Christian Choiniere

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Israeli-Palestinian violence: What you need to know

<b>Jerusalem (CNN) —</b> Over the past few weeks, violence in the decades long Israeli-Palestinian conflict has flared up.<p>Bloodshed is not unusual in this part of the Middle East but this particular wave of aggression -- stabbings as well as a shooting and driving into crowds -- is very different from …

Middle East

Deputy saves drowning kids in dark pond; dad is arrested

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff's deputy says he heard wailing in the darkness and plunged into an apartment complex's pond at night to rescue two young girls who, police say, had been thrown there to drown by their father.<p>Durham County Sheriff's Deputy David Earp was off duty and says …


Northern Ireland panel to investigate current IRA activity

Peer, civil servant and barrister head inquiry into whether republican group has re-established armed operations after murder of ex-member in Belfast<p>The British government has named the three members of an independent panel appointed to assess the status of the IRA and other paramilitary groups in …

US-trained Division 30 rebels 'betray US and hand weapons over to al-Qaeda's affiliate in Syria'

Pentagon-trained rebels are reported to have betrayed US and handed weapons over to Jabhat al-Nusra immediately after entering Syria<p>Pentagon-trained rebels in Syria are reported to have betrayed their American backers and handed their weapons over to al-Qaeda in Syria immediately after re-entering …

Martin Schulz

2 men dead, 2 officers hurt in shootout near Monterey

A shootout in a Target parking lot in Sand City, near Monterey, on Monday afternoon ended with two men dead and two police officers injured, according to local media reports.<p>Sand City police officials confirmed the incident, said what happened was still being sorted out, but said all details would …

Holocaust museum unveils tool to predict mass killings

The US Holocaust Memorial Museum has unveiled an online tool to forecast which countries have the highest risk of state-led mass killings.<p>The aim of the project is to help prevent civilian mass atrocities by providing earlier and more accurate warning to governments, advocacy groups, and at-risk …

Rocky Mountain National Park

Police: Man who called 911 to say girlfriend couldn't breathe later admitted killing her

Authorities say a Florida man who called 911 to say his girlfriend was having trouble breathing later admitted killing her.<p>Sunrise police told local news media that 24-year-old Fidel Lopez called 911 early Sunday.<p>Officers responding to the apartment said they found Lopez crying in the bathroom next …


Egypt condemned over human rights record in northern Sinai

Destroying homes and livelihoods is ‘textbook example of how to lose a counterinsurgency campaign’<p>Egypt’s military campaign against insurgents in northern Sinai is harming thousands of civilians and risks turning more people against the government, according to Human Rights Watch.<p>The government has …

Latest Jerusalem violence is not more of the same

JERUSALEM — Over the past week, violence has yet again surged throughout this city, leaving one Israeli dead and nearly 30 Palestinians and a dozen police officers wounded, some seriously.<p>While most of the violence has been focused on the religious site known to Muslims as the Haram al-Sharif (the …