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CNN

Russian forces, equipment enter Ukraine, PM says

<b>Kiev, Ukraine (CNN) —</b> Russian military forces and equipment have entered Ukraine, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says, according to a report from Ukraine's state-run media on Monday.<p>"I have just spoken with the national defense and security council secretary. Ukrainian military intelligence …

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Israel

Russia warns US not to arm Ukrainian forces against pro-Russian rebels

Learn to live with it: Becoming stress-free

<b>(CNN) —</b> People the world over believe that stress comes from external sources.<p>One complains of a nagging wife or hysterical husband. Another finds fault with the demands of work or the exploitation of management. Someone else grumbles at summer being too hot or winter being too cold.<p>Everyone thus …

Donors pledge $5.4bn for Palestinians at Cairo summit

<b>International donors have pledged $5.4bn (£3.4bn) for the Palestinians at a conference in Cairo.</b><p>The total, announced by the Norwegian Foreign Minister, Boerge Brende, exceeded the $4bn (£2.5bn) the Palestinian Authority had asked for.<p>Half the sum would be "dedicated" to work in Gaza, he said, …

Israel

Kerry: US pledges $212 million to Palestinians

CAIRO (AP) — The United States on Sunday promised $212 million in immediate assistance to the devastated Gaza Strip, while also urging Palestinians and Israelis to resume peace talks.<p>People in Gaza, which borders Israel and Egypt, "need our help desperately — not tomorrow, not next week, but they …

Back to School: 10 Easy Weeknight Dinners Your Family Will Love

<b>1. Broiled Asian-Style Flat Iron Steak</b><p>Flat iron steak is one of my favorite cuts of beef for home cooking. It's similar to flank or skirt steak, only much more tender -- in fact, after the tenderloin, it's the second most tender cut. Plus, it's cheap. Here, I've broiled it and topped it with a rich …

Associated Press News

Strikes, counterstrikes resume between Israel and Hamas after talks fail

Israeli shelling of Gaza mosques targets Hamas’ capabilities, but also hurts social fabric

Only the minaret still stands after an Israeli airstrike reduced Gaza's Al-Qassam Mosque to a heap of concrete, iron rods and dust. Hours after the pre-dawn attack, rescue workers searched in the rubble, residents gathered — and plainclothes Hamas security agents mingled among them.<p>Also known as …

Political Crisis in Iraq Deepens as President Nominates a New Prime Minister

‘High probability’ of Russian intervention in east Ukraine, NATO chief warns

The West’s selective amnesia: Gaza, the war on terror and the paradox of human rights

The current post-9/11 paradigm amounts to protecting “national security” — no matter who else’s lives it may cost<p>In 1946, mostly due to the efforts of Eleanor Roosevelt, the spouse of the late President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a committee was convened to draft what would become the Universal …

HAMAS SPOKESMAN: 'I Have Jewish Friends'

"I have Jewish friends," Hamdan declared.<p>Hamdan made the argument after host Wolf Blitzer confronted him about inflammatory comments he allegedly made about Jews during Hamas' ongoing battles with the Israeli government.<p>"We will resist occupation. And they can't hide [by] being Jews. I have Jewish …

Israel

Temporary Gaza cease-fire ends

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Israeli military says it has resumed its attacks on the Gaza Strip, ending a self-declared, seven-hour cease-fire that was in effect for much of the day.<p>The Israeli military announced it resumed its attacks Monday night.<p>Israel said it declared the cease-fire to allow …

10 Easy Shrimp Recipes Everyone Will Love

<b>1. Ginger, Garlic & Chili Shrimp</b><p>In this quick and easy recipe -- adapted from The Splendid Table's <i>How To Eat Supper</i> by Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swift -- jumbo shrimp are bathed in a brine flavored with salt, sugar and chili powder, and then sautéed with loads of fresh ginger and garlic. It's …

CEASE-FIRE COLLAPSES: Hamas Fires Rockets And Kidnaps Soldier, Israel Kills 50

Israel declared a Gaza cease-fire over on Friday and killed more than 50 Palestinians in renewed shelling, saying militants had breached the truce shortly after it began and apparently captured an Israeli soldier.<p>Israeli Defense Forces said an Israeli soldier was kidnapped by Gaza militants in a …

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Without Realizing It, Russian Soldiers Are Proving Vladimir Putin Is Lying About Eastern Ukraine

But in the case of some Russian soldiers, their urge to share has serious geopolitical consequences, as a few have been revealing their presence in or near eastern Ukraine whether they realize it or not.<p>It's an open secret that pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine are linked to Russian …

Russia

China 'confirms new generation long range missiles'

China's ownership of a new intercontinental ballistic missile said to be capable of carrying multiple nuclear warheads as far as the United States is confirmed by state-run media<p>China has acknowledged the existence of a new intercontinental ballistic missile said to be capable of carrying multiple …

North Korea

Christian charities step into breach as Texas migrant crisis deepens

Some plans stymied by conservative media but leaders hail response governed by 'compassion and not fear or anger'<p>As spring turned to summer, locals in the Texas border city of McAllen noticed a rise in the number of migrant women and children being dropped off at the bus station by immigration …

“Deep Dive” on Immigration

Faced with a life in poverty, of violence and far from their families, over 57,000 unaccompanied minors have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border since …

Seven-year-old girl found hanged after suspected rape triggers revenge attacks

Angry villagers in eastern India attacked three men they accused of kidnapping, raping and murdering the girl, police say<p>A seven-year-old girl was found hanging from a tree in a village in eastern India after locals suspect she was raped, police said, the latest in a string of reported attacks …

India

U.N. shelter in Gaza hit, 16 dead

At least 16 people were killed and many more were wounded when a U.N. shelter in northern Gaza was hit during Thursday's fighting, officials said.<p>John Ging, director of the U.N.'s Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, confirmed to CNN's Christiane Amanpour that 16 died in the strike. …

Ukrainian PM, Cabinet resign as MH17 remains arrive in Netherlands

The United States said Thursday it has proof that Russia is firing into Ukraine.<p>Also Thursday, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and his Cabinet announced their resignation in what Ukrainian political experts said was an expected development. Yatsenyuk and his Cabinet will remain in place …

UN to investigate Israel's Gaza offensive

At least 25 people, including three children, have been killed in bombardment by the Israeli military on the Gaza Strip, just a day after the UN Human Rights Council voted to launch an inquiry into the ongoing Israeli offensive's alleged violations of international laws.<p>Most of Thursday's …

US, European airlines suspend flights to Israel

A number of the world's leading airlines on Tuesday suspended flights to Israel's main airport after a rocket fired from Gaza struck about a mile from its runways.<p>The Federal Aviation Administration ordered U.S. airlines to stop flying to or from Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport for at …