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Carnage at U.N. school as Israel pounds Gaza Strip

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israeli shelling killed at least 15 Palestinians sheltering in a U.N.-run school and another 17 near a street market on Wednesday, Gaza's Health Ministry said, with no ceasefire in sight after more than three weeks of fighting. | Video

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More violence in China's Xinjiang, prominent academic indicted

BEIJING - China formally indicted a prominent ethnic Uighur professor for separatism on Wednesday, as security forces flooded into the far western region of Xinjiang amid more reports of violence following what the government called a terrorist attack.

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Hezbollah commander killed in Iraq-sources

BEIRUT - A Hezbollah commander has died during a mission in Iraq, sources familiar with the incident said on Wednesday, indicating the Lebanese group that is already fighting in Syria's civil war may be involved in a second conflict in the region.

Syria, Iraq, Middle East 8:47pm BST

Liberia shuts schools, considers quarantine to curb Ebola

DAKAR - Liberia will close schools and consider quarantining some communities, it said on Wednesday, announcing the toughest measures yet imposed by a West African government to halt the worst Ebola outbreak on record.

Africa 9:17pm BST

Fourth female suicide bomber hits Nigeria's Kano, kills six

KANO Nigeria - A suicide bomber blew herself up at a college in northern Nigeria's biggest city of Kano on Wednesday, killing six people in the fourth such attack there in less than a week, the government said.

Africa 6:59pm BST

Kerry presses India on global trade deal as deadline looms

NEW DELHI - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who arrived in India on Wednesday for an official visit, has pressed New Delhi to drop its opposition to global trade reforms, saying it was a test of the country's commitment to advance economic liberalisation.

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