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Israel intensifies Gaza assault, Egyptians revise truce plan

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GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel knocked out Gaza's only power plant and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets on Tuesday, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal for halting its war with Islamist guerrillas in the enclave. | Video

Libyan militants overrun Benghazi special forces base as chaos deepens

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BENGHAZI Libya - Militant fighters overran a Libyan special forces base in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday after a battle involving rockets and warplanes that killed at least 30 people.

Ukrainian servicemen stand near weapons, seized from pro-Russian separatists, near Slaviansk July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Where Ukraine's separatists get their weapons

DONETSK, Ukraine - New documents and interviews add to the evidence that weapons - from small arms to armoured personnel carriers, tanks and sophisticated missile systems - are flowing from Moscow into eastern Ukraine.   Full Article 

A no entry sign is pictured outside the GlaxoSmithKline building in Hounslow, west London June 18, 2013.  REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Despite strains, GlaxoSmithKline dividend safe

London - GlaxoSmithKline's fat dividend is under strain but Britain's biggest drugmaker is likely to scrape by without cutting payouts as it seeks to compensate investors during a bumpy reshaping of the company.  Full Article 

A man carrying a bag adorned with a British Union Jack flag steps into a bus departing from Sofia's central bus station to London via Austria, Germany and France January 2, 2014. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Britain cuts EU migrants' access to welfare

Prime Minister David Cameron sets out new welfare rules to cut European migrants' access to social security payments, marking the latest in a string of British measures aimed at addressing voters' concerns over immigration.  Full Article 

A fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) holds an ISIL flag and a weapon on a street in the city of Mosul, June 23, 2014.  REUTERS/Stringer

Islamic State video wages psychological war

BAGHDAD - Islamic State, the al Qaeda spin-off that seized wide swathes of Iraq almost unopposed last month, has released a video warning Iraqi soldiers who may still have some fight in them that they risk being rounded up en masse and executed.  Full Article 

Mine worker Jimmy Adoum weighs gold on a scale balance in a hut at the foot of the Ndassima gold mine in Central African Republic, May 22, 2014.  REUTERS/Daniel Flynn

Gold feeds Central African religious violence

NDASSIMA, Central African Republic - The giant Ndassima goldmine was overrun by the mainly Muslim Seleka rebels more than year ago. It now forms part of an illicit economy driving sectarian conflict in one of Africa's most unstable countries.  Full Article 

England's Moeen Ali wears wristbands supporting Gaza and Palestine during the third cricket test match against India at the Rose Bowl cricket ground in Southampton, England July 28, 2014. REUTERS/Philip Brown

Ali banned from wearing 'Save Gaza' wristbands

SOUTHAMPTON England - Batsman Moeen Ali has been banned from wearing wristbands featuring the slogans "Save Gaza" and "Free Palestine", the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced.  Full Article