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Hamas unity bid on Netanyahu's London-Paris agenda

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to use a visit to Britain and France to portray Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's unity deal with Hamas Islamists as a blow to already dim prospects for peace. Full story

Analysis: NATO initiatives not seen decisive in Libya war

The Western bombing campaign in Libya is now in its sixth week but despite a series of eye-catching NATO initiatives there is little sign of a decisive military shift that will bring a quick end to the war. Full story

Did a Supernova Mark 17th Century King's Birth?

The royal wedding in England this month is sure to be packed full of pomp, but a 17th century king of Great Britain might have the event trumped with a supernova that announced his birth, researchers say. The theory places the star explosion's discovery 50 years earlier than previously thought. Full story

Analysis: Western powers dig in for long war in Libya

Western powers spearheading air strikes against Libya have vowed to oust Muammar Gaddafi come what may, but it is far from clear the wider coalition can stomach a long war or even that his rule is under mortal threat. Full story

Militants seek attacks on France over full veil ban

France's ban on the Muslim full face veil has triggered calls on militant online forums for armed retaliation against the country, a U.S.-based terrorism monitoring service said Wednesday. Full story

Diplomats: Quartet meeting on Mideast delayed

The United States blocked an initiative by Britain, France and Germany to restart stalled Israeli-Palestinian talks by proposing the outlines of a final settlement to their long conflict, U.N. diplomats and a U.S. official said Monday. Full story

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Analysis: Will world turn again to deal with Libya's Gaddafi?

A burning issue: When did humans master fire?

Q+A: Why do some U.N. resolutions take so long?

Analysis: West divided on Libya "no-fly" options

Factbox: Who wants a no-fly zone over Libya?

West may rue ties to Gadhafi

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  Obama Slams BP

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