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Australian dollar rises above 94 US cents after annual inflation hits 3%

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Australian dollar rises above 94 US cents after annual inflation hits 3%
Cost of living climbs 0.5% in June quarter driven by increases in medical and hospital services, house prices and tobacco Continue reading...

For Israelis on Edge of Battle, Rockets Put On a Show

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For Israelis on Edge of Battle, Rockets Put On a Show
Residents of the town of Sderot, the so-called bomb shelter capital of the world, gather on a dusty hill every night to watch rockets soar between Israel and Gaza.

What U.S. intelligence knows about Flight 17 shoot-down

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Senior intelligence officials say pictures posted on social media, phone calls point to pro-Russian rebels, but it's not an airtight case

They Did This? In Rebel Country, Disbelief

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They Did This? In Rebel Country, Disbelief
In eastern Ukraine, many residents may side with the pro-Russian rebels, but they don’t see the fighters as capable of having taking down the Malaysia Airlines plane with a missile.

Abbas-led Palestinian body backs Hamas truce demands in Gaza

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GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Palestinian decision-making body led by U.S.-backed President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday endorsed demands by Hamas for halting Gaza hostilities with Israel, a closing of ranks that may help Egyptian-mediated truce efforts.


New arrest linked to gun used after Boston Marathon attacks

Friend of bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is suspected of providing gun used to kill MIT police officer, sources say

Abbas-led Palestinian body backs Hamas truce demands in Gaza

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GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Palestinian decision-making body led by U.S.-backed President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday endorsed demands by Hamas for halting Gaza hostilities with Israel, ... more

Bloomberg: It's Safe to Fly to Israel and I'll Prove It

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Bloomberg: It's Safe to Fly to Israel and I'll Prove It
The former New York mayor says the FAA made a mistake when it suspended U.S. flights into Tel Aviv.

Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts inducted into Hall of Heroes

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Former Army Sgt. Ryan Pitts was inducted into the Hall of Heroes for his outstanding heroism during the Battle of Wanat, one of the bloodiest ... more

Obama's pick for VA chief vows to fix 'systemic failures'

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Obama's pick for VA chief vows to fix 'systemic failures'
President Obama's nominee to take over the Department of Veterans Affairs promised Tuesday to fix "systematic failures" at the troubled agency and hold government workers ... more
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Frank Dobson to retire as Labour MP for Holborn and St Pancras

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Frank Dobson to retire as Labour MP for Holborn and St Pancras
Tributes paid to former Blair health secretary as he announces decision not to stand for ninth term at 2015 electionThe veteran Labour MP Frank Dobson ... more

13-year-old boy found in Thames

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The boy was found near Grossmore Lane in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, at around 4.30pm on Tuesday afternoonThe body of a 13-year-old boy was pulled out of ... more

Tony Abbott achieves the impossible: unity among economists

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Tony Abbott achieves the impossible: unity among economists
Economists are refuting the three big picture claims made by the government: 1) We have a budget emergency 2) We have a debt crisis and ... more

Disabled 'fit for work' assessments flawed and should be scrapped MPs

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Select committee finds that eligibility tests for benefits are inaccurate and system fails to help claimants back into workThe government's controversial system for assessing whether ... more

Youth unemployment predicted to fall as employers' attitudes shift

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Youth unemployment predicted to fall as employers' attitudes shift
CIPD study shows more work experience students being taken on as emphasis increases on education-to-work transitionEmployers in the UK are taking on more work experience ... more
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They Did This? In Rebel Country, Disbelief

published less than 1 hour ago
They Did This? In Rebel Country, Disbelief
In eastern Ukraine, many residents may side with the pro-Russian rebels, but they don’t see the fighters as capable of having taking down the Malaysia ... more

Reading the Future of Scotland in the Stars

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Reading the Future of Scotland in the Stars
Actors, writers, athletes and other celebrities find that taking a stand either way on a September referendum can stir anger in about half the population ... more

Celebrities on Scottish Independence

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Actors, authors and singers weigh in on whether or not Scotland should break away from Britain, ahead of the country’s referendum in September.

U.S. Officials Lay Out Case Against Russians

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U.S. intelligence officials presented their most detailed case yet Tuesday that Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists shot down a Malaysia Airlines jetliner last week.

