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  • In Jaffa, Israel's attacks on Gaza prompt conflicting views

    JAFFA, Israel Khaled Damrani serves falafel in Jaffa and keeps a souvenir in his cash register: a piece of shrapnel that landed a few feet from his store this week. It was from a rocket fired from Gaza and intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile...
  • U.N. Security Council threatens action against South Sudan

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday named Danish diplomat Ellen Margrethe Loj as his new special envoy to South Sudan and head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the world's newest nation. Loj replaces Hilde...
  • Gaza flare-up brings all-too-familiar dread to Israelis, Palestinians

    Gaza flare-up brings all-too-familiar dread to Israelis, Palestinians
    With rockets showering down on Israel and corpses piling up in Gaza, residents on either side of the divide have been left with a dreadful feeling of deja vu. But the question is: Are they witnessing a rerun from 2009 or from 2012? In January 2009,...
  • Obama: Pro-Russia separatist missile downed Malaysian airliner

    WASHINGTON A sophisticated surface-to-air missile fired from a part of Ukraine controlled by Russian separatists downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, according to available evidence, President Barack Obama said Friday. He confirmed that one American,...
  • First Israeli killed as Gaza death toll reaches 190 after cease-fire plan fails

    JERUSALEM A cease-fire proposed by Egypt to end a week of fighting between Israel and Islamist militants in the Gaza Strip failed to take hold Tuesday after volleys of rockets were fired into Israel and Israel resumed bombardments of the coastal enclave....
  • Israel warns of more attacks on Gaza; thousands take shelter

    JERUSALEM Thousands of people in the Gaza Strip fled their homes and took shelter in United Nations schools Sunday after the Israeli army ordered them to leave in advance of intensified air strikes in the northern part of the coastal enclave. As the...
  • Israel, Hamas considering Egypt's cease-fire proposal

    JERUSALEM Egypt on Monday proposed a cease-fire to end a weeklong Israeli offensive against Islamist militants in the Gaza Strip that has triggered volleys of rocket fire at Israeli cities and left more than 180 Palestinians dead, many of them civilians....
  • READER SUBMITTED: Human Trafficking Presentation

    A Human Trafficking presentation will be held at Church of Christ, Congregational in Newington on Monday, July 28, at 7 p.m. Matt Friedman, an international human trafficking expert with more than 22 years of experience, will lead a discussion about...
  • Kids caught at the border deserve due process, including lawyers

    When Juan Pablo Guerrero Diaz left El Salvador to come to the U.S., his daughter was still in diapers. Now she is 14, and this year, after fleeing for her life, she was reunited with her parents in Los Angeles. For the girl, the perilous journey north...
  • New border politics: Blame Obama first

    New border politics: Blame Obama first
    As thousands of unaccompanied Central American children streamed across his state's Southern border, Texas Gov. Rick Perry took a paranoid turn. In an interview Sunday on ABC's "This Week," Perry repeated sentiments that he expressed earlier on Fox News...
  • Five children among seven Palestinians killed in Israeli air strike: ministry

    Five children among seven Palestinians killed in Israeli air strike: ministry
    Israeli air strikes shook Gaza every few minutes on Wednesday and Thursday, and militants kept up rocket fire in Israel's heartland. An Israeli air strike killed seven Palestinian civilians, including five children, in the largest death toll from a single...