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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. | Video

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Russia's top general says Moscow committed to nuclear treaty

MOSCOW - Russia's top general, Valery Gerasimov, told the U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff that Moscow was committed to adhering to the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Treaty after Washington accused Russia of violating the agreement.

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China says Islamist militants kill pro-Beijing imam in Xinjiang

BEIJING - Three suspected Islamist militants armed with knives and axes killed the imam of China's biggest mosque in the western region of Xinjiang on Wednesday, the authorities said, days after a knife-wielding gang attacked state buildings in the same region.

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Norway calls off terror alert, no longer sees imminent Islamist attack

OSLO - Norway's government called off a week-long terror alert on Thursday, saying an attack by a militant Islamist group with combat training in Syria was no longer seen as imminent.

Syria 1:29pm EDT

Sierra Leone declares emergency as Ebola death toll hits 729

FREETOWN - Sierra Leone declared a state of emergency and called in troops to quarantine Ebola victims on Thursday, joining neighboring Liberia in imposing tough controls as the death toll from the worst-ever outbreak of the virus hit 729 in West Africa. | Video

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Thai junta gives security forces majority in interim legislature

BANGKOK - Thailand's junta on Thursday named a majority of active and retired members of the security forces to an interim legislature of 200 people, as it seeks to keep tight control over the body it will task with enacting sweeping reforms.

Thailand 12:47pm EDT

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