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Thousands of Gaza civilians flee after Israeli warning

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Thousands fled their homes in a Gaza town on Sunday after Israel warned them to leave ahead of threatened attacks on rocket-launching sites, on the sixth day of an offensive that Palestinian officials said has killed at least 160 people. | Video

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Heavy fighting breaks out near Libya's Tripoli airport

TRIPOLI - Heavy fighting broke out between rival militias near the airport of the Libyan capital Tripoli on Sunday, residents and officials said, reporting explosions and gunfire that forced the suspension of all flights.

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Bruised and grumbling, foreign banks bend to U.S. rules

LONDON/HONG KONG - Financiers may grumble that the United States is acting like an imperial power in punishing foreign banks for dealings far beyond U.S. territory, but in the end they are more likely to bow to Washington than kick against its dollar muscle.

After decades of disappointment, Berlin's economy looks up

BERLIN - It has taken a quarter of a century longer than hoped but Berlin is now glimpsing the prosperity that was supposed to land in its lap after the Wall came down in 1989 and it was restored as the jubilant capital of Germany.

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Disputed Afghan election to be recounted in full

KABUL - U.S. State Secretary John Kerry convinced Afghanistan's feuding presidential candidates on Saturday to agree to a total recount of last month's presidential election, which has threatened to split the country along ethnic lines.

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Teen survivor of Texas shootings says slain family members 'in much better place'

- The teenage survivor of a shooting attack in suburban Houston in which her parents and four siblings were killed told a memorial event on Saturday her family was "in a much better placeā€ and that she was making a full recovery from her injuries.

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Sarkozy's war with judges risks hurting French establishment

PARIS - In accusing magistrates of persecuting him, former French president Nicolas Sarkozy is taking on an old enemy in a fight that could hurt both politicians and judges, fuelling a sense of public disenchantment with France's ruling elite.