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  • Netanyahu vows to complete Gaza tunnels destruction

    Thursday, 1:02 PM

    By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, facing international alarm over a rising civilian death toll in Gaza, said on Thursday he would not accept any ceasefire that stopped Israel completing the destruction of militants' infiltration tunnels. The Israeli military estimated on Wednesday that accomplishing that task would take several more days, extending a four-week-old aerial and ground offensive in the small, densely populated coastal territory. "I wont agree to any proposal that will not enable the Israeli military to finish this important task, for the sake of Israel's security." Leaving open the option of widening its ground campaign in the Islamist Hamas-dominated Gaza Strip, the Israeli military said it had called up an additional 16,000 reservists. Gaza health officials said 34 Palestinians were killed in Israeli assaults on Thursday that included an air strike on a home in the Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, killing 11 members of the same family.... read more

  • Ukraine premier stays on, envoys agree on crash site route

    Thursday, 11:05 AM

    Ukrainian tanks move along a road near Eastern Ukrainian village of Novoselivka PershaBy Pavel Polityuk and Natalia Zinets KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's parliament rejected Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk's resignation on Thursday and finally passed legislation he said was needed to finance an army offensive against a separatist rebellion in the east and avert a national default on its debts. The assembly's about-turn on laws it refused to back a week earlier offers relief to Kiev's Western backers, who had feared Ukraine was sliding deeper into political chaos and might renege on an international bailout as it heads into an election period. The first is that Argentina has defaulted, and the second is that Ukraine has not defaulted and never will," Yatseniuk told the chamber, making clear he would stay in office. The political battle has been taking place against the backdrop of a military campaign to win back parts of the Donbass region, which borders Russia, from the pro-Moscow rebels.


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  • Kurdish oil cargo unloaded at sea, destination a mystery

    Thursday, 4:32 AM

    File photo of the oil tanker SCF Byrranga, which was renamed the United Kalavrvta in March 2014By Keith Wallis SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Part of a Kurdish oil cargo has been offloaded from a Greek-managed tanker into another tanker in the South China Sea, but mystery surrounds the identity of the buyer and where the two tankers are headed. The United Emblem, which is carrying more than 1 million barrels of oil, is one of three tankers loaded with oil from the autonomous Kurdish region, which is trying to sell oil independently. Iraqi Kurdistan is locked in a bitter legal and diplomatic struggle with Baghdad over international oil sales. The Kurdistan Regional Government filed a letter with the Texas court arguing its sales are allowed under the Iraqi constitution.


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  • Ebola outbreak to cast shadow over Obama summit

    Thursday, 4:05 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders from nations gripped by an Ebola outbreak are pulling out of President Barack Obama's gathering of African leaders in Washington next week, though the White House says the health crisis won't impact the three-day summit.... read more

  • CIA concedes it spied on U.S. Senate investigators, apologizes

    Thursday, 4:00 PM

    The logo of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency is shown in the lobby of the CIA headquarters in La..By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The CIA conceded on Thursday that it had improperly monitored computers used by the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee in an investigation of interrogation tactics and secret prisons for terrorism suspects after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Central Intelligence Agency spokesman Dean Boyd said in a statement that the agency's inspector general had determined that "some CIA employees acted in a manner inconsistent" with an understanding between the agency and the Senate panel. Boyd said CIA Director John Brennan had informed Senator Dianne Feinstein, the committee's chairwoman, and its senior Republican, Saxby Chambliss, of the finding and apologized.


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  • Kerry announces 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza

    Thursday, 3:56 PM

    An Israeli artillery gun fires a 155 mm shell towards targets in the Gaza Strip from their position near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip on July 31, 2014Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire in the Gaza conflict, US Secretary of State John Kerry and the United Nations announced early Friday. Kerry said the two sides would begin the truce at 8 am local time (0500 GMT) and that Israelis and Palestinians would enter talks in Cairo. The top US diplomat said the ceasefire would last for 72 hours "unless extended." "This ceasefire is critical to giving innocent civilians a much-needed reprieve from violence," the statement said.


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  • Leishman takes early control at Firestone

    Thursday, 4:06 PM

    PGA: WGC - Bridgestone Invitational-First Round(Reuters) - Australian Marc Leishman upstaged the game's biggest games as he charged into a one-shot lead in the opening round of the elite the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio on Thursday. While eight-times winner Tiger Woods launched his title defense with a two-under-par 68 at a rain-softened Firestone Country Club, Leishman surged to the top of the leaderboard with a sizzling 64. Leishman, whose only PGA Tour win came at the 2012 Travelers Championship, mixed eight birdies with two bogeys on the heavily tree-lined layout to finish a stroke in front of American Ryan Moore, South African Charl Schwartzel and England's Justin Rose. Italian Francesco Molinari, Americans Patrick Reed and Rickie Fowler and Canadian Graham DeLaet opened with 67s in the third World Golf Championships event of the year.


