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  • Egypt announces Israel/Hamas cease-fire

    11/21/12 9:55 PM

    The Egyptian-sponsored deal delivered key achievements for all involved. But vague language in the agreement and deep hostility between the combatants made it far from certain that the bloodshed would end.

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  • Former boxing champ Camacho shot in Puerto Rico

    11/21/12 9:09 AM

    Former world boxing champion Hector "Macho" Camacho was shot in the face as he sat in a car outside the Puerto Rican capital Tuesday, and doctors said he was in serious condition but expected to survive.

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  • Israel-Hamas cease-fire remains elusive

    11/20/12 11:26 PM

    As international diplomats worked to cement a deal, a senior Hamas official said an agreement was close even as relentless airstrikes and rocket attacks between the two sides continued.

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  • Israeli man attacks Israeli security guard with ax and knife

    11/20/12 10:49 AM

    An Israeli man wielding an ax and a knife attacked and lightly wounded an Israeli security guard at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv on Tuesday before he was apprehended at the scene, police said.

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  • Israel airstrikes against Gaza continue

    11/19/12 6:23 PM

    Israeli aircraft struck crowded areas in the Gaza Strip and killed a senior militant with a missile strike on a media center Monday, driving up the Palestinian death toll to 96, as Israel broadened its targets in the 6-day-old offensive meant to quell Hamas rocket fire on Israel.

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  • AP: Israel calls up troops for possible Gaza invasion

    11/16/12 10:02 AM

    Air raid sirens wailed in Jerusalem Friday as the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians continued. The Israeli army has also called up 16,000 troops in advance of a possible Gaza invasion.

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  • Israeli attacks in Gaza Strip escalate

    11/15/12 12:49 PM

    Militants in the Gaza Strip pounded southern Israel with rocket fire on Thursday, killing three people as the Israeli military pressed forward with a second day of intense air raids and naval attacks on militant targets.

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  • Venice flooding at record highs

    11/12/12 8:36 AM

    Heavy rains and seas whipped up by strong winds have flooded Venice and brought the lagoon city's high tide mark to its sixth-highest level since records began being kept 150 years ago.

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  • Lawmakers push for another round of sanctions against Iran

    11/9/12 12:48 PM

    Lawmakers are working on a set of new and unprecedented sanctions against Iran that could prevent the Islamic republic from doing business with most of the world until it agrees to international constraints on its nuclear program, officials say.

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