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Gaza toll passes 100; Israel to counter rockets 'with all power'

GAZA/JERUSALEM - An airstrike outside a family home early Saturday pushed the Palestinian death toll past 100 in four days of cross-border fighting as Israel showed no sign of pausing despite international pressure to negotiate a ceasefire with the militants. | Video

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Underage fighters drawn into Iraq sectarian war

BAGHDAD - The video on his phone shows the boy firing a heavy machine gun mounted on a tripod through a hole in a crumbling building, his slender body shaking from the kickback.

Iraq 11 Jul 2014

Tribesmen bomb Yemen's oil pipeline, halt crude flows: officials

SANAA - Tribesmen bombed Yemen's main oil export pipeline on Saturday, halting crude flows, local officials said, disrupting an important source of revenue for the impoverished state.

Yemen 2:56am EDT

Magnitude 6.8 quake, small tsunami hit east Japan, no damage

TOKYO - A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit off eastern Japan on Saturday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, with minor tsunami of up to 20 cm but no reports of damage along the northeast coast that was ravaged by the catastrophic March 2011 tsunami.

Environment, Japan 11 Jul 2014

Philippines arrests Australian over ties to militant group ISIS

MANILA - The Philippines on Friday arrested an Australian national with suspected links to foreign Islamist militants after he urged Philippine Muslims on social media sites to support conflicts in Iraq and Syria, recruiting them to go to the Middle East.

Australia, Iraq 11 Jul 2014

U.N. Security Council to vote Monday on Syria aid access resolution

UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council will vote Monday on a resolution to allow aid access at four border crossings into rebel-held areas of Syria without government consent, said Western diplomats, who were hopeful Russia and China will support the move.

Syria, United Nations 11 Jul 2014

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