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Iraq sending 4,000 volunteers to help in Ramadi

An Iraqi Shiite fighter chants slogans against the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State group during Friday prayers in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, 50 miles south of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, July 11, 2014.


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8 hrs ago | NBC12

Rescued elephant cries after he is freed

Raju appeared to cry tears of joy when he was rescued from his five decades in captivity.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Palestinian Territories

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

NBC's "Meet the Press" - Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif; Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., and Joaquin Castro, D-Texas; former U.S. special Mideast envoy Martin Indyk.


Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Joaquin Castro, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Beto O'Rourke, Republican, Lamar Smith, Mike Rogers, Israel, World News, Rick Perry, US Governors

The Lebanon Daily News

As deaths rise, no end seen to Israeli offensive

Asserting it has broad international support for a fierce military offensive in the Gaza Strip, Israel is showing no signs of ending the operation, vowing to press on until there is a halt to rocket attacks from the seaside territory.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Palestinian Territories, North America, Canada

Daily Mail

Widow of man shot dead in movie theater 'for texting' hits out at...

'Daddy, I'm getting married to Charlie Manson!' Father relives the moment his daughter revealed she intended to wed infamous killer and how he has incredibly come to accept it EXCLUSIVE: Family fears Glee star Becca Tobin's 'workaholic' boyfriend was killed by STRESS as authorities confirm no drugs were found in the hotel room 'I forgive you for ... (more)


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Thousands protest Gaza strikes in London, Paris

Thousands of pro-Palestinian demonstrators have turned out on the streets of London and Paris to call for an end to Israeli military strikes on Gaza.


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The Jewish Journal

Rockets fired from south Lebanon hit Israeli territory

A Lebanese army personnel inspects the remains of a shell that was suspected of having been launched from Lebanon to Israel on July 11. Photo by Karamallah Daher/Reuters Two rockets were fired into northern Israel from Lebanon on Friday, and Israel's army responded with artillery fire, Lebanon's news agency and security sources said, adding it was ... (more)


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Lebanon, IN, Palestinian Territories

The Washington Post

Iraqi Kurds take over 2 northern oil fields

Followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr attend open-air Friday prayers in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, July 11, 2014.


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Daily Mail

Woman who thought her cat had drowned in flash flood has her pet...

'Heroic final moments of family executed by their uncle: Parents and seven children refused to tell gunman where his ex-wife was before he killed them, reveal police as they admit he tied up and choked his mother just weeks before attack' Glee actress Becca Tobin's boyfriend 'found dead in Philadelphia hotel' after the couple returned there from ... (more)


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Israel, World News, Texas

Thu Jul 10, 2014


Hamas Commits Act Of Nuclear Terrorism, According To U.N Definition

In the latest step in a war of attrition with Israel, Hamas targeted one of the country's nuclear reactors with rockets - an act which escalates the recent outburst of violence in the area to the level of nuclear combat.


Related Topix: Terrorism, Israel, World News

Times Herald

Playing it safe indoors -- and close to bomb shelters

It may interest you to know that the price of a children's book hasn't wavered much at all in the... Years ago, my father said to me, 'Son, when the day comes that you find that special girl and you... SDEROT, Israel a?? Since the start of summer vacation, Noa Lifshitz, 8, has been attending camp at her elementary school, one of the few buildings ... (more)


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The York Daily Record

Israel's 'Iron Dome' changes the face of battle

Israel's "Iron Dome" defense system has emerged as a game-changer in the current round of violence with Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, shooting down dozens of incoming rockets and being credited with preventing numerous civilian casualties.


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Kerry: Crisis in Israel, Gaza, needs de-escalation

He entered New Orleans City Hall as a cool and confidant self-styled reformer, won fame there as a passionate, if profane, critic of the federal response to Hurricane Katrina and exited under suspicion.


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Qatar questions fate of citizens detained in UAE

A statement posted on the official Qatar News Agency on Thursday said Qatar's ambassador to the UAE was tasked with inquiring about the status of citizens Hamad Ali al-Hammadi and Yousuf Abdul-Samad al-Mullah.


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Turkey calls on Islamic militants to release Turks

Erdogan appealed to the group, which calls itself the Islamic State, during a Ramadan fast-breaking dinner late on Wednesday.


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The Baltimore Sun

Exclusive: Iraq tells U.N. that 'terrorist groups' seized nuclear materials

Insurgents in Iraq have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country's north, Iraq told the United Nations in a letter appealing for help to "stave off the threat of their use by terrorists in Iraq or abroad."


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Nuclear Energy, Terrorism

Wed Jul 09, 2014

KABC-AM Los Angeles

Sirens Blare in Israel as Rocket Attacks Continue

Sirens sounded in Tel Aviv Wednesday morning as Israel's anti-missile system, the Iron Dome, intercepted Palestinian rockets in the skies above the city.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Palestinian Territories, US Military, US Air Force

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Oil on 2-week slide even with Mideast turmoil

In this July 1, 2014 file photo, Lance Thompson pumps gas into his truck at a Love's station in St. Joseph, Mo.


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Voice of America

Yemen Extradites Ethiopian Opposition Official to Addis Ababa

Yemeni authorities have handed over to Ethiopia an opposition official who had been sentenced to death in absentia on charges of plotting to overthrow the Addis Ababa government, state media reported on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Ethiopia, Africa, World News, Yemen


George Clooney 1, British tabloid 0

The British newspaper's website deleted an article about Clooney, his fiancee, Amal Alamuddin, and her mother, Baria, on Wednesday, after Clooney said the article was "completely fabricated" and even "dangerous."


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