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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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Exclusive: Egyptians fear Islamist militants gathering on Libyan border

SALLOUM Egypt - A few days before he was elected Egypt’s president in May, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi discreetly visited tribesmen living along the border with Libya. Tribal leaders there say Sisi, former head of the army, urged them to help Egypt confront what could be a security nightmare for the biggest Arab nation: Islamist militants operating just over the frontier in Libya.

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Heavy fighting breaks out near Libya's Tripoli airport, three dead

TRIPOLI - Heavy fighting broke out between rival militias vying for control of Libya's main airport on Sunday, killing at least three people and forcing a halt of all flights in the worst fighting in the capital for six months.

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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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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 place” and that she was making a full recovery from her injuries.

Spain's embattled Socialists set to elect new leader

MADRID - Spain's Socialists were set to pick a new leader on Sunday as the opposition party, hit by the rise of upstart leftist movements threatening its chances in a looming general election, tries to reshape and win back voters.