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Madonna Calls for Cease-Fire in Israel-Hamas Conflict

Last week, she uploaded to Instagram a photo of flowers , and wrote, "These flowers are like the innocent children of GAZA! Who has a right to destroy them? No One!!!! CEASE FIRE! #peaceinthemiddleeast."


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Fri Aug 01, 2014

WKYC-TV Cleveland

Israeli soldier's capture may escalate Gaza conflict

Three years after it released more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for a captured soldier, Israel could be facing a repeat of that drawn-out process after one of its officers appears to have been abducted in a Friday morning raid in southern Gaza.


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Iran opens first state-run alcohol rehab center

According to the report by ISNA, the center was inaugurated at the Tehran University's Medical School.


Related Topix: Iran, World News, Alcoholism, Medicine, Health

The Island Packet

GfK poll: Public ready to close book on 2 wars

Americans surveyed in last month's poll were not optimistic about the chance that a stable democratic government will be established in either country.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Oswego, IL

Click Orlando

Lowest August gas prices in four years

The national average price for a gallon of unleaded gas dropped to $3.509 on Friday, according to data provider


Related Topix: Iraq, World News


Senate approves more money for Israel's Iron Dome

Divided on other issues, U.S. lawmakers united in support of Israel on Friday with the Senate approving another $225 million for the Iron Dome missile defense system.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Strategic Defense Initiative, US Politics, US News, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, Tom Coburn, Lindsey Graham

Saudi King: Gaza war is "crime against humanity"

King Abdullah's remarks were read live by a news anchor on Saudi state television Friday.


Related Topix: Israel, World News

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Iraq's top Shiite cleric urges peaceful transition

Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric appealed to Iraqi politicians on Friday not to make themselves "an obstacle" in the country's transition as the deadline looms for selecting the next prime minister.


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US: Abduction of Israeli would be 'outrageous'

Tony Blinken is deputy national security adviser. Blinken says the U.S. strongly condemns the alleged abduction.


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FOX Carolina

UN: Iraq deaths drop to 1,700 in July

The United Nations says 1,737 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July, marking a dramatic decline from the previous month, when some 2,400 people were killed as Sunni militants swept across large parts of the country, capturing the second largest city Mosul.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Times Herald

West Bank grows restive as war in Gaza continues

Palestinian protesters run for cover from tear gas during clashes with Israeli soldiers after a demonstration in the West Bank village of Bilin on July 31 in support of Palestinians from the Gaza Strip.


Related Topix: World News, Palestinian Territories, Israel, China, Activism

Daily Journal

US, UN announce deal on Gaza cease-fire

Hours past midnight Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was still working the phones, trying to come up with a cease-fire plan to stop the bloodshed in the Gaza Strip.


Related Topix: World News, Palestinian Territories, India, Israel


Abbas seeks broad support for war crimes charges

Nearly a month into Israel's fierce assault on Hamas in Gaza, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is facing mounting domestic pressure to seek war crimes charges against Israel at the International Criminal Court.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Palestinian Territories, Hamas (Palestine), Social Software, Terrorism

National Public Radio

Maggie Gyllenhaal Is 'The Honorable Woman': A Series Both Ruthless And Rewarding

Maggie Gyllenhaal stars in a new eight-part miniseries that couldn't be more timely: It's about a woman who finds herself embroiled in the Israeli Palestinian conflict.


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Arutz Sheva Israel News

Jewish World, 1:21 PMHolland: Two Arrested for Chanting 'Death to the Jews'

Dutch police have arrested two people for allegedly chanting "Death to the Jews" at a pro-Palestinian demonstration, the public prosecutor's office said on Thursday.


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The Gaston Gazette

10 things to know on Thursday

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the network of underground passages in the Gaza Strip will be dismantled "with or without a cease-fire."


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Denver Post

Expat Turks begin voting in presidential elections

Turks living abroad began casting votes on Thursday to choose Turkey's first directly elected president.


Related Topix: Turkey, World News, Recep Tayyip Erdogan

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Foreign policy begins to dog Dems

With metronomic regularity, there is a choreographed minuet of carnage. Israel is attacked.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Africa, Libya, Opinion

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Ex-Blackwater guard testifies against colleagues

A former Blackwater security guard testified Wednesday that he and two colleagues shot their weapons into a car in Nisoor Square in Baghdad, part of a barrage of gunfire that claimed the lives of a mother and her son and led to the shootings of 30 other Iraqis.


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UN chief calls attack on Gaza school 'shameful'

The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some eight million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the... The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of ... (more)


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