• India, U.S. stress strategic ties but tensions remain

    By David Brunnstrom and Rajesh Kumar Singh NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The United States and India stressed their desire to boost business and defense ties on Thursday, but trade and spying rows were a reminder of the obstacles to President Barack Obama's vision of a "defining" partnership. After a day…

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  • Heavy shelling, clashes spread in Libya's Tripoli

    By Patrick Markey TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Clashes with artillery and rockets spread on Thursday into two Tripoli districts, where rival militia brigades were battling over the airport in Libya's worst fighting since the 2011 revolt that ousted Muammar Gaddafi. Nearly 200 people have been killed since…

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  • EU adopts toughest Russian sanctions yet, targets five Russian banks

    By Barbara Lewis and Martin Santa BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union has published a law that will curb arms sales to Russia and to cut off financing for five major Russian banks over Moscow's support for rebels in Ukraine. Russia has denounced the measures, agreed by the 28 EU member states…

  • Fired Ohio State band director: Was he scapegoated for a sexualized culture?

    In the wake of Ohio State University’s decision to fire marching band director Jonathan Waters last week – for failing to adequately address a culture “conducive to sexual harassment” – many current and former band members have taken to social media to #StandWithJon. “[W]e must abide by a zero…

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  • Cynthia Kersey helps girls become 'unstoppable'

    Cynthia Kersey was at a low point in her life. "I had never been to Nepal before," says Ms. Kersey, who at the time was a motivational speaker and author of two popular books.

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  • ‘Woman in black,’ who appealed to US fascination with wanderers, reaches home

    A 50-something Army veteran who caused an Internet sensation as she traveled nearly 500 miles by foot, clad in long, black robes and sandals, has apparently reached what she calls “home” in Winchester, Va., police in Virginia say. Elizabeth Poles traveled for two months, and was seen from Georgia…

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  • George W. Bush pens biography of George H.W. Bush

    Former President George W. Bush has spent much of his post-White House years cultivating his creative side. The junior Mr. Bush has written a biography of his namesake and presidential predecessor, which will hit US and Canadian bookshelves on Nov. 1, 2014, according to a release issued Wednesday…

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  • Palestinians mull war crime charges against Israel

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is seeking written pledges of support from all political factions, including rival Hamas, before making any attempt to press for possible war crimes charges against Israel, senior officials said Thursday.

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  • Investigators reach Ukraine jet wreckage site

    ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) — Two weeks after a missile brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, an international team of investigators Thursday reached a wreckage site in eastern Ukraine that remains bitterly contested between government forces and pro-Russia separatist rebels.

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  • Libya Islamic militias declare control of Benghazi

    BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Islamic hard-line militias, including the group accused by the United States in a 2012 attack that killed the ambassador and three other Americans, claimed control of Libya's second largest city, Benghazi, after overrunning army barracks and seizing heavy weapons.

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  • Snowden's asylum status in Russia ending

    MOSCOW (AP) — Edward Snowden's temporary asylum status in Russia will expire at midnight Thursday, but the former U.S. National Security Agency systems administrator appears set to stay on until authorities decide on his application for an extension.

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  • AP Analysis: Putin cornered over Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — For Russian President Vladimir Putin, there are few options left in the Ukraine crisis and they all look bad.

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  • Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy Hamas' tunnel network in the Gaza Strip designed for deadly attacks inside Israel, "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up another 16,000 reservists to pursue its campaign against Palestinian…

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  • US approves Boehringer's once-a-day inhaler drug

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new long-acting inhaler drug from Boehringer Ingelheim to treat people with chronic lung disease.

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  • Dutch retrieve DNA of some Ukraine crash victims

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — The head of the Dutch-led international team investigating the Malaysian Airline Flight 17 disaster says his group has retrieved additional DNA samples from 25 victims at a mortuary in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine.

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  • Israel vows to crush Gaza tunnels, snubs UN

    Israel vowed Thursday to keep its troops in Gaza until they finish destroying a network of cross-border tunnels, despite sharp UN and US criticism over the Palestinian death toll. Speaking at a cabinet meeting in Tel Aviv, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would not accept any ceasefire…

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  • U.S. advises against non-essential travel to countries hit by Ebola

    By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday issued a travel advisory against non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to curb the spread of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has claimed more than 700 lives. CDC…

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  • US stocks fall sharply as earnings disappoint

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell sharply on Thursday as investors reacted to disappointing corporate earnings and outlooks from major U.S. companies including Exxon Mobil and Whole Foods Market. The slide put major indexes into the red for July, leaving the market on track for its first monthly loss…

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  • US man sues soccer star Ronaldo over trademark

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) — A U.S. man has sued Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo over the phrase "CR7," which is used by soccer fans around the world as shorthand for the Real Madrid forward.

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  • South Africa's life expectancy jumps to 61.2 years

    Life expectancy in AIDS-hit South Africa has shot up sharply over the past decade, thanks to life prolonging anti-retroviral (ARVs) treatment, latest estimates from the country's statistics agency showed Thursday. South Africans are on average living up to 61.2 years compared to 52.2 years some 10…

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