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Gaza truce over, Israel soldier captured, 70 dead in Rafah shelling

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GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel declared a Gaza ceasefire over on Friday, saying Hamas militants breached the truce soon after it took effect and apparently captured an Israeli officer while killing two other soldiers. | Video

World, Israel, Middle East 1:14am BST

Experts recover human remains at Ukraine crash site despite new fighting

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KIEV - International experts found the remains of more victims of the downed Malaysian airliner in east Ukraine on Friday but fighting nearby between government forces and pro-Russian rebels renewed security concerns around the wreckage.

NATO must change to better repel Russian threat - Cameron

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LONDON - NATO must overhaul itself to be able to better defend its members from a potential Russian military threat, British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Saturday,

12:02am BST

African leaders agree steps to fight runaway Ebola outbreak

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CONAKRY - West African leaders agreed on Friday to take stronger measures to try to bring the worst outbreak of Ebola under control and prevent it spreading outside the region, including steps to isolate rural communities ravaged by the disease.

Africa, World 12:33am BST

Fri, Aug 1 2014

North Korea accuses U.N. Security Council of double standards

UNITED NATIONS - North Korea accused the United Nations Security Council on Friday of double standards by condemning Pyongyang's recent ballistic missiles launches while ignoring "provocative" joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea.

01 Aug 2014

Iraqi foreign minister blames Maliki for Islamist insurgency

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BAGHDAD - Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and his security officials are to blame for the rise of Sunni Muslim insurgents who have seized parts of Iraq, the country's foreign minister said.

World, Iraq, Middle East 01 Aug 2014

Protesters in Libya's Benghazi march against militias

BENGHAZI Libya - Two thousand people took to the streets of Benghazi on Friday to protest against Islamist militants and former rebel militias who have been fighting armed forces and taken over an important military base in the eastern Libyan city.

01 Aug 2014

Italy PM Renzi sees no new budget tightening despite weaker growth

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ROME - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi outlined measures on Friday aimed at bolstering public works investments and ruled out an extra budget squeeze despite a gloomier economic outlook.

01 Aug 2014

Obama says that after 9/11, 'we tortured some folks'

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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said on Friday the CIA "tortured some folks" after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and that the White House had handed over to Congress a report about an investigation into "enhanced interrogation techniques."

01 Aug 2014

Ten killed in clashes between Azeris, ethnic Armenians

BAKU/YEREVAN - At least 10 people were killed in skirmishes between Azeri government forces and ethnic Armenian separatists controlling the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh enclave of Azerbaijan, officials from both sides said on Friday.

01 Aug 2014
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UK’s strong GDP has a soft centre

The headline - 0.8 percent second-quarter growth - sounds good. But construction shrank and industrial production was weak. Only services were strong. It sounds like a warning of future problems. Expectations of a UK interest rate rise may be delayed, leading the pound down.