Ukrainians, Awaiting International Action After Crash, Fear Complacency

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Although the investigation into the downing of a Malaysian jetliner is in its early stages, the lack of a swift concrete response and aggressive denials ... more

U.S. Military Is Scrutinized Over Trash Burning in Afghanistan

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U.S. Military Is Scrutinized Over Trash Burning in Afghanistan
The United States military spent millions on garbage incinerators in Afghanistan, but they went unused in favor of open burn pits, a report from a ... more

Ukrainians, Awaiting International Action After Crash, Fear Complacency

published about 2 hours ago
Although the investigation into the downing of a Malaysian jetliner is in its early stages, the lack of a swift concrete response and aggressive denials ... more

Square Feet: Top Hong Kong Properties Resist Market Forces

published about 5 hours ago
While cooling measures have affected most real estate, the very rich are holding onto the city’s most expensive homes.

At War Blog: Returning to Service, and Iraq, With Blackwater

published about 13 hours ago
At War Blog: Returning to Service, and Iraq, With Blackwater
Iraq veteran Matt Pelak returned to the country via a job with Blackwater. He writes that it’s hard to square that experience, and his respect ... more

Joko Widodo, Populist Governor, Is Named Winner in Indonesian Presidential Vote

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Joko Widodo, Populist Governor, Is Named Winner in Indonesian Presidential Vote
The announcement Tuesday completed the Jakarta governor’s improbable ascent from slum child to leader of the world’s fourth most-populous nation.

Op-Docs: ‘Two Countries, No Home’

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After having grown up in the United States as an undocumented immigrant, Rufino Santiz Díaz decided to return to Chiapas, Mexico — and now finds ... more

Honduras Cracks Down on Illegal Immigrants

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Honduras Cracks Down on Illegal Immigrants
The wave of Central American child migrants heading to the United States is showing some signs of abating.

Trying to Slow the Illegal Flow of Young Migrants

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Bus operators in Honduras say they are noticing a decline in the number of unaccompanied children headed to the border, and the Border Patrol has ... more

On Southern Border, Mexico Faces Crisis of Its Own

published Sat, Jul 19 2014 13:58 GMT
Mexico has announced plans for tightened deportation and border control policies as its migrant numbers surge in response to worsening gang violence in Central America.

World Briefing: Argentina: Pope Calls for Justice

published Fri, Jul 18 2014 21:11 GMT
Pope Francis called for justice to be served in the deadly bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires 20 years ago that local ... more

For Israelis on Edge of Battle, Rockets Put On a Show

published less than 1 hour ago
For Israelis on Edge of Battle, Rockets Put On a Show
Residents of the town of Sderot, the so-called bomb shelter capital of the world, gather on a dusty hill every night to watch rockets soar ... more

Hamas Gambled on War as Its Woes Grew in Gaza

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Hamas Gambled on War as Its Woes Grew in Gaza
When war between Israel and Hamas broke out two weeks ago, the Palestinian militant group was so hamstrung, politically, economically and diplomatically, that its leaders ... more

Op-Ed Contributor: Gaza Under Israel’s Onslaught

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Op-Ed Contributor: Gaza Under Israel’s Onslaught
In Gaza, anxious eyes scan the night sky for any warning of the bombs that rain.

Fighting in Gaza Continues

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Fighting in Gaza Continues
The Palestinian death toll rose while the Israeli military said it had struck weapons stores and other infrastructure in Gaza.

Open Source: Palestinian Family Finds Missing Son in YouTube Video of His Shooting

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Open Source: Palestinian Family Finds Missing Son in YouTube Video of His Shooting
Searching the web for news, a family was horrified to discover video of a missing son apparently shot to death in Gaza City.

Britain still exporting arms to Russia

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Britain still exporting arms to Russia
Britain is still exporting arms and military equipment to Russia, according to a parliamentary report released Wednesday just hours after Prime Minister David Cameron rapped ... more

Iraqi sacred city gains prominence as Baghdad founders

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Iraqi sacred city gains prominence as Baghdad founders
The holy Shiite city of Najaf has gained prominence as a centre of political and military power since the start of a crisis that has ... more

What U.S. intelligence knows about Flight 17 shoot-down

published less than 1 hour ago
Senior intelligence officials say pictures posted on social media, phone calls point to pro-Russian rebels, but it's not an airtight case

Abbas-led Palestinian body backs Hamas truce demands in Gaza

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GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Palestinian decision-making body led by U.S.-backed President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday endorsed demands by Hamas for halting Gaza hostilities with Israel, ... more

Congress far apart on border crisis plan as summer recess looms

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The two sides look no closer to a resolution even as Homeland Security warns it will run out of money for immigration control