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Hamas leader: No peace under Israeli occupation

Khaled Meshaal says group won't recognize Israel as a Jewish state unless long-standing demands at heart of Middle East's age-old crisis are met

Fighting rages around Flight 17 crash site

At least 8 civilians killed as intense fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russia rebels keeps Australian, Dutch police at bay

Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

published less than 1 hour ago
(Reuters) - Discount store chain Dollar Tree Inc offered to buy rival Family Dollar Stores Inc for about $8.5 billion, in a deal the companies said would create North America's leading discount retailer.

In Israel-Hamas fighting, a sudden lull

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Relative quiet arrives as U.N. Security Council calls for immediate, unconditional humanitarian truce and as Palestinian death toll tops 1,000

Israel resumes strikes on Gaza after holiday lull

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Israel resumes strikes on Gaza after holiday lull
A fragile holiday lull in fighting in the Gaza Strip on Monday was punctuated by Israeli airstrikes and a rocket launch by Palestinian militants in the wake of a call by the U.N. Security Council for an unconditional humanitarian truce.


​Flames from Calif. wildfires threaten 500 homes

13 houses destroyed as firefighters tackle blazes in Northern Calif., and in the Yosemite National Park area

Virgin America Files for IPO

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Virgin America filed a registration for an initial public offering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, a move that had been anticipated for several ... more

Tyson to Sell Latin America Operations

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Tyson Foods said its third-quarter profit and sales rose as it prepared to close its acquisition of Hillshire Brands, and agreed to sell its chicken ... more

Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

published less than 1 hour ago
(Reuters) - Discount store chain Dollar Tree Inc offered to buy rival Family Dollar Stores Inc for about $8.5 billion, in a deal the companies ... more

Dollar Tree to Buy Family Dollar for $8.5 Billion

published less than 1 hour ago
Dollar Tree said it will buy Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal that values the discount retailer's shares about at $74.50 a piece.
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The Simpsons/Family Guy crossover episode gets new five-minute trailer

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The Simpsons/Family Guy crossover episode gets new five-minute trailer
A first glimpse of the controversial crossover episode was shown at Comic-Con and it has unsurprisingly some meta jokes about fans' criticism When news of ... more

Rafael gives Manchester United headache after injuring groin

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Rafael gives Manchester United headache after injuring groin
Red Devils short of cover at right-back Seasons start less than three weeks awayRafael has given Manchester United a headache by returning home early from ... more

In search of the fatberg: a descent to the dark world of London's sewers

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In search of the fatberg: a descent to the dark world of London's sewers
Braving the potential dangers of gas explosion and wall collapse, what lurks in the stink of an aging Victorian sewage system? Water, super-sewers and filth ... more

Severe storms cause chaos in Sussex

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Severe storms cause chaos in Sussex
Rail and roads around Brighton hit by lightning strikes and flooding with warnings storms will spread across south-eastFirst it was the heatwave, now parts of ... more

Five albums to try this week: Shabazz Palaces, Jenny Lewis and more

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Five albums to try this week: Shabazz Palaces, Jenny Lewis and more
From Knifeworld's experimental prog metal to the literate indie rock of Alvvays, here are five new albums worth a listen this weekWhy you should listen: ... more
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Downing of Malaysian Plane May Be a ‘War Crime,’ U.N. Rights Official Says

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The assessment came as United Nations monitors said that more than 1,100 people had been killed in “extremely alarming” fighting in eastern Ukraine since mid-April.

Sweden Resumes Aid to Uganda

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Sweden has resumed financial aid to Uganda, less than six months after the Scandinavian country suspended its support following the enactment of a severe anti ... more

Deutsche Zeroes In on Wealth Management, Investment Banking

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Deutsche Bank co-CEO Anshu Jain has in the past two years made it a top priority to get the lender's investment bank and wealth-management business ... more

At Crash Site, Parents Seek Answers

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The chaos that followed the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 has added to the worry that families will never learn exactly what happened.

An $800 Sneaker Plays Hard to Get

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The sudden appeal of Buscemi sneakers, a year-old shoe that costs $800 a pair, marks a new chapter in conspicuous consumption, fueled by social media, ... more

Shanghai Hits Seven-Month High

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Chinese shares hit a seven-month high on fresh signs of a recovering economy and growing expectations that Beijing will accelerate reforms in the country's banking ... more

When It Comes to Office Work, You Can't Be Too Careful

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When It Comes to Office Work, You Can't Be Too Careful
Safety awareness is serious business at workplaces such as construction sites, food manufacturing plants, mines and oil rigs. Now field-inspired safety protocols are migrating to ... more

Leighton Holdings' Profit Falls

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Leighton Holdings' Profit Falls
Leighton Holdings' first-half net profit fell 20%, though the company signaled progress in weathering a global-mining slowdown by sharpening focus on major construction contracts and ... more

New Poverty Formula Is Test for India

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New Poverty Formula Is Test for India
The Outlook: India is wrestling with an important question: How do you count the poor if you can't agree on the definition of poverty?

