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    Hamas tunnel threat at center of war with Israel

Hamas tunnel threat at center of war with Israel

A network of tunnels Palestinian militants have dug from Gaza to Israel — dubbed “lower Gaza” by the Israeli military — is taking center stage in the latest war between Hamas and Israel.

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    Experiment grows new muscle in men’s injured legs

Experiment grows new muscle in men’s injured legs

Scientists implanted thin sheets of scaffolding-like material from pigs into a few young men with disabling leg injuries — and say the experimental treatment coaxed the men’s own stem cells to regrow new muscle.

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    US, EU hit Russia with new sanctions over Ukraine

US, EU hit Russia with new sanctions over Ukraine

The United States and its European allies hit more than two dozen Russian government officials, executives and companies with new sanctions Monday as punishment for their country’s actions in Ukraine, yet the penalties stopped short of targeting Russia’s broader economy and it remained unclear if they would work. In Moscow, there was relief that the sanctions were not as far-ranging as feared.

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    Dark days ahead in  Baghdad amid elections

Dark days ahead in Baghdad amid elections

Blast barrier walls topped with barbed wire snake across the Iraqi capital, encircling government buildings like a fortress and enshrining the separation of neighborhoods increasingly divided by religious sect.

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Obama vigorously defends foreign policy record

President Barack Obama vigorously defended his foreign policy record Monday, arguing that his cautious approach to global problems has avoided the type of missteps that contributed to a “disastrous” decade of war for the United States.

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    China splurges on defense as US pulls back

China splurges on defense as US pulls back

China’s navy commissioned 17 new warships last year, the most of any nation. In a little more than a decade, it’s expected to have three aircraft carriers, giving it more clout than ever in a region of contested seas and festering territorial disputes.

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Electric zap may provide alternative treatment for paralysis

Three years ago, doctors reported that zapping a paralyzed man’s spinal cord with electricity allowed him to stand and move his legs. Now they’ve done the same with three other patients, suggesting their original success was no fluke.

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    Ukraine: Yanukovych ordered snipers to shoot

Ukraine: Yanukovych ordered snipers to shoot

Ukraine’s interim authorities on Thursday accused fugitive President Viktor Yanukovych of ordering snipers to open fire on protesters and getting help from Russian security agents to battle his own people, but they provided no evidence directly linking him to the bloodbath in Kiev that left more than 100 people dead.

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    Evidence of Big Bang discovered

Evidence of Big Bang discovered

A group of scientists discovered on March 17 more evidence favoring the Big Bang Theory and also supporting a theory posed in the 1980s called inflation.

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    NATO ministers pledge to build up eastern defenses

NATO ministers pledge to build up eastern defenses

NATO foreign ministers moved Tuesday to beef up the defenses of front-line alliance members feeling menaced by a more assertive Russia, with Secretary of State John Kerry proclaiming the U.S. commitment to their security is “unwavering.”

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