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A Palestinian man chants angry slogans as rescue workers search for victims under the rubble of a house destroyed in Israeli strikes in the Rafah refugee camp, Southern Gaza Strip, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Israel kills 3 Hamas military commanders in Gaza

- Associated Press

Israel stepped up its campaign against Gaza’s ruling Hamas on Thursday, killing three of the group’s senior military commanders in an airstrike that pulverized a four-story home, the second such attack targeting top leaders in two days.

A Russian sport called the Tank Biathlon has gripped China's military buffs and has been intensely reported and discussed in the media, including on hundreds of China's Internet-based military forums. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Tanked in Russia

A Russian sport called the Tank Biathlon has gripped the nation’s military buffs and has been intensely reported and discussed in the media, including on hundreds of China’s Internet-based military forums.

** FILE ** In this Friday, May 27, 2011, file photo, journalist James Foley responds to questions during an interview with The Associated Press, in Boston. A video by Islamic State militants that purports to show the killing of Foley by the militant group was released Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Foley, from Rochester, N.H., went missing in 2012 in northern Syria while on assignment for Agence France-Press and the Boston-based media company GlobalPost. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

American reporter’s beheading galvanizes anger, little action worldwide

- Associated Press

The killing of an American reporter is galvanizing international anger at Islamic State extremists and fueling fears about the flow of foreign fighters joining their ranks. But governments from the Mideast to Europe and even Washington appear uncertain about how to stop them.

Smoke, dust and debris rise after an Israeli strike hit Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Israeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders

- Associated Press

An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior leaders of the Hamas military wing on Thursday, the militant group said, in what is likely to be a major blow to the organization’s morale and a significant scoop for Israeli intelligence.

** FILE ** In this Monday, Feb. 6, 2012 file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, shakes hands with Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal, right, as the then Emir of Qatar, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, looks on after signing an agreement in Doha, Qatar. The explosions rocking the Gaza Strip may seem far removed from the flashy cars and skyscrapers of ultra-rich Qatar, but efforts to end fighting between Hamas and Israel could hinge on how the tiny Gulf state wields its influence over a militant group with few friends left. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal, File)

Some see Qatar’s hand in collapse of Gaza talks

- Associated Press

The explosions rocking the Gaza Strip may seem far removed from the flashy cars and skyscrapers of ultra-rich Qatar, but efforts to end fighting between Hamas and Israel could hinge on how the tiny Gulf Arab state wields its influence over a Palestinian militant group with few friends left.

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British fighter appears to have role in beheading

- Associated Press

The black-clad Islamic militant fighter filmed in the beheading of American journalist James Foley appears to be British, the U.K. foreign minister said Wednesday — a development that underscores the insurgents' increasingly sophisticated use of Western fighters to mobilize recruits and terrorize enemies.

Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy speaks to the media about his campaign for Louisiana's U.S. Senate seat after talking at the Louisiana Municipal Association's annual convention on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in Baton Rouge, La. Cassidy is running against three-term Democratic incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

Landrieu and Cassidy qualify on opening day

- Associated Press

U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and her main Republican challenger, Congressman Bill Cassidy, have officially signed up for Louisiana's Nov. 4 election.

Smoke rises after an Israeli strike hit Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. The Israeli military said it carried out a series of airstrikes Tuesday across the Gaza Strip in response to renewed rocket fire, a burst of violence that broke a temporary cease-fire and endangered negotiations in Egypt over ending the month long war between Israel and Hamas. The fighting occurred some eight hours before a temporary truce was set to expire. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail

- Associated Press

Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes on Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earlier.

In this aerial photo, rescue workers search for survivors in an area devastated by a massive landslide which swept through residential areas in Hiroshima, western Japan, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. A several people died and at least a dozen were missing after rain-sodden hills in the outskirts of Hiroshima gave way early Wednesday in several landslides. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslide

- Associated Press

Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris Wednesday in the outskirts of Hiroshima, killing at least 36 people and leaving seven missing, police said.

Pakistan's cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan waves to supporters as he leads a march toward parliament in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.  Tens of thousands of protesters armed with wire cutters and backed by cranes broke through barriers protecting Pakistan's parliament and other government buildings Tuesday night, demanding the country's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Pakistan army chief wants negotiated end to rally

- Associated Press

Pakistan's powerful army chief called Wednesday for the country's civilian government to negotiate with thousands of protesters surrounding parliament who demand the prime minister step down over alleged fraud in last year's election.

An artistic rendering of the hypersonic aircraft. (Associated Press)

China secretly conducts second test of new hypersonic missile

China recently conducted the second flight test of a new, ultra-high-speed missile that is part of what analysts say is Beijing's global system of attack weapons capable of striking the United States with nuclear warheads.

Children surround a man, left, that fell down while walking on a street suspected of having contracted the Ebola virus in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. The World Health Organization says the outbreak has killed more than 1,200 people, while authorities struggle to contain its spread and treat the sick. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

Liberian security forces seal slum to halt Ebola

- Associated Press

Security forces deployed Wednesday to enforce a quarantine around a slum in the Liberian capital, stepping up the government's fight to stop the spread of Ebola and unnerving residents.