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Israeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior Hamas military commanders Thursday, delivering a likely blow to the organization's morale and highlighting the long reach of Israel's intelligence services....
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Hamas admits kidnapping Israeli teens
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A senior Hamas leader has said the group carried out the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teens in the West Bank in June - the first time anyone from the Islamic militant group has said it was behind an attack that helped spark the current war in the Gaza Strip....
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Turkey's Davutoglu named new premier
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Recep Tayyip Erdogan named Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as his successor as prime minister on Thursday, with expectations high that the man who has dominated Turkish politics for more than a decade will stay in charge once he is president....
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Turkey's Davutoglu expected to be a docile premier
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, hand-picked by president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan to succeed him as prime minister, is expected to accept a largely backseat role as his boss strives to make his new job the most powerful position in the land....
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Greek archaeology site sparks intense interest
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Archaeologists excavating a large burial mound in northern Greece that has captivated the public's imagination have asked politicians and others seeking guided tours of the site to leave them in peace....
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Russian aid convoy advances toward Ukraine
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Fierce fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Thursday in what appeared to be a last-gasp attempt by government troops to snatch back territory from pro-Russian separatists before the arrival of a Russian aid convoy overseen by the Red Cross....
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Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Kim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts - in the noodles. Drunk and hungry just after dawn, he rips the lid off a bowl of his beloved fast food, wobbling on his feet but still defiant over a report that links instant noodles to health hazards....
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Indonesian court rejects election loser's appeal
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia's top court on Thursday rejected an appeal by the losing candidate in last month's presidential election over alleged voting irregularities, removing any uncertainty around the victory of Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo....
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A look at govt ransom polices in US, Europe
A look at how the United States and various European nations have dealt with hostage-taking and ransom demands for their citizens in recent years:...
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Voice, image give clues in hunt for Foley's killer
LONDON (AP) -- The Islamic militant in a video showing the death of American journalist James Foley took great care to disguise his identity, dressing head-to-toe in black, with a mask leaving only his eyes visible....
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