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Israel, Palestinian militant groups begin 3-day Gaza truce

GAZA/JERUSALEM - A three-day ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip went into effect on Friday, and negotiators were due to travel to Cairo to discuss a longer-term solution. | Video

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Kurdish oil cargo unloaded at sea, destination a mystery

SINGAPORE - Part of a Kurdish oil cargo has been offloaded from a Greek-managed tanker into another tanker in the South China Sea, but mystery surrounds the identity of the buyer and where the two tankers are headed.

China, Greece 31 Jul 2014

China lifts air control measures caused by military drills

SHANGHAI - China will on Friday lift air traffic control measures imposed to allow military drills and which have caused major delays and cancellations of flights, raising concerns over airline earnings.

China 31 Jul 2014

Fresh cabinet casualty as Trinidad sports minister quits

PORT OF SPAIN Trinidad - Trinidad and Tobago's sports minister resigned on Thursday after a government probe found fraud in one of his ministry's programs, becoming the 12th member of Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar's cabinet to quit or be sacked.

31 Jul 2014

Family of American held in North Korea says worried by health reports

- The family of a U.S. missionary imprisoned in North Korea said on Thursday it was "devastating" to read an interview published in a Japanese newspaper in which he said his health had deteriorated and he felt abandoned by the U.S. government.

Japan, North Korea 31 Jul 2014

India, U.S. stress strategic ties but tensions remain

NEW DELHI - The United States and India stressed their desire to boost business and defense ties on Thursday, but trade and spying rows were a reminder of the obstacles to President Barack Obama's vision of a "defining" partnership.

31 Jul 2014

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