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Islamic State video purports to show beheading of U.S. journalist

BAGHDAD - Islamic State insurgents posted a video on Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and images of another U.S. journalist whose life they said depended on how the United States acts in Iraq. | Video

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Advancing Ukraine troops take fight to heart of pro-Moscow rebellion

DONETSK Ukraine/BERLIN - A gun battle broke out in the center of the rebel-held Ukrainian city of Donetsk and residents ran for cover from artillery fire on Tuesday, taking a government military offensive into the heart of the retreating pro-Moscow separatist rebellion. | Video

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Argentina aims to skirt U.S. court, bring debt under national law

BUENOS AIRES - President Cristina Fernandez on Tuesday unveiled legislation that seeks to push bondholders to swap defaulted debt for new notes governed by Argentine law, a move aimed at skirting a U.S. ruling that prevented her government from paying its creditors.

19 Aug 2014

Pakistani protesters reach parliament as police look on

ISLAMABAD - Thousands of protesters marched to the Pakistani parliament on Tuesday as part of a bid to force the prime minister to resign, using a crane and bolt cutters to force their way past barricades of shipping containers in the capital Islamabad. | Video

19 Aug 2014

Exclusive: Amid investor pressure, PetSmart says to explore sale

NEW YORK - PetSmart Inc said on Tuesday it will explore a potential sale of the company, bowing to mounting pressure from several shareholders led by activist investor Jana Partners LLC.

19 Aug 2014