Netanyahu vows to complete Gaza tunnels destruction

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, facing international alarm over a rising civilian death toll in Gaza, said on Thursday he would not accept any ceasefire that stopped Israel completing the destruction of militants' infiltration tunnels.

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Heavy shelling, clashes resume in Libya's Tripoli

TRIPOLI - Heavy shelling resumed on Thursday in southern Tripoli where rival militia brigades were battling for control of the capital's main airport in some of the worst clashes since the 2011 revolt which ousted Muammar Gaddafi.

World, Libya 8:52am EDT

'Russian involvement' central to UK inquiry into ex-KGB agent's death

LONDON - Evidence which shows Russia was behind the 2006 murder of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko in London will mostly be given in secret, the chairman of a public inquiry into his death said on Thursday.

World, Russia 8:45am EDT

Stop-start Afghan vote audit gets green light, but troubles remain

KABUL - The mammoth task of auditing eight million votes cast in the second round of Afghanistan's presidential election will restart on Saturday, the electoral commission said on Thursday, but disputes still hang over the process.

Food supplies cut to rebel stronghold in east Ukraine

KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine - Food supplies have been cut to the rebel stronghold of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine during a military offensive on the city by government forces, local officials said on Thursday.

World, United Nations 7:13am EDT

Russia may restrict Greek fruit, U.S. poultry imports: reports

MOSCOW - Russia's Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Service (VPSS) may restrict fruit imports from Greece next week, RIA news agency reported, citing the watchdog agency.