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Smoke rises from the Gaza power plant after it was hit by Israeli strikes, in the Nusseirat refugee camp, central Gaza Strip,Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the fighting so far. The plant’s shutdown was bound to lead to further serious disruptions of the flow of electricity and water to Gaza’s 1.7 million people. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)Senior PLO official says also speaking for Hamas; at least 100 Palestinians killed Tuesday.

2014-07-29 06:38:51 -0600

Inside the Frantic Moments After Florida Beach Plane CrashSARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Law enforcement officials in Florida say a 9-year-old girl has died from injuries suffered when she was hit by a plane that crash-landed on the beach where she was walking with her father.

2014-07-29 07:51:19 -0600

China Police Special Force Bomb squad personnel walk with metal detectors at Tiananmen Square in Beijing Monday, March 3, 2014, ahead of the opening ceremony of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)Dozens of people were killed and injured in a "terrorist attack" in China's far western Xinjiang region, home to the mainly Muslim Uighur minority, state media reported Tuesday.

2014-07-29 08:49:20 -0600