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Israeli air strike kills three Hamas commanders in Gaza

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel killed three senior Hamas commanders in an air strike on the Gaza Strip on Thursday, the clearest signal yet that Israel is intent on eliminating the group's military leadership after a failed attempt on the life of its top commander this week. | Video

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Indonesia police fire tear gas ahead of court verdict on election

JAKARTA - Indonesian police fired tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters outside the country's top court in Jakarta on Thursday, as judges started delivering their verdict into last month's disputed presidential election.

World, Indonesia 5:37am EDT

Dozens die in Ukraine in street battles, Donetsk shelling

KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine - Heavy shelling hit residential neighborhoods in Ukraine's rebel stronghold of Donetsk and government forces fought street battles in other towns on Wednesday as they sought to crush a four-month-old separatist rebellion. | Video

World, United Nations 5:34am EDT

Thai junta leader appointed PM by hand-picked parliament

BANGKOK - Thailand's coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was appointed prime minister on Thursday by a legislature he hand-picked, giving the army chief a veneer of legitimacy even while the military presses on with efforts to silence its critics. | Video

World, Thailand 5:06am EDT

Exclusive: U.S. regulators step up warnings to banks for poor risk-spotting

NEW YORK - U.S. regulators are sending some of the biggest global banks verbal warnings as they crack down on the firms' poor grasp of their own weaknesses, and push for rapid improvements in risk assessment, according to two sources familiar with the matter.