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Israel knocks out Gaza power plant, digs in for long fight

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel knocked out Gaza's only power plant, flattened the home of its Islamist Hamas political leader and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets in the enclave on Tuesday, with no end in sight to more than three weeks of conflict. | Video

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Islamic State video wages psychological war on Iraqi soldiers

BAGHDAD - Islamic State, the al Qaeda spin-off that seized wide swathes of Iraq almost unopposed last month, has released a video warning Iraqi soldiers who may still have some fight in them that they risk being rounded up en masse and executed.

Iraq 9:22am EDT

Air France, Virgin among airlines avoiding Iraqi airspace

BERLIN - Major airlines are taking differing stances to flying over Iraq, reflecting the piecemeal approach airlines currently take to flying over conflict zones and ahead of an international meeting of industry representatives to discuss the issue.

Iraq 12:20pm EDT

U.S. nuclear negotiator will not guarantee end to Iran extensions

WASHINGTON - The lead U.S. nuclear negotiator on Tuesday declined to guarantee that there would be no further extensions of an interim nuclear agreement with Iran, but said participants intend to finish the international talks at the end of the current four-month extension.

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China says investigating powerful former security chief for graft

BEIJING - China's Communist Party said on Tuesday it had launched a corruption investigation into former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, one of the country's most influential politicians of the last decade, in a case that has its origins in a party power struggle.

China 11:13am EDT

Special Report: Where Ukraine's separatists get their weapons

DONETSK Ukraine - On the last day of May, a surface-to-air rocket was signed out of a military base near Moscow where it had been stored for more than 20 years.

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