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Israeli commandos clash with Hamas in Gaza raid

Israeli soldiers from the Nahal Infantry Brigade walk across a field near central Gaza StripIsraeli navy commandos clashed with Hamas gunmen during a raid on the coast of the Gaza Strip on Sunday, the first such gunfight of a six-day Israeli offensive on the territory aimed at stopping Palestinian rocket fire. The Israeli force was attacking a site in northern Gaza used to launch long-range rockets when it came under fire, a military statement said. Hamas said its fighters had fired at the Israeli force offshore, preventing them from landing. Israel says a ground invasion of Gaza remains an option, and it has already mobilized about 20,000 reservists to do so, but most attacks have so far been from the air, hitting some 1,200 targets in the territory.

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 23:09:45 -0400
Girl whose 6 family members were killed recovering

Cassidy Stay, the lone survivor of a family massacre in Texas, speaks during a community memorial at Lemm Elementary School on Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Spring, Texas. Cassidy was grazed in the head during Wednesday's attack that killed her parents and four siblings. She played dead until the shooter left, then despite suffering a fractured skull managed to call 911. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Brett Coomer) MANDATORY CREDITHOUSTON (AP) A 15-year-old girl suburban Houston girl who survived an attack in which her parents and four younger siblings were killed says she's on the road to recovery.

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 23:06:58 -0400
UN warns Iraq of 'chaos' if no political progress

In this Friday, July 11, 2014 photo, an Islamic militant speaks to people during a celebration of their declaration of an Islamic state at a mosque in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq. Sunni militants seized control of the Anbar city of Fallujah, and parts of Ramadi in January. The government has since reasserted its control of Ramadi, but Fallujah remains in insurgent hands. (AP Photo)BAGHDAD (AP) The U.N. urged Iraq's leaders Saturday to overcome their deep divisions and move quickly to form a new government that can unite the country and confront a surging militant threat, warning that failure to do so "risks plunging the country into chaos."

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 19:38:32 -0400
Afghan rivals clinch deal, easing political crisis

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and Afghanistan's presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani, centre, and Abdulah Abdullah hold their arms in the air together after announcing a deal for the auditing of all Afghan election votes at the United Nations Compound in Kabul, Saturday, July 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Jim Bourg, Pool)KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) Afghanistan's two rival candidates reached a breakthrough agreement Saturday to a complete audit of their contested presidential election and, whoever the victor, a national unity government.

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 23:30:23 -0400
Israeli troops raid rocket launching site in Gaza

Israeli soldiers on a mobile artillery unit fire a shell towards Gaza at a position on the Israel-Gaza border, Saturday, July 12, 2014. Israeli airstrikes overnight targeting Hamas in Gaza hit a mosque its military says concealed the militant group's weapons, in an offensive that showed no signs of slowing down. Israel launched its campaign five days ago to stop relentless rocket fire on its citizens. While there have been no fatalities in Israel, Palestinian officials said overnight attacks raised the death toll there to over 120, with more than 920 wounded. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) Ignoring international appeals for a cease-fire, Israel widened its range of Gaza bombing targets to civilian institutions with suspected Hamas ties and deployed ground troops inside Gaza for the first time early Sunday to raid a rocket launching site in the Palestinian territory. More than 156 Palestinians have been killed in five days of bombardment.

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 22:38:25 -0400
Israel-NYC flight makes safe emergency landing

In this photo provided by Michael Simon, a New York-bound Delta Air Lines plane is seen at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, after an emergency Sunday, July 13, 2014. The flight returned safely to Tel Aviv about two hours after it left for John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York after flaps on the jumbo jet failed to retract properly on takeoff, the airline said. Delta spokeswoman Jennifer Martin said the crew made the emergency landing out of an abundance of caution. (AP Photo/Michael Simon)NEW YORK (AP) A New York-bound Delta Air Lines flight from Israel declared an emergency and returned to Tel Aviv early Sunday after developing a mechanical problem, vexing passengers already on edge as Palestinian militants launched rocket attacks on the city.

Sun, 13 Jul 2014 00:12:57 -0400
Migrant boy buried in Guatemala hometown

Neighbors hold bouquets of Hydrangeas during the burial service of Gilberto Francisco Ramos Juarez, a Guatemalan boy whose decomposed body was found in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, in San Jose Las Flores, Guatemala, Saturday, July 12, 2014. The 15-year-old Guatemalan migrant was buried in his hometown Saturday, nearly a month after he became a symbol of the perils facing unaccompanied children who have been flooding illegally into the U.S. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)SAN JOSE LAS FLORES, Guatemala (AP) A 15-year-old Guatemalan boy whose death became a symbol of the perils facing children attempting to illegally cross into the United States was buried in his hometown Saturday, amid prayers and tears from his family.

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:10:18 -0400
Republican governors' words shift on gay marriage

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks during a meeting on jobs and education at the National Governors Association convention Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Deep in the nation's Bible Belt, new signs emerged this weekend of an evolution among Republican governors on gay marriage, an explosive social issue that has divided American families and politics for years.

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:52:15 -0400
Soccer diplomacy? Putin, Poroshenko at WCup final

In this Tuesday, July 8, 2014 photo, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko addresses Ukrainian troops as he visits their base in Devhenke village, Kharkiv region, eastern Ukraine. Poroshenko will attend the World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium along with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Brazil's Foreign Ministry said Saturday, July 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) It just might be a case of soccer diplomacy.

Sun, 13 Jul 2014 00:25:42 -0400
Netherlands beats host Brazil 3-0 to finish 3rd

Netherlands' Robin van Persie celebrates after scoring his team's first goal on a penalty shot during the World Cup third-place soccer match between Brazil and the Netherlands at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, July 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) When it was all over, it was the Netherlands receiving a standing ovation from the Brazilian crowd. Brazil walked off the field to boos, after another demoralizing loss to end its home World Cup.

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 19:48:12 -0400
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