Islamic militants storm Somali presidential palace

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Islamic militants stormed the presidential palace in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Tuesday, sparking heavy gunfire as government troops and guards tried to repel them. Loud explosions could be heard inside the heavily fortified compound,...
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Israel foils seaborne attack from Gaza Strip

Smoke and fire rise from an Israeli missle strike in Rafah, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. The Israeli military launched what could be a long-term offensive against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Tuesday striking nearly 100 sites in Gaza and mobilizing troops for a possible ground...
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Afghan candidate rejects election results

Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai addresses a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Ahmadzai welcomed the announcement of the preliminary results of the election on Monday. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini) Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf...
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Israel foils seaborne attack from Gaza Strip

Palestinians inspect the wreckage of vehicle was hit by an Israeli air strike, in Gaza City, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. An Israeli airstrike killed four Palestinian militants, Hamas officials said. The Israeli military launched what could be a long-term offensive against the...

Militants attack Somalia presidential palace

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police official says militants have stormed the presidential palace in the capital, Mogadishu, and heavy gunfire is heard inside as government troops and guards try to repel them. Police officer Mohamed Abdi said the attack started when...
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Israeli military steps up Gaza offensive

Palestinians inspect the wreckage of vehicle was hit by an Israeli air strike, in Gaza City, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. An Israeli airstrike killed four Palestinian militants, Hamas officials said. The Israeli military launched what could be a long-term offensive against the...
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Afghan candidate rejects election results

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah runs his hands through his hair as he pauses in addressing his supporters in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Abdullah says he received calls from President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry after he...
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Israeli official: No cease-fire efforts in Gaza

Palestinians inspect the wreckage of vehicle was hit by an Israeli air strike, in Gaza City, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. An Israeli airstrike killed four Palestinian militants, Hamas officials said. The Israeli military launched what could be a long-term offensive against the...
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UN pushes for migrants to be called refugees

In this June 19, 2014 photo, young Central American migrants traveling together play cards on a parked boxcar as they wait for a northbound freight train at the station in Arriaga, Chiapas state, Mexico. United Nations officials are pushing for many of the Central Americans...
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Afghan candidate rejects election results

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah runs his hands through his hair as he pauses in addressing his supporters in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Abdullah says he received calls from President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry after he...