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1 hr ago | Yahoo!

At least 21 killed in Baghdad blast

A suicide driver rammed his explosive-laden car into a police checkpoint in the Iraqi capital killing 21 people, including more than a dozen civilians en route to a Shiite shrine in the final days of the Islamic holy month.

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2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport.

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Related Topix: Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi), Terrorism, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Israel, World News, Train Disaster

6 hrs ago | ABC 33/40

Real estate heir charged for urinating on candy

A prosecutor says she expects three teens accused in the brutal slayings of two homeless men in New Mexico to be tried together as adults.

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8 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Air France, Lufthansa suspend flights to Tel Aviv

Lufthansa said Tuesday evening that it was suspending all Tel Aviv flights for 36 hours, including those operated by subsidiaries Germanwings, Austrian Airlines and Swiss.

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12 hrs ago | Deseret News

Iraq Christians flee Mosul after militant threats: convert, pay a tax or die

In this Saturday, July 19, 2014 photo, displaced Christians who fled the violence in Mosul, walks towards the town of Qaraqoush on the outskirts of Mosul, Iraq.

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14 hrs ago | ABC News

Turkey: Police Detained for 'Spying' and Wiretaps

Istanbul's chief prosecutor says dozens of police officers have been detained on suspicion of spying and of illegally wiretapping government officials, including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the head of the Turkish intelligence agency.

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16 hrs ago | KMIZ

Kerry seeks Gaza truce amid rising deaths

The death toll continues to mount on both sides of the Gaza conflict as the United States pushes for a halt to fighting between Hamas and Israel.

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18 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)

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20 hrs ago | Northern Michigan News

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.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Palestinian Territories, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), Los Angeles, CA, Carmel, CA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

San Bernardino County Sun

Palestinians lament death toll in Gaza

Palestinian-Americans in the Southland said Monday they are saddened and frustrated at the rising death toll in the Gaza Strip with some worried about their own family members there.

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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.

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KMIZ

In Gaza, even hospitals can be targets

Such an attack happened Monday afternoon to the Shuhada al-Aqsa hospital in central Gaza, where several artillery shells slammed into buildings there.

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Tri-cityherald.com

Official: Turkish soldier killed in clash

One soldier was killed and two others were wounded. Izzettin Kucuk, the governor for Sanliurfa province, told the private Dogan news agency that the firefight broke out late Monday near the town of Ceylanpinar, which borders Syria.

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Canada.com

Canadian dollar moves lower as markets focus on geopolitical concerns

The Canadian dollar was down 0.06 of a cent to 93.1 cents US as traders assess the liklihood of additional sanctions levied against Russia for its support of Ukrainian rebels who are largely blamed for shooting down a Malaysian airliner on Friday.

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KRNV-TV Reno

German Jewish leader condemns anti-Semitism

The leader of Germany's Jewish community says he is shocked by an "explosion of evil and violent hatred of Jews" shown by protesters at pro-Gaza demonstrations across the country.

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WHAS11

Overnight attacks in Iraq kill at least 16 people

Attacks overnight in two Iraqi cities killed at least 16 people, officials said Monday as authorities struggle to stop the Sunni militants' offensive that has left huge areas in northern and western Iraq outside of government control.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

WTMA-AM North Charleston

Benjamin Netanyahu: Hamas Committing 'Double War Crime'; Rails Against 'Mad Islamists'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he is sorry for civilian casualties in Gaza, but he lashed out at Hamas, asserting the Islamic group that controls the Gaza Strip is purposefully putting civilians in harm's way while also attacking innocent Israelis with rockets.

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Dallas Morning News

10 things to know for Monday

Secretary of State John Kerry points to what he calls `extraordinary circumstantial evidence'- including video of a rocket launcher with one missile gone - which he says implicates Russia-supported rebels in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. More than three days after the Malaysia Airlines jetliner crashed, international investigators ... (more)

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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.

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DurhamRegion.com

Kerry heads to Mideast in bid for cease-fire

Secretary of State John Kerry is heading back to the Middle East as the Obama administration attempts to bolster regional efforts to reach a ceasefire and sharpens its criticism of Hamas in its conflict with Israel.

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