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Israel holds off on escalating Gaza barrage; West wants truce

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel appeared to hold off on a threatened escalation of its week-old Gaza Strip barrage on Monday despite balking at Western calls for a ceasefire with an equally defiant Hamas. | Video

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Air India flight returns to New Jersey airport after engine trouble

NEWARK N.J. - An Air India flight with 313 passengers onboard was forced to return to Newark Liberty International Airport on Sunday after an engine on the Boeing 777 appeared to overheat and catch fire, according to airport officials.

U.S., 13 Jul 2014

Yemeni leader demands Shi'ite group give up captured city

SANAA - Shi'ite Muslim tribesmen handed back an army camp to the Yemeni government on Saturday, a spokesman for the group said, to try to defuse tensions caused by the capture of a provincial capital north of Sanaa this week.

Yemen 2:26am EDT

Russia warns Ukraine after shell crosses border

DONETSK Ukraine/MOSCOW - Russia threatened Ukraine on Sunday with "irreversible consequences" after a Russian man was killed by a shell fired across the border, while Kiev said Ukrainian warplanes struck again at separatist positions in the east of the country, inflicting big losses. | Video

13 Jul 2014

Spain's embattled Socialists elect new leader

MADRID - Spain's opposition Socialists, besieged by upstart leftist movements and struggling to win back voters, on Sunday chose economist Pedro Sanchez to lead the party and try and revive its chances in a looming election.

Spain, United Nations 13 Jul 2014

Political novice wins power in Slovenia, hints at revisiting economic reform plan

LJUBLJANA - Center-left political novice Miro Cerar led his party to victory in Slovenia's election on Sunday, indicating he would rewrite a reform package agreed with the European Union to fix the euro zone member's depleted finances.

13 Jul 2014

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