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UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

Palestinian medics run carrying children, wounded in an Israeli strike on a compound housing a U.N. school in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, into the emergency room of the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Israeli tank shells hit the compound, killing more than a dozen people and wounding dozens more who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside. Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra says the dead and injured in the school compound were among hundreds of people seeking shelter from heavy fighting in the area (AP Photo/Majed Hamdan)

A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and children’s clothing scattered in the courtyard.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

CNN calls for release of journalist in Ukraine

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CNN said Thursday a Ukrainian journalist working for the US news channel had been abducted this week by pro-Russian separatists, and appealed for his release.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama calls for immediate truce as Gaza toll soars

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US President Barack Obama called for an “immediate ceasefire” between Israel and Hamas on Sunday, after the bloodiest day of fighting in Gaza raised the number of Palestinians killed to 476.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

2 Americans killed in fighting in Gaza Strip

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Authorities and family members said two Americans who were soldiers with the Israel Defense Force have been killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip. Stuart Steinberg confirmed the death of his 24-year-old son, Max Steinberg, to The Associated Press on Sunday. Steinberg, whose family lives in California, was a sharpshooter for the Golani Brigade and was one [...]

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Palestinian toll in Gaza rises to 469 – medics

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The number of Palestinians killed by Israeli fire in the latest round of Gaza violence rose to 469, medics said, after announcing the deaths of another 31 people early Monday.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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