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Short Gaza truce takes hold; many bodies pulled from rubble

2:05pm BST

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Palestinians in the Gaza Strip poured into the streets on Saturday to recover their dead and stock up on food supplies after a 12-hour humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas took hold on the 19th day of their conflict. | Video

EU edges to economic sanctions on Russia but narrows scope

1:08pm BST

BRUSSELS - The European Union reached outline agreement on Friday to impose the first economic sanctions on Russia over its behaviour in Ukraine but scaled back their scope to exclude technology for the crucial gas sector. | Video

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Libya seeks ceasefire as south Tripoli a militia 'war zone'

25 Jul 2014

TRIPOLI - Black plumes of smoke marked shell blasts and bulldozed earthen barricades mapped out the frontlines around Tripoli's largest airport, now at the heart of a standoff between the country's powerful militias.

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RBS privatisation prospects brighten after surprise profit

6:00am BST

LONDON - Part-nationalised Royal Bank of Scotland boosted its chances of an earlier than expected return to private ownership, posting a surprise 1 billion pound ($1.7 billion) second-quarter profit as its painful restructuring begins to bear fruit. | Video

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Bad weather seen as probable cause of Air Algerie crash

12:01am BST

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.

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BSkyB to pay $9 billion to create Sky Europe

25 Jul 2014

LONDON/PARIS - Britain's BSkyB has agreed to pay $9 billion (5.3 billion pounds) to buy the Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV companies in Germany and Italy, taking its hunt for growth into Europe by creating a media powerhouse with 20 million customers.

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Last plane carrying MH17 victims departs for Netherlands

The last plane carrying some of the 298 victims of downed flight MH17 departs Ukraine for the Netherlands. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).