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Gaza war rages on, Hamas says Israel tried to kill its military chief

GAZA/JERUSALEM - An Israeli air strike in Gaza killed the wife and infant son of Hamas's military leader, Mohammed Deif, the group said, calling it an attempt to assassinate him after a ceasefire collapsed. | Video

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Brazil's Silva launches bid, threatens Rousseff re-election

BRASILIA - Environmentalist Marina Silva officially launched a bid for president on Wednesday, upending Brazil's October elections and threatening the ruling Workers' Party's 12-year hold on power.

Brazil 20 Aug 2014

Petrobras worker dies from burns in refinery explosion

RIO DE JANEIRO - A worker severely burned in an accident at a Petrobras refinery in the Brazilian city of Manaus died of his injuries on Wednesday, union officials representing workers at the company said.

Brazil 20 Aug 2014

Indonesia's highest court to decide on election challenge

JAKARTA - Indonesia's highest court is widely expected on Thursday to uphold last month's hotly contested presidential election, paving the way for Joko Widodo to take over as leader of the world's third largest democracy.

Indonesia 20 Aug 2014

China says Australian tycoon's attack 'irrational and absurd'

BEIJING/SYDNEY - China's foreign ministry has condemned a verbal attack by Australian mining mogul and politician Clive Palmer as irrational and absurd, after the businessman described China's government as "bastards" who shoot their own people.

China, Australia, Tony Abbott 20 Aug 2014

Opposition leader Khan opens talks with Pakistan government over protests

ISLAMABAD - Opposition leader Imran Khan opened negotiations Wednesday with the Pakistani government, a lawmaker from his party said, in an effort to end protests against the prime minister and overcome a political impasse. | Video

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