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Argentina fails to reach debt agreement, default imminent

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BUENOS AIRES/NEW YORK - Argentina faces its second default in more than 12 years after talks with holdout creditors failed on Wednesday. | Video

Carnage at U.N. school as Israel pounds Gaza Strip

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GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israeli shelling killed at least 15 Palestinians sheltering in a U.N.-run school and another 17 near a street market on Wednesday, Gaza's Health Ministry said, with no ceasefire in sight after more than three weeks of fighting. | Video

A painted sign for a public house named 'The Banker' is seen in the City of London July 30, 2014. REUTERS/Toby Melville

BoE cracks down on banker bonuses

Bankers who break rules on their conduct may have to hand back bonuses up to seven years after being awarded them, the Bank of England says as it unveils some of the world's toughest curbs on the sector.  Full Article | Factbox 

Neil Wallis, former deputy editor at the News of the World, leaves the Leveson Inquiry into media practices at the High Court in London April 2, 2012.  REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Murdoch's ex-editors charged over hacking

London - Two more senior journalists from Rupert Murdoch's defunct British tabloid the News of the World have been charged with phone-hacking, prosecutors said, weeks after the paper's former editor was jailed for the crime.  Full Article 

Women study Hadith excerpts at Maska Road Islamic School in Kaduna, July 16, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney

The battle of ideas against Boko Haram

KADUNA, Nigeria - In classrooms facing a sandy courtyard in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna, Maska Road Islamic School teaches a creed that condemns the violent ideology of groups like Boko Haram. Not everyone has got its message  Full Article 

Medical staff working with Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) put on their protective gear before entering an isolation area at the MSF Ebola treatment centre in Kailahun July 20, 2014. REUTERS/Tommy Trenchard

Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor dies from virus

FREETOWN - The doctor leading Sierra Leone's fight against the worst Ebola outbreak on record died from the virus, the country's chief medical officer said.  Full Article | Video 

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A new boot design to put a spring in your step

A British biomechanist believes he can help ease the strain on the shins of walkers and soldiers trekking for many miles while wearing heavy loads on their backs with a new type of footwear.  Video