Lenders Target 'Underbanked' Customers

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U.S. banks, struggling with slow revenue growth, increasingly are setting their sights on customers who have only basic bank accounts, according to a new survey.

Former Venezuelan Intelligence Chief Arrested in Aruba

published Thu, Jul 24 2014 21:51 GMT
Aruban officials said they arrested the former Venezuelan general at the request of American authorities, who have accused him of involvement in drug trafficking.

Temple in Brazil Appeals to a Surge in Evangelicals

published Thu, Jul 24 2014 21:10 GMT
Temple in Brazil Appeals to a Surge in Evangelicals
A recently completed replica of a temple from biblical tradition underscores the surging growth of evangelical Christianity in Brazil, as well as the country’s competitive ... more

U.S. Weighs Giving Refugee Status to Youths in Honduras

published Thu, Jul 24 2014 13:52 GMT
U.S. Weighs Giving Refugee Status to Youths in Honduras
A proposal intended to allow hundreds of minors and young adults from Honduras into the United States without making the dangerous trek through Mexico.

Swindles Target Kin of Migrants

published Wed, Jul 23 2014 20:29 GMT
Swindles Target Kin of Migrants
The F.B.I. is investigating how con artists received detailed information about migrant children being housed at military bases to lure relatives into paying hefty sums ... more

World Briefing: Canada: Man Is Charged in Syria Terrorism Case

published Wed, Jul 23 2014 19:17 GMT
A 25-year-old from British Columbia has been charged under a new antiterrorism law, accused of joining Islamist fighters in Syria.

Despite Gains, Hamas Sees a Fight for Its Existence and Presses Ahead

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Hamas appears ready to push ahead with fighting because of its fractured leadership, redrawn regional alliances and a sense that this struggle is for its ... more

Still Torn by Factional Fighting, Post-Revolt Libya Is Coming Undone

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Still Torn by Factional Fighting, Post-Revolt Libya Is Coming Undone
With militias fighting for control of the airport in Tripoli and the American Embassy evacuating its staff, Libyans are left to wonder whether there is ... more

Fear of Ebola Breeds a Terror of Physicians

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Health workers with Doctors Without Borders have been threatened with knives, stones and machetes by Guineans who believe they are the cause of the virus’ ... more

Kerry Finds Even a Truce in Gaza Is Hard to Win

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Kerry Finds Even a Truce in Gaza Is Hard to Win
Israel and Hamas both see reasons to continue fighting, and Israeli officials appear dismissive of Mr. Kerry’s aims in a way that few American secretaries ... more

Justice Dept. Moves to Shield Anti-Iran Group’s Files

published about 11 hours ago
The unusual move raised questions about connections between the American government and United Against Nuclear Iran, a hard-line voice seeking to prevent Iran from obtaining ... more

Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

published less than 1 hour ago
(Reuters) - Discount store chain Dollar Tree Inc offered to buy rival Family Dollar Stores Inc for about $8.5 billion, in a deal the companies ... more

Japanese get anti-radiation pills ahead of nuclear restart

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Japanese get anti-radiation pills ahead of nuclear restart
Japanese officials are handing out radiation-blocking iodine tablets to people living in the shadow of two nuclear reactors slated to restart this year, underscoring concerns ... more

Libya denies Egyptians killed in Tripoli attack

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Libya denies Egyptians killed in Tripoli attack
Libya on Monday denied claims from Cairo that Egyptian nationals were among those killed in a rocket attack on a house in Tripoli at the ... more

Iraq army kills 17 in anti-jihadist raid: doctor, tribal head

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Iraq army kills 17 in anti-jihadist raid: doctor, tribal head
An Iraqi government raid on jihadist targets in a flashpoint town southwest of Baghdad killed 17 people on Monday, including at least three civilians, medical ... more

N. Korea threatens nuclear strike on White House

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N. Korea threatens nuclear strike on White House
A top-ranking North Korean military official has threatened a nuclear strike on the White House and Pentagon after accusing Washington of raising military tensions on ... more