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Israel steps up offensive as diplomacy kicks off
JERUSALEM (AP) -- With rockets raining deep inside Israel, the military pummeled Palestinian targets Wednesday across the Gaza Strip and threatened a broad ground offensive, while the first diplomatic efforts to end two days of heavy fighting got underway....
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Man linked to Nazi police dies in Michigan at 93
DETROIT (AP) -- A man under a deportation order for serving in a Nazi-controlled police force during World War II has died in Michigan at age 93 after years of denials that he shot at Jews....
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North Korea again fires missiles into sea
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles Wednesday morning into the sea off its east coast, a South Korean defense official said, in a continuation of a recent series of missile and rocket test launches....
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Iraqi leader accuses Kurds of hosting militants
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The ethnic and sectarian tensions that threaten to tear Iraq apart flared Wednesday as the prime minister accused the Kurdish self-rule region of harboring the Sunni militants who have overrun much of the country, and 50 bodies were discovered dumped in a village south of Baghdad....
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Pro-Kiev Ukrainians face intimidation in the east
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Since April, when pro-Russia rebels took over her city, Maria Oleinik hasn't slept in the same house for more than one night running....
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Rebel governor losing hope of Russia intervention
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- A top figure in Ukraine's separatist insurgency said Wednesday he is losing hope for action by Russian forces and blamed Russian tycoons for dissuading Moscow from military intervention....
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Bosnians pay respect to 175 Srebrenica victims
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- Hundreds of people turned out in Sarajevo's main street on Wednesday to pay respect to 175 victims of the Srebrenica massacre - Europe's worst since World War II - as a truck carried their coffins to a final resting place....
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Diplomats: Staffan de Mistura is new Syria envoy
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Veteran Italian-Swedish diplomat Staffan de Mistura has been chosen by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to replace Lakhdar Brahimi as the international point man on Syria, diplomats said Wednesday....
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Brazil's World Cup dream turns to nightmare
SAO PAULO (AP) -- It wasn't just a bad dream....
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US, Cuba hold migration talks in Washington
HAVANA (AP) -- U.S. and Cuban officials discussed efforts to combat illegal migration, human smuggling and migratory document fraud in Washington on Wednesday, a rare moment of dialogue between countries that cut ties more than five decades ago....
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