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Israel destroys 2 Gaza high-rises in escalation

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Gaza City, Aug 26 (AP) - Israel bombed two Gaza City high-rises with dozens of homes and shops Tuesday, collapsing one building and severely damaging the other in a further escalation in seven weeks of cross-border fighting with Hamas.
In the past, the military has hit targets in high-rises in pinpoint strikes, but left the buildings standing. Since Saturday, it has toppled or destroyed five towers and shopping complexes in an apparent new tactic aimed at increasing pressure on...

Foley killing could complicate embassy bomb trial

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New York, Aug 26 (AP) - An Egyptian lawyer charged in the 1998 embassy bombings in Africa is trying to distance himself from other acts of terrorism even as British investigators reportedly look at his son in the killing of an American journalist.
Abdel Abdul Bary's lawyers say in order for him...

President returns home

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Staff Reporter
President Abdul Hamid returned home on Monday morning from London after wrapping up a seven-day visit there for eye treatment.
A regular flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the president landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 8:30am.
On his arrival at the...

Pakistan’s largest city thirsts for a water supply

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Karachi, Aug 24 (AP) - On the outskirts of the slums of Pakistan's biggest city, protesters burning tires and throwing stones have what sounds like a simple demand: They want water at least once a week.
But that's anything but in Karachi, where people go days without getting water from city...

Casino hub Macau holds informal poll on democracy

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MACAU, AUG 24 (AP) - Activists in the Chinese casino capital of Macau kicked off an informal poll on Sunday to gauge support for democratic reforms, inspired by a similar vote in Hong Kong that had a big turnout but was denounced by Beijing as an illegal farce.
The former Portuguese colony, like...

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