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FILE - In this file photo taken Tuesday, April 29, 2014, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a meeting with Palestinian businessmen from East Jerusalem to set up a national fund to support the Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem, at his office in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Abbas has accused Hamas of needlessly extending fighting in the Gaza Strip, causing a high death toll. He told Palestine TV in remarks broadcast Friday, Aug. 29, that "it was possible for us to avoid all of that, 2,000 martyrs, 10,000 injured, 50,000 houses (damaged or destroyed)." (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi, File)Palestine's president blames Hamas for extending fighting with Israel in Gaza.


2014-08-29 12:32:46 -0600

Russian President Putin speaks to the media after talks with Ukrainian President Poroshenko in Minsk, BelarusThe Russian president tells an assembly the nation is ready to meet any aggression.


2014-08-29 09:48:50 -0600

San Diego Chargers running back Donald Brown (34) runs from San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith during the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been suspended for nine games by the NFL after a series of off-field legal issues.


2014-08-29 14:15:29 -0600