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An Israeli aircraft’s missile struck a car traveling in the southern Gaza Strip, killing a Palestinian militant on Monday.

A volcano near Tokyo erupted on Monday, shooting up billowing smoke and showering parts of the capital with a fine ash.

A Georgia-based soldier said his military training helped him land safely on his first skydiving jump after the instructor he was tethered to died from an apparent heart attack as they parachuted over South Carolina Monday.

The Senate confirmed Eric Holder as attorney general on Monday.

Artillery shells slam into an overcrowded hospital in Columbo, Sri Lanka, for the second day in the northern war zone, bringing the death toll to at least 11 people, officials said Monday.

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