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Hamas defends Gaza ambush blamed for ending ceasefire

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Hamas claimed responsibility on Saturday for a deadly Gaza Strip ambush in which an Israeli army officer may have been captured, but said the incident likely preceded and therefore had not violated a U.S.- and U.N.-sponsored truce. | Video

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Argentina debt talks must continue after default: U.S. Judge

NEW YORK/BUENOS AIRES - Argentina cannot turn its back on negotiations with holdout creditors after defaulting on its sovereign debt, a U.S. judge instructed on Friday, just as the country's failure to service a June interest payment was declared a "credit event."

Argentina, 01 Aug 2014

Protesters in Libya's Benghazi march against militias

BENGHAZI Libya - Two thousand people took to the streets of Benghazi on Friday to protest against Islamist militants and former rebel militias who have been fighting armed forces and taken over an important military base in the eastern Libyan city.

United Nations 01 Aug 2014

Mexico rescues 70 kidnapped Central American migrants

MEXICO CITY - Mexican security forces rescued 70 Central American migrants, including children, who were being held captive in a house in the northern border state of Tamaulipas, authorities said on Friday.

01 Aug 2014

Australia sends 157 asylum seekers to Nauru detention center

PERTH - Australia has sent 157 migrants, thought to be Sri Lankan asylum seekers, to a detention center on the Pacific island of Nauru after they declined an offer to speak with Indian officials about their refugee claims, the government said on Saturday.

Australia, Tony Abbott 01 Aug 2014

Sudanese woman who had faced execution for conversion arrives in U.S.

MANCHESTER N.H. - A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for converting from Islam to Christianity, then detained after her conviction was quashed, arrived in the United States on Thursday.

U.S., 01 Aug 2014

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