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Israeli aircraft bomb Gaza, five Palestinians killed

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israeli aircraft bombed the Gaza Strip on Saturday and Palestinian militants fired rockets at the Jewish state, the military said, with no end in sight to the deadliest violence between the sides in years. | Video

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U.S. hostage rescuers dropped from night sky: Syria activist

BEIRUT/WASHINGTON - It was just after midnight on July 4 when at least two dozen U.S. Delta Force commandos arrived on heavily armed Black Hawk helicopters in Akrishi, a small town near the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa on the bank of the Euphrates River.

Syria 22 Aug 2014

Swedish opposition retains large lead in poll ahead of Sept elections

STOCKHOLM - Sweden's center-left opposition parties remain well ahead of the governing coalition and the Social Democrats, Green and Left parties would get a combined 48.7 percent of the vote if an election were held now, an opinion poll showed on Saturday.

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Witnesses in Bali suitcase murder say mother and daughter argued in lobby

DENPASAR Indonesia - An American woman whose body was found in a suitcase on the resort island of Bali and her daughter were seen arguing in the lobby of their hotel, police said on Friday, as a U.S. attorney headed to Indonesia to advise the teen.

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Philippines recalls peacekeepers from Liberia over Ebola threat

MANILA - The Philippines on Saturday ordered 115 troops to return home from peace-keeping operations in Liberia, spurred by a worsening Ebola epidemic in West Africa that has killed almost 1,500 people.

Colombia army, rebels meet face-to-face at peace talks

HAVANA - Colombian military officers and leftist guerrillas met face-to-face on Friday for the first time in their 50-year war, starting talks on a ceasefire that would take hold should the government and the rebels reach a comprehensive peace agreement.

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