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Israel looks for missing soldier; Hamas says he may have been killed

GAZA/JERUSALEM - The armed wing of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas said on Saturday it had no clear indication on the whereabouts of an Israeli soldier that Israel has accused it of abducting in the Gaza Strip, adding he may have been killed during an ambush. | Video

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Obama calls House immigration bill extreme, vows action

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said on Friday immigration legislation on track to pass in the House of Representatives is unworkable and will force him to act on his own to address pressures from a surge of illegal immigrants on the southwestern border.

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Protesters in Libya's Benghazi march against militias

BENGHAZI Libya - Two thousand people took to the streets of Benghazi on Friday to protest against Islamist militants and former rebel militias who have been fighting armed forces and taken over an important military base in the eastern Libyan city.

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Argentina debt talks must continue after default: U.S. Judge

NEW YORK/BUENOS AIRES - Argentina cannot turn its back on negotiations with holdout creditors after defaulting on its sovereign debt, a U.S. judge instructed on Friday, just as the country's failure to service a June interest payment was declared a "credit event."

Argentina, World 7:42pm EDT

African leaders agree steps to fight runaway Ebola outbreak

CONAKRY - West African leaders agreed on Friday to take stronger measures to try to bring the worst outbreak of Ebola under control and prevent it spreading outside the region, including steps to isolate rural communities ravaged by the disease.

World, Health, Africa 9:45pm EDT