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Israel strikes house of Hamas Gaza leader

Israel's military pounded targets in the Gaza Strip after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country needed to be prepared for a long conflict in the Palestinian enclave,.

Qatar state spending slowest in 11 years

Qatar’s state spending increased 12.7 percent last fiscal year, the lowest rate in 11 years, as slow growth in current expenditure offset a sharp rise in funds spent on infrastructure projects, data showed.

Cease-fire is not enough

Israel’s military offensive in the Gaza Strip has generated around-the-clock media coverage of the death and destruction being meted out to Palestinians, as well as attempts to broker a cease-fire.

Cease-fire is not enough

Israel’s military offensive in the Gaza Strip has generated around-the-clock media coverage of the death and destruction being meted out to Palestinians, as well as attempts to broker a cease-fire.

Kerry makes worthy gains in a chaotic world

The world has been so chaotic lately that it was easy to overlook two U.S. diplomatic maneuvers – involving the turbulent nations of Afghanistan and Iran – that avoided what could have been dangerous ruptures.

Nigeria is becoming a major global economy

Nigeria has been getting a lot of bad press lately, owing largely to the militant Islamist group Boko Haram’s abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in April, part of a brutal campaign of kidnappings, bombings and murder.

Djokovic ends Federer record dream

Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title and seventh career major with a 6-7 (7/9), 6-4, 7-6 (7/4), 5-7, 6-4 victory over Roger Federer Sunday, shattering the Swiss star’s dream of a record eighth triumph in an epic struggle.

Australian Ricciardo wins Hungarian GP

Australian Daniel Ricciardo won the Hungarian F1 Grand Prix for Red Bull Sunday while Lewis Hamilton roared from pitlane to podium in another astonishing performance by the Mercedes driver.

Nibali emulates Pantani as Tour de France winner

Vincenzo Nibali became the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani Sunday, dominating his rivals on all terrains as his main opponents crashed out of a superb three-week race.

Chardonnays offer a taste of terroir

Chardonnay is one of the great international grape varieties. Winemakers love it because it is so malleable, in the sense that chardonnay displays its origins – usually referred to as terroir – yet can also be molded to produce profound wines.

Monks tap brewing to support aging members

Tucked off a two-lane highway in a hilly, wooded section of central Massachusetts, a group of Roman Catholic monks has embraced a centuries-old tradition they hope can sustain their aging members in a world of rapidly rising health costs.

US plans widespread seismic testing of sea floor

The U.S. government is planning to use sound blasting to conduct research on the ocean floor along most of the East Coast, using technology similar to that which led to a court battle by environmentalists in New Jersey.