Shannon Schappell

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Gaza Strip Comes Back to Life During Cease-Fire

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Life is flickering back to normal in some parts of the Gaza Strip on the second day of a truce between Israel and Hamas.<p>And at Kazem ice cream shop, one of the most famous in Gaza, the owner, Kinan Abu Shaaban, says business is as busy as it has been in years. Many Gazans …

Gaza

Pistorius Attorneys Get One Last Chance to Prove Their Case

Over the last five months, South African Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius' past has slowly been put on display as ex-girlfriends, neighbors, and doctors testified about the iconic athlete.<p>Now the focus switches to Pistorius' future: whether he will go to prison or not. The man once regarded as an …

Healing 'Butterfly Children': Treatment Brings New Hope

Epidermolysis bullosa, or EB, is a genetic disorder in which layers of the skin don’t anchor together properly, causing friction that leads to massive, painful blistering.<p>Read more here.

Health

State Calls Pistorius' Narrative Improbable and Impossible

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Oscar Pistorius

Edward Snowden Can Stay in Russia for Three Years, Lawyer Says

MOSCOW -- NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been granted permission to stay in Russia for three more years, his lawyer said Thursday. Snowden last year was granted temporary asylum of one year in Russia, but that ran out on Aug. 1. His lawyer, Analtoly Kucherena, was quoted by Russian news …

Surveillance

Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial Hears Final Prosecution Arguments

Double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius was a "deceitful" witness who lied again and again during his murder trial to present a version of events lacking "any truth," a prosecutor said Thursday.<p>Gerrie Nel opened his closing argument Thursday by calling criminal trials a "blunt implement for digging …

South Africa

Bank of America to Pay $16 Billion Settlement

Bank of America

Russia Lets Edward Snowden Stay for 3 More Years

Edward Snowden

What Was Accomplