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Gaza truce over, Israel soldier captured, 70 dead in Rafah shelling

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel declared a Gaza ceasefire over on Friday, saying Hamas militants breached the truce soon after it took effect and apparently captured an Israeli officer while killing two other soldiers. | Video

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Protesters in Libya's Benghazi march against militias

BENGHAZI Libya - Two thousand people took to the streets of Benghazi on Friday to protest against Islamist militants and former rebel militias who have been fighting armed forces and taken over an important military base in the eastern Libyan city.

World, United Nations 6:18pm EDT

Argentina debt talks must continue after default: U.S. Judge

NEW YORK/BUENOS AIRES - Argentina cannot turn its back on negotiations with holdout creditors after defaulting on its sovereign debt, a U.S. judge instructed on Friday, just as the country's failure to service a June interest payment was declared a "credit event."

Argentina, World 7:42pm EDT

African leaders agree steps to fight runaway Ebola outbreak

CONAKRY - West African leaders agreed on Friday to take stronger measures to try to bring the worst outbreak of Ebola under control and prevent it spreading outside the region, including steps to isolate rural communities ravaged by the disease.

Health, World, Africa 4:39pm EDT

Republicans revive U.S. border security bills to speed deportations

WASHINGTON - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives sought to patch over another deep rift and pass revised border security legislation on Friday, hoping to persuade voters they are acting to tackle the growing crisis over child migrants from Central America.

World, Politics 6:16pm EDT
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Doubts surface about India's Modi after trade deal scuppered

NEW DELHI - India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to office with a reputation as a business-friendly leader ready to open up one of the world's biggest markets and sweep away the remnants of the country's socialist past.