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3 hrs ago | 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."

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Related Topix: South Africa, Modesto, CA, Weird

4 hrs ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago |

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

7 hrs ago | 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

Brush News-Tribune

Steven Seagal's pro-Putin views get him dumped from Baltic blues

Steven Seagal has been kicked off the bill of a blues festival in Estonia over his support for Russian leader Vladimir Putin, according to the New York Daily News.


Related Topix: Under Siege, Thriller, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Steven Seagal, Vladimir Putin, Estonia, Entertainment


Malaysia PM: Crash Victim's Remains, Black Box To Be Returned

The bodies of nearly 300 Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash victims are being moved by train to a location where they will be handed over to representatives of the Netherlands.

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Rebels to give Flight 17 black boxes to Malaysia investigators: PM

Ukrainian Emergency workers carry a victim's body in a plastic bag at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, Donetsk region, in eastern Ukraine, on July 21, 2014.


Related Topix: Train Disaster, Malaysia,

Fight 17 tragic end for family of 6 coming home

Afif was getting set to begin his university studies in architecture, and his father was preparing to move back to Malaysia with his wife and three of their children after working overseas for several years.

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Related Topix: Malaysia, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777

WGST-AM Atlanta

Did the United Nations Give Rockets to Hamas?

When 20 rockets were discovered last week in a U.N.-funded school in Gaza, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees was quick to condemn the storage of weapons of war in a building meant to educate children.


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


Typhoon kills 11 in Vietnam; China deaths up to 26

A typhoon that barreled into northern Vietnam has killed at least 11 people, while in China the death toll from the strongest storm to strike the country's south in four decades rose to 26. Typhoon Rammasun made landfall in Vietnam over the weekend, triggering heavy floods, destroying homes and crops, and blocking roads with landslides.


Related Topix: China, Asia

Overnight attacks in Iraq kill at least 16 people

A police officer said on Monday that mortar rounds rained down on Shiite neighborhoods in the town Mahmoudiya late Sunday night, killing 11 civilians and wounding 31. The mixed Shiite-Sunni town is about 30 kilometers south of Baghdad.


Related Topix: Iraq, Abu Ghraib

Asian Correspondent

Cambodian political rivals agree to hold fresh talks

Cambodia's ruling and opposition parties say their leaders will hold a fresh round of talks to end a yearlong political deadlock after last year's contentious election.


Related Topix: Southeast Asia, Cambodia, Hun Sen

Sun Jul 20, 2014

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

4 killed in Arizona plane crash that sparks fire

By TAMI ABDOLLAH and SARAH RANKIN Associated Press Two Americans who were soldiers for the Israel Defense Force were killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip.


Related Topix: Air Accidents, Israel, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

The Honolulu Advertiser

2 Americans killed in fighting in Gaza Strip

Protestors gather infront of the White House in Washington during a demonstration against Israel's military offensive in the Gaza Strip, Sunday, July 20, 2014.


Related Topix: Palestinian Territories, Middle East, Carmel, CA

WKXW-FM Trenton

Missing French man's body found off Jersey shore

Authorities say a body found in waters off the Jersey Shore has been identified as that of a French man who disappeared while trying to swim in the Atlantic Ocean off the New Jersey coast.


Related Topix: France,

Denver Post

French youth go on rampage at anti-Israeli protest

French youth defying a ban on a protest against Israel's Gaza offensive have set fire to cars and garbage cans in a Paris suburb after a calm demonstration.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East

Vancouver Sun

Gaza death toll passes 400 as Israel widens offensive

Escalating their ground offensive, Israeli troops backed by tanks and warplanes battled Hamas militants in a crowded neighbourhood of Gaza City on Sunday.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, Palestinian Territories

2 killed as Libya militias fight over airport

The bombardment resumed early Sunday after cease-fire efforts failed, the official said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to media.


Related Topix: Africa, Libya