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Islamic State takes Iraqi oilfield and towns

Islamic State fighters have captured the northern Iraqi town of Zumar and a nearby oilfield after a battle with Kurdish forces who had control of the area, witnesses say.<p>Islamic State, which staged a lightning advance through northern Iraq in June, has warned residents of nearby villages along the …

Deadly strike on UN school in Rafah, Gaza – video

In the aftermath of an Israeli air strike Palestinians run to help the wounded. Witnesses say a missile hit the gates of the UN-run school in Rafah, southern Gaza, killing ten and wounding at least 30 others. The head of nursing of the nearby hospital says it is not equipped to deal with the rising …

Lakes formed by quake in China threaten flooding

KUNMING, China (AP) — Rescuers raced Tuesday to evacuate villages near rising lakes formed by landslides, complicating relief efforts following a …

UN voices outrage over Gaza school strike

The UN expressed outrage after another deadly Israeli strike near one of its schools in the southern city of Rafah killed at least 10 people, in the third such incident in 10 days.<p>Ban Ki-moon, UN secretary-general, strongly condemned Sunday's shelling, calling it "a moral outrage and a criminal …