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Israel strikes house of Hamas Gaza leader, digs in for long fight

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel knocked out Gaza's only power plant, flattened the home of its Islamist Hamas political leader and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets in the enclave on Tuesday, with no end in sight to more than three weeks of conflict. | Video

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China says investigating powerful former security chief for graft

BEIJING - China is investigating former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, one of the most powerful politicians of the last decade, on suspicion of corruption, the government said on Tuesday, in what could become China's biggest graft scandal.

China 8:04am EDT

Britain cuts EU migrants' access to welfare payments

LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday set out new welfare rules to cut access to social security payments for migrants from the European Union, the latest in a string of British measures aimed at addressing voter concern over immigration.

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Special Report: Where Ukraine's separatists get their weapons

DONETSK Ukraine - On the last day of May, a surface-to-air rocket was signed out of a military base near Moscow where it had been stored for more than 20 years.

Magnitude 6.3 quake hits Mexico, no major damages or injuries

- A magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit southwest of Juan Rodriguez Clara, in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz on Tuesday at a depth of 95 km (60 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or major damages.

Environment, 8:55am EDT

Gold, diamonds feed Central African religious violence

NDASSIMA Central African Republic - Three young rebels, their AK47s propped against wooden stools in the afternoon heat, guard the entrance to the giant Ndassima goldmine carved deep into a forested hilltop in Central African Republic.

Africa, United Nations 4:21am EDT

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