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Gaza war resumes with deadly strikes, rocket fire

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GAZA/JERUSALEM - Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip fired rockets at Israel for a second day on Wednesday after fighting resumed with the collapse of truce talks and an Israeli air strike that killed three people in Gaza. | Video

'No' from one Iraq villager triggered Islamic State mass killings

DOHUK Iraq - When Islamic State militants stormed into a northern Iraqi village and ordered everyone to convert to Islam or die only one person refused. But that did not satisfy the Sunni insurgents who are even more hardline than al Qaeda.

World, Iraq 19 Aug 2014

Mother mourns U.S. journalist purportedly beheaded by Sunni militants

- The mother of American journalist James Foley, who was purportedly beheaded by Islamic militants, said on Tuesday her son gave his life to expose the suffering of the Syrian people and she asked his kidnappers to release their other captives.

World, Syria, U.S. 19 Aug 2014

Pakistani protesters reach parliament as police look on

ISLAMABAD - Thousands of protesters marched to the Pakistani parliament on Tuesday as part of a bid to force the prime minister to resign, using a crane and bolt cutters to force their way past barricades of shipping containers in the capital Islamabad. | Video

19 Aug 2014

Libyan militia fire rockets into affluent Tripoli residential district

TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI Libya - Libyan militiamen fired rockets into an affluent district of Tripoli early on Tuesday, moving a battle with a rival armed faction closer to the center of the capital after fighters on one side came under air attack.

World, Libya 19 Aug 2014

Islamic State says beheads U.S. journalist, holds another

BAGHDAD/BEIRUT - Islamic State insurgents released a video on Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley, who had gone missing in Syria nearly two years ago, and images of another U.S. journalist whose life they said depended on U.S. action in Iraq.

World, U.S., Syria 19 Aug 2014

Islamic State says beheads U.S. journalist, holds another

BAGHDAD/BEIRUT - Islamic State insurgents released a video on Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley, who had gone missing in Syria nearly two years ago, and images of another U.S. journalist whose life they said depended on U.S. action in Iraq.

U.S., Syria, World 19 Aug 2014

Pakistani protesters reach parliament as police look on

ISLAMABAD - Thousands of protesters marched to the Pakistani parliament on Tuesday as part of a bid to force the prime minister to resign, using a crane and bolt cutters to force their way past barricades of shipping containers in the capital Islamabad.

19 Aug 2014

Pakistan crisis puts army back in the driving seat

ISLAMABAD - Besieged Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been assured by the country's military there will be no coup, but in return he must "share space with the army", according to a government source who was privy to recent talks between the two sides.

19 Aug 2014

Gaza truce collapses, fighting erupts, Israel orders negotiators home

GAZA/JERUSALEM - A ceasefire in the Gaza Strip collapsed on Tuesday, with Palestinian militants firing dozens of rockets at Israel and Israel launching air strikes that health officials said killed three people including a woman and a young girl in Gaza. | Video

World, Israel 19 Aug 2014

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