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at 12:01 on July 30, 2014, EDT.

UK government holds crisis meeting on Ebola virus but says it is 'most unlikely' to spread

LONDON - British officials held a crisis meeting Wednesday and warned of a potentially serious threat if the deadly Ebola virus spreads further.

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at 16:45 on July 30, 2014, EDT.

Air Force: Stowaway death triggers security review; boy climbed into compartment in Mali

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Air Force's top civilian and uniformed leaders said Wednesday the failure to prevent a teenager from stowing away aboard a military cargo plane, apparently while on an airfield in the West African nation of Mali, was a serious security lapse.

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at 16:28 on July 30, 2014, EDT.

Almost 2 weeks after Ukraine crash, clashes again prevent experts from reaching bodies

DONETSK, Ukraine - Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky, the remains of some passengers are feared rotting in the 90-degree (32-degree Celsius) midsummer heat, deepening the frustration of relatives desperate to recover the bodies of their loved ones.

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at 16:28 on July 30, 2014, EDT.

Israeli strikes hit UN compound, shopping area in Gaza; Palestinian death toll surpasses 1,350

GAZA, Palestinian Territories - Israeli strikes hit a crowded shopping area in Gaza City Wednesday, hours after tank shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with war refugees in the deadliest of a series of air and artillery attacks that pushed the Palestinian death toll above 1,300 in more than three weeks of fighting.

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at 16:27 on July 30, 2014, EDT.

Rain-triggered landslide buries homes in remote Indian village, killing at least 17

NEW DELHI - Torrential rains triggered a massive landslide that buried a remote village in western India on Wednesday, killing at least 17 people as it swept away scores of houses and possibly trapping many more people under debris, officials said.

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at 16:26 on July 30, 2014, EDT.

UCLA assesses damage after flooding from busted pipe slams campus, including basketball mecca

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A ruptured 93-year-old water main left the UCLA campus awash in 8 million gallons of water in the middle of California's worst drought in decades, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's storied basketball court less than two years after a major renovation.

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at 15:54 on July 30, 2014, EDT.

Report faults Obama administration's oversight of HealthCare.gov, sources say

WASHINGTON - A nonpartisan congressional investigation has concluded that management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes that paralyzed the rollout of President Barack Obama's health care program last year, officials told The Associated Press.

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at 13:25 on July 30, 2014, EDT.

Man who raped, killed Kelsey Grammer's sister denied parole in US; actor opposed release

DENVER - A man who raped and killed actor Kelsey Grammer's sister nearly 40 years ago has been denied parole after the actor testified against his release.

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at 13:29 on July 30, 2014, EDT.

US condemns Israeli shelling of UN school in Gaza, escalating criticism over civilian deaths

WASHINGTON - The United States is condemning Israel's shelling of a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip that was sheltering displaced Palestinians.

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at 12:15 on July 30, 2014, EDT.

Son says us-based missionary fighting Ebola in Liberia, still in isolation

The son of a North Carolina-based missionary says his mother is fighting the Ebola virus while in isolation in Liberia.

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at 11:29 on July 30, 2014, EDT.

Bold rats romp in broad daylight on grass of elegant Louvre Garden in Paris, scaring tourists

PARIS - Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp on the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers and scaring tourists.

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at 11:28 on July 30, 2014, EDT.

Hospital officials say 33 dead after stampede at rap concert on beach in Guinea's capital

CONAKRY, Guinea - Hundreds of people leaving a late-night rap concert on a beach in Guinea rushed to leave through a single exit, creating a stampede that killed at least 33 people, officials said Wednesday.

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