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  • Funeral ceremony of Hamas commanders in Gaza
    August 21, 2014  

    Following this week’s cease-fire collapse, Israeli airstrikes killed multiple Hamas leaders in Gaza. The Associated Press’s Josef Federman, reporting from Jerusalem, talks to Hari Sreenivasan about news that a member of Hamas has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teens, plus the prospects of either side returning to the negotiating table. Continue reading

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    August 21, 2014  

    A pre-dawn Israeli airstrike killed three senior Hamas military leaders Thursday. Thousands of Palestinians marched through the streets of Gaza as part of their funeral procession. Meanwhile, a top Hamas official acknowledged for the first time that his group was responsible for the kidnapping of Israeli teens, whose death sparked the ongoing conflict. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading

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    August 20, 2014  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, a strike by Israel targeted the head of Hamas’ military wing in a new round of attacks, but Gazans say it instead killed his wife and son. Also, police and soldiers in Liberia enforced an Ebola quarantine in a Monrovia neighborhood by firing live ammunition and tear gas after angry residents stormed the barricades. It was unclear whether anyone was hurt. Continue reading

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    August 19, 2014  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, Gaza militants fired rockets into Israel hours before the latest truce was set to expire. Israel responded with escalating airstrikes, sending large clouds of smoke above the Gaza skyline. Palestinian officials reported two were killed. Also, the Islamic State group claimed to have beheaded American journalist James Foley. He was reported missing in Syria in 2012. Continue reading

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    August 18, 2014  

    In our news wrap Monday, the Ukrainian military reported that dozens of civilians were killed when a convoy of refugees came under rocket fire near the rebel-held city of Luhansk. Government officials and the separatists have blamed each other for the attack. Also, a five-day cease-fire between Israel and Hamas was extended another 24 hours as Egyptian officials continued to broker a truce. Continue reading

  • August 13, 2014   BY Associated Press 

    EDGARTOWN, Mass. — President Barack Obama consulted by telephone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday as a 72-hour cease-fire in the Gaza Strip neared expiration. The AP also reports from Jerusalem that rocket fire into Israel came as Palestinian officials said that Hamas had agreed to extend the cease-fire with Israel for five days.
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    August 11, 2014  

    In our news wrap Monday, Iraq’s new president, Fouad Massoum, tapped deputy parliament speaker Haider al-Abadi to form a government and become prime minister. But current Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki remained defiant, spurning calls to step aside for a less polarizing leader. Also, Israeli and Palestinian negotiators resumed indirect talks in Egypt, and a new 72-hour cease-fire began. Continue reading

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    August 8, 2014  

    In our news wrap Friday, Hamas militants in Gaza launched more than 50 rockets at Israel before the end of a three-day truce. Israel answered with airstrikes, killing at least five people, according to Palestinian officials. Also, rival presidential candidates in Afghanistan agreed to a power-sharing deal. Judy Woodruff learns more from Sean Carberry of NPR in Kabul. Continue reading

  • Israeli border guards clash with Palestinian protesters (unseen) following a demonstration in support of Gaza after Friday prayers at the Hawara checkpoint, east of the West Bank city of Nablus, on August 8, 2014. Israeli warplanes pounded targets across Gaza, where two Palestinians were killed and militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel after renewed hostilities ruptured a fledgling three-day truce. AFP PHOTO/ JAAFAR ASHTIYEH        (Photo credit should read MUSA AL-SHAER/AFP/Getty Images)
    August 8, 2014   BY Associated Press 

    The White House is condemning the renewed rocket fire in the conflict between Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip and urging both sides to cease hostilities immediately. Continue reading

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    August 7, 2014  

    In our news wrap Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry urged Afghanistan’s opposing presidential candidates to accept results from an ongoing audit of the runoff election. Also, several thousand Palestinians marched in support of Hamas on the final day of a 72-hour truce as negotiations continue in Egypt for a longer cease-fire. Continue reading

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