by Daily Digest

UN launches aid operation in Iraq; Pope Francis wants to visit China; German ambassador summoned to Ankara over spying claims; Sri Lanka blocks UN war crimes investigators; and more 

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UN Launches Aid Operation in Iraq

Rockets hit refugee convoy in Ukraine; Pope Francis ends Korea visit; Israel reclaims Mosul dam, Julian Assange to leave Ecuadorian embassy in London after two years; and more 

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Berlin Talks Stall as Luhansk Sees Fire

North Korea fires rockets as Pope begins five-day visit; Okinawans protest relocation of US military base; US tightens control on arms transfer to Israel; Brazil mourns presidential candidate; and more

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North Korea Fires Rockets as Pope Visits South Kor

Iraq's political crisis intensifies; US to increase Navy presence in Australia; Indonesia to wade into South China Sea dispute; Liberia to receive experimental ebola drug; Russia sends aid convoy to Ukraine; and more

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Iraq Nominates Shia Leader to Replace Nouri al-Mal

Egypt brokers brief cease-fire in Gaza; China refuses to suspend development in South China Sea; Armenia and Azerbaijan pledge $200 million to fight ebola; and more 

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Seventy-Two Hour Cease-Fire Initiated in Gaza

US-Africa summit focuses on ebola outbreak; Japanese PM wraps up Latin America tour; Chinese earthquake kills 400; ISIS captures Kurdish territory; Russia to hold war games near Ukraine border; and more 

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Obama Hosts U.S.-Africa Summit

Israel vows to destroy Hamas' tunnel network; North Korean companies blacklisted for shipping Cuban weapons to Pyongyang; Sierra Leone declares ebola emergency; militants destroy treasures in Mosul; and more 

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Israel Vows to Destroy Gaza Tunnels

Russia's central bank promises to help financial institutions affected by sanctions; Chinese Communist Party cracks down on corruption; Uighur people dispute official account of clashes in Xinjiang; airline suspends flights to help stop spread of ebola; and more 

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Russia Reacts to New U.S., EU Sanctions

US and EU to impose strict sanctions on Russia; China's former domestic security chief investigated for corruption; military exercises over East China Sea cause flight delays and cancelations; Hamid Karzai's cousin killed in Kabul suicide bombing; Argentina close to defaulting on loan; and more 

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U.S., EU to Toughen Sanctions on Russia

Pressure for Gaza ceasefire mounts; trial underway for crew of South Korean ferry that sank killing 304; political deal in Cambodia could end parliamentary deadlock; West Africa struggles to contain ebola outbreak; sustained fighting in Ukraine keeps investigators away from MH17 crash site; and more 

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Lull in Gaza as Pressure for Cease-Fire Mounts