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1 min ago | Windsor Beacon

Iraq is already splitting into three states

Ever since U.S. forces invaded Iraq and toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003, the U.S. government has worried that Iraq would splinter into three states - each representing the feuding religious and ethnic factions the dictator held together through his iron rule.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, US Politics, US News, Joe Biden

4 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

France offers asylum to Christians of north Iraq

SEPTEMBER 21: A statue is adorned with flowers for the visit of a casket containing relics of Saint Therese of Lisieux at The Sacred Heart and Saint Theresa Church on September 21, 2009 in Coleshill, England.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, France, Warwickshire County, England, United Kingdom,

6 hrs ago | Deseret News

House Speaker John Boehner urges US solidarity with Israel

House Speaker John Boehner said Monday that support for Israel must be the United States' main focus and not peace mediation in a subtle jab at the Obama administration.

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Related Topix: Israel, US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives

10 hrs ago | KAUZ

Attack on park in Gaza war kills 10, most children

After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records... A bipartisan deal to improve veterans health care would authorize at least $15 billion in emergency spending to fix a veterans health ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Israel

12 hrs ago | Detroit News

Government accused of suppressing evidence in Blackwater case

This image obtained by the Associated Press, defendants' Trial Exhibit DX2414, shows eight spent shell casings from the scene of the shootings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad in 2007.

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14 hrs ago | News Observer

Hamas leader Meshaal demands end to occupation

Khaled Meshaal said in an interview broadcast Monday that he believes the world hasn't taken an even-handed view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News

14 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

In war-struck Gaza, civilians struggle to get by

There is no electricity 21 hours a day because power lines have been hit. Water taps have run dry because there's no power to their fuel pumps and tens of thousands of displaced sleep on the floors of schools and hospitals.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Ramadan, Life, Holidays

15 hrs ago | The Lebanon Daily News

Syria's Assad prays as his troops suffer high toll

Syrian President Bashar Assad prayed at a Damascus mosque at the start of a major Muslim holiday on Monday amid reports of an unprecedented high death toll among his troops battling Islamic extremists.

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15 hrs ago | WRAL.com

Government said to suppress evidence in Blackwater

The attorneys say the suppressed evidence consists of photographs of eight spent shell casings that would fit an AK-47 - the weapon of choice used by insurgents and Iraqi authorities.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News,

18 hrs ago | The Jackson Sun

Obama's 2nd term travails: A lame duck before his time?

The woes of a second term are nothing new, but for President Obama they seem to have started sooner and struck harder than for his predecessors.

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Washington, Israel, World News, State of the Union, Immigration Reform

Sun Jul 27, 2014

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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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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Related Topix: Israel, World News, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

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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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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Related Topix: Israel, World News

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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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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Related Topix: Israel, World News, New York, NHS

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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Related Topix: Turkey, World News, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Morsi

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