Israel says ready to extend short Gaza truce; many bodies pulled from rubble

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GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel will extend a humanitarian truce in the Gaza Strip by a further four hours, a government source said on Saturday, as the number of Palestinian deaths in the 19-day war topped 1,000. | Video

U.S. evacuates Libya embassy after 'free-wheeling' militia violence

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TRIPOLI - The United States evacuated its embassy in Libya on Saturday, driving its staff under heavy military guard across the border to Tunisia after escalating clashes broke out between rival militias in Tripoli.


U.N. envoy warns of deepening ethnic divisions in Myanmar

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YANGON - A senior U.N. official on Saturday warned of a growing polarization between Buddhist and Muslim communities in Myanmar and said the living conditions in camps housing displaced Muslims were deplorable.


Gunmen in army uniforms seize, later release Sunni official in Baghdad

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BAGHDAD - Gunmen wearing army uniforms who seized a senior local official and prominent member of a Sunni Islamist party from his Baghdad home on Friday night have released him, an official said late on Saturday.


Bad weather seen as probable cause of Air Algerie crash

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PARIS/BAMAKO - Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight in the West African country of Mali that killed all 118 people on board, French officials said on Friday.


Euro zone may discuss early Irish bailout repayment to IMF

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BRUSSELS - Euro zone finance ministers are likely to discuss in September whether to allow Ireland to repay its more expensive bailout loans from the International Monetary Fund before paying back the euro zone bailout fund, a euro zone official said.

Parents of MH17 victim arrive at crash site in Ukraine

Parents of Fatima Dyczynski, who is believed to be a victim of the Malaysian airliner incident, arrive to the crash site in Ukraine and believe their daughter is still alive. Vanessa Johnston reports.