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Netanyahu vows to complete Gaza tunnels destruction

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, facing international alarm over a rising civilian death toll in Gaza, said on Thursday he would not accept any ceasefire that stopped Israel completing the destruction of militants' infiltration tunnels. | Video

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Ukraine premier stays on, envoys agree on crash site route

KIEV - Ukraine's parliament rejected Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk's resignation on Thursday and finally passed legislation he said was needed to finance an army offensive against a separatist rebellion in the east and avert a national default on its debts.

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U.S. border funding bill founders amid House opposition

WASHINGTON - U.S. House Speaker John Boehner suffered a political setback on Thursday when he had to cancel a planned vote on legislation that would provide $659 million to help address an immigration crisis on the southwestern border with Mexico.

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Big U.S. banks' funding advantage reduced, could rise in crisis: official

WASHINGTON - Big U.S. banks' ability to borrow at lower rates than smaller competitors has eroded since the 2007-2009 meltdown but could return in a crisis, a U.S. official said, previewing a highly anticipated report on whether banks remain "too big to fail."

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France's Iliad makes $15 billion bid to take control of T-Mobile U.S.

NEW YORK - French telecoms company Iliad has made a surprise offer for T-Mobile US Inc , setting up a potential bidding war with rival suitor Sprint Corp , the U.S. mobile firm now controlled by Japan's Softbank .

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Oklahoma lawmakers in showdown with college leaders over guns on campus

OKLAHOMA CITY - Two Oklahoma lawmakers are pushing to have college students and faculty carrying firearms, a move they said would enhance safety on campuses but university presidents said is an unnecessary plan that could cause chaos.

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Kurdish oil cargo unloaded at sea, destination a mystery

SINGAPORE - Part of a Kurdish oil cargo has been offloaded from a Greek-managed tanker into another tanker in the South China Sea, but mystery surrounds the identity of the buyer and where the two tankers are headed.