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Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor

| |Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers said Moscow had "outright lied" about its role and dangerously escalated the conflict.

Sources: US considering new relief mission in Iraq

| |Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

The Obama administration is considering a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.

Israeli premier, Hamas declare victory in Gaza war

| |Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Both Israel's prime minister and Hamas declared victory Wednesday in the Gaza war, though their competing claims left questions over future terms of their uneasy peace still lingering.

US official warns Ebola outbreak will get worse

| |Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading American health official warned that the outbreak sweeping West Africa would get worse.

Gaza truce open-ended, but puts off tough issues

| |Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

Israel and Gaza's ruling Hamas agreed Tuesday to an open-ended cease-fire after seven weeks of fighting — an uneasy deal that halts the deadliest war the sides have fought in years, with more than 2,200 killed, but puts off the most difficult issues.

No sign of quick end to Ukraine conflict

| |Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

Ukraine's president said Wednesday that Vladimir Putin accepts the principles of a peace plan for Ukraine but the Russian leader insisted that only Kiev can reach a cease-fire deal with the pro-Moscow separatists.

Ukrainian president dissolves parliament

| |Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

Ukraine's president on Monday dissolved parliament and called for early elections in October as his country continues to battle a pro-Russian insurgency in its eastern regions.

Liberia: Doctor given experimental Ebola drug dies

| |Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

A Liberian doctor who received one of the last known doses of an experimental Ebola drug has died, officials said Monday. Separately, Canada said it has yet to send out an untested vaccine that the government is donating.

American held in Syria freed after nearly 2 years

| |Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

As the U.S. mourned an American journalist beheaded by Islamic militants, the nation found something of a reprieve with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria.

Gaza attacks triggers Israeli exodus from border

| |Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

Hundreds of Israelis left their homes along the border with the Gaza Strip on Monday, reflecting growing frustration over the war with Hamas and the Palestinian mortar fire raining down on their communities. Tens of thousands of Israelis have fled the area in nearly two months of fighting, which has turned the communities into virtual ghost towns.