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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault targeting hundreds of Hamas sites in the Gaza Strip Thursday as Palestinians reported the strikes also hit a home and a beachside cafe, raising the total number of people killed in this ...more

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BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande have urged Russia to use its influence on rebels in eastern Ukraine so that a meeting on a possible cease-fire can take place as soon as possible.Merkel's spoke ...more

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police say they have arrested a heart surgeon in a major Athens hospital on felony charges of bribery and blackmail for allegedly demanding a bribe from a patient in order to perform urgent surgery.Authorities said Th ...more

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PRAGUE (AP) — Cold War documents released this week show that Soviet leaders were so worried about the 1968 Prague Spring reform movement in Czechoslovakia that they sent experienced KGB spies to help thwart it, a researcher said Thursday.On the ...more

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that it is more urgent than ever to avoid another Israeli-Palestinian war that could spill into the Mideast and called on both sides ...more

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BERLIN (AP) — The robot's quill runs across the paper scroll, from right to left, scribbling down ancient Hebrew letters with black ink. It is penning down the Torah, the Jews' holy scripture, and it is doing it much faster than a rabbi could because i ...more

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — FIFA has rejected Luis Suarez's appeal against his lengthy ban for biting an opponent in a World Cup match.Football's international governing body on Thursday said its appeals committee rejected the appeal by Suarez and the ...more

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VIENNA (AP) — The U.N.'s nuclear agency says atomic material has been taken from a university in Iraq in a region controlled by Islamic militants but it does not present a health, safety or proliferation risk.The International Atomic Energy Agen ...more

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek judges have jailed a ninth lawmaker in connection with a criminal investigation into Nazi-inspired Golden Dawn — the country's third most popular party.Ilias Kassidiaris, a prominent Golden Dawn lawmaker, faces illega ...more

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KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A new study by two British universities says Somalia's piracy problem can be sustainably solved by building roads and harbors to encourage people in remote areas to engage in legitimate trade.The study by Oxford University ...more