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Anger and unrest in Missouri after police kill unarmed teenager

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Witnesses say that Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old from a suburb of St. Louis, did not resist officers and put his hands over his head even as he was shot repeatedly. Continue reading

U.S. sends weapons to stem violence in Iraq

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Officials stated this morning that the U.S. has begun arming Kurdish forces in Iraq to stop the advancement of a militant Islamic group that threatens to take over the region. Continue reading

Israel withdraws troops from Gaza on second day of ceasefire

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A 72-hour cease-fire between Israel and Hamas has lasted for much of a second day as leaders from both sides arrive in Cairo, Egypt to discuss a lasting cease-fire. Continue reading

Ebola outbreak in Africa claims nearly 900 lives

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About 1,600 people have contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria and Guinea since the outbreak began in February. Continue reading

Some countries temporarily halt commercial flights to Israel

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO United States, Canadian and European airlines canceled flights to Israel today after the Hamas fired a rocket in Tel Aviv’s suburb. This was the…read more

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