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Israel declares Gaza truce over, 50 die in Gaza shelling

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel declared a Gaza ceasefire over on Friday and killed more than 50 Palestinians in renewed shelling, saying militants had breached the truce shortly after it began and apparently captured an Israeli soldier. | Video

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Argentina holds no positive expectations for Friday's debt hearing

BUENOS AIRES - Argentina's Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said on Friday the government held no positive expectations for a court hearing in New York later in the day that will discuss the South American country's debt default.

Argentina, 8:40am EDT

Campaign for an independent Scotland stalls before historic vote

LONDON - The campaign for Scotland to break away from the United Kingdom has stalled just over a month before Scots decide whether to go it alone in a referendum, an analysis of the latest six opinion polls showed on Friday.

9:57am EDT

Iraqi foreign minister blames Maliki for Islamist insurgency

BAGHDAD - Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and his security officials are to blame for the rise of Sunni Muslim insurgents who have seized parts of Iraq, the country's foreign minister said.

United Nations, Iraq 9:55am EDT

Somali lawmaker killed in Mogadishu, fifth since April

MOGADISHU - Islamist militants shot dead a Somali lawmaker in the capital Mogadishu on Friday by blocking his car and spraying him with bullets, police and witnesses said, after the fifth killing of a legislator in less than four months.

9:29am EDT

Sierra Leone declares emergency as Ebola death toll hits 729

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

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