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Israeli tanks roll into Gaza; Hamas warns of 'heavy price'

Israeli tanks roll into Gaza; Hamas warns of 'heavy price'

Deadly clashes broke out after Israeli tanks drove into Gaza and launched a ground operation that further escalates the conflict with Hamas.
Accusations, blame fly as investigators seek answers in MH17 crash

Accusations, blame fly as investigators seek answers in MH17 crash

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Friday blasted the "terrorists" he blamed for shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine a day earlier, with 298 people aboard.

Report: Egypt court hands down tough sentences in sexual assault cases

 An Egyptian court has given nine men sentences ranging from 20 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting women near Cairo's Tahrir Square, according to state run newspaper al-Ahram.
McCain: 'Profound repercussions' if plane shot down

McCain: 'Profound repercussions' if plane shot down

 If the Malaysia airliner in Ukraine was shot down, then the United States will need to take action against the assailants, two Republican senators argued Thursday.
Israel launches ground operation into Gaza

Israel launches ground operation into Gaza

The Israeli military launched a ground operation into Gaza late Thursday, the government said.
U.S. official: Malaysia Airlines plane shot down

U.S. official: Malaysia Airlines plane shot down

A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet crashed in a rebel-controlled area of eastern Ukraine on Thursday, prompting swift accusations from Ukrainian officials that "terrorists" shot down the aircraft.
Russia defiant in face of new U.S. sanctions over Ukraine

Russia defiant in face of new U.S. sanctions over Ukraine

Russian leaders reacted angrily Thursday to President Barack Obama's decision to slap further sanctions on Russian banks, energy firms and defense companies over Russia's actions in Ukraine.
Mortars fired into Israel 2 hours into temporary cease-fire

Mortars fired into Israel 2 hours into temporary cease-fire

At least three mortars were fired from Gaza into southern Israel on Thursday morning about two hours into a temporary lull in hostilities to allow humanitarian supplies into the area.
A U-boat and its American prey haunt Gulf of Mexico

A U-boat and its American prey haunt Gulf of Mexico

Special to CNN Silent and shadowy, two hulks lie under the Gulf of Mexico's warm waters, unmoved since their deadly encounter 72 years ago during World War II. Now, the future has come to take a closer look.
Assange detention order remains in place

Assange detention order remains in place

 A Swedish judge has ruled that a detention order against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over alleged sexual assault should remain in place.

U.S. teen beaten by Israeli police to return home to Florida

A Florida teenager whose videotaped beating in Jerusalem was widely decried was to return home late Wednesday, his body still healing from the pummeling he received at the hands of Israeli police.

Daughter calls Mandela's final months excruciating to watch

JOHANNESBURG (CNN) -- He suffered greatly in his final months, but Nelson Mandela's last breaths were peaceful, says his eldest daughter, Maki Mandela.
Two men arrested over deadly Moscow metro crash

Two men arrested over deadly Moscow metro crash

Two people have been arrested in connection with a metro train derailment in Moscow which left more than 20 people dead and injured scores more, Russia's Investigative Committee said Wednesday.
Nigeria arrests suspect in April bus station bombing

Nigeria arrests suspect in April bus station bombing

One of the masterminds of April's Nyanya Motor Park bombing that killed 71 people has been arrested, Nigerian police said.
How did this happen? Iraq, Syria, Gaza and Libya all in flames

How did this happen? Iraq, Syria, Gaza and Libya all in flames

Each day, they live in fear. Sometimes it's the fear of rockets dropping from the sky. Sometimes it's violent fundamentalists taking over their cities. Sometimes it's the barrel bombs stuffed with TNT and nails.