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Landslides hit Japan's Hiroshima, killing at least 36

HIROSHIMA (Reuters) - At least 36 people, including several children, were killed in Japan on Wednesday, when landslides triggered by torrential rain slammed into the outskirts of the western city of Hiroshima, and the toll could rise further, police said.<p>Seven people were missing after a month’s …

Drug for Ebola-like virus promising in ill monkeys

WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental drug saved monkeys from a virus closely related to Ebola even after symptoms began, Texas researchers reported …

Supreme Court blocks same-sex marriages in Virginia

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court blocked gay and lesbian couples from marrying in Virginia Wednesday as it edges closer to deciding whether same-sex marriage should be legalized nationwide.<p>The ruling puts on hold a federal appeals court's verdict last month striking down the state's ban on gay …

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Ebola Treatment May Emerge From Drug For Another Virus

With the latest outbreak of Ebola in western African claiming more than 1,200 lives since March, any advances on the treatment front are welcome—even …

Liberia security forces quarantine Monrovia slum in effort to stop Ebola

Security forces deployed Wednesday to enforce a quarantine around a slum in the Liberian capital, stepping up the government's fight to stop the spread of Ebola and unnerving residents.<p>Liberia has the highest death toll of the four West African countries affected by the dreaded disease, and its …

Strikes, counterstrikes resume between Israel and Hamas after talks fail

Strikes and counterstrikes between Israel and Hamas resumed as talks aimed at agreeing to a longer-term truce fell apart.<p>Since the temporary ceasefire crumbled Tuesday, at least 137 rockets have been launched from Gaza, the Israeli military said. Of those, 94 hit Israel and 24 were …

Rising danger prompted U.S. effort to rescue James Foley, other hostages

The United States sent a team of special operation forces to Syria this summer to try to rescue American journalist<p>James Foleyand other hostages held by Islamic militants, U.S. officials said Wednesday.<p>"The U.S. government had what we believed was sufficient intelligence, and when the opportunity …

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