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Israel and Hamas truce under way Israel and Hamas begin an unconditional 72-hour ceasefire after 24 days of fighting, as talks on a more permanent truce are due in Cairo. Details Multiple Taiwan gas blasts kill 24 A series of gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung kills at least 24 people and injures about 270 others. Details Sudan 'apostasy' woman arrives in US A woman who fled Sudan after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam has arrived in the US state of New Hampshire to start a new life. Details Hopes 'bleak' for landslide missing Officials say hopes of finding any more survivors from a landslide that buried a village are fading, as the number of bodies found passes 50. Details Ebola victim heads to US hospital A hospital in Atlanta is preparing to receive a US aid worker infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa. Details Xinjiang imam murder 'suspects shot' Police have shot dead two suspects in the killing of the imam of China's largest mosque and captured another, state media say. Details US ex-governor's wife 'sought gifts' The star witness in the corruption trial of Virginia ex-governor Bob McDonnell says the ex-first lady sought gifts in return for business help. Details China manufacturing growth speeds up China's factory activity grows at its fastest pace in more than two year in July, the latest in a series of signs that the country's economy may be stabilising. Details WTO fails to seal global trade deal The World Trade Organization says its 160 members have failed to agree a global customs pact drawn up in meetings in Bali last December. Details Argentina blames US for debt default Argentina blames the US for its default, calling the mediator in debt negotiations which ended in failure "incompetent". Details Police urged to carry drugs antidote US Attorney General Eric Holder has urged federal law enforcement agencies to equip some of their officers with the heroin overdose antidote Naloxone. Details Make-up 'godfather' Dick Smith dies Oscar-winning make-up artist Dick Smith, who memorably transformed Marlon Brando into Vito Corleone in The Godfather, has died aged 92. Details Goalkeepers' penalty 'flaw' revealed Goalkeepers in penalty shoot-outs make a predictable error that could influence the outcome of the game according to new research. Details