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Israeli air strike kills three Hamas commanders in Gaza

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel killed three senior Hamas commanders in the Gaza Strip in an air strike on Thursday and said it would continue to target the group's armed leadership after a ceasefire failed. | Video

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Ukraine border guards begin checks on Russian aid trucks

BORDER CROSSING POINT DONETSK Russia - Ukrainian border guards began on Thursday to inspect a Russian truck convoy carrying aid earmarked for humanitarian relief in eastern Ukraine that has been stranded at the frontier between the two former Soviet republics for nearly a week.

U.S. housing, jobs data bolster economic outlook

WASHINGTON - U.S. home resales rose to a 10-month high in July and the number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, signaling strength in the economy early in the third quarter.

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Pakistani protest leader says talks with government suspended

ISLAMABAD - An opposition politician leading protesters trying to bring down Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said talks with the government were suspended on Thursday, as the continuing impasse raised fears for the nuclear-armed country's stability.

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British Muslims blame jihadi subculture after beheading video

LONDON/BAGHDAD - A British Muslim leader called on Thursday for action to tackle a jihadi sub-culture after an Islamic State video showed a suspected Briton beheading U.S. journalist James Foley held hostage in Syria. | Video

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National Guard to withdraw from riot-torn Ferguson, Missouri

FERGUSON Mo. - The governor of Missouri ordered the withdrawal on Thursday of National Guard troops from riot-torn Ferguson, where tensions have eased after sometimes violent protests were staged nightly since police killed an unarmed black teenager. | Video

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Exclusive: Militants, weapons transit Gaza tunnels despite Egyptian crackdown

AL-SARSOURIYA Egypt - A third of the houses on the main street of this Bedouin town near Egypt's border with Gaza look derelict, but inside they buzz with the activity of tunnel smugglers scrambling to survive a security crackdown by the Egyptian army.