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  • Golf-Leishman takes early control at Firestone

    Thursday, 3:55 PM

    Australian Marc Leishman upstaged the game's biggest games as he charged into a one-shot lead in the opening round of the elite the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio on Thursday. While eight-times winner Tiger Woods launched his title defence with a two-under-par 68 at a rain-softened Firestone Country Club, Leishman surged to the top of the leaderboard with a sizzling 64. Leishman, whose only PGA Tour win came at the 2012 Travelers Championship, mixed eight birdies with two bogeys on the heavily tree-lined layout to finish a stroke in front of American Ryan Moore, South African Charl Schwartzel and England's Justin Rose. Italian Francesco Molinari, Americans Patrick Reed and Rickie Fowler and Canadian Graham DeLaet opened with 67s in the third World Golf Championships event of the year.... read more

  • Tigers, A's add aces in MLB arms race

    Thursday, 3:41 PM

    MLB: Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay RaysBy Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Division leaders Detroit and Oakland forged an American League arms race as the Tigers got David Price from Tampa Bay and the A's dealt for Boston's Jon Lester in a frenzied finish to Thursday's trade deadline. The pair of aces could lead to an epic collision in the AL Championship Series between West-leading Oakland, who have a Major League Baseball-best record of 66-41, and the Central's Tigers (58-47), who own the biggest division lead in the majors.


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  • 1,100 layoffs planned at Alpha coal mines in W.Va.

    Thursday, 4:08 PM

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — One of the nation's largest coal producers said Thursday it expects to lay off 1,100 workers at 11 southern West Virginia surface coal mines by mid-October, citing dismal markets and federal regulation... read more

  • Shell, Alaska Natives to share in offshore profits

    Thursday, 4:08 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Native regional corporation and six Native Village corporations signed an agreement with a Shell Oil subsidiary Thursday that aims to share the profits from offshore drilling off Alaska's northwest coast... read more

  • Fla. man guilty of throwing baby from car window

    Thursday, 4:07 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man was convicted of murder Thursday for tossing a 3-month-old boy out a moving car window along an interstate, killing the infant instantly... read more

  • Fiat investors vote on Chrysler merger to ease access to cash, U.S. investors

    Thursday, 4:03 PM

    A new Fiat Chrysler Automobiles sign is pictured after being unveiled at Chrysler Group World Headquarters in Auburn Hills, MichiganBy Agnieszka Flak TURIN Italy (Reuters) - Fiat shareholders are expected to approve the Italian carmaker's merger with its U.S. unit Chrysler on Friday, a union aimed at boosting the world's seventh-largest auto group's appeal with foreign investors and paving the way for a U.S. share listing. Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne completed the buyout of Chrysler earlier this year and is hoping to incorporate the two as a Dutch-registered combine, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). Marchionne helped rescue Chrysler in 2009 and turned the U.S. firm into a key profit centre for Fiat, although quarterly results released on Wednesday disappointed.


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  • France's Iliad challenges Sprint for control of T-Mobile

    Thursday, 4:02 PM

    A T-Mobile store sign is seen in Broomfield, ColoradoBy Soyoung Kim and Leila Abboud PARIS/NEW YORK (Reuters) - French telecommunications company Iliad SA has made a surprise offer for T-Mobile US Inc , setting up a potential bidding war with Sprint Corp , the U.S. mobile carrier now controlled by Japan's Softbank Corp . Iliad, which has shaken up the French mobile and broadband market in the past decade with its cheap, pared-down subscriber plans, bid $15 billion in cash for 56.6 percent of T-Mobile US at $33 per share, it said in a statement on Thursday. The Paris-based company said its offer for the fourth-largest U.S. carrier values all of T-Mobile at $36.20 per share, a premium of 42 percent over the pre-announcement share price.


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  • U.S. warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

    Thursday, 3:53 PM

    U.S. health officials are warning Americans not to travel to the three African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola.... read more

  • Ebola outbreak to cast shadow over Obama summit

    Thursday, 4:05 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders from nations gripped by an Ebola outbreak are pulling out of President Barack Obama's gathering of African leaders in Washington next week, though the White House says the health crisis won't impact the three-day summit.... read more

  • U.S. CDC says salmonella outbreak from Foster Farms' chicken appears over

    Thursday, 3:56 PM

    By P.J. Huffstutter CHICAGO (Reuters) - A salmonella outbreak linked to California-based poultry producer Foster Farms' contaminated chicken appears to be over, more than 17 months after it began, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday. The salmonella Heidelberg outbreak, which public health investigators say began on March 1, 2013, and ended July 11 this year, made 634 people sick in 29 states and Puerto Rico, the agency said. Scientists identified seven strains of the bacteria in the outbreak, including some that were resistant to antibiotics used to treat humans for illnesses other than salmonella. "Epidemiologic, laboratory and trace-back investigations conducted by local, state and federal officials indicated that consumption of Foster Farms brand chicken was the source of this outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg infections," the CDC said in a statement.... read more

  • U.S. warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

    Thursday, 3:53 PM

    U.S. health officials are warning Americans not to travel to the three African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola.... read more