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Netanyahu vows to complete Gaza tunnels destruction

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, facing international alarm over a rising civilian death toll in Gaza, said on Thursday he would not accept any ceasefire that stopped Israel completing the destruction of militants' infiltration tunnels. | Video

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Heavy shelling, clashes spread in Libya's Tripoli

TRIPOLI - Clashes with artillery and rockets spread on Thursday into two Tripoli districts, where rival militia brigades were battling over the airport in Libya's worst fighting since the 2011 revolt that ousted Muammar Gaddafi.

Libya, United Nations 1:47pm EDT

EU adopts toughest Russian sanctions yet, targets five Russian banks

BRUSSELS - The European Union has published a law that will curb arms sales to Russia and to cut off financing for five major Russian banks over Moscow's support for rebels in Ukraine.

Russia 12:34pm EDT

Town vs. town, faction vs. faction as Libya descends into 'hurricane'

TRIPOLI - Booms of outgoing artillery shaking the ground, militia fighters from the remote Libyan mountain town of Zintan hunker down in the passenger terminal to defend Tripoli airport, the biggest prize in the capital.

Libya 1:59pm EDT

Russia's top general says Moscow committed to nuclear missile treaty

MOSCOW - Russia's top general, Valery Gerasimov, told the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff on Thursday that Moscow was committed to adhering to the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Treaty after Washington accused Russia of violating the agreement.

Russia 1:48pm EDT

Sierra Leone declares emergency as Ebola death toll hits 729

FREETOWN - Sierra Leone has declared a state of emergency and called in troops to quarantine Ebola victims, joining neighboring Liberia in imposing controls as the death toll from the outbreak of the virus hit 729 in West Africa. | Video

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