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Obama: Beheading ‘shocked the conscience’ of the world

The beheading of James Foley was said to be in revenge for U.S. air strikes against the Iraqi insurgents.

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Iraqi’s Maliki steps aside, paving way for new government

Nuri al-Maliki finally bowed to pressure and stepped down as prime minister.

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U.S.: Rescue mission for Iraq’s Yazidis unlikely

A mission to evacuate Iraqi civilians trapped on a mountain by Sunni militant fighters is far less likely, the Pentagon said.

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Maliki says Abadi’s appointment as Iraqi PM ‘has no value’

Nuri al-Maliki says the appointment of Haider al-Abadi to replace him as prime minister violated the constitution.

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Power struggle on Baghdad streets as Maliki refuses to go

Iraq's president named a new prime minister to end Nuri al-Maliki's eight year rule, but the leader refused to go, creating a dangerous political showdown.

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U.S. bombs Islamic State to prevent Iraq ‘genocide’

U.S. warplanes struck Iraq for the first time since 2011, attacking fighters in an effort to prevent "genocide."

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Israel withdraws troops, 72-hour ceasefire begins

Israel pulled its ground forces out of the Gaza Strip and started a 72-hour ceasefire with Hamas as a first step toward a more enduring end to the month-old war.

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Lights go out in Britain marking WWI anniversary

Lights will be switched off at landmarks around Britain on Monday, marking the centenary of the start of the first World War.

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Palestinians accuse Israel of breaking seven-hour Gaza truce

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Palestinians accused Israel of breaking its own ceasefire on Monday by…

A Palestinian firefighter reacts as he tries to put out a fire at Gaza's main power plant, which witnesses said was hit in Israeli shelling, in the central Gaza Strip July 29, 2014.

Israel intensifies Gaza assault, Egyptians revise truce plan

Israel knocked out Gaza's only power plant, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal for halting its war with Islamist militants in the enclave.

FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - President Barack Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, Monday, June 17, 2013. Obama and Putin discussed the ongoing conflict in Syria during their bilateral meeting.

U.S says Russia violated nuclear treaty, urges immediate talks

In another sign of deteriorating relations, the U.S. government claims that Moscow has violated the Cold War treaty.

Armed pro-Russian separatists stand guard on the suburbs of Shakhtarsk, Donetsk region on July 28, 2014.

Civilians killed in eastern Ukraine amid fierce fighting

Intense fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine kills at least 19 civilians.

A Palestinian walks on the rubble of the house of the top Hamas leader in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, hit by a pre-dawn Israeli strike, in Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Early Tuesday, Israel warplanes struck a series of targets in Gaza City, including Haniyeh's house and government offices, while Gaza's border area with Israel was hit by heavy tank shelling.

Israel strikes house of Hamas Gaza leader

Israel's military pounded targets in the Gaza Strip after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country should prepare for a long conflict in the Palestinian enclave.

Israeli soldiers patrol outside the northern Gaza Strip on July 28, 2014.

Israel warns of long Gaza war as Palestinian fighters cross border

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dashes any hopes of a swift end to the three-week conflict as Palestinian fighters launched an audacious cross-border raid.

Palestinian Abir Shamaleh, left, sits next to the grave of her son Saher, a civilian according to the family, who was killed in an Israeli strike during the war, as members of the family visit a cemetery in Gaza City, in the northern Gaza Strip, Monday, July 28, 2014. Monday marked the beginning of the three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday, which caps the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Muslims usually start the day by visiting cemeteries, to pay their respects to the dead, and then exchange family visits.

Gaza fighting abates as diplomatic tension flares

Israel eased its assaults in the Gaza Strip and Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave declined sharply on Monday, with calls for a durable ceasefire.

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Crunch time for Gaza truce talks as death toll climbs

The U.S. pressed for a Gaza ceasefire as the civilian death toll soared, threatening to spread Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed to the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.

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FAA lifts ban on flights to Israel as Gaza death toll tops 700

The U.S. has lifted a temporary ban on commercial flights to Tel Aviv, as fighting pushed the Palestinian death toll over 700.

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Bill Clinton says AIDS-free generation ‘within reach’

An AIDS-free generation is within reach if early treatment is provided and help increased, former U.S. President Bill Clinton says.

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Plane with first coffins of MH17 victims leaves Ukraine

A Dutch air force plane carrying the first 16 coffins with the remains of victims of the downed Malaysian airliner is on its way to the Netherlands.

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Airlines halt flights to Israel

Delta, American, and United have halted flights to Israel to ensure passenger safety as the turmoil in the region is intensifying.

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Robin Williams musical tribute: ‘Seize the Day’

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Motley Crue and country come together in ‘Outlaws’

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Country artists, including Florida Georgia Line, Rascal Flatts, and LeAnn Rimes are covering the rock 'n' roll band.

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Buddy Holly country tribute features song he never recorded

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Merle Haggard, T. Graham Brown and Jimmy Fortune are among the stars who have covered Holly for new album.