July 23, 2014
12:40 am
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iStock/Thinkstock(TEL AVIV, Israel) -- The United Nations Human Rights Council voted Wednesday to establish a commission of inquiry into incidents in Gaza, investigating whether any war crimes have been committed in the area.  The United States was t
iStock/Thinkstock(KADUNA, Nigeria) -- More than 80 people were killed in twin bombings in northern Nigeria on Wednesday. The attacks targeted a prominent Muslim scholar, Shaykh Dahiru Usman Bauchi, and may have also been aimed at former head of state Gene
Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images(AMSTERDAM) -- The mayor of a Netherlands city has apologized for suggesting Russian President Vladimir Putin's daughter should be kicked out of the country.Pieter Broertjes, mayor of Hilversum, made the comment during
iStock/Thinkstock(TEL AVIV, Israel) -- As the grounding of American air carriers flying to Israel was extended Wednesday, one major Israeli airline -- one of the only ones in the world boasting high-tech anti-missile defenses --  says it’s brav
Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images(ROME) -- The Costa Concordia set sail for its final voyage on Wednesday.With the help of more than a dozen tugboats, the cruise ship that crashed off the coast of Tuscany on Jan. 13, 2012 -- killing 32 people -- is heading up
Stocktrek Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The death, destruction and chaos from the Israeli-Gaza conflict has been captured in striking photos on the ground, but even astronauts can see the fighting as it unfolds.Alexander Gerst, a European astronaut worki
Jessica Hentoff/Circus Harmony(TEL AVIV, Israel) -- A circus troupe that traveled from St. Louis to Tel Aviv, Israel to take part in a cross-cultural exchange expected to be doing backflips as part of their routine, but not when it came to their travel pl
iStock/Thinkstock(BEIJING) -- A passenger plane trying to land at a Taiwan airport in stormy weather in the tail end of a typhoon crashed and killed 47 people, authorities said.The TransAsia Airways turboprop plane crashed and caught fire in the Penghu Is
Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(BEIJING) -- The powerful typhoon Matmo slammed in China’s southeastern coastal province of Fujian Wednesday as China was still recovering from typhoon Rammasun, which killed dozens earlier this month.Matmo, with sustaine
(EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands) -- The bodies of victims from last week’s Malaysia Airlines crash are headed home, being flown to the Netherlands as the Dutch government declared a day of national mourning.Meanwhile, the black boxes from MH17 were deli
iStock/Thinkstock(KIEV, Ukraine) -- Two Ukrainian military jets were shot down in the Donetsk region of the country Wednesday, the Ukrainian defense ministry said.The planes were identified as Sukhoi-25 fighter jets. The fate of the planes' pilots was not
(KIEV, Ukraine) -- Fields with wreckage from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane remained completely unguarded Monday amid international calls for the evidence to be protected and secured from looters.A team of international experts was on their way to t
iStock/Thinkstock(RAMALLAH, Palestine) -- Dating is hard, but it's even harder if you're trying to meet someone in the capital of a war-torn region like Palestine, according to excerpts from a new blog called PalesTINDER.The Tumblr page posts singles' c
iStock/Thinkstock(WATERVILLE, Ireland) -- "Loud American's [sic]" strike again. A café in southern Ireland was spotted proudly displaying a sign that read, "No bus/coach or, loud American's [sic]. Thank you."The photo started receiving national a
@IDFSpokesperson/Twitter(JERUSALEM) -- Israel is determined to destroy or cripple Hamas' tunnel system that reaches into Israel before ending its military offensive.So far, the Israeli military has "exposed 23 Hamas tunnels with 66 openings throughout Gaz
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(BEIJING) -- McNuggets and other popular items are disappearing from menus at McDonalds, KFC and other fast food restaurants in China after a major supplier of beef, chicken and pork was shut down for allegedly violating numero
iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- As international investigators descend upon the crash scene of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine this week, a massive effort to bring the perpetrators to justice will get underway.Thousands of miles
Hemera/Thinkstock(GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip) -- An Israeli soldier is missing following an attack on an armored vehicle in Gaza over the weekend that left six other soldiers dead, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced on Tuesday.In a statement, the IDF sa
State Department photo/ Public Domain(CAIRO) -- Secretary of State John Kerry said his first full day of meetings in Cairo to discuss a resolution to the Israeli-Hamas violence was “constructive,” but there were no immediate signs of any progr
JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- One year ago on Tuesday, the world was waiting for news from Buckingham Palace on the birth of the next British heir to the throne.The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, delivered -- literally -- and gave birt
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