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18 Russian Miners Feared Trapped

Officials in Russia's Far North say 18 miners are thought to be trapped in a coal mine after an explosion.

Authorities say the blast happened Monday in the Komi region.

It was not immediately clear what caused the explosion.

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Israeli forces' flares light up the night sky over Gaza City on July 29, 2014.

Video On the Scene: In Gaza, Darkness Brings Dread and Death

Palestinians fear nighttime raids, many feel abandoned by outside world, VOA's Scott Bobb reports More