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Palestinians take cover as warning Israeli air strikes are fired at a nearby building in Gaza City, July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Israel pounds Gaza despite international peace efforts

22 July 2014

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, saying no ceasefire was near as top U.S. and U.N. diplomats pursued talks on halting fighting that has claimed more than 500 lives.

Syrian opposition coalition dissolves interim government

22 July 2014

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Western-backed National Coalition of Syrian opposition members said on Tuesday it had voted to force out its "interim government" and form a new one within a month.

Indonesia elections commission to announce election result at 1300 GMT

22 July 2014

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's elections commission said on Tuesday it will announce the result of the presidential election at 8 p.m. local time (1400 BST).

Indonesian presidential candidate Joko "Jokowi" Widodo (L) poses with a child beside his colleague Anies Baswedan while waiting for the result announcement by the Elections Commission, at Waduk Pluit in Jakarta July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Beawiharta

Indonesia awaits election results, likely loser pulls out

22 July 2014

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian former general Prabowo Subianto, the likely loser in a bitterly contested presidential election, withdrew his candidacy on Tuesday, throwing the vote into confusion just hours before the results were due to be announced.

Fishermen in raincoats walk past fishing boats as Typhoon Matmo approaches the northeastern coastal town of Nanfangao in Ilan county, northern Taiwan, July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

Taiwan battens down as second typhoon threatens region

22 July 2014

TAIPEI/MANILA (Reuters) - The Taiwan military was collecting and distributing sandbags to guard against possible flooding on Tuesday as a typhoon bore down on the island after brushing the Philippines.

Cambodia opposition drops boycott after PM makes rare deal

22 July 2014

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia's opposition on Tuesday agreed to drop a parliamentary boycott following talks with Prime Minister Hun Sen, ending a year-long deadlock and easing political tension stemming from a disputed 2013 election.

EU ministers threaten Russia with sanctions but action unsure

22 July 2014

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union foreign ministers threatened Russia on Tuesday with harsher sanctions over Ukraine, but tougher talk may not be matched by much action after France's president signalled the disputed delivery of a warship to Moscow would go ahead.

Myanmar opposition party says five million sign petition to change constitution

22 July 2014

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's main opposition party says it has collected about five million signatures seeking reduced powers for unelected military members of parliament as the country, which emerged from dictatorship in 2011, moves towards an election next year.

Japan's public pension to get new digs, stay in Tokyo - sources

22 July 2014

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's public pension fund is set to move into a new office next spring but drop an earlier cost-saving plan to leave Tokyo, as the government aims to transform the understaffed body into a more professional and autonomous institution, sources said.

Dozens of Turkish police detained for alleged spying on government

22 July 2014

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Dozens of police including high-ranking officers were detained in Turkey on Tuesday, accused of spying and illegal wire-tapping of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his inner circle in what the chief prosecutor said was a concocted probe of an alleged terrorist group.

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