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Israeli commandos clash with Hamas militants on Day 6 of Gaza offensive

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israeli naval commandos clashed with Hamas militants in a raid on the coast of the Gaza Strip on Sunday, in what appeared to be the first ground assault of a six-day Israeli offensive on the territory aimed at stopping Palestinian rocket fire. | Video

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Political novice Cerar bids to win Slovenia snap election

LJUBLJANA - Slovenians voted on Sunday in a snap election likely to put political novice Miro Cerar in charge of a quest to fix the country's shaky finances and implement reforms already agreed with the European Union.

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In contested election, Indonesia's democracy on the line

JAKARTA - Indonesia's young democracy faces its biggest challenge since emerging from decades of autocratic rule 16 years ago after both candidates claimed victory in last week's presidential election.

Indonesia 12 Jul 2014

Heavy fighting breaks out near Libya's Tripoli airport

TRIPOLI - Heavy fighting between militias with anti-aircraft guns and rocket propelled grenades broke out near the airport of the Libyan capital Tripoli on Sunday, residents and Reuters witnesses said.

North Korea fires two ballistic missiles into eastern waters: Japan

TOKYO - North Korea on Sunday fired two ballistic missiles into its eastern waters, prompting Japan to lodge a protest with Pyongyang, the Japanese government said.

Disputed Afghan election to be recounted in full

KABUL - U.S. State Secretary John Kerry convinced Afghanistan's feuding presidential candidates on Saturday to agree to a total recount of last month's presidential election, which has threatened to split the country along ethnic lines.

Afghanistan 12 Jul 2014

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