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4 dead, more than 100 hurt after Taiwan explosions

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At least four people were dead and more than 100 others were injured after a series of explosions in Taiwan late Thursday, local media reported.  



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Russia's Sberbank says can fulfill obligations despite EU sanctions

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Russia's largest lender Sberbank assured clients and partners on Thursday it would continue to fulfill all obligations despite inclusion in the latest round of EU sanctions against Russia for Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis. "Sberbank of Russia has all the necessary resources, management experience and...(more) 



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Taiwan gas pipeline blasts injure around 230, fatalities feared

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Multiple gas pipeline explosions ripped through the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, leaving at least five people feared dead and injuring around 230, officials said Friday. The explosions, believed to have been caused by a gas leak, triggered a massive inferno with eyewitnesses reporting several bodies...(more) 



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Guinea police arrest four after deadly concert stampede

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Guinea police arrested four people on Thursday over a stampede at a seafront rap concert that left 34 people dead, including 11 children, a judicial source told AFP. The victims were trampled at a beach in the capital Conakry as thousands surged to the narrow exits...(more) 



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France's Iliad challenges Sprint for control of T-Mobile

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By Soyoung Kim and Leila Abboud PARIS/NEW YORK (Reuters) - French telecoms company Iliad SA has made a surprise offer for T-Mobile US Inc , setting up a potential bidding war with rival suitor Sprint Corp , the U.S. mobile carrier now controlled by Japan's Softbank...(more) 




Worker shoots CEO, commits suicide in Chicago: cops

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A recently demoted employee shot and "gravely" wounded the CEO of a Chicago-based technology company in a downtown high-rise shortly before 10 a.m. Thursday, police said.  



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Police: Man used cologne to set ex-lover's home on fire

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Accused arsonist reportedly told police he wan ted to 'make his mark.'          



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Raw: 2 hurt in NY trench collapse

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Emergency workers rescued two victims of trench collapse at a construction site outside a home in Rye, New York. After pulling one worker to safety quickly, it took rescuers about half an hour to get the second one out. (July 31)          



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Border crisis bill derails in House amid Cruz-inspired disarray

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House Speaker John A. Boehner was always expected to have trouble passing emergency funds for the crisis at the Southwestern border -- but Republican Sen. Ted Cruz made his job impossible. 




House Republicans abandon vote on border security bill in face of Tea Party opposition

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House Republicans abruptly abandoned a bill to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday after last-minute maneuvering failed to lock down sufficient conservative support.  




US advises against non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone

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CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday issued a travel advisory against non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in an effort to curb the spread of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has so far claimed more...(more) 



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Norway calls off terror alert, no longer sees imminent Islamist attack

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Norway's government called off a week-long terror alert on Thursday, saying an attack by a militant Islamist group with combat training in Syria was no longer seen as imminent. Security forces had been put on high alert last Thursday with armed units placed at high-risk locations...(more) 



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