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FILE - In this file photo taken Tuesday, April 29, 2014, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a meeting with Palestinian businessmen from East Jerusalem to set up a national fund to support the Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem, at his office in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Abbas has accused Hamas of needlessly extending fighting in the Gaza Strip, causing a high death toll. He told Palestine TV in remarks broadcast Friday, Aug. 29, that "it was possible for us to avoid all of that, 2,000 martyrs, 10,000 injured, 50,000 houses (damaged or destroyed)." (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi, File)Palestine's president blames Hamas for extending fighting with Israel in Gaza.


2014-08-29 12:32:46 -0600

Russian President Putin speaks to the media after talks with Ukrainian President Poroshenko in Minsk, BelarusThe Russian president tells an assembly the nation is ready to meet any aggression.


2014-08-29 09:48:50 -0600

Manchester United's Luke Shaw (R) vies with Inter Milan's Danilo D'Ambrosio during a Champions Cup match at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, on July 29, 2014Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has blasted Roy Hodgson after the England coach questioned the fitness of Luke Shaw. Shaw has endured a difficult start to life at Old Trafford since his move from Southampton in the close-season. Van Gaal made the 19-year-old train on his own during the tour of the United States because he felt the defender had turned up to pre-season out of shape after playing for England at the World Cup. Given that Shaw has been out for a fortnight, it was a surprise to Van Gaal when Hodgson spoke about the defender's fitness during a press conference on Thursday.


2014-08-29 16:15:41 -0600