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31 min ago | 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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3 hrs ago | Daily Mail

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

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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.

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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.


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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."


Related Topix: Wedding, World News, Lebanon, Journalism, Entertainment

KHOU-TV Houston

Syria rebels storm Sunni village, kill 14

Syrian rebels rampaged through a Sunni village in the central province of Hama Wednesday, firing indiscriminately at civilians and killing 14 people, including seven women, state media and opposition activists said.


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WAVE-TV Louisville

50 bodies found in Iraq, raising sectarian worries

Iraqi officials discovered 50 bodies, many of them blindfolded and with their hands bound, in an agricultural area outside a city south of Baghdad on Wednesday, raising concerns over a possible sectarian killing amid the battle against a Sunni insurgency.

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Israel hits key Hamas targets in Gaza Strip in second day of offensive, killing at least 14

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The Jewish Journal

Florida lawyers fired for calling Palestinians 'swine,' 'cockroaches'

Two South Florida public defenders were fired Tuesday after making inflammatory remarks on social media about Palestinians allegedly celebrating the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers in June.


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WLUK-TV Green Bay

Iraqi parliament to meet early next week

In this Monday July 7, 2014 photo, an Iraqi Army marching band performs at a funeral procession of a top commander of the armed forces at the headquarters of the Iraqi Ministry of Defense in Baghdad, Iraq.


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Tue Jul 08, 2014

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Julian Rodriguez, right, of Everson, Wash., holds his two-gram packet of recreational marijuana outside Top Shelf Cannabis, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Bellingham, Wash., on the first day of legal sales.


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ISIS claims responsibility for Baghdad blasts

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has claimed responsibility for recent suicide bombings in the capital that killed nearly two-dozen people, according to SITE Intelligence, which monitors terrorist groups.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Terrorism, Explosion