GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside, Palestinian officials said, as Israel pressed forward with …
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the U.S. secretary of state reported progress in efforts to broker a truce in the conflict that has so far killed at least 657 Palestinians and 31 Israelis.
The Israeli-Arab Palestinian peace talks are unraveling and on the verge of collapse.
A new comprehensive report on the environment dramatically declares global warming is bringing profound changes, and must be addressed urgently regarding causes and consequences.
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On Wednesday, Kenya began three days of official mourning following four days of heavy fighting to control a Nairobi shopping mall. The well planned and executed terrorist attack left more than 60 people dead in the rubble. Details are still unclear, but according to reports nearly a dozen a…
The Korean War was unlike any the United States had fought before, in part because it technically wasn't a war.
The United Nations says one solution to world hunger is: Eat more bugs.
On June 25, Afghanistan insurgents detonated a car bomb and fought security forces in front of the presidential palace. The area is the most heavily guarded in the country. Penetrating the enormous security apparatus is a major success, but spectacular attacks of various types are nothing ne…
The United States suffered its worst drought in at least 25 years in 2012, in an event that affected 80 percent of the country's agricultural land.
North Korea’s propaganda reference to the "venomous swish" of the skirt of South Korea President Park Geun-hye is loaded with symbolism, mostly unintended.
On March 22, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel reached out the hand of peace by telephoning Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey to apologize. Often belligerent "Bibi" Netanyahu was making amends for the notorious incident in 2010, when Israeli armed forces boarded a Turkish shi…
"What about the rest of the North?" asked McGeorge Bundy, president of the Ford Foundation, back in the 1970s while considering yet one more grant to help the troubled Native Americans of Alaska.
Cuba’s President Raul Castro has made notable news by announcing on Feb. 24 that he will retire from that office in 2018. His older brother Fidel stepped down from the same post in 2008, after turning 85 years of age.
Wednesday's successful launch of a space satellite by North Korea is cause for concern, but no sign of a basic strategic shift -- yet. Nonetheless, a tough response with teeth is required by the world community.
A movement spreading across Illinois is creating a health care revolution for refugees from countries including Burma, Bhutan and Iraq.
Cambodia, scene of the killing fields of genocide less than four decades ago, has just hosted the seventh East Asia Summit, which brought together leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, plus Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea and the U.S. The summit concluded Tuesday, on a…
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Genae Barron, of Highland, a graduate student in communications at Purdue University Calumet, was one of only 20 women students nationwide chosen to participate in the annual meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women, Feb. 25 to March 3 at the United Nations in New York City.
The U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday a revised workplace safety standard for hazard communication will help save workers' lives and result in productivity gains for domestic businesses.
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