by Daily Digest

Russia's central bank promises to help financial institutions affected by sanctions; Chinese Communist Party cracks down on corruption; Uighur people dispute official account of clashes in Xinjiang; airline suspends flights to help stop spread of ebola; and more 

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Russia Reacts to New U.S., EU Sanctions

US and EU to impose strict sanctions on Russia; China's former domestic security chief investigated for corruption; military exercises over East China Sea cause flight delays and cancelations; Hamid Karzai's cousin killed in Kabul suicide bombing; Argentina close to defaulting on loan; and more 

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U.S., EU to Toughen Sanctions on Russia

Pressure for Gaza ceasefire mounts; trial underway for crew of South Korean ferry that sank killing 304; political deal in Cambodia could end parliamentary deadlock; West Africa struggles to contain ebola outbreak; sustained fighting in Ukraine keeps investigators away from MH17 crash site; and more 

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Lull in Gaza as Pressure for Cease-Fire Mounts

John Kerry renews efforts for Israel-Hamas cease-fire; Christmas Island refugees are self-harming and should be assessed in Australia, says Human Rights Commission; $40 billion stimulus package for South Korea; calls for factory inspections and worker education in Bangladesh; Algerian plane goes missing; and more 

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Kerry Renews Push for Israel-Hamas Truce

Israel-Hamas fighting continues despite international pressure for cease-fire; MH17 victims' bodies to be flown to Netherlands; Widodo declared Indonesia's new president; Beijing orders restaurant inspections to avoid using tainted meat; Syrian rebels expel ISIS militants from parts of Damascus; and more 

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Israel-Hamas Conflict Continues Despite International Pressure

Fighting in eastern Ukraine resumes as MH17 investigators arrive; Indonesian election results likely to be rejected; China sends spy ship to waters off Hawaii; illegal migration from Central America to US slows but protests continue; deadliest day yet in Gaza conflict; and more 

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Fighting Resumes as Inspectors Arrive in Eastern Ukraine

More discussions for Israel and Hamas; Australia repeals carbon tax; Nigeria to borrow $1 billion from United States for arms to fight Boko Haram; six Guantanamo detainees to be moved to Uruguay; and more 

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Fragile Calm Between Israel and Hamas

Afghanistan to audit all votes cast in presdiential election; Shinzo Abe calls for Japan-China summit; Thailand to repatriate 100,000 Burmese refugees who have been living in Thai camps for two decades; Egypt suggests initiative to halt Israel-Palestinian conflict; Russia and Argentina sign nuclear cooperation deal; and more 

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Kerry Deal Breaks Afghan Electoral Impasse

US struggles with influx of illegal Central American immigrants; Chinese hackers allegedly breaking into US government database; Bank of China accused of helping clients siphon money out of country; Israel to expand Gaza bombing campaign; suspected US drone kills militants in Pakistan; and more  

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Obama Seeks Republican Support on Migration Policies

Israel ramps up campaign against Hamas; both presidential candidates claim victory in Indonesia; US presses China on currency reform; Germans investigate suspected US spy; water shortage in Venezuela hits poor hardest; and more 

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Israel Escalates Strikes as Gaza Rockets Increase Range