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U.S.-Israeli tensions rise as hostilities in Gaza subside

6:57am BST

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel sees no need for another Gaza ceasefire, an Israeli official was quoted as saying on Monday, as tensions between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government and Washington flared over U.S. mediation to end the almost three-week-old war. | Video

China shares lead Asia higher, dollar buoyed

6:28am BST

TOKYO - Asian stocks shrugged off a drop in Wall Street and hovered near three-year highs on Monday, with China taking the lead after data showed a robust jump in profits earned by industrial firms in the world's second-largest economy.

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Satellites and seafood: China keeps fishing fleet connected in disputed waters

2:04am BST

TANMEN China - On China's southern Hainan island, a fishing boat captain shows a Reuters reporter around his ageing vessel. He has one high-tech piece of kit, however: a satellite navigation system that gives him a direct link to the Chinese coastguard should he run into bad weather or a Philippine or Vietnamese patrol ship when he's fishing in the disputed South China Sea. | Video

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Fighting complicates Ukraine crash probe, U.S., EU prepare Russia sanctions

12:37am BST

DONETSK Ukraine - Fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine where a Malaysian airliner was downed further complicated an investigation on Sunday as Europe and the United States prepared economic sanctions on Russia over the conflict. | Video

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A nation in peril - Iraq's struggle to hold together

27 Jul 2014

BAGHDAD - Salman Khaled has already lived through Baghdad's sectarian disintegration; with Iraq now splintering into Shi'ite, Sunni Arab and Kurdish regions, he says this time the survival of the country is at stake.

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Battling Cook and Ballance put England in control

27 Jul 2014

SOUTHAMPTON England - Under-fire captain Alastair Cook made a courageous 95 and Gary Ballance struck a fine century to put England in control at 247 for two on the first day of the third test against India on Sunday.