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At least 43 Palestinians killed as Israel maintains pressure on Gaza

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GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israeli fire killed at least 43 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip early on Wednesday as the Jewish state said it targeted Islamist militants at dozens of sites across the coastal enclave, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised ceasefire proposal.

Israel intensifies Gaza assault, Egyptians revise truce plan

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel knocked out Gaza's only power plant and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets on Tuesday, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal for halting its war with Islamist guerrillas in the enclave.

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Israel's 'Iron Dome' makers were hit by hackers, expert says

VIENNA - Three Israeli defense contractors behind the Iron Dome missile shield and related systems were robbed of hundreds of documents by hackers linked to the Chinese government starting in 2011, a U.S.-based computer forensics expert said on Tuesday.

World, 4:49am IST

Israel intensifies Gaza assault, Egyptians revise truce plan

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel knocked out Gaza's only power plant and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets on Tuesday, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal for halting its war with Islamist guerrillas in the enclave. Israel's Channel Two TV said progress was being made on such a deal in Cairo, where a Palestinian delegation is expected later on Tuesday, although the station retracted an earlier report that a truce had already been provisionally agreed.

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Gaza conflict to dent, not break Israel economy

JERUSALEM - Israel's war against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip is expected to cost it billions of dollars, temporarily hurt economic growth and put pressure on the government's finances.

World, 29 Jul 2014

Gaza's sole power plant knocked out by Israeli strike - official

GAZA - Israeli tank fire hit the fuel depot of the Gaza Strip's only power plant on Tuesday, witnesses said, cutting electricity to Gaza City and many other parts of the Palestinian enclave of 1.8 million people.

World, 29 Jul 2014

Iran leader calls Israel "rabid dog", urges arms for Palestinians

DUBAI - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday called Israel a "rabid dog" for its attacks on Gaza, and urged Muslims to arm Palestinians to enable them to counter what he termed genocide.

Top News, World, 29 Jul 2014

U.S. officials defend Kerry from Israeli criticism

WASHINGTON - Obama administration officials rallied to the defense of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday after withering criticism in Israel of Kerry's failed attempt to secure a ceasefire between Israelis and Palestinians.

World, 29 Jul 2014

U.S. officials defend Kerry from Israeli criticism

WASHINGTON - Obama administration officials rallied to the defense of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday after withering criticism in Israel of Kerry's failed attempt to secure a ceasefire between Israelis and Palestinians.

World, 29 Jul 2014

Israel warns of long Gaza war as Palestinian fighters cross border

GAZA/JERUSALEM - A grim-faced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday of a protracted war in Gaza, dashing any hopes of a swift end to the three-week conflict as Palestinian fighters launched an audacious cross-border raid.

Top News, World, 29 Jul 2014