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Fighting erupts after start of Gaza ceasefire

GAZA/JERUSALEM - A Gaza ceasefire was in jeopardy just hours after it began on Friday, with the Islamist group Hamas saying Israeli tank fire killed four people and Israel accusing militants of violating the truce. | Video

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Argentine markets fall post-default, New York hearing on Friday

BUENOS AIRES - Argentina's bond and stock markets and peso currency dropped on Thursday after Latin America's No. 3 economy defaulted for the second time in 12 years following the collapse of last-ditch talks with holdout creditors. | Video

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Iraqi Kurds, battling Islamist threat, press Washington for arms

WASHINGTON - The semi-autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq is pressing the Obama administration for sophisticated weapons it says Kurdish fighters need to push back Islamist militants threatening their region, Kurdish and U.S. officials said.

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Tesla expects to boost 2015 output to more than 60,000

DETROIT - Tesla Motors Inc, the California-based maker of luxury electric cars, said it expects to build more than 60,000 cars in 2015, after spending heavily this year to update and expand its Fremont assembly plant.

31 Jul 2014

U.S. says India refusal on WTO deal a wrong signal

NEW DELHI/SYDNEY - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday that India's refusal to sign a global trade deal sent the wrong signal, and he urged New Delhi to work to resolve the row as soon as possible.

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