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Gaza death toll reaches 115; Israel to counter rockets 'with all power'

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel pounded Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip on Saturday for a fifth day, killing nine people including two disabled women according to medics, and showed no sign of pausing despite international pressure to negotiate a ceasefire. | Video

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Underage fighters drawn into Iraq sectarian war

BAGHDAD - The video on his phone shows the boy firing a heavy machine gun mounted on a tripod through a hole in a crumbling building, his slender body shaking from the kickback.

World, Iraq 11 Jul 2014

Kurds seize Iraq oilfields, ministers pull out of government

BAGHDAD/KIRKUK - Kurdish forces seized two oilfields in northern Iraq and took over operations from a state-run oil company on Friday, while Kurdish politicians formally suspended their participation in Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's government.

World, Iraq, United Nations 11 Jul 2014

U.S. cigarette maker Reynolds in talks to buy rival Lorillard

LONDON - U.S. cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc is in talks to acquire rival Lorillard Inc in a multi-billion dollar deal that would reshape one of the world's biggest and most profitable tobacco markets, the companies said on Friday.

11 Jul 2014

Portugal's PM tries to soothe investors; BES says can cover any losses

LISBON - Portugal's government and central bank assured investors on Friday that the southern European country's financial system was sound, aiming to quell worry about the spillover effects of trouble at the Espirito Santo business empire. | Video

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Obama administration warns money low to deal with migrant crisis

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration warned lawmakers on Thursday that U.S. border control agencies would run out of money and migrant children would run out of beds if Congress did not approve $3.7 billion in funds to address an influx of people from Central America.