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Egypt calls for Gaza ceasefire as fighting rages

GAZA/CAIRO - Egypt called on Israel and the Palestinians on Saturday to halt fire and resume ceasefire talks, but violence continued unabated with Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip and Hamas militants firing rockets at the Jewish state. | Video

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Unidentified war planes attack Tripoli again

TRIPOLI - Unidentified war planes attacked positions of an armed faction in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Saturday, residents and local media said.

World, Libya 8:46am EDT

Restraint marks Ferguson, Missouri protests for third straight night

FERGUSON Mo. - For a third consecutive night, restraint prevailed at protests on Friday in Ferguson, Missouri, as the National Guard began withdrawing from the St. Louis suburb racked by turmoil after a white police officer shot dead an unarmed black teenager. | Video

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Yemen government offers to resign within a month to end Houthi protests: source

SANAA - Yemen's government offered on Saturday to resign within a month and to review an unpopular decision to cut fuel subsidies in an attempt to end protests by the Shi'ite Houthi movement, a government source told Reuters.

World, Yemen 5:32am EDT

Goldman Sachs, U.S. agency in mortgage settlement worth $1.2 billion

- Goldman Sachs Group Inc has agreed to a settlement worth $1.2 billion to resolve a U.S. regulator's claims the bank sold Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac faulty mortgage bonds, the regulator announced Friday.

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Britain plans tougher laws to tackle UK jihadists

LONDON - Britain said on Saturday it planned tougher laws to deal with British Islamist militants after Islamic State (IS) fighters in the Middle East released a video showing a suspected Briton beheading U.S. journalist James Foley.