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  • Israel strikes hospital, houses; Gaza death toll passes 570

    JERUSALEM The Palestinian death toll in an Israeli offensive against Islamist militants in the Gaza Strip passed 570 on Monday as Israeli shells struck a hospital, residential homes were bombed, and the army said it had killed at least 10 gunmen who'd...
  • Israel's onslaught sends Gaza death toll well past 500

    Israel's onslaught sends Gaza death toll well past 500
    Israeli forces pummeled Gaza Strip towns with airstrikes and artillery Monday, pushing the Palestinian death toll in two weeks of fighting well past 500 and sending civilians streaming from their homes, many with little more than the clothes they were...
  • Gaza rejoices at alleged capture of Israeli soldier

    GAZA (Reuters) - Residents of the Gaza Strip, mostly house-bound and fearful after 13 days of Israeli bombardment, lit fireworks and chanted "God is great!" into the early morning darkness on Monday after Hamas said it had captured an Israeli soldier....
  • Israeli soldier from Los Angeles is killed in Gaza

    Israeli soldier from Los Angeles is killed in Gaza
    A Los Angeles man was one of the Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza this weekend as fighting intensified. Max Steinberg was a Woodland Hills native and voluntarily joined the Israel Defense Forces, according to the Jewish Journal. According to voter...
  • Emaciated children in South Sudan point to looming famine

    LEER South Sudan (Reuters) - A surge in the number of emaciated children arriving at a feeding center in Leer, a muddy rebel-held town in South Sudan's oil-rich Unity State, is fuelling fears that the world's newest nation is on the brink of famine. Food...
  • Israel holds moral high ground in Gaza

    Israel holds moral high ground in Gaza
    — Israel accepts an Egyptian-proposed Gaza cease-fire; Hamas keeps firing. Hamas deliberately aims rockets at civilians; Israel painstakingly tries to avoid them, actually telephoning civilians in the area and dropping warning charges, so-called...
  • Why the rockets-from-Mexico comparison to Gaza is bogus

    To the editor: Occasionally readers submit letters asking what we would do if rocket fire came from Mexico. It's a free country, and we have the right to look stupid. ("Missing in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Courageous political leaders on both...
  • U.N. Security Council to meet on Sunday on Gaza: diplomats

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Jordan circulated to the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday a draft resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the withdrawal of Israeli troops from the Hamas-dominated...
  • Emirates calls for airlines summit on 'outrageous' MH17 attack

    PARIS (Reuters) - The head of one of the world's largest airlines has called for an international meeting of carriers to agree a response to the downing of a Malaysian airliner, including a potential rethink of the threats posed by regional conflicts....
  • Exclusive: U.N. Security Council to vote Monday on Ukraine resolution

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council is due to vote Monday on a resolution that would condemn the downing of a Malaysian passenger plane in Ukraine and demands that those responsible be held accountable and that armed groups don't...
  • 100 Palestinians, 13 Israelis killed in bloody Gaza fighting

    100 Palestinians, 13 Israelis killed in bloody Gaza fighting
    (Reuters) Hamas's armed wing said on Sunday it had captured an Israeli soldier, as fighting in Gaza led to the bloodiest losses in a nearly two-week military offensive, with some 100 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers killed. The Israeli military...