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Short Gaza truce takes hold; many bodies pulled from rubble

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Palestinians in the Gaza Strip poured into the streets on Saturday to recover their dead and stock up on food supplies after a 12-hour humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas took hold on the 19th day of their conflict. | Video

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Egypt says summons Turkish envoy over Erdogan comments on Palestinians

CAIRO - Egypt will summon the Turkish charge d'affaires in protest at comments by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, who accused Egypt of lacking a sincere approach to the Palestinian issue, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

Egypt 9:09am EDT

U.S., Turkey evacuate staff from Tripoli

PARIS - The U.S State Department said on Saturday it was temporarily removing its personnel from Libya because of fighting near the U.S. embassy in Tripoli.

Libya 9:06am EDT

Mayor of central Ukrainian city shot dead

KIEV - The mayor of the central Ukrainian town of Kremenchuk was shot dead on Saturday and the house of another mayor in Lviv to the West was hit by fire from a grenade launcher, the Interior Ministry said.

5:37am EDT

China's Guangdong province removes over 850 'naked officials' from their posts

SHANGHAI - More than 850 government workers in China's southern province of Guangdong have been forced out of their jobs as part of an anti-crackdown on officials whose spouses and children have emigrated abroad.

China, 1:33am EDT

U.S. tells Pakistan: Do not let Haqqani fighters resettle

ASPEN Colorado - The U.S. government urged Pakistan on Friday to prevent displaced Haqqani militants from returning to their traditional sanctuary after a Pakistani military offensive near the Afghanistan border.

Afghanistan 25 Jul 2014

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