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2 hrs ago | Globe and Mail

Israel says errant shell hit UN school, but could not have caused deaths

Discarded belongings are left behind at a U.N. school in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday, July 24. Discarded belongings are left behind at a U.N. school in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday, July 24. Israel acknowledged Sunday that troops fired a mortar shell that hit the courtyard of a U.N. school in Gaza last ... (more)

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6 hrs ago | News Observer

Obama: US worried about worsening Gaza conditions

The White House says Obama and Netanyahu spoke Sunday about the ongoing violence in the region and the worsening humanitarian situation in Gaza.

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10 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

Islamic militants destroy historic mosque in Mosul

They spoke anonymously to The Associated Press for fear of reprisal. The Islamic State group launched an aggressive offensive through western and northern Iraq beginning late last year and took over Mosul in June.

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14 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Palestinian says Israeli action extends conflict

Mohammad Shtayyeh says people under siege will react to defend themselves and that is what is happening in Gaza.

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18 hrs ago | Salisbury Journal

British hostage released in Yemen

A British man held hostage in Yemen for the past five months has been released safely, the Foreign Office said.

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23 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Destroy Hamas? Something worse would follow

In this December 20, 2008, file photo, masked Palestinian militants from Islamic Jihad place homemade rockets before later firing them into Israel on the outskirts of Gaza City.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Daily Mail

Anger over government poster that appears to blame rape on the amount of alcohol women drink

A secret ritual, wild alibis and a trail of friendships torn apart by suspicion: The disturbing case of the Florida cops outed as members of the Ku Klux Klan 'No blood, no drugs, no weapons': Mystery surrounds the death of couple found in each others arms in Hilton hotel room after apparent double suicide How popular vacation flights run risk of ... (more)

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WMAL-AM Washington

Gaza Cease-Fire Ends, No Agreement Reached on Extension

A 12-hour cease-fire between Israel and Hamas ended on Saturday, and despite efforts to negotiate an extension, no deal was reached.

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This Is Lancashire

Ceasefire must be extended: Hammond

There is an "absolute humanitarian necessity" to see the 12-hour ceasefire currently taking place in Gaza extended, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said.

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Tri-cityherald.com

Egypt warns Turkey of worsening ties

In a strongly-worded statement, the ministry said it summoned the Turkish charge d' affaires, the highest-ranking Turkish official in the country, over the comments.

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Daily Journal

Diplomats call for extension of Gaza cease-fire

Foreign Ministers from seven nations are calling for an extension of the 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza Strip.

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Thanh Nein News

Thousands take to N.Y. streets to protest Israeli offensive in Gaza

One World Trade Center is seen in the background during a protest march demanding an end to the recent Israeli-Palestinian violence through Lower Manhattan, New York, July 24, 2014.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

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Israel, Hamas agree to 12-hour cease-fire

Israeli and Hamas leaders have come to terms on a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire, beginning on 8 a.m. Saturday local time, CNN and other media reports confirmed.

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Tri-cityherald.com

Yemen's Shiite rebels pull out of northern city

The spokesman, Mohammed Abdul-Salam, said the Hawthi rebels handed over the provincial capital of Amran to the central government, reflecting a military loss for their rivals, the powerful Hashid tribesmen who had previously controlled the city.

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WAPT-TV Jackson

Clinton blames Putin in MH17 shootdown

Russian President Vladimir Putin bears at least some responsibility for the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday.

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Tri-cityherald.com

US clears Kuwaiti for release from Guantanamo

The U.S. Periodic Review Board, which is reviewing the cases of dozens of detainees held at the prison, ruled July 14 that Fawzi al-Odah no longer needed to be held for national security reasons.

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KPLC-TV Lake Charles

5 killed in West Bank, amid new Gaza truce efforts

U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake was attending a ceremony for a judicial colleague when he received an urgent - and unusual - request: Lawyers for a condemned inmate wanted him to stop an execution that didn't... U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake was attending a ceremony for a judicial colleague when he received an urgent - and unusual - request: ... (more)

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WLOX-TV Biloxi

Officials: 4 Palestinians killed in West Bank

Four Palestinians were shot and killed Friday during West Bank protests against Israel's military operation in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian hospital officials said.

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WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

Official: Israel Cabinet to discuss cease-fire

An Israeli defense official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza.

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