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Israel steps up Gaza campaign, thousands flee as toll reaches 168

Gaza City
Israel sharpened its campaign against Gaza on Sunday, warning Palestinians in the north to flee after marines mounted a ground attack, as diplomatic efforts to halt the bloodshed intensified.

Man clicks selfie with bulls at San Fermin fiesta, may face $4000 fine

Selfie with bulls
A daredevil participant in the running of the bulls festival in Spain may be slapped with a $4,100 fine after he took an extremely dangerous selfie by snapping himself inches from a group of charging animals.

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Pope promises 'solutions' to priestly celibacy, condemns child sex abuse

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio
Pope Francis promised 'solutions' to the issue of priestly celibacy in an interview on Sunday that raised the possibility the Catholic Church could eventually lift a ban on married priests, but was quickly refuted by the Vatican.

Indian-American pleads guilty to funding al-Qaeda

A 31-year-old Indian-American, caught in a FBI sting operation, faces up to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to providing thousands of dollars in material support to three terror groups operating under al-Qaeda in war-torn Syria and Somalia.

Trade may top agenda at Modi-Jinping meet

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio
Officials say that a mix of bilateral economic, trade and strategic issues was expected to figure in the maiden meeting between the two leaders who had the reputation of being strong leaders in their respective countries.

Chinese govt to buy electric cars for clean energy

A model poses by a red Mustang 50th anniversary edition car
At least 30% of newly purchased government cars will be electric and other types of "new energy vehicles," China's official news agency reported Sunday, as the country attempts to tackle air pollution and encourage the electric car market.

Gunmen attack diving resort on Malaysian island

Get some guns
A policeman was killed and a second kidnapped after heavily armed gunmen opened fire at a diving resort off Malaysia's Borneo island, a security official said on Sunday.

6 killed in fierce fighting over Libyan airport

Libyan rebels
At least six people were killed and 25 injured Sunday when rival militias battled for the control of the international airport in Libya's capital. Civil aviation authorities announced the airport will be closed for three days because of security concerns.

Pope appeals for peace in Gaza conflict

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio
Pope Francis on Sunday appealed for peace in Gaza during his weekly Angelus prayer, calling for "concrete gestures to build peace" as the deadly six-day offensive escalated.

Hospital elevator buttons dirtier than toilets: Study

Cancer patients

The next time you take an elevator in a hospital, get a little cautious while pressing the buttons. A new study reveals that hospital elevator buttons may be dirtier than toilets.

Boko Haram chief voices support for ISIS, al-Qaeda

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau
The head of Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamists has claimed responsibility for a June 25 bombing in the capital Abuja and an attack hours later in Lagos which the authorities tried to cover up, in a video obtained by AFP Sunday.

Thousands flee north Gaza after Israel warning

Gaza
Thousands of Palestinians were fleeing northern Gaza on Sunday after a night of intense Israeli strikes and an explicit warning from the army that the raids were set to intensify. The overall death toll has crossed 150. Israeli commandos clash with Hamas militants in first Gaza ground assault

Disputed Afghan election to be recounted in full

John Kerry, File
US state secretary John Kerry convinced Afghanistan's feuding presidential candidates on Saturday to agree to a total recount of last month's presidential election, which has threatened to split the country along ethnic lines.

Nepal denies permission for Tibet guru's last rites

Retracting from its earlier stance Nepal has refused to allow entry of a prominent Tibetan spiritual leader’s body into its soil from India for conducting his last rites.
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