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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

Students use tablets at a school in Paris on December 3, 2012Tablets won't eclipse personal computers as fast as once thought, according to studies by market tracker International Data Corporation (IDC). IDC on Friday cut its forecast for shipments of tablets and "two-in-one" devices combining tablet and laptop features to 233.1 million, saying growth would be about half of what was originally predicted. "When we look at the global picture, it would be easy to say that the tablet market is slowing down," said IDC research director for tablets Jean Philippe Bouchard. While shipments in mature markets such as North America and Western Europe were forecast to remain flat, those in emerging regions were expected to climb overall by 12 percent.


2014-08-29 16:08:57 -0600