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Palestinian fighters raid Israel on Gaza 'truce' day

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Palestinian fighters slipped into an Israeli village from the Gaza Strip and fought a gun battle with troops on Monday as an unofficial truce called for the Muslim Eid al-Fitr festival disintegrated. | Video

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U.S., Afghanistan fail to track U.S.-supplied small arms - watchdog

WASHINGTON - The U.S. government has failed to effectively track many of the more than 465,000 light weapons it has supplied to Afghanistan's army and police, creating the risk that machine guns and other small arms could fall into insurgent hands, a U.S. watchdog said on Monday.

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Islamic State militants open office for potential wives - monitor

BEIRUT - Islamic State insurgents have opened an office in northern Syria where single women and widows can register to marry fighters from the radical al Qaeda offshoot, a monitoring group said on Monday.

Syria, Middle East 3:54pm BST

U.S. says millions forced to flee for religious beliefs in 2013

WASHINGTON - More members of religious communities around the world were forced to flee their homes last year than at any time in recent memory, the United States said on Monday, in its annual report on religious freedom.

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U.N. warns of sanctions for oil trading with Syria, Iraq militants

UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council expressed grave concern on Monday over reports that radical militants have seized oilfields and pipelines in Syria and Iraq and warned that anyone caught trading in oil from the "terrorist groups" could face sanctions.

Syria, Iraq, Middle East 5:36pm BST

Female bombers target Nigeria trade show, petrol station, three dead

KANO Nigeria - Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up at a trade show and a petrol station in northern Nigeria's biggest city of Kano on Monday, killing one other person and injuring at least six others, police and a military source said.

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