Gaza war rages on, Hamas says Israel tried to kill its military chief

August 20th, 2014

Smoke rises following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike in GazaBy Nidal al-Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli air strikes killed 11 Palestinians in Gaza, including the wife and infant son of Hamas's military leader, Mohammed Deif, in what the group said on Wednesday was an attempt to assassinate him after a ceasefire collapsed. Accusing Israel of opening a "gateway to hell", Hamas fired rockets at Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. The attacks caused no casualties but demonstrated the Islamist movement could still bring the Gaza war to Israel's heartland despite heavy Israeli bombardments in the five-week-old conflict. Israel's military said it had carried out 60 air strikes on the Gaza Strip since hostilities resumed on Tuesday, and that Palestinians launched more than 80 rocket salvoes, some intercepted by the Israeli anti-missile Iron Dome system.


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Militants ‘kill reporter on video’

August 20th, 2014

The Islamic State militant group releases a video purporting to show the beheading of US journalist James Foley, who was seized in Syria in 2012.

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IS Beheads US Journalist James Foley In Video

August 20th, 2014

A militant with an English accent blames US airstrikes in Iraq for James Foley’s death and says they are holding another American.

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AP Exclusive: US changing no-fly list rules

August 19th, 2014

This photo taken in 2011 shows Abe Mashal posing for a photo at his home in St. Charles, Ill. The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel. One of the plaintiffs in the Portland lawsuit, Abe Mashal, was unable to print his boarding pass before a flight out of Chicago four years ago. A counter representative told him he was on the no-fly list and would not be allowed to board. Mashal was surrounded by about 30 law enforcement officials, he said. (AP Photo/Sun-Times Media) MANDATORY CREDIT, MAGS OUT,WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel.


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New police killing threatens tension

August 19th, 2014

The police killing of a second black St Louis-area man threatens to further enflame tensions, ten days after the killing of Michael Brown, 18.

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Dehydrated Migrants Found In Somerset Lorry

August 19th, 2014

Police swoop on a lorry at a petrol station following calls about “shouts and banging” coming from the back of the vehicle.

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Consumer prices edge up 0.1 percent in July

August 19th, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices rose in July at the slowest pace in five months, held back by a drop in gasoline prices.

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Fresh unrest shakes riot-hit US town

August 19th, 2014

US police and protesters clash again in Ferguson, Missouri, as President Barack Obama urges calm over the fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager.

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LaRoche homer lifts Nats over DBacks 5-4 in 11

August 19th, 2014

Washington Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam LaRoche hit a game-winning solo home run with two outs in the 11th inning to help the Washington Nationals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 Monday night for their seventh straight win.


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White House steps up Ferguson effort

August 19th, 2014

The US attorney general is to travel to the riot-hit town of Ferguson, as the federal authorities step up efforts to restore calm.

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