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Deal reached for 72-hour Gaza cease-fire

Deal reached for 72-hour Gaza cease-fire

JERUSALEM — Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire beginning today, during which there will be negotiations on a more durable truce in the 24-day-old Gaza war, the United States and United Nations announced Thursday.

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2 Azerbaijan rights activists charged with treason

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Two prominent human rights activists in Azerbaijan have been charged with spying for Armenia, with one of them jailed for three months pending trial.

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Islamic militias in Libya declare control of Benghazi

BENGHAZI, Libya — Islamic hard-line militias, including the group accused by the United States in a 2012 attack that killed the ambassador and three other Americans, claimed control of Libya’s second largest city, Benghazi, after overrunning army barracks and seizing heavy weapons.

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Krauthammer: Kerry shamefully extends a hand to Hamas

Krauthammer: Kerry shamefully extends a hand to Hamas

Secretary of state seems oblivious to strategic realities.

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Paris riot police deployed for pro-Israel rally

Paris riot police deployed for pro-Israel rally

Demonstrators hold Pro-Israel placards during a gathering in front of the Israeli Embassy in Paris, France, Thursday, July 31, 2014. French police were bracing for the first major pro-Israel rally in Paris since the start of the Gaza war amid persistent reports that a small Jewish group impl…

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Paris riot police deployed for pro-Israel rally

Paris riot police deployed for pro-Israel rally

A woman holds an Israeli flag and a placard reading "Hamas Terrorist" during a gathering in front of the Israeli Embassy in Paris, France, Thursday, July 31, 2014. French police were bracing for the first major pro-Israel rally in Paris since the start of the Gaza war amid persistent reports…

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Paris riot police deployed for pro-Israel rally

Paris riot police deployed for pro-Israel rally

Demonstrators hold Israeli and French flags and placards reading "French and All United Against Terrorism" during a gathering in front of the Israeli Embassy in Paris, France, Thursday, July 31, 2014. French police were bracing for the first major pro-Israel rally in Paris since the start of…

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Paris riot police deployed for pro-Israel rally

Paris riot police deployed for pro-Israel rally

PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of riot police in Paris deployed near the Israeli Embassy Thursday for the first major pro-Israel rally since the start of the latest Gaza war.

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Afghan electoral officials to restart vote audit

Afghan electoral officials to restart vote audit

FILE - In this Friday, July 18, 2014 file photo, Afghan election commission workers look at a ballot for an audit of the presidential run-off votes at a election commission office in Kabul, Afghanistan. Despite lingering disputes, Afghan electoral officials said Thursday, July 31, 2014 that …

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Afghan electoral officials to restart vote audit

Afghan electoral officials to restart vote audit

FILE - In this Friday, July 18, 2014 file photo, Afghan election workers wait to carry boxes for an audit of the presidential run-off votes at a election commission office in Kabul, Afghanistan. Despite lingering disputes, Afghan electoral officials said Thursday, July 31, 2014 that they wil…

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Afghan electoral officials to restart vote audit

Afghan electoral officials to restart vote audit

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Despite lingering disputes, Afghan electoral officials said Thursday that they will resume an audit of the presidential election this weekend after the presidential candidates sparred over how to disqualify ballots amid allegations of massive fraud.

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AP Analysis: Putin cornered over Ukraine

AP Analysis: Putin cornered over Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin looks on during a meeting outside the Tzar Pushka ( Tzar Cannon) in Moscow's Kremlin, Russia, Thursday, July 31, 2014. Putin on Thursday presented state awards to cosmonauts, lawmakers, journalists and others. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti Kremlin, Mikhail Klimentyev…

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Analysis: Putin may yet risk all-out confrontation

Analysis: Putin may yet risk all-out confrontation

Bowing to Western demands could spell political suicide for the Russian leader.

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George Will: a middle course on foreign policy

George Will: a middle course on foreign policy

The point of Israel is that Jews defend themselves.

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Powell maybe not told early about CIA techniques

Powell maybe not told early about CIA techniques

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons, according to a document circulating amo…

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Powell maybe not told early about CIA techniques

Powell maybe not told early about CIA techniques

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2004, file photo, then-Secretary of State Colin Powell speaks at a news conference in Washington at the State Department. A document circulating among White House staff says a Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concl…

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Deadly Israeli strikes hit UN school, market area

Deadly Israeli strikes hit UN school, market area

Palestinians help carry injured men following an Israeli Strike in Shijaiyah neighborhood, eastern Gaza City, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

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Deadly Israeli strikes hit UN school, market area

Deadly Israeli strikes hit UN school, market area

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli artillery shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with sleeping war refugees and back-to-back explosions rocked a market filled with shoppers Wednesday as Israel’s stepped-up campaign against Gaza’s Hamas rulers claimed at least 116 Palestinian lives.

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Israel’s survival depends on destroying Hamas’ ability to terrorize

Israel’s survival depends on destroying Hamas’ ability to terrorize

Israel’s survival depends on destroying Hamas’ ability to terrorize

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