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Israel pummels Gaza; Kerry steps up diplomatic push

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israeli forces pounded Gaza on Wednesday, meeting stiff resistance from Hamas Islamists and sending thousands of residents fleeing, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on a visit to Israel ceasefire talks had made some progress. | Video

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Iran nuclear talks to resume in early September: state TV

DUBAI - Iran said on Wednesday nuclear talks with six world powers would resume in early September, according to state television, after both sides agreed to continue talking for four more months to try to reach a final agreement on Tehran's nuclear program.

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Higher commercial jet deliveries boost Boeing's profit

- Boeing Co reported a 52 percent increase in quarterly profit, helped by a rise in commercial aircraft deliveries, and raised its full-year earnings forecast.

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South Korea ferry fugitive hid behind cabin wall, bags of cash at hand

SUNCHEON/INCHEON South Korea - South Korea's most wanted man, whose heavily decomposed body was found in an orchard last month, had evaded arrest by hiding behind an upstairs wall of a wooden cabin, with suitcases of cash at hand, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

World, South Korea 8:29am EDT

'Flawless' Thai army ruler would be good PM: junta colleague

BANGKOK - Thai General Prayuth Chan-ocha has run the country flawlessly since he seized power in a military coup in May and would make a good prime minister under a provisional administration to be set up shortly, a junta colleague said on Wednesday.

World, Thailand 3:49am EDT