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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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Ukraine threatens to retake territory from defiant rebels

KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine - Ukrainian government forces on Wednesday warned separatists in the eastern town of Donetsk that a plan was now in place to take back the territory they occupy, but defiant rebels reported a steady flow of new recruits who were ready to fight.

4:23pm EDT

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

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