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Gaza rockets land deep in Israel as it bombards Palestinian enclave

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israeli air strikes shook Gaza every few minutes on Wednesday, and militants kept up rocket fire at Israel's heartland in intensifying warfare that Palestinian officials said has killed at least 53 people in the Hamas-dominated enclave. | Video

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Exclusive: Iraq tells U.N. that 'terrorist groups' seized nuclear materials

UNITED NATIONS - Insurgents in Iraq have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country's north, Iraq told the United Nations in a letter appealing for help to "stave off the threat of their use by terrorists in Iraq or abroad."

United Nations, Iraq 7:06pm EDT

Anger mounts as Germany unearths second U.S. spy suspect

BERLIN/WASHINGTON - German politicians reacted angrily on Wednesday to news of a suspected U.S. spy in the defense ministry, which came days after the arrest of a German foreign intelligence agency worker as a suspected CIA informant.

6:57pm EDT

Kurds threaten legal action against Iraq oil buyers

ARBIL Iraq - Iraqi Kurdistan threatened on Wednesday to take legal action against buyers of the country's oil unless the autonomous region is paid its share of revenue from any sales.

Iraq 4:58pm EDT

North Korea list of Japanese abductees contains some 30 names: Nikkei

- North Korea has given Japan a list of some 30 missing Japanese still living in the country, Japan's Nikkei daily reported on Thursday, citing sources - three times as many names as the paper reported a week ago.

Japan, North Korea 3:18pm EDT

Fukushima farmer takes on nuclear plant operator over wife's suicide

YAMAKIYA Japan - A Japanese court is due to rule next month on a claim that Tokyo Electric Power is responsible for a woman's suicide, in a landmark case that could force the utility to publicly admit culpability for deaths related to the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

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