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Relative lull in Gaza as UN calls for cease-fire

JERUSALEM—Israel and Hamas have lowered the pace of the fighting in the three-week-old Gaza war as international efforts intensify to end the conflict that has already killed 1,030 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers.

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Islamic State militants destroy 14th-century mosque in Mosul

BAGHDAD—Militants from the Islamic State group blew up a mosque and shrine dating back to the 14th century in Mosul on Sunday, local residents said, the latest casualty in a week that has seen a half dozen of the Iraqi city’s most revered holy places destroyed.

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2nd American working in Africa infected with Ebola

BOONE, North Carolina—A second American aid worker at a West African hospital has been infected with the deadly Ebola virus, an aid group said on Sunday, amid what the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling the largest outbreak ever recorded of the disease.

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