World News Brief

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

Abdullah Abdullah claims victory in Afghanistan; US-China meeting aims to stabilise rocky relations; Indonesia heads to the polls; Pope Francis meets with sex abuse victims, condemns pedophile priests; Nicaragua unveils plans for canal to link Pacific and Atlantic; and more 

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Potential Unrest Looms Over Afghan Vote

Hamas vows to escalate violence in Gaza; Australian courts put stop to government's plan to hand over asylum seekers; Japanese PM Shinzo Abe meets John Key to talk about free trade; Ukrainian army prepares for showdown with pro-Russia separatists; 60 Nigerian women and girls escape Boko Haram; and more 

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Hamas Vows Escalation as Jewish Suspects Confess

Tensions high in Israel after police find body thought to be missing Palestinian teen; hundreds of protestors arrested in Hong Kong; rioting Buddhists and Muslims clash in Burma; WHO calls emergency meeting on Ebola; final push for Iran nuclear agreement begins; and more 

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Tensions in Israel Escalate After Possible Revenge Killing

Japan eases restrictions on aiding allies under attack; demonstrators in Hong Kong rally for democratic reforms; Chinese military rally behind President after military leader forced from Communist Party; Israel vows retribution after teens' bodies found; French burqa ban upheld; and more

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Japan Eases Military Restrictions

Iraq troops battle for control of Tikrit; North Korea proposes two Koreas suspend hostilities; senior military official expelled from China's Communist Party; MERS cases in Saudi Arabia triple; militia disarms in Democratic Republic of Congo; and more 

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Iraq Battles for Tikrit as Caliphate Is Declared