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Egypt proposes ceasefire in Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Egypt proposes ceasefire in Israeli-Palestinian conflict

(Reuters) - Egypt has proposed a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza that would start on Tuesday, ending a week of cross-border warfare, and be followed by talks to prevent further hostilities. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu planned to convene...

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U.S. concerned foreign fighters in Syria are working with Yemenis

U.S. concerned foreign fighters in Syria are working with Yemenis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said he is concerned fighters from Europe and the United States who are supporting violent insurgents in the Syrian civil war are joining forces with Yemeni bomb makers. "In some ways, it's more frightening than...

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Israeli strikes on Gaza enter seventh day

Israeli strikes on Gaza enter seventh day

  Israel has hit the Gaza Strip with air strikes and artillery fire on the seventh day of its offensive and as diplomatic efforts to halt the bloodshed intensified. Aircraft struck three training facilities of Hamas's military wing, the Qassam...

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2014 FIFA World Cup Final: Germany 1 Argentina 0 (after extra time)

2014 FIFA World Cup Final: Germany 1 Argentina 0 (after extra time)

Mario Gotze's 113th-minute volley fired Germany to World Cup glory with a 1-0 win over Argentina at the Maracana. The tournament's outstanding team failed to repeat the fluency and brilliance of their 7-1 semi-final romp against Brazil...

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Jordan 'cool to Syria rebel training plan'

Jordan 'cool to Syria rebel training plan'

Jordan, where the US Central Intelligence Agency has been covertly training Syrian rebels for more than a year, is reluctant to host an expanded rebel instruction programme, US officials say. Jordan's reticence, confirmed by four US officials, is a potentially serious setback...

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UN expected to vote Monday to speed aid to Syria

UN expected to vote Monday to speed aid to Syria

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Sponsors of a U.N. resolution that would authorize cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid to Syrians in desperate need of food and medicine finalized the text ahead of a Security Council vote expected on Monday. The final draft, obtained Friday by The...

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Gaza toll soars as Israeli raids continue

Gaza toll soars as Israeli raids continue

A total of 121 Palestinians have died in Israel's five-day bombardment of Gaza as Hamas continued to launch rockets into central Israel and the US offered to help broker a truce. A dozen Palestinians were killed by Israeli attacks overnight on Saturday in the occupied...

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Watchdog: Iraq forces executed 250 Sunni prisoners

Watchdog: Iraq forces executed 250 Sunni prisoners

Iraq's security forces and allied Shiite militias executed at least 255 Sunni prisoners as they fled a lightning jihadist-led advance last month, Human Rights Watch said on Friday. “Iraqi security forces and militias affiliated with the government appear to have unlawfully...

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Erdogan: no normalizing of ties with Israel

Erdogan: no normalizing of ties with Israel

Turkey's president on Friday called on Israel to halt its offensive on the Gaza Strip and not to carry out a ground incursion, while the prime minister said there can be no normalizing of Turkish-Israeli ties as long as Israel's actions continue. “I would like to remind Israel...

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Underage fighters drawn into Iraq sectarian war

Underage fighters drawn into Iraq sectarian war

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The video on his phone shows the boy firing a heavy machine gun mounted on a tripod through a hole in a crumbling building, his slender body shaking from the kickback. “We were kind of nervous, not because we are cowards, because it was our first fight...

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Israel returns fire after rockets are fired from Lebanon

Israel returns fire after rockets are fired from Lebanon

BEIRUT/JERUSALEM, July 11 (Reuters) - Rockets were fired at northern Israel from Lebanon on Friday and Israel's army responded with artillery fire, Lebanese and Israeli military authorities said. Southern Lebanon is a stronghold of Hezbollah, a Shi'ite Muslim group that...

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Gaza dead reach 78 as Israelis hint at invasion

Gaza dead reach 78 as Israelis hint at invasion

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - At least 78 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed in Israel's Gaza offensive, Palestinian officials said on Thursday as militants in the enclave kept up rocket attacks on Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and other cities. As Israeli officials...

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Merkel says spying on allies is a waste of energy

Merkel says spying on allies is a waste of energy

BERLIN (Reuters) - Spying on allies is a waste of energy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday when asked about two suspected U.S. spy cases that have come to light in the last few days and caused anger in Germany. "From my point of view, spying on allies... is a...

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Kurdish ministers boycott Iraq cabinet meetings

Kurdish ministers boycott Iraq cabinet meetings

Baghdad, July 10 (IANS) Kurdish ministers in Iraq's capital Baghdad Thursday boycotted the country's cabinet meetings, protesting remarks made earlier by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki that accused the Kurdish region of being a "base for terrorism", a Kurdish official said. "We...

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Militants in Lebanon seek to emulate Islamic State

Militants in Lebanon seek to emulate Islamic State

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The success of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has emboldened like-minded militants in Lebanon who believe they can emulate it, the interior minister said, confirming the militant Sunni group had now appeared in Beirut for the first time. In an interview...

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Scores killed as Israeli jets bombard Gaza

Scores killed as Israeli jets bombard Gaza

(Al Jazeera)- Hundreds of bombs shake Gaza, leaving 75 dead and hundreds injured, as Palestinian fighters fire rockets into Israel. At least 75 people, including many children, have been killed in the Gaza Strip in two days of Israeli air raids, as Israel's army...

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Argentina beat Dutch to reach World Cup final

Argentina beat Dutch to reach World Cup final

Lionel Messi's Argentina beat Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout in Sao Paulo to reach the World Cup final for the first time since 1990. Lionel Messi's Argentina beat Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout in Sao Paulo on Wednesday...

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Israeli bombardment of Gaza escalates

Israeli bombardment of Gaza escalates

Tel Aviv (Al Jazeera)-  The Israeli army carried out 160 airstrikes in Gaza overnight, escalating a bombardment that has killed at least 27 Palestinians and wounded more than 100. Local media reported on Wednesday morning that one of the airstrikes targeted the house of a...

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