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Jul 16, 2014 12:57PM ET
According to reports, an Israeli missile strike killed four Palestinian children on a beach in Gaza today.
Jul 16, 2014 12:21PM ET
In his third inauguration speech, Syrian dictator Bashar Assad blasted the West and the Sunni Gulf States and promised to wrest all of Syria back from the various rebel factions that have revolted against him.
Jul 16, 2014 11:26AM ET
Following another bloody day in which four Palestinian children were killed in an Israeli strike and hundreds of rockets were fired into Israel, Israel and Hamas have reportedly agreed to a UN temporary ceasefire for five hours on Thursday.
Jul 16, 2014 11:16AM ET
Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega claims that video game publisher Activision portrayed him as "a kidnapper, murderer and enemy of the state" in the 2012 game Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
Jul 16, 2014 9:50AM ET
An Egyptian judge has sentenced seven men to life in prison for sexually assaulting women during public rallies in Cairo's Tahrir Square.
Jul 15, 2014 4:36PM ET
In response to Hamas' rejection of an Egyptian ceasefire agreement on Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to increase the assault on Gaza.
Jul 15, 2014 2:20PM ET
Just days after NBA star Dwight Howard tweeted "Free Palestine" and quickly deleted it, Rihanna did the exact same thing.
Jul 15, 2014 1:13PM ET
A U.S. Senate subcommittee approved a spending bill providing $351 million for Israel's Iron Dome program, double what the Obama administration requested.
Jul 15, 2014 12:24PM ET
The fossil of the newly discovered Changyuraptor has been found in China. At nine pounds and four feet long, the four-winged carnivore is believed to have been three times heavier and 60 percent longer than the second biggest four-winged dinosaur.
Jul 15, 2014 12:18PM ET
The bodies of 12 men were found in the Iraqi town of Saadiya north of Baghdad on Monday, as infighting between Sunni insurgents intensifies and threatens the Islamic State's advancement on Baghdad.
Jul 15, 2014 10:22AM ET
Just days after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry brokered a political agreement in Afghanistan's contested presidential elections, a series of attacks killed nearly 100 people across the country.
Jul 15, 2014 9:14AM ET
An Egyptian ceasefire proposal aimed at ending the week-long battle between Israel and Hamas was accepted by Israel's cabinet on Tuesday, but rejected by Hamas. Here's what you need to know.
Jul 15, 2014 8:54AM ET
Several Moscow Metro subway cars derailed Tuesday morning, killing 20 and injuring more than 160 people.
Jul 14, 2014 6:19PM ET
After U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry brokered a deal in the Afghan presidential election recount Saturday, he suddenly found himself on the elusive receiving end of some praise.
Jul 14, 2014 6:18PM ET
With just six days before the deadline, Iran's nuclear talks seem to be faltering as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Vienna.
Jul 14, 2014 2:47PM ET
As Malala Yousafzai spent her 17th birthday in Nigeria meeting with families of the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram, the terrorist group released a new video declaring victory for its recent attacks.
Jul 14, 2014 12:53PM ET
More than 500 people have died in West Africa as efforts to contain an Ebola outbreak continue to fall short.
Jul 14, 2014 12:47PM ET
Oscar Pistorius has returned to Twitter after five months of silence, posting a series of tweets on forgiveness, love, and prayer.
Jul 14, 2014 12:10PM ET
The Church of England has voted to allow female bishops at its national assembly meeting Monday.
Jul 14, 2014 12:01PM ET
As Iraq fractures into pieces, the long-simmering movement for Kurdish independence is showing its strength.
Jul 14, 2014 10:40AM ET
Rand Paul on his foreign policy beef with Rick Perry, Dana Milbank on political theater, Mort Zuckerman on the jobless recovery, Jochen Bittner on Germany's complicated surveillance history, and Charles Krauthammer on immigration.
Jul 14, 2014 10:34AM ET
As the battle between Israel and Hamas raged into its sixth day, Hamas launched a drone into the fight. It reportedly cost Israel a million dollars to swiftly knock it down with a Patriot missile.
Jul 14, 2014 10:07AM ET
The shipwrecked Costa Concordia was successfully refloated Monday, more than two and a half years after it struck a reef, killing 32 people as it capsized with 4,229 passengers on board.
Jul 13, 2014 2:24PM ET
Here's what you need to know ahead of today's final World Cup match between Argentina and Germany.
Jul 13, 2014 10:20AM ET
Three Hamas fighters were reportedly killed and four Israeli troops were injured as the Israeli army conducted its first ground operation in Gaza on Sunday morning.
Jul 13, 2014 9:11AM ET
Heavy fighting in Libya's capital city has shut down the airport as turmoil in the North African country continues to grow.
Jul 12, 2014 1:14PM ET
Singapore's state-run libraries will reportedly pulp copies of three books with "alternative, non-traditional" family themes, including a children's book featuring the true story of two male penguins that raised a baby chick in a New York zoo.
Jul 12, 2014 9:26AM ET
Another violent day in the Middle East concluded as Israel responded to rocket fire from Gaza and, in a new development, Lebanon.
Jul 11, 2014 5:00PM ET
A 6.8 magnitude earthquake has hit offshore of the northern coast of Japan near Fukushima, where a 2011earthquake and tsunami devastated the region, the Associated Press reported.
Jul 11, 2014 2:03PM ET
Considering that it's been 600 years since the the last time the world has had two living Popes, what are the odds that we could have two living Popes and have their two home countries face off in the World Cup Final?