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at 15:05 on July 25, 2014, EDT.

US Kerry says no deal yet on 7-day truce between Israel and Hamas

JERUSALEM - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he has not yet reached a deal between Israel and Hamas to call a 7-day humanitarian truce in the Gaza war but is continuing work.

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at 14:58 on July 25, 2014, EDT.

A missile launcher, a passenger jet: What happened the day Flight 17 went down?

SNIZHNE, Ukraine - It was lunchtime when a tracked launcher with four SA-11 surface-to-air missiles rolled into town and parked on Karapetyan Street. Fifteen hundred miles (2,400 kilometres) to the west, passengers were checking in for Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

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at 14:43 on July 25, 2014, EDT.

Police: Carjacked vehicle hits Philadelphia crowd, killing 2 children, critically injuring 3

PHILADELPHIA - Two men forced a woman into the backseat of her vehicle at gunpoint, drove off but later lost control and plowed into a group of people on a corner near a fruit stand in Philadelphia on Friday, police said. Two children were killed, and three other people were critically injured.

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at 14:24 on July 25, 2014, EDT.

George Zimmerman files notice he'll appeal dismissal of defamation suit against NBC

ORLANDO, Fla. - George Zimmerman has filed a notice to appeal the dismissal of his defamation lawsuit against NBC Universal and three reporters.

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at 14:18 on July 25, 2014, EDT.

NewsAlert:Israel's security cabinet rejects US proposal for Gaza truce:media

JERUSALEM - Israel media: Israel's security cabinet unanimously rejects U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's proposal for Gaza truce.

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at 14:08 on July 25, 2014, EDT.

US states' use of execution drugs varies widely; shortages, opposition are factors

The almost two-hour execution of an Arizona death row inmate with a new, two-drug combination has highlighted the varied approach that U.S. states take with lethal injection drugs, with types, combinations and dosages varying widely. A question-and-answer look at how the disparity came about and why, following more than three decades in which all death penalty states used the same three-drug mixture.

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at 14:06 on July 25, 2014, EDT.

Fox News anchor pleads guilty to disorderly conduct after US airport incident

MINNEAPOLIS - A Fox News weekend anchor pleaded guilty Friday to disorderly conduct following after a May arrest at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in which a police video showed he struggled with officers.

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at 13:48 on July 25, 2014, EDT.

3-year-old boy crashes Jeep into neighbour's house in US; goes home to watch cartoons

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. - Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into a home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons.

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at 13:06 on July 25, 2014, EDT.

Taiwan plane crash survivor crawls out, phones father from nearby house to pick her up

XIXI, Taiwan - The 10 survivors of Taiwan's worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the wreckage and seeking help at a nearby home.

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at 13:00 on July 25, 2014, EDT.

Australia, Netherland offer security detachments for Malaysia Airlines crash site in Ukraine

KHARKIV, Ukraine - A small group of Dutch and Australian investigators combed the sprawling, unsecured site where Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 went down, taking notes and photos as their governments prepared police detachments they hope can help protect the crash area and bring the last of the victims home.

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at 12:21 on July 25, 2014, EDT.

Soldiers guard Air Algerie wreckage in Mali after black box found; no survivors

PARIS - French soldiers recovered a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, officials said.

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at 12:38 on July 25, 2014, EDT.

Bayreuth's annual Wagner festival starts with dramatic pause as technical malfunction hits

BERLIN - Bayreuth's annual opera festival has gotten off to an unexpectedly dramatic start, with a technical malfunction forcing an interruption shortly after the opening performance of Richard Wagner's "Tannhaeuser" kicked off.

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