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Gaza dead reach 78 as Israelis hint at invasion

GAZA/JERUSALEM - At least 78 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed in Israel's Gaza offensive, Palestinian officials said on Thursday as militants in the enclave kept up rocket attacks on Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and other cities. | Video

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Libya prepares to move parliament to Benghazi

BENGHAZI Libya - Libyan authorities signaled on Thursday they would press ahead with plans to move the country's parliament to the eastern port city of Benghazi despite a collapse in law and order there.

Libya 5:09pm EDT

Brazil's Rousseff lets Obama off the hook for NSA spying

BRASILIA - President Dilma Rousseff said the Obama administration was not directly responsible for U.S. spying on Brazil and has taken steps toward smoothing over the diplomatic tensions set off by espionage disclosures last year.

Brazil 5:04pm EDT

Police rescue 165 kidnapped migrants in Mexican border state

MEXICO CITY - Mexican state police rescued 165 migrants who had been kidnapped while traveling to the United States in the crime-ridden border state of Tamaulipas, authorities said on Thursday.

5:05pm EDT

Kerry arrives in Afghanistan for talks on resolving disputed election

KABUL - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Afghanistan on Friday for talks with the country's two presidential candidates on resolving a disputed election.

Afghanistan 4:44pm EDT

Baghdad halts Kurdish cargo flights after ministers' boycott

BAGHDAD/ARBIL - Kurdish ministers boycotted Iraq's caretaker cabinet and authorities in Baghdad halted cargo flights to two Kurdish cities on Thursday in an escalating feud between the Kurds and the Shi'ite-led central government.

Iraq, United Nations 12:43pm EDT

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