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Carnage at U.N. school as Israel pounds Gaza refugee camp

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israeli shelling killed at least 15 Palestinians sheltering in a school in Gaza's biggest refugee camp on Wednesday, the Health Ministry said, as Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal to try to halt more than three weeks of fighting. | Video

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Moscovici says confident will have important economic role in EU Commission

PARIS - France's candidate for the European Commission Pierre Moscovici is convinced he will have an important economic portfolio, he told Reuters on Wednesday, rebuffing German concerns that France lacked the budget credibility to take such a job.

World, France 8:48am EDT

Temporary ceasefire near Tripoli blaze, more diplomats flee Libya chaos

TRIPOLI - Rival militias fighting for control of Tripoli airport agreed on Wednesday to a temporary ceasefire to allow firefighters to try to control a huge blaze at a fuel depot hit by a rocket.

World, United Nations, Libya 9:44am EDT

Two former senior Murdoch editors charged over UK phone-hacking

LONDON - Two more senior journalists from Rupert Murdoch's defunct British tabloid the News of the World have been charged with phone-hacking, prosecutors said on Wednesday, weeks after the paper's former editor was jailed for the crime.

Rupert Murdoch, World 8:55am EDT

Mortgage applications fall in latest week: MBA

NEW YORK - Applications for U.S. home mortgages slipped last week as refinancing applications dropped, an industry group said on Wednesday.

U.S., Housing Market 7:19am EDT
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Thai junta to keep tight grip after transfer of power

BANGKOK - Thailand's military makes way for a new administration in coming weeks, but the generals will keep a tight grip on power by filling an interim cabinet and legislature with soldiers, military sources said on Wednesday.