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  • 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...
  • Secretary-general says UN has 'moral responsibility' to help end cholera outbreak in Haiti

    UNITED NATIONS In his strongest statement since a deadly cholera epidemic arrived in Haiti nearly four years ago, the head of the United Nations said the global body bears "a moral responsibility" in helping the Caribbean nation end the outbreak. U.N....
  • 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....
  • Death toll of Israel's Gaza campaign hits 114 as US seeks cease-fire

    JERUSALEM Israel kept up a steady bombardment of the Gaza Strip from the air and sea on Friday as the United States offered to broker a cease-fire that would end an offensive launched to quell rocket fire from the territory. The death toll from the...
  • 6 arrested in burning death of Arab teenager in Israel

    JERUSALEM Israeli authorities said Sunday that they arrested six Jewish suspects in the abduction and killing of a Palestinian teenager from East Jerusalem whose death has set off a wave of unrest there and in Israeli Arab towns. A statement from the...
  • 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...
  • Gaza cease-fire elusive as Israeli strikes claim more civilians

    JERUSALEM An Israeli airstrike that killed four Palestinian boys on a Gaza beach Wednesday gave added urgency to diplomatic efforts to end more than a week of fighting between Israel and the militant Islamist group Hamas. Israel agreed to a United...
  • UN: Islamic State executed imam of mosque where al-Baghdadi preached

    GENEVA The Islamic State's executions of 13 Sunni Muslim clerics last month in Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, were a move by the radical Sunni movement to silence moderate voices among Iraq's Sunnis, and they deserve greater attention than they've...