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  • Twelve-hour Gaza humanitarian truce takes hold

    Saturday, 2:51 AM

    An explosion during an Israeli strike in the northern Gaza Strip is pictured from the Israeli border with Gaza, before a cease-fire takes effectBy Nidal al-Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinians in the Gaza Strip poured into the streets on Saturday to recover their dead and stock up on food supplies after a 12-hour humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas took hold. Women in Beit Hanoun wailed as medics pulled three dead relatives from a home struck overnight by an Israeli air strike. Near Khan Younis, 18 members of a family died from tank shelling shortly before the truce began, the Gaza Health Ministry said. Gaza health officials said rescue workers have so far pulled out 40 bodies from under the rubble since the truce began.


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  • EU edges to economic sanctions on Russia but narrows scope

    Friday, 8:14 PM

    Ukraine's President Poroshenko smiles as he speaks during news conference at EU Council in BrusselsBy Adrian Croft and Barbara Lewis BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union reached outline agreement on Friday to impose the first economic sanctions on Russia over its behavior in Ukraine but scaled back their scope to exclude technology for the crucial gas sector. The EU also imposed travel bans and asset freezes on the chiefs of Russia's FSB security service and foreign intelligence service and a number of other top Russian officials, saying they had helped shape Russian government policy that threatened Ukraine's sovereignty and national integrity. FSB director Alexander Bortnikov and Mikhail Fradkov, a former prime minister who now heads the foreign intelligence service, were among 15 Russians or Ukrainians and 18 companies and other organizations named in the EU's latest sanctions list.


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  • Bad weather seen as probable cause of Air Algerie crash

    Friday, 3:59 PM

    Map locating wreckage site of Air Algerie flight 5017By Chine Labbé and Tiemoko Diallo PARIS/BAMAKO (Reuters) - Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight in the West African country of Mali that killed all 118 people on board, French officials said on Friday. "French soldiers who are on the ground have started the first investigations," French President Francois Hollande told reporters. An earlier count of 51 French nationals among the dead was also raised to 54 by the French Foreign Ministry to include those with dual nationality. French, Malian and Dutch soldiers from a U.N. peacekeeping force (MINUSMA) secured the crash site, which lies about 80 km (50 miles) south of the northern Malian town of Gossi, near the Burkina Faso border.


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  • Obama, Central American leaders meet on child migrants

    Saturday, 3:30 AM

    President of El Salvador Salvador Sanchez Ceren (L), President of Guatemala Otto Perez Molina (2-L) and President of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernandez (R) listen while US President Barack Obama speaks to the press on July 25, 2014 in WashingtonPresident Barack Obama met with three Central American leaders to try to get control of an humanitarian crisis triggered by a tide of child migrants crossing the southern US border. Obama's won pledges of support from the presidents of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador and repeated his appeals to Central American parents not to send their kids north. They also pledged to pursue the smugglers that prey upon migrants desperate to reach the United States and to "counter misinformation about US immigration policy" that encourages the exodus. The US president, in remarks to reporters following the hour-and-a-half long meeting stressed that Americans feel "great compassion" for the child migrants, who have often endured tremendous suffering before and during their journey.


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  • Jihadists kill 85 Syria troops in ambush, monitors say

    Saturday, 3:24 AM

    Islamic State militants parade through the northern rebel-held Syrian city of Raqa, on June 30, 2014, in this image by Jihadist media outlet Welayat RaqaAt least 85 Syrian soldiers were killed, some of them beheaded, as the jihadist Islamic State took over a base in the northern province of Raqa, a monitoring group said Saturday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the fate of around 200 other soldiers remained unknown, as the IS assault forced the army to pull back late on Friday. The Division 17 base in Raqa has fallen but the jihadists have not yet moved into all its buildings "for fear of air strikes", said the Britain-based group's director, Rami Abdel Rahman. The Observatory said more than 50 troops were summarily executed, 19 more were killed in a double suicide attack and at least 16 others had died in the IS assault launched early Thursday.


