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Gaza Violence Resumes; Hamas Military Chief Targeted

Gaza Violence Resumes; Hamas Military Chief TargetedIsrael says more than 70 rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip in the past 24 hours, leading it to respond with at least 60 airstrikes after a short-lived cease-fire with Hamas broke down Tuesday.

Castro’s Niece Casts Rare ‘No’ Vote In Parliament, Citing Gay Rights

Castro’s Niece Casts Rare ‘No’ Vote In Parliament, Citing Gay RightsMariela Castro, the daughter of President Raul Castro — and the niece of Fidel Castro — is making waves by voting "no" on a workers' rights bill, saying it didn't protect people with unconventional gender identities.

Poet Known As The ‘Lioness of Iran’ Dies At 87

Poet Known As The ‘Lioness of Iran’ Dies At 87One of Iran's most vocal and outspoken poets died this morning in Tehran at the age of 87. Known as the "Lioness of Iran," Simin Behbahani reportedly had been in a coma for more than two weeks.

Israel Resumes Gaza Strikes After Rocket Attacks

Israel Resumes Gaza Strikes After Rocket AttacksIsrael said today that it had resumed targeting "terror sites" across the Gaza Strip after renewed rocket attacks on the Jewish state.

U.S. Says Syria’s Chemical Weapons Stockpile Is Destroyed

U.S. Says Syria’s Chemical Weapons Stockpile Is DestroyedThe U.S. said Monday that all of Syria's declared chemical weapon stockpile has been destroyed.

Iconic TV Announcer Don Pardo Dies At 96

Iconic TV Announcer Don Pardo Dies At 96Fans of Saturday Night Live, and the original versions of The Price is Right and Jeopardy recognize Don Pardo's voice immediately.

WikiLeaks’ Assange Says He’ll Leave Embassy In London

WikiLeaks’ Assange Says He’ll Leave Embassy In LondonCiting health concerns, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he'll leave the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, where he has lived in diplomatic asylum for more than two years.

Israel, Palestinians Still Far Apart As Truce Nears End

Israel, Palestinians Still Far Apart As Truce Nears EndWith the clock ticking on the expiration of the latest cease-fire in Gaza, representatives of Israel and Hamas resumed talks in Cairo today but appeared divided over an Egyptian proposal to ease the closing of the territory.

Ukraine: Reports Of Attack On Civilian Convoy Near Luhansk

Ukraine: Reports Of Attack On Civilian Convoy Near LuhanskUkraine's government and pro-Russian separatists are blaming one another for an attack that reportedly hit at least one bus carrying people who were fleeing the fighting near the eastern city of Luhansk.

Kurds Say They Have Retaken Strategic Mosul Dam From Militants

Kurds Say They Have Retaken Strategic Mosul Dam From MilitantsKurdish forces say they have retaken the strategic Mosul Dam from militants of the Islamic State, apparently dealing the Sunni jihadist group its first major reversal since its forces swept into Iraq in June.