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Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - Israel and Palestinians mark one year since last summer's devastating war in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, with a ceasefire still largely holding but few of the issues that led to the conflict resolved.

Koh Samui (Thailand) (AFP) - The high-profile trial of two Myanmar migrants charged with killing two British holidaymakers opened Wednesday on the holiday island of Koh Samui, in a grim case that has tarnished Thailand's reputation as a tourist haven.

Sydney (AFP) - A Serbian war crimes suspect known as "Captain Dragan" was reportedly due to be flown from Australia to Croatia Wednesday to face allegations of torture and murder after battling extradition for a decade.

Havana (AFP) - Four countries supporting peace talks between the Colombian government and FARC rebels called for an "urgent de-escalation" of armed conflict, as 1,200 terrified indigenous people fled more heavy fighting.

Bangkok (AFP) - Fourteen Thai students detained for an anti-coup protest were released from jail Wednesday but still face sedition charges, a lawyer said, in a case that has heightened concerns over civil liberties in the junta-ruled kingdom.

Studies in Australia, North America and Europe have shown that advanced breast cancer rates have not declined when women have regular mammograms.

Washington (AFP) - Only about 60 Syrian rebels are being trained by the United States to take on the Islamic State group, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said, admitting it was far below the number hoped for.

Washington (AFP) - The US Army is to cut 40,000 soldiers from its ranks over the next two years at home and abroad, a defense official said, in a move that will raise doubts about its ability to fight wars.

By Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares tumbled to a one-and-a-half-year low on Wednesday and the safe-haven yen rallied as Chinese stocks struggled to pull out of a tailspin, ...

Koh Samui (Thailand) (AFP) - The families of two British backpackers murdered on a Thai island last year will attend the trial of the alleged killers, they said Wednesday, in a grim case that has tarnished the country's tourist haven reputation.

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