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3 hrs ago | WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

FAA ban: Israeli setback, Hamas victory

The FAA's ban on U.S. flights to and from Israel's main airport for a second day marks another blow to that country's economy and a success for Hamas militants, experts said Wednesday.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, US Military, US Air Force, Senator Tim Kaine, US Senate, US Politics

5 hrs ago | WDRB-TV Louisville

Indiana teen pilot dies trying to set around-the-world flight record

An Indiana teenager who was attempting to set a record for an around-the-world flight has died in a crash over the Pacific Ocean, a family spokeswoman said Wednesday.


Related Topix: Oceania, American Samoa, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Air Accidents

6 hrs ago | KFBB

Meat supplier in China scandal has global reach

It isn't a household name, but the company at the center of a food scandal in China helps make some of the world's most popular foods, including the Big Macs and Quarter Pounders served at McDonald's locations.


Related Topix: China, Asia, Restaurant Management, Mcdonalds, Aurora, IL, Life, Food, Hamburger

8 hrs ago | 680News

Judges in Afghanistan sentence police officer to death for shooting, killing AP photographer

A Kabul court announced Wednesday that the Afghan police officer charged with killing Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran AP correspondent Kathy Gannon has been convicted and sentenced to death.


Related Topix: Asia, Afghanistan,

10 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Plane crashes in Taiwan, 47 trapped, feared dead

Rescue workers work next to the wreckage of TransAsia Airways flight GE222 which crashed while attempting to land in stormy weather on the Taiwanese island of Penghu, late Wednesday, July 23, 2014.


Related Topix: Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Weather, Air Accidents, Ma Ying-jeou

12 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Somali lawmaker shot dead in drive-by shooting

Gunmen killed a Somali lawmaker in a drive-by shooting Wednesday in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, a police official said.


Related Topix: Somalia, Africa

17 hrs ago | KION 46

No peace in Mideast as diplomats rush in

Washington's top diplomat landed in Israel on Wednesday on an urgent mission from his boss -- to push for "immediate cessation of hostilities."


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Hamas (Palestine)

17 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Iraq: Death toll from Baghdad attack rises to 31

The bomber had rammed his explosives-packed car into a checkpoint in Baghdad's northern neighborhood of Kazimiyah where people lined up in cars for security checks en route to a revered Shiite shrine during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.


Related Topix: Iraq, Explosion

19 hrs ago | The Marion Star

China braces for 2nd typhoon; Taiwan drenched

China was bracing Wednesday for the arrival of a second typhoon in as many weeks, as communities along the country's southern coast cleared away debris in the wake of the earlier storm that killed 46 people.


Related Topix: China, Asia

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Macon Telegraph

China cracks down on online rumors, porn

The state news agency Xinhua reported Wednesday that the country would target pornography on smartphones and punish pornographic app creators.


Related Topix: China, Asia, Blog News

Click Orlando

Mom's regret over MH17 victim's plane fear

The mother of two brothers killed in the MH17 plane crash has spoken of her regret at not taking her youngest son's fears over the flight seriously.


Related Topix: Air Accidents, Malaysia,


End comes for notorious Venezuelan vertical slum

The beginning of the end came for the world's tallest slum Tuesday as officials began evicting thousands of squatters from a haphazard community inside the half-built Caracas skyscraper known as the Tower of David.


Related Topix: Venezuela, Hugo Chavez

Air France, Lufthansa suspend flights to Tel Aviv

Lufthansa said Tuesday evening that it was suspending all Tel Aviv flights for 36 hours, including those operated by subsidiaries Germanwings, Austrian Airlines and Swiss.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East

Daily Mail

David Cameron to meet the grieving families of Britons killed in...

'My son saved his rapist's life': Father who brutally beat teen he caught sexually abusing his son, 11, reveals it was only the boy's pleas that saved the pedophile from being stabbed to death Bill Clinton accused of having a busty blonde mistress code-named 'Energizer' by his Secret Service detail who hide the woman from Hillary 'It's a sick joke ... (more)


Related Topix: Europe, United Kingdom, Israel, Middle East, Train Disaster

The Modesto Bee

T-shirt typo turns heads at Mandela bicycle ride

Cyclists traversing Johannesburg in the former South African president's honor wore T-shirts with one of his many inspiring quotations, along with a glaring typographical error in the word "freedom."


Related Topix: South Africa, Modesto, CA, Weird

Daily Reporter

Big milestone for Britain's little prince

The palace is releasing special pictures, the Royal Mint is striking a commemorative coin and newspapers are publishing glowing tributes.


Related Topix: Prince William, World News, Family, Parenting, Oceania, New Zealand, Europe, United Kingdom, Prince Charles, Prince Harry

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Detroit retirees back pension cuts by a landslide

Firefighters and local authorities are heartened by weather forecasts that call for continued cooler temperatures and higher humidity as they battle a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles... Firefighters and local authorities are heartened by weather forecasts that call for continued cooler temperatures and higher humidity ... (more)


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Palestinian Territories, Middle East, Epidemic

American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), Los Angeles, CA, Carmel, CA

The Island Packet

US wants international push for Mideast cease-fire

Palestinians launch fireworks during celebrations in the West bank city of Ramallah, late Sunday, July 20, 2014.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, Palestinian Territories,

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Israeli tech talent tapped to fight in Gaza

Lior Vaknin, 27, is no exception. He served as a special forces paratrooper in the Israeli army from 2006 to 2009, and then ran a startup in Israel.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, Social Software, Media, IT Services, Meetup