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July 25, 2014
IBM's Watson advises US soldiers on life after service
San Francisco (AFP) July 23, 2014
IBM's Watson supercomputer is putting its real-world smarts to work helping US soldiers transition back to civilian lives. Virtual intelligence created by IBM and proven in a victorious run on trivia television game show "Jeopardy" has been woven into a Watson Engagement Advisor application to counsel members of the military and their families how to smartly manage shifting to life after stints in the service. USAA, which provides insurance, investment, retirement and other financial services to ... read more

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Israel strikes kill dozens in Gaza as toll tops 670
An Israeli air strike on the northern Gaza Strip killed five people on Wednesday evening, medics said, as Israel's army announced two more soldiers had died in fighting. ... more
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Israel's Operation Protective Edge enters its third week
Here are the main developments since Israel launched a major offensive in Gaza aimed at halting rocket fire. ... more
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Israel mourns, but undeterred by soldier deaths
With 18 soldiers killed in Gaza, the highest military casualty toll in eight years, Israel is in mourning, but has vowed to pursue its mission against Hamas militants. ... more
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Israel to expand Gaza ground offensive: army
Israel's army said Sunday it was expanding its ground offensive against the Gaza Strip, as the bloodiest conflict since 2009 entered its 13th day with a death toll of over 360. ... more
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Gunmen kill 21 Egyptian soldiers in checkpoint attack
Egypt's military said militants firing machineguns and rocket-propelled grenades attacked a border checkpoint Saturday, killing 21 soldiers in one of the biggest assaults on security forces in years. ... more
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US asks Israel to do more to protect civilians
The United States urged Israel on Thursday to do more to protect civilians caught in the crossfire between the Jewish state and Hamas, after Israeli air strikes killed four children in Gaza. ... more
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Fear grips Israel-hit Gaza hospital
At Al-Wafa rehabilitation hospital near Gaza City, a handful of doctors and nurses hover over paralysed patients, wondering how to protect them from more air strikes as threatened by Israel. ... more
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Mali govt, rebels begin tough peace talks in Algiers
The Bamako government and armed groups from northern Mali launched tough talks in Algiers on Wednesday for an elusive peace deal, with parts of the country still mired in conflict. ... more
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Egypt truce failure gives Israel leeway in Gaza: analysts
Israel's acceptance of a short-lived Egyptian truce which was rejected by Hamas, has set the scene for a much broader operation in Gaza, including a limited ground incursion, analysts say. ... more
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Children killed on beach as Israel resumes Gaza bombardment
Israel intensified its bombardment of Gaza Wednesday, killing four children on a beach in an apparent naval salvo and launching deadly air strikes, as regional leaders sought to end the killing. ... more
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Colombia rebels, government resume Havana peace talks
Marxist FARC rebels and representatives from Colombia's government sat down together on Tuesday for the first time in more than a month, tying up loose ends as they embark on a new round of peace talks. ... more
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Ex-POW Bergdahl reports for duty, and a desk job: US
An American soldier who was held captive by Afghan insurgents for nearly five years returned to regular military duty Monday and will be taking a "desk job," the Pentagon said. ... more
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Colombian troops kill 14 FARC rebels: army official
Colombian troops killed 14 FARC guerrillas in fighting over the weekend, as the military pressed an offensive ahead of a resumption of peace talks in Havana. ... more
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Yemen president sacks two top army commanders
Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi has sacked the military chiefs of two regions following sweeping advances by Shiite rebels and a surge in Al-Qaeda attacks, state media reported Sunday. ... more
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In Gaza, war clouds Palestinian teen's dream of peace
In 2012, Mohamed Abu Aisha took part in a US peace camp with Israelis, but now he wonders if some of them are flying the warplanes overhead in Gaza. ... more
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Israel, Hamas defy truce calls as deadly violence escalates
The world has implored Israel and Hamas to end hostilities as the toll from Israeli air strikes rose to 162 and Gaza militants fired more rocket salvos, but both sides have rejected a truce. ... more
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Gaza bloodshed spirals as world powers plead for truce
Israeli warplanes kept up deadly raids on Gaza Thursday but failed to stop Palestinian militants firing rockets across the border, while international appeals mounted for a truce. ... more
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World Cup fans killed as Israel raid hits Gaza cafe
It was supposed to be an evening of entertainment in Gaza, watching the World Cup semi-final at a cafe, a welcome break from 48 hours of Israeli air strikes. ... more
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Israel pounds Gaza as Hamas flexes rocket reach
Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip killed 14 people Thursday, medics said, on the third day of a widening military campaign, as the UN Security Council was set for an emergency meeting. ... more
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Gazans bury family as Israeli bombs fall
In Gaza's stifling midday heat, grieving relatives of a family killed in an Israeli air strike sit outside a mosque, weary from their Ramadan fast and nervously anticipating the next deadly blast. ... more
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Dalai Lama urges Buddhists to halt Muslim violence
The Dalai Lama Sunday reiterated his plea to Buddhists in Myanmar and Sri Lanka to halt violence against Muslims, in a speech to tens of thousands of devotees to mark his 79th birthday. ... more
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Rockets and naval commandos boost Hamas arsenal
Rockets capable of hitting deeper into Israel than ever before and naval commandos launching a beachhead assault show that Hamas has increased its capabilities with help from Iran and Syria, analysts said Wednesday. ... more
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Israel, Hamas face off in new Gaza conflict
Israeli warplanes pounded targets in the Gaza Strip Wednesday as a major campaign to stop volleys of Palestinian rocket fire entered its second day, leaving 28 people dead and more than 100 wounded. ... more
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Israel, Hamas slide towards major Gaza conflict
Israeli warplanes killed 13 Palestinians in Gaza on Tuesday, with Israel weighing "all options" in a new drive to stamp out Hamas rocket fire as the two sides slid toward another major conflict. ... more
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