Friday, August 1, 2014

Gaza Truce Unravels.. Ukraine Ambush.. Uprising Anniversary

Gaza Truce Unravels.. Ukraine Ambush.. Uprising Anniversary
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Gaza Truce Quickly Unravels
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Gaza Truce Quickly Unravels

A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with at least 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying an infantry officer may have been captured.

Uprising Anniversary
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Uprising Anniversary

Beating The Heat
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Beating The Heat


Great News For Uganda's Gay Community (Finally)

A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying the measure is illegal because it was passed during a parliamentary session that lacked a quorum.

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Ukrainian Troops Suffer Heavy Loss In Ambush

With the sound of artillery fire in the distance, dozens of international investigators arrived Friday at the zone where a Malaysia Airlines plane crashed in eastern Ukraine and began preparations to comb the rural area for remains of as many as 80 victims and jet debris.

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Gaza Family Moves 2 Times, But Can't Escape The Bombs

Gaza Family Moves 2 Times, But Can't Escape The Bombs

Hassan al-Hallaq and his family -- two boys, ages 4 and 6, and his pregnant wife, due to give birth in days --- were preparing to break the Ramadan fast in Gaza City on a Sunday night earlier this month. They had recently moved in with Hassan's sister, who lives closer to the center of town, trying to stay safe during the latest round of fighting between Israel and Hamas.

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From Spy Film Fanatic To One Of The World's Most Powerful Men

From Spy Film Fanatic To One Of The World's Most Powerful Men

We all know the name Vladimir Putin. From his oppression of Russia's LGBT community to his invasion of Ukraine to his unyielding support for the Syrian government, the ironfisted president at the helm of Russia's government has been a mainstay in recent headlines.

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A Field Guide To The Bizarre And Terrifying Pro-Russian Rebels In Ukraine

A Field Guide To The Bizarre And Terrifying Pro-Russian Rebels In Ukraine

Weeks after Flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine, fighting still rages as the government battles with the obstinate, heavily armed separatists who remain in control much of the territory around the crash site.

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On Centennial, Seven Harvard Scholars List Lessons of WWI -- And How They Might Apply Today

On Centennial, Seven Harvard Scholars List Lessons of WWI -- And How They Might Apply Today

This week marks the centennial of the outbreak of World War I. WorldPost contributors such as Walter Russell Mead and Artyom Lukin have asked whether events in 2014 parallel those of 1914. Here, seven scholars from the Belfer Center at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government offer the historical lessons they see.

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