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Israel completes Gaza withdrawal as ceasefire takes effect

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Japan defence paper warns over China’s ‘dangerous acts’ in sea, air

TOKYO: Japan warned on Tuesday that China’s “dangerous acts” over territorial claims in the East China Sea could lead to “unintended consequences” in the region, as fears grow of a potential military clash. The annual defence white paper was adopted by hawkish Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his ministers at a cabinet meeting, heaping criticism on Beijing’s unilateral declaration of ...

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Gaza conflict prompts ATP to cancel Tel Aviv tournament

The inaugural $1 million ATP Israel Open that had been scheduled to be held in Tel Aviv next month has been cancelled by the governing body of men’s tennis because of the conflict between Israel and Islamist…

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Grand Canyon investigating squirrel-kicking video

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities are looking into a viral Internet video that shows a man kicking a squirrel off what appears to be the edge of the Grand Canyon. But park officials say the chances of finding the man are slim. “Right now they are working on it,” park spokeswoman Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski said Monday. “They realize that it’s been ...

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Doctor confirmed as second Ebola case in Nigeria

Nigeria has confirmed the country’s second case of Ebola in a doctor who treated a Liberian man who died of the virus last month in Lagos. This comes as a South Korean university rescinded an invitation for three Nigerians to attend a conference and a group of South Korean medical volunteers called off a trip to West Africa amid growing ...

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Banks reportedly discuss Argentina default exit

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Several international banks were reportedly in talks Monday that could end the legal battle that pushed Argentina into a default that threatens its economy. The banks are said to be negotiating to buy some of the Argentine bonds held by…

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US STOCKS-Wall St up on earnings, Portugal bank deal

* Berkshire Hathaway shares up after results * Michael Kors shares reverse premarket move, fall 5.5 pct * Diamond Offshore weighs on Loews earnings * Indexes: Dow flat, S&P up 0.2 pct, Nasdaq up 0.3 pct (Updates prices, adds comment) By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK, Aug 4 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose in morning trading on Monday, lifted by earnings ...

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Cease-fire slows Gaza war as Israeli bus attacked

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — An Israeli-declared cease-fire and troop withdrawals slowed violence in the Gaza war Monday, though an attack on Israeli bus that killed one person in Jerusalem underscored the tensions still simmering in the region. Several cease-fires have broken down during the 3½-week war — including Friday when an internationally negotiated truce collapsed amid violence and mutual ...

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Obama to decide on immigration by end of summer

WASHINGTON — A senior White House adviser says President Barack Obama will make a decision by the end of the summer on how to use his authority to address immigrants living illegally in the…

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Half a million advised to evacuate as heavy rain lashes Japan

Very heavy rain is expected to fall in western Japan, mainly on the island of Shikoku, until Tuesday noon, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. A man drowned in a raging river while more than half a million people were advised to evacuate over the weekend as heavy rain lashed western…

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