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Israel pounds Gaza despite international peace efforts 1:01pm EDT

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, saying no ceasefire was near as top U.S. and United Nations diplomats pursued talks on halting the fighting that has claimed more than 600 lives.  Full Article

 
Iraqi air strikes kill 19 around militant-held Falluja: medical official 1:32pm EDT 

FALLUJA Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi government air strikes killed 19 people, including children, in Falluja on Monday and Tuesday, a health official in the militant-held city said.  Full Article  

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Stocks rebound as Ukraine rebels offer black boxes 12:50pm EDT 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global equity markets and the dollar rode a rebound in risk appetite on Tuesday, lifting the S&P 500 to a record high, helped by signs of cooperation from Ukraine's pro-Russian separatists over the downing of the Malaysian Airlines jetliner.  Full Article  

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Inflation in Canada rises to 28-month high in June Friday, 18 Jul 2014 

OTTAWA/TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's annual inflation rate edged up to a 28-month high in June, the second month in a row it has exceeded the Bank of Canada's target, posing a challenge to the central bank's view that recent strength in prices is temporary.  Full Article  

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Bolt fit and raring to go in Glasgow 11:39am EDT 

KINGSTON (Reuters) - Six-times Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt says he ready to put on a good show in the sprint relay at the Commonwealth Games after recovering from minor foot surgery and a hamstring injury.  Full Article  

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Singer Billy Joel to be honored with U.S. Gershwin Prize 10:20am EDT 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter Billy Joel, who penned hit tunes such as "Piano Man" and "New York State of Mind," will receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the U.S. national library said on Tuesday.  Full Article