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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel briefly deployed ground troops inside the Gaza Strip for the first time early Sunday as its military warned northern Gaza residents to evacuate their homes, part of a widening offensive that's killed more than 160 Palestinians.
Britain plans to force foreign buyers of major British companies to make binding commitments on issues that are in the national interest such as investment in research, Business Secretary Vince Cable said on Sunday. This issue was raised earlier this year when U.S. drugmaker Pfizer tried to take over Britain's AstraZeneca, prompting fears it would lead to cuts in UK science jobs and research. Pfizer gave a five-year commitment to complete AstraZeneca's new research centre in Cambridge, retain a factory in northern England and put a fifth of its research staff in Britain, but said these pledges could be adjusted if circumstances changed "significantly". Cable said the government was discussing its options with the Takeover Panel, which oversees mergers and takeovers involving British companies.