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Carnage at U.N. school as Israel pounds Gaza refugee camp

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel killed at least 19 Palestinians sheltering in a school in Gaza's biggest refugee camp on Wednesday, a U.N. official said, as Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal to try to halt more than three weeks of fighting. | Video

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Nigeria opens long-awaited battle of ideas against Boko Haram

KADUNA Nigeria - In classrooms facing a sandy courtyard in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna, Maska Road Islamic School teaches a creed that condemns the violent ideology of groups like Boko Haram.

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U.S. nuclear negotiator declines setting deadline on Iran deal

WASHINGTON - The lead U.S. nuclear negotiator declined to give a final deadline on Tuesday for negotiating a final nuclear agreement with Iran, but said participants mean to finish the international talks at the end of the current four-month extension.

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Exclusive: China's Xi reached deal with former leaders to investigate ex-security chief: sources

BEIJING - Two influential former Chinese leaders gave their consent for President Xi Jinping to investigate ex-domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, sources told Reuters, a sign the corruption probe will not open a rift in the ruling Communist Party. | Video

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Three killed in car bomb in Cairo: Egyptian state-run TV

CAIRO - Three people were killed in a car bomb blast on Wednesday in Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt's state-run Nile Television said.

Egypt 3:04am EDT

Turkish women protest against deputy PM's no laughing comments

ISTANBUL - Hundreds of Turkish women posted pictures of themselves laughing on Twitter on Wednesday to protest against comments by Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc who had urged women not to laugh in public to "protect moral values".

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