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Tobacco tax law cost US billions in revenue: report

A 2009 law that raised federal taxes to discourage smoking cost the US government billions of dollars in lost revenue as manufacturers relabeled products...

Gruesome Islamic State video threatens Iraqi soldiers

The brutal al Qaeda spin‑off in Iraq known as Islamic State, has released a video warning Iraqi soldiers they risk being rounded up en masse and...

Crew 'returns to Earth' after simulated Mars mission on Hawaiian volcano

Six volunteers taking part in a simulation of life on Mars have 'returned to Earth' after...

Hamas airs video of cross-border tunnel raid on Israeli army

Video released by Hamas appears to show militants emerging from a tunnel and attacking Israeli soldiers at an outpost near the border with Gaza. Vanessa...

Israeli army shows tunnel destruction

The Israeli army releases video it says shows the destruction of a militant tunnel and discovery of hidden rocket launchers in Gaza. Paul Chapman reports

Israelis shell UN school, killing 20 - medics

An Israeli shelling on a UN school in Gaza killed 20 people early Wednesday, medics said, as Palestinian factions were to head to Cairo to discuss a...

Fresh Israeli strikes kill two children ahead of truce talks

Fresh Israeli bombardments rocked Gaza in the early hours of Wednesday, killing two children, as Palestinian factions were to head to Cairo to discuss a...

Israel air strike kills five in southern Gaza - medics

An Israeli air strike killed five people in southern Gaza early on Wednesday, medics said, on the 23rd day of a bloody battle between Israel and Hamas.