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More than 20 members of one family killed in Gaza strike

A hospital was shelled, killing and injuring staff and patients, and up to 28 members of one family died in an air strike as Gaza endured another day of relentless bloodshed on Monday . As heavy shelling and fighting on the…

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Philippine president faces impeachment complaint

Manila — Twenty-eight people, including activists and a retired Catholic bishop, filed an impeachment complaint Monday against Philippine President Benigno Aquino III for his implementation of a major economic stimulus program that the Supreme Court has declared partly unconstitutional. The complaint, filed in the House of Representatives, accuses Aquino of culpable violation of the constitution and betrayal of…

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NASA names building for Neil Armstrong

NASA honored one of its most famous astronauts Monday by renaming a historic building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It now bears the name of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon when the Apollo 11 mission landed…

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US stocks end down as West ups pressure on Russia over MH17 crash

US stocks finished lower as geopolitical worries weighed on sentiment during the first trading session of a busy week of corporate earnings reports. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 48.45 points (0.28 per cent) to 17,051.73. The broadbased S&P 500 declined 4.59 (0.23 per cent) to 1973.63, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index fell 7.44 (0.17 per cent) to 4424.70. ...

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US urges global push for Israeli, Hamas cease-fire

CAIRO — With high hopes but low expectations, the U.S. stepped up calls Monday for an international push to end fighting in the Gaza Strip as President Barack Obama sent his top envoy to the Mideast to help broker a new cease-fire between Israel and Hamas militants — the third since 2009. Voicing fresh concern about civilian casualties, Obama reaffirmed ...

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The Israeli Army Is Suffering Some Of Its Most Severe Losses In Years

Israeli soldiers walk near the border with the central Gaza Strip July 14, 2014. See Also So far, 25 Israeli soldiers have been killed during the first four days of ground operations in Gaza. This equals over one-fifth as many as the 121 Israeli soldiers killed during the 2006 Lebanon War, widely remembered as one of the worst debacles in ...

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Gaza death toll rises as truce effort intensifies

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A high-level attempt by the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state to end deadly Israel-Hamas fighting was off to a rough start Monday: Gaza’s Hamas rulers signaled they won’t agree to an unconditional cease-fire, Israel’s prime minister said he’ll do whatever is necessary to keep Israelis safe from Hamas attacks and the ...

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FBI Terrorism Sting Tactics Under New Scrutiny In Report, Documentaries

WASHINGTON — The undercover terrorism stings that the FBI has conducted in the years since Sept. 11, 2001, are coming under new scrutiny this week, with the government being portrayed as using compromised informants to go after vulnerable individuals who may have never done anything had they not been targeted by the feds. A lengthy investigative report by Human Rights ...

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Gerrard retires from international football

England captain Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement from international football, the Football Association said today. The Liverpool midfielder won 114 caps for his country after making his debut in a 2-0 win over Ukraine at Wembley in 2000. “I have enjoyed every minute of representing my country, and it is a sad day for me knowing that I won’t ...

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Pressure mounts on Israel and Hamas for Gaza truce

INTERNATIONAL pressure for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas intensified yesterday as the assault on Gaza pushed the death toll above 500. Amid claims by Palestinian leaders that Israel had engaged in “a new massacre”, 13 Israeli ­soldiers from the elite Golani ­Brigade were killed — the largest single death toll for the Israeli army since 2006. Also in this ...

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