevering past roadblocks to build promising Ebola vaccine

It took 16 years of twists and turns. Over and over, Dr. Nancy Sullivan thought she was close to an Ebola vaccine, only to see the next experiment fail.

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    University of South Carolina murder-suicide leaves 2 dead

University of South Carolina murder-suicide leaves 2 dead

Two people died Thursday in an apparent murder-suicide inside a building on the University of South Carolina’s campus in busy downtown Columbia.

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    Jordan launches series of new airstrikes in war on Islamic State

Jordan launches series of new airstrikes in war on Islamic State

Dozens of Jordanian fighter jets bombed Islamic State training centers and weapons storage sites Thursday, intensifying attacks after the militants burned to death a captured Jordanian pilot.

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    Saudi Arabia connected to 9/11 by “20th hijacker” testimony

Saudi Arabia connected to 9/11 by “20th hijacker” testimony

Lawyers for victims of the Sept. 11 attacks say they have new evidence that agents of Saudi Arabia “directly and knowingly” helped the hijackers, including sworn testimony from the so-called 20th hijacker and from three principals of the U.S. government’s two primary probes of the attacks.

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    Christie dodges reporter questions in UK

Christie dodges reporter questions in UK

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie canceled plans to talk with reporters in London on Tuesday after his comments on vaccinations sparked a political flap at home.

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    IS burns pilot to death in new video

IS burns pilot to death in new video

Islamic State militants put to death a captured Jordanian fighter pilot by burning him alive in a cage, according to a video the group released Tuesday. The kingdom vowed a swift and lethal response to what it called a “barbaric” act.

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    Malaysian missing flight an ‘accident’, according to officials

Malaysian missing flight an ‘accident’, according to officials

Malaysia’s government formally declared still-missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 an accident on Thursday and said all those on board were presumed dead, paving the way for compensation claims but angering victims’ families still waiting for evidence of the plane’s fate.

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    Ukrainian government moves to declare separatist republics as terrorist groups

Ukrainian government moves to declare separatist republics as terrorist groups

The Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday declared the Russia-backed separatist republics in the east to be terrorist organizations, formally eliminating the possibility of holding peace talks with their representatives, as fighting escalated.

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    Yemen president, prime minister resign amid siege

Yemen president, prime minister resign amid siege

Yemen’s U.S.-backed president quit Thursday under pressure from rebels holding him captive in his home, severely complicating American efforts to combat al-Qaida’s powerful local franchise and raising fears that the Arab world’s poorest country will fracture into mini-states.

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