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ISIS launches attack on oil-rich northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk

<b>Amman, Jordan (CNN) —</b> ISIS militants have attacked Kirkuk in northern Iraq, an effort that might be an earnest attempt to capture the key oil-rich city or perhaps to divert Kurdish troops fighting to capture the Islamist extremist group's stronghold of Mosul.<p>For months, ISIS has been facing off …

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 …

UN chief: Palestine to join ICC on April 1

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said Palestine will join the International Criminal Court (ICC) on April 1, a move that will enable the Palestinians to pursue war-crimes charges against Israel.<p>In a statement posted on the UN's treaty website on Tuesday night, the secretary-general announced …

Report: China building 'airstrip capable' island in disputed waters

China is building an island in the South China Sea that could accommodate the country's first airstrip in bitterly contested waters, according to satellite images analyzed by IHS Jane's Defence Weekly.<p>Reclamation at Fiery Cross Reef on the western edge of the disputed Spratly islands is creating a …

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 …

Israel charges 3 Palestinians in alleged plot to kill foreign minister

The Israeli military said Friday it arrested three Palestinians from the West Bank and charged them in an alleged plot to assassinate Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.<p>Court documents say the scheme involved a plan to purchase rocket-propelled grenades and fire them on his convoy. …

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, …

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 …

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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 …

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Strikes, counterstrikes resume between Israel and Hamas after talks fail

Strikes and counterstrikes between Israel and Hamas resumed as talks aimed at agreeing to a longer-term truce fell apart.<p>Since the temporary ceasefire crumbled Tuesday, at least 137 rockets have been launched from Gaza, the Israeli military said. Of those, 94 hit Israel and 24 were …

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 …

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

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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 …

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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 …

Senate blocks aid to Israel

In the end, the Senate couldn’t even agree to deliver emergency aid to one of the United States’ closest allies.<p>A last-ditch effort to deliver aid to Israel during its war with Hamas died on the Senate floor, as Republicans blocked the proposal over concerns that it would increase the debt.<p>After …

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 …

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Christian charities step into breach as Texas migrant crisis deepens

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 officials.<p>Churchgoers offered them food and clothes, but the flow of arrivals became so intense that it demanded a …

“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 …

Immigration

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 …

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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 …