JABALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip — Most residents were asleep when the strikes started Wednesday at a United Nations school sheltering 3,300 Palestinians displaced by the war between Israel and the militant group Hamas.
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WASHINGTON — Federal officials are working to fast-track the development of an Ebola vaccine and hope to begin human trials in September, said a top National Institutes of Health official Thursday, as the outbreak of the deadly disease worsened in West Africa.
TAIPEI — At least 24 people were killed and 270 injured in multiple gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, local authorities said Friday.
WASHINGTON—On a day that was supposed to signal new leadership in the House, Speaker John A. Boehner was plagued with the same old GOP infighting Thursday when he was forced to abruptly cancel a vote to approve $659 million in emergency funding for the border crisis because conservatives — spurred on by Republican Sen. Ted Cruz—rallied against it.
Three years after Western powers helped Libyan rebels overthrow dictator Moammar Gadhafi, they have at least temporarily abandoned efforts on the ground to bolster Libya’s foundering democracy.
A giraffe in South Africa has died after cracking its head on a bridge as it was being transported in an open vehicle down a freeway. As anger spread on Twitter, local media quoted the owner as saying the animal had craned its neck.
TAPACHULA, Mexico — Heidy Cabrera said she was finishing her shift at a supermarket checkout counter in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, when her mother called to deliver the news. Her boyfriend, Diego, had been killed on the way home from his construction job — shot in the head 40 times.
Belarus’ long-ruling president, Alexander Lukashenko, is sometimes referred to as Europe’s “last dictator.” But while he is frequently criticized abroad, Belarusans are the ones who feel the effects of his laws and policies. According to the state-run news agency BelTA, the president warned of drastic punishments for offenders polluting the environment, including the “confiscation of vehicles.”
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — The World Health Organization and the West Africa nations hit hardest by a deadly Ebola outbreak plan to pump $100 million into an intensified push against the disease that will deploy several hundred more health workers.
JERUSALEM — Israel won’t sign up to a truce that curtails its ability to destroy tunnels Hamas dug to launch attacks from Gaza, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday, as the country called up an additional 16,000 reservists.