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1 hr ago | Anchorage Daily News

Israel halts peace talks with Palestinians

Israel's Security Cabinet made the decision during a marathon emergency meeting convened to discuss the new Palestinian deal.


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4 hrs ago | KMIZ

This machine makes drinking water from thin air

The World Health Organization reports that 780 million people don't have access to clean water, and 3.4 million die each year due to water-borne diseases.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Generation, Industrial, Inventions, Science / Technology

8 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Saudi Arabia Reports 2 More Deaths From MERS Virus

Saudi Arabia's health ministry says two more patients who became infected with a Middle East virus related to SARS have died, and that 13 others have contracted the virus.


Related Topix: Saudi Arabia, World News, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Health

10 hrs ago | ABC News

Car Bomb Kills 6 People in Iraq

Iraqi authorities say a car bomb has killed six people belonging to an ethnic minority in the country's north.


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Wed Apr 23, 2014

Braintree and Witham Times

Appeal for Gallipoli memorial

A soldier pays his respects at the grave of a colleague near Cape Helles, where the Gallipoli landings took place The designer of a memorial to the Gallipoli campaign has appealed for help to fund a facelift of the work ahead of the 99th anniversary of one of the First World War's bloodiest battles.


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UN seeks probe of alleged chlorine gas in Syria

The U.N. Security Council called for an investigation Wednesday into reports of alleged chlorine gas use in some Syrian towns, causing deaths and injuries.


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Syrian activists accuse Assad of new toxic gas attacks

Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press interviews with more than a dozen activists, medics and residents on the opposition side.


Related Topix: Syria, World News

Jerusalem Post

Spoon-bending psychic Geller to help Israelis defy disasters

The world-famous magician and his family are moving back to Israel after 43 years "to save lives and help emergency preparations in Israel."


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WLNE-TV Providence

Syrian lawmaker first to field run for presidency

Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has helped authorities solve another killing - one he didn't commit.


Related Topix: Syria, World News, Bulgaria, New York, NY, Agriculture, Science, Jay Nixon, US Governors

ABC News

Emirates Says Another Family Targeted in London

Several armed men targeted a family from the United Arab Emirates by forcing their way into the family's London apartment weeks after a similar attack in the British capital, state media in the Gulf nation reported Wednesday.


Related Topix: World News, United Arab Emirates, Europe, United Kingdom


On eve of Armenian genocide anniversary, Turkey calls massacre 'our shared pain'

ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has issued a conciliatory message to Armenians on the eve of the anniversary of the massacre of Armenians almost a century ago, calling the events of World War I "our shared pain."


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WTOP-FM Washington

Some drama off-camera in Mideast conflict film

An American director's short film about an Israeli army raid in a Palestinian refugee camp ends with a surprise -- literally involving a rabbit, though not one pulled from a hat.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

BBC News

Yemen identifying dead 'militants'

Yemeni officials are working to identify some of the dozens of suspected militants killed in a series of air strikes in recent days.


Related Topix: World News, Yemen, Terrorism

Palestinians' Abbas warns against failure of talks

Abbas told a group of visiting Israeli reporters that their country's policies have left his West Bank government powerless and that if it continues its path he will "let it come and run this authority."


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ABC News

Govt Must Turn Over Info on CIA Prisons to Defense

A military judge on Tuesday ordered prosecutors to turn over never-revealed details about the time a Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after his arrest on in connection with the deadly attack on the USS Cole in Yemen.


Related Topix: Guantanamo Bay, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison, World News, Yemen

The New Zealand Herald

Israeli army 'invites' Arab Christians to enlist

The minority historically views itself as part of the Palestinian people and considers service in the army as taboo.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Religion, Orthodox Church

Korean ferry accident toll rises to 104

The vessel sank last Wednesday on a routine trip from the port of Incheon to the holiday island of Jeju A crew member of the ferry has said the crew tried to launch lifeboats, but could not get near because of the tilt of the ship.


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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Gunmen kill 4 senior security officials in Yemen

Yemeni officials say gunmen have killed four senior security officers in the past 24 hours in a string of attacks.


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WTOP-FM Washington

Militants attack balloting center in Iraq, kill 10

A senior Iraqi police officer says militants attacked a balloting center in a remote area in the country's north and killed 10 guards.


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Bellingham Herald

Syrian rebels make last stand for Homs

This file photo released on June 5, 2013, by the anti-government activist group Lens Young Homsi, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows damaged buildings are seen in the Jouret al-Chiyah neighborhood, Homs province, Syria.


Related Topix: Syria, World News, Lebanon, IN