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Israel Targets More Rocket Sites
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has struck sites in Gaza following rocket fire. The military said early Thursday it was targeting “terror sites” across Gaza. The military says at least five rockets were launched at Israel in the lead-up to the end of a temporary ce…
Refugees Flee Iraq
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian Kurdish officials say thousands of members of a religious minority group have fled across the border from Iraq after coming under attack by Islamic extremists. Ekrem Hasso and Juan Mohammad told The Associated Press on Saturday that the Yazidis fled after Kurdish fighters…
Second Round of Airstrikes in Iraq
NEW DELHI (AP) — American officials say the U.S. launched a second round of airstrikes against Islamic State targets near Irbil on Friday, using drones and fighter jets. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss the strikes by name, sa…
Palestinians say Five Dead in New Airstrikes
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A three-day truce in Gaza has come to an end, with the resumption of rocket attacks against Israel and Israeli airstrikes that Palestinian officials say killed at least five Palestinians, including three children. Gaza militants refused to extend the truce after t…
More Than 50 Dead in Baghdad Bombings
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi medical and security officials say car bombs have exploded in Shiite neighborhoods of Baghdad killing 51 people. Police said the first attack Wednesday evening was a double car bombing in a shopping area of Sadr City, a Shiite neighborhood in the east of the city, killing…
Disease Control Head: Ebola Patient Seems Improved
WASHINGTON (AP) — The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the condition of the American doctor stricken with Ebola seems to have improved from earlier reports. Dr. Thomas Frieden tells NBC it was encouraging to see Dr. Kent Brantly walk out of the ambulance unassis…
Sunni Insurgents Seize Small Towns in Iraq’s North
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Officials and residents say militants with the Islamic State extremist group have seized two small towns in northern Iraq after driving out Kurdish security forces. Mosul governor Atheel al-Nujaifi, who fled to the largely autonomous Kurdish region when the Islamic State gr…
10 Killed in UN School in Gaza
RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — A United Nations official says at least 10 people have been killed in Gaza at a U.N. school because of an apparent nearby Israeli airstrike. The boys school, in Rafah, had been providing shelter for about 3,000 people attempting to escape the nearly monthlong war betw…
62 Killed in Gaza; Israeli Soldier Feared Captured
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli forces are moving deeper into southern Gaza, searching for a soldier who was apparently captured during a clash with Hamas militants earlier in the day. The forces are being backed by heavy tank fire and airstrikes. More than 60 Palestinians and two Israel…

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