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  • 3 rockets hit Israel as Hamas rejects Gaza truce

    By Associated Press

    The Israeli military says three rockets have been fired from Gaza at Israel despite a proposed extension of a humanitarian truce in the Gaza war. Published July 26, 2014

  • Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash

    By LAURA MILLS and NATALIYA VASILYEVA - Associated Press

    Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the downing of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and lasting economic damage. Published July 25, 2014

  • Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

    By BRAHIMA OUEDRAOGO and SYLVIE CORBET - Associated Press

    An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, the third major international aviation disaster in a week. Published July 25, 2014

  • ISIL terrorists blow up burial site of Jonah, vow more of same

    By Cheryl K. Chumley - The Washington Times

    Terrorists with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have blown up the burial place of Jonah, the reluctant prophet from Galilee whose story of being swallowed by a massive sea creature is told in the Bible. Published July 25, 2014

  • Taliban yank 14 Shiites off bus, bind and shoot them on Afghan road

    By Cheryl K. Chumley - The Washington Times

    Taliban terrorists stopped a convoy of minibuses traveling through western Afghanistan, questioned the passengers, then pulled all the Shiites into the road and shot them dead. Published July 25, 2014

  • Setback in US-led Gaza truce efforts

    By KARIN LAUB and IAN DEITCH - Associated Press

    Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel's defense minister warned Israel might soon expand its Gaza ground operation "significantly." Published July 25, 2014

  • Israel rejects John Kerry's calls for Gaza truce: report

    By Associated Press

    Israeli media say the country's Security Cabinet has unanimously rejected a U.S. proposal for a temporary pause in Israel-Hamas fighting. Published July 25, 2014

  • Belgian cafe posts sign: Dogs allowed, but Jews stay out

    By Cheryl K. Chumley - The Washington Times

    A sign written in both Turkish and French posted on a cafe in Belgium said doors were open to dogs, but not to Jews — and now the Belgian League Against Anti-Semitism, or LBCA, is demanding a criminal investigation. Published July 25, 2014

  • Afghan who killed three U.S. Marines in 2012 to serve over 7-year prison sentence

    By Rowan Scarborough - The Washington Times

    An Afghanistan man has been given a 7-1/2 year prison sentence for murdering three U.S. Marines in a forward operating base in Helmand Province in August 2012. Published July 25, 2014

  • Class size initiative makes Washington ballot

    By Associated Press

    The Secretary of State's office has certified that a ballot initiative to decrease public school class sizes has enough qualified signatures to make the November ballot. Published July 25, 2014

  • ISIL creates all-female brigade to terrorize women into following Sharia law

    By Douglas Ernst - The Washington Times

    Sunni radicals with the Islamic State of Syria and the Levant have created the al-Khansaa' Brigade, an all-female unit that exists to impose on Sharia law on Iraqi and Syrian women. Published July 25, 2014

  • Ferry owner backs Detroit River bridge

    By LAURA BERMAN - Associated Press

    In the shadow of the mighty Ambassador Bridge, Gregg Ward operates the little ferry that could. Published July 25, 2014

  • Aruba to hold Venezuelan official seeking immunity

    By DILMA ARENDS GEERMAN and JOSHUA GOODMAN - Associated Press

    A judge in Aruba ruled Friday that the highest-ranking Venezuelan official ever arrested on a U.S. warrant must remain behind bars pending an extradition request on drug-trafficking charges, prompting Venezuela to cancel flights to the Dutch Caribbean island in retaliation. Published July 25, 2014

  • Gaza humanitarian pause possible, says British envoy

    By Associated Press

    Britain's U.N. ambassador says there may be "an extremely short" humanitarian pause in the conflict in Gaza between Israel and Hamas on Saturday lasting several hours. Published July 25, 2014

  • FIFA rejects calls to strip Russia of World Cup

    By Graham Dunbar - Associated Press

    FIFA rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament "can achieve positive change." Published July 25, 2014

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