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  • Al-Qaeda releases video of US suicide bomber in Syria

    Saturday, 2:48 AM

    A portrait of US citizen Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, who is believed to have been involved in a suicide bombing against regime forces in Syria on May 25, 2014, is shown in this image grab taken from a Al-Nusra Front videoSyria's Al-Qaeda affiliate has released a video of a young US suicide bomber from Florida who blew himself up at an army post in the northwest of the country. Moner Mohammad Abu Salha, alias Abu Hurayra al-Amriki, was believed to be the first American national to carry out such an attack in Syria's more than three-year-old war. Hopefully it will be in heaven," Abu Hurayra says in broken Arabic in the 17-minute video posted on YouTube on Friday by Al-Nusra Front.


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  • Lakers mum on report Scott offered coaching job

    Friday, 8:04 PM

    File photo of Byron Scott, who, reports say, has been offered the head coaching job at the Los Angeles Lakers, although the team has refused to comment on the issueLos Angeles (AFP) - The Los Angeles Lakers declined to comment on reports they had offered Byron Scott their head coaching job.


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  • Furyk seizes share of Canadian Open lead

    Friday, 4:54 PM

    Jim Furyk tees off on the eighth hole during the second round of the RBC Canadian Open at the Royal Montreal Golf Club on July 25, 2014 in MontrealUS veteran Jim Furyk fired a bogey-free seven-under 63 on Friday to seize a share of the Canadian Open second-round lead alongside Tim Petrovic with home hope Graham DeLaet lurking. Petrovic joined Furyk on 10-under 130 with a four-under par 66, while DeLaet, like Furyk, matched the Royal Montreal Golf Club's Blue Course record with a 63 for 132. DeLaet shared third place on eight-under with American Kyle Stanley, who posted a 67. Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell carded a 65 for 133, heading a group that also included American Justin Hicks (67), Scott Brown (66) and Andrew Svoboda (66).


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  • US LPGA stars hope Phelps' golden touch rubs off

    Friday, 4:44 PM

    US golfer Paula Creamer tees off during the second round of the LGPA International Crown at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Maryland, on July 25, 2014For America's team of LPGA stars at the International Crown, winning twice Friday after a humbling start was nice, but handshakes with US Olympic swim star Michael Phelps were priceless. Phelps, whose record haul of 22 Olympic medals includes 18 golds, greeted Paula Creamer and Stacy Lewis at the eighth hole of their 2-up triumph over Spain's Azahara Munoz and Carlotta Ciganda in the eight-team global match-play event. "I have to say that the highlight of the day was shaking Michael Phelps's hand," Creamer said. "Yeah, Michael Phelps, I almost fell over."


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  • Reward of $110,000 after 3 kids killed by carjacked SUV

    Saturday, 3:33 AM

    Reward of $110,000 after 3 kids killed by carjacked SUVThree children are dead and their mother was among those who were seriously injured after a carjacking and crash.


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  • Comic-Con gets first look at 'Mockingjay' trailer

    Saturday, 1:54 AM

    This photo released by Lionsgate shows, Philip Seymour Hoffman, left, as Plutarch Heavensbee and Julianne Moore as President Coin in a scene from the film, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1." The movie releases on Nov. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Lionsgate, Murray Close)SAN DIEGO (AP) — The trailer for the next film in the popular "Hunger Games" series is making its premiere at Comic-Con.


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  • FBI found bomb-making cache in Tucson rampage gunman's home: LA Times

    Saturday, 1:19 AM

    The front door on the home of Jared Lee Loughner, 22, who is accused of killing six people dead and wounding 13 others in Tucson(Reuters) - Jared Lee Loughner, who killed six people and shot former Arizona lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords in a 2011 rampage, kept bomb-making components in a safe in his bedroom, the Los Angeles Times reported on Friday. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) files released to the newspaper showed that agents and sniffer dogs, who stormed Loughner's home just after his capture, found equipment including batteries, a circuit board, wires, and a numeric keyboard, the LA Times said. The files, amassed as the FBI investigated Loughner and released this week at the LA Times' request under the Freedom of Information Act, also showed his love of guns, erratic behavior and an obsession with Giffords. The FBI did not immediately respond to requests for comment.


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  • Obama: Offshore 'tax inversions' are unpatriotic

    Saturday, 3:02 AM

    President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about the economy at the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College in Los Angeles, Thursday, July 24, 2014, on the final day of his three-day West Coast trip. Striking a populist stand ahead of the midterm elections, Obama is demanding "economic patriotism" from American corporations that seek overseas mergers to avoid U.S. taxes. Obama and congressional Democrats are pushing to severely limit such deals, a move resisted by Republicans who argue the entire corporate tax code needs an overhaul. (AP Photo)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says a loophole that lets companies dodge U.S. taxes by moving their headquarters overseas is unpatriotic.


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  • China regulator says food supplier forged production dates: Xinhua

    Friday, 11:35 PM

    Security guards stand inside the Husi Food factory in ShanghaiRegulators in Shanghai have found that scandal-hit China-based food supplier forged production dates on some of its products and sold them after their expiry, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday. Shanghai Husi Food, which is owned by Illinois-based OSI Group, is at the center of China's latest food scandal, which has spread to Hong Kong and Japan, over allegations it mixed expired meat with fresh meat. Shanghai Municipal Food and Drug Administration has found that Shanghai Husi forged the production dates on smoked beef patties produced in May 2013 and sold them as being made in January 2014, Xinhua said.


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  • EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions

    Friday, 9:48 PM

    FILE - In this Wednesday, July 3, 2013, file photo, Russian Federal Security Service Chief Alexander Bortnikov attends a meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow. A European Union document released Friday, July 25, 2014, shows that among those targeted by a EU-wide asset freeze and travel ban are Alexander Bortnikov, head of the Russian Federal Security. The new sanctions were announced in a Friday entry to the EU's Official Journal. In all, 15 people were sanctioned, and 18 organizations or businesses, including rebel groups taking part in the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service, File)BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Friday extended its Ukraine-related sanctions to target top Russian intelligence officials and leaders of the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine, official documents showed.


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  • Nigeria government confirms Ebola case in megacity of Lagos

    Saturday, 12:41 AM

    Dr. Jide Idris, Lagos' state commissioner for Health, speaks during a news conference on the death of an Ebola victim in LagosBy Felix Onuah and Tom Miles ABUJA/GENEVA (Reuters) - A Liberian man who died in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos on Friday tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said. Patrick Sawyer, a consultant for the Liberian finance ministry in his 40s, collapsed on Sunday after flying into Lagos, a city of 21 million people, and was taken from the airport and put in isolation in a local hospital. Nigeria confirmed earlier on Friday that he had died in quarantine. "This result was corroborated by other laboratories outside Nigeria." However, at a separate press conference held by the Lagos state government at the same time, the city's health commissioner, Jide Idris, said that they were only "assuming that it was Ebola" because they were "waiting for a confirmative test to double check" from a laboratory in Dakar.


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  • China regulator says food supplier forged production dates: Xinhua

    Friday, 11:35 PM

    Security guards stand inside the Husi Food factory in ShanghaiRegulators in Shanghai have found that scandal-hit China-based food supplier forged production dates on some of its products and sold them after their expiry, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday. Shanghai Husi Food, which is owned by Illinois-based OSI Group, is at the center of China's latest food scandal, which has spread to Hong Kong and Japan, over allegations it mixed expired meat with fresh meat. Shanghai Municipal Food and Drug Administration has found that Shanghai Husi forged the production dates on smoked beef patties produced in May 2013 and sold them as being made in January 2014, Xinhua said.


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  • APNewsBreak: Study recommends inmate immunity test

    Friday, 5:06 PM

    This undated photo released by the Avenal State Prison public information office shows an aerial view of Avenal State Prison in Avenal, Calif. Federal experts are recommending that California test inmates for immunity to a sometimes fatal soil-borne fungus before incarcerating them at two Central Valley state prisons, Avenal and Pleasant Valley, where the disease has killed nearly three dozen inmates, according to a report obtained Friday, July 25, 2014, by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Avenal State Prison Public Information Office)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Federal experts are recommending that California test inmates for immunity to a sometimes fatal soil-borne fungus before incarcerating them at two Central Valley state prisons where the disease has killed nearly three dozen inmates, according to a report obtained Friday by The Associated Press.


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