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Israel presses on with Gaza offensive, Palestinians fire rockets

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel pressed on for a fourth day on Friday with its Gaza offensive, striking the Hamas-dominated enclave from air and sea, as Palestinian militants kept up rocket attacks deep into the Jewish state. | Video

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Kerry arrives in Afghanistan to broker resolution in disputed election

KABUL - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Afghanistan on Friday for talks in an effort to broker a resolution to a disputed election that threatens to stir up ethnic tensions and undermine a peaceful political transition.

Taliban sympathizer posts pictures of smiling Bowe Bergdahl

ISLAMABAD - U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for five years, appeared smiling alongside a commander from the militant Haqqani network in a photo posted on a Twitter account by a supporter of the Afghan Taliban.

U.S., 12:09am EDT

Eleven killed in China school bus crash

BEIJING - Eleven people died, including eight children, in a school bus crash in China's southern Hunan province, state media said on Friday, the latest in a string of traffic accidents that have fueled public anger over unsafe transport for school children.

10 Jul 2014

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 10 Jul 2014

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.

10 Jul 2014

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