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Smoke rises following what police said was an Israeli tank's shelling that hit the industrial area in the east of Gaza CityA U.N. aid agency said around a quarter of Beit Lahiya's 70,000 residents have fled, fearing Israeli attacks.


2014-07-14 03:19:05 -0600

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry leaves his plane at Vienna International AirportMajor differences persist between Iran and six world powers negotiating on Tehran's nuclear program, with a week to go before a deadline for a deal.


2014-07-13 13:02:39 -0600

FILE - This July 6, 2013 file photo shows smoke rising from railway cars carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac Megantic, Quebec. A string of fiery train derailments across the country has triggered a high-stakes and behind-the-scenes campaign to shape how the government responds to calls for tighter safety rules. Billions of dollars are riding on how these rules are written, and lobbyists from the railroads, tank car manufacturers and the oil, ethanol and chemical industries have met more than a dozen times since mid-May 2014 with officials at the White House and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. Their universal message: Don’t make us pay for increased safety _ that’s another industry’s problem. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson, File)A string of fiery train derailments across the country has triggered a high-stakes but behind-the-scenes campaign to shape how the government responds to calls for tighter safety rules.


2014-07-14 02:12:02 -0600