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Palestinians they gather around the body of local commander of Hamas's military Rabieh Barikeh, one of the four Hamas militants killed overnight in a firefight with Israeli troops, during his funeral on November 1, 2013 in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip. Barikeh were killed by tank fire, Palestinian officials said, while the Israeli army said five of its soldiers were wounded by an explosive device. The Israeli military said the fighting erupted when an explosive device went off as troops were clearing a tunnel from the Gaza Strip into Israel, allegedly to be used as a springboard for militant attacks. Photo by Ahmed Deeb / WN The Irish Times 
15 killed in shelling of Gaza school run by UN
At least 15 people were killed and dozens wounded when two mortar shells hit a school yesterday in the northern Gaza Strip run by Unrwa, the United Nations aid agency. | Hundreds of Palestinians were ... (photo: WN / Ahmed Deeb)
Hamas   Israel   Israel - Palestinians Conflict   Photos   Wikipedia: 2014 IsraelGaza conflict  
Sarah Gillespie, singer-songwriter, performing at Imperial Wharf Jazz Festival, London, England. The Other Site 
Sarah Gillespie: Gaza, Israel and ‘Human Shields’
What does it mean to use human shields? Employed by the Germans and Japanese in the second word war, the tactic is premised on an underlying trust in your enemy's humanity. It appeals to the compa... (photo: Public Domain)
Gaza   Israel   Photos   Sarah Gillespie   Wikipedia: Sarah Gillespie  
A Palestinian girl gets help from her relatives to sneak out  through the wall of the Rafah crossing borders with Egypt as the crossing door takes long procedures to pass each one on his own, Wednesday, Feb.7, 2007. Thousands of Palestinians came to the crossing since Tuesday night to be in an early queue to pass to the Egyptian side through the crossing that doesn't usually open its gates to the Palestinians. WorldNews.com 
Israel's Walls and Wars of Shame
Article by WN.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. | As Israeli ground troops continue to push deeper into the Gaza Strip (known as Operation Edge), backed by deadly tanks, artillery fire, and air strike... (photo: IRIN)
Gaza Ceasefire   Hamas Militants   Israel - Palestine Conflict   Photos   Wikipedia: IsraeliPalestinian conflict  
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk speaks in the parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Lexington Herald-Leader 
Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation
KIEV, Ukraine — Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday, opening the way for new elections that would reflect the country's starkly changed political scene ... (photo: AP / Andrew Kravchenko, Pool)
Arseniy Yatsenyuk   Photos   Politics of Ukraine   Ukrainian Crisis   Wikipedia: Arseniy Yatsenyuk  
Fouad Massoum speaks during a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, July 24, 2014. The Guardian 
Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens
QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Associated Press= BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician on Thursday to replace long-serving Jalal Talabani as the country's new president in the... (photo: AP / Hadi Mizban)
Election   Iraq   Photos   Violence   Wikipedia: Patriotic Union of Kurdistan  
Traces left by the Dakar Rally, 2005, in the Sahara Desert, Mauritania Skynews 
Passenger Plane Wreckage 'Spotted In Desert'
The wreckage of a passenger jet which vanished from radar in West Africa has been spotted in northern Mali's desert, the country's president has said. | President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita said: "I ... (photo: GFDL / )
AH5017 crash   Air Algerie Flight 5017   Burkina Faso   Photos   Wikipedia: Air Algrie Flight 5017  
Tourists disembark from a cruise ship which docked at Mombasa port, Kenya The Irish Times 
Female tourist killed in Kenyan city of Mombasa
A female tourist was killed in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa today in the same area where a Russian visitor was murdered earlier in July by a criminal gang, a police official said. | The attack did ... (photo: AP / AP)
Mombasa   Photos   Tourism in Mombasa   Travel   Wikipedia: Tourism in Kenya  
In this photo provided by the IMF, International Monetary Fund Chief Economist Olivier Blanchard speaks during the World Economic Outlook news conference, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008, at the IMF Headquarters in Washington. The world economy is entering a major downturn in the face of the most dangerous financial shock in mature financial markets since the 1930s, according to the The Guardian 
IMF predicts Britain's GDP growth rate will surge to 3.2% by year end
Body ups forecast for UK's GDP growth for second time this year, after 2013 warning austerity policies could trigger slump | IMF chief economist Olivier Blanchard said in April 2013 that the risk of B... (photo: AP / IMF, Eugene Salazar)
IMF   Olivier Blanchard   Photos   UK   Wikipedia: Olivier Blanchard  
Israeli fire hits UN facility in Gaza, killing 15 Stars and Stripes 
Israeli fire hits UN facility in Gaza, killing 15
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce cl... (photo: UN / Shareef Sarhan)
Gaza Strip   Israeli Fire   Photos   Refugees   Wikipedia: Gaza Strip  
A watch tower overlooks the area near the Polish intelligence school just outside of Stare Kiejkuty, Poland, on Friday, Dec. 16, 2005. The installation has become the focal point of allegations of secret CIA prisons in Poland. Earlier in the week Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski again denied there had been any secret CIA prison in the country. Huffington Post 
European Court Finds Poland Violated Human Rights By Allowing Secret CIA Detention
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Europe's top human rights court ruled Thursday that Poland violated the rights of two terror suspects by allowing the CIA to secretly imprison them on Polish soil from 2002-200... (photo: AP / Czarek Sokolowski)
CIA and September 11   CIA prison - Poland   Photos   Poland - Black site   Wikipedia: Black site  
Persistent vulnerability threatens human development, warns flagship UN report United Nations 
Persistent vulnerability threatens human development, warns flagship UN report
Print | 24 July 2014 – Reducing vulnerability and strengthening resilience are critical to securing human development progress, the United Nations says in a flagship report released today that exa... (photo: UN / Devra Berkowitz)
Development   Photos   UN Security Council   Ukraine  
Ceasefire efforts continue amid Gaza deaths Al Jazeera 
Ceasefire efforts continue amid Gaza deaths
John Kerry, US secretary of state, is in Cairo for the second time in 48 hours to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, as Israeli military presses on with its offensive against the Gaza S... (photo: UN / Eskinder Debebe)
Gaza Peace   Photos   UN Agency   US   Wikipedia: Gaza Strip  
World Politics
Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukrainian politician, member of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada, former speaker of the parliament and minister Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has resigned as two political parties leave majority coalition and ... The Australian
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a Cabinet meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Putin’s limitless ambition feeds his interest in dragging matters out The Australian
Members of the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas's military parade today in Gaza on the anniversary of the assassination of Ahmed Jabari, a year ago and the war of 2012 the 8 days, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on November 14, 2013. an anti-Israel march as part of the celebrations marking the first anniversary of Israel's operation Pillar of Defence. on the first anniversary to assassinate Gaabary. Izz ad-Din Qassam Brigade organizes the strongest military parade in Gaza Strip. Photo by Ahmed Deeb / WN Hamas is dedicated to the destruction of the state of Israel The Australian
In this photo taken Dec. 5, 2009, Leopoldo Lopez delivers a speech during the launch of his political organization "Popular Will" in Valencia, Venezuela. In Venezuela, The Show Trial Begins: A Personal Story Forbes
Parliament speaker Reuven Rivlin, right, seen as Israel's Prime Minister designate Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the Knesset, Israel's Parliament, ahead of the swearing-in ceremony of his new government, in Jerusalem, Tuesday, March 31, 2009. Israel swears in new president amid Gaza war Newsday
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