GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli forces backed by artillery barrages and airstrikes launched a major ground offensive into the Gaza Strip late Thursday, marking a dramatic escalation of the 10-day-old conflict with the Palestinian militant group Hamas.
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KIEV, Ukraine — A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet with 298 people on board crashed Thursday after apparently being struck by a missile over an area of eastern Ukraine where government forces have been battling pro-Russia separatists. There were no survivors.
A Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 295 people crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday and may have been shot down, Russian and Ukrainian media reported.
WASHINGTON — International health officials warned Thursday that recent budget cuts have impeded the ability of the World Health Organization to respond to the Ebola outbreak that has killed at least 603 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
DADAAB, Kenya — At night he dreams of the sea.
KABUL — Afghan election officials on Thursday began a nationwide recount of ballots casts in last month’s disputed presidential runoff vote, just hours after Taliban insurgents staged a predawn attack on Kabul International Airport.
PARIS — Forty people were injured when two trains collided Thursday in southeast France, local officials in Pau said.
ALEPPO, Syria — The informant began to beg as soon as he was pulled from the police truck, which was painted hot pink, blue and black in a poor attempt at military camouflage.
At least 20 people have been killed and seven others injured in a typhoon that ripped through the Philippines, government officials said Wednesday.
LONDON — In a massive national dragnet, British police have arrested more than 600 suspected pedophiles who allegedly accessed pornographic images of children on the Internet, authorities said Wednesday.