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Short Gaza truce takes hold; many bodies pulled from rubble

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Palestinians in the Gaza Strip poured into the streets on Saturday to recover their dead and stock up on food supplies after a 12-hour humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas took hold on the 19th day of their conflict. | Video

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Venezuela's Maduro combats dissidence among ruling socialists

CARACAS - Venezuela's ruling Socialist Party began a six-day congress on Saturday with President Nicolas Maduro seeking to quieten hardliners who believe the state is failing to stem corruption or fix the economy.

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SEC seeks $1.4 billion from Texas Wyly brothers after fraud verdict

NEW YORK - Texas tycoon Sam Wyly and the estate of his late brother Charles should pay damages totaling $1.41 billion for their role in a scheme that hid trades in companies they controlled using offshore trusts, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said.

Argentine default looms as time runs out for debt deal

BUENOS AIRES - Argentina looks set to default on its debt for the second time in 12 years next Thursday as negotiations with "holdout" investors seemingly go nowhere and neither side shows signs of blinking first, though a last minute deal can't be discounted.

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Swiss banks face lower fines than feared in U.S. tax case: paper

ZURICH - About 80 of the 106 Swiss banks that signed up for a deal with U.S. tax authorities could be fined less than they had feared for their role in helping wealthy Americans cheat on their taxes, but must widen their cooperation, a Swiss newspaper reported.

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Egypt summons Turkish envoy for second time over Erdogan comments

CAIRO - Egypt summoned the Turkish charge d'affaires on Saturday for the second time in a month to complain about comments by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan deemed insulting to the leadership in Cairo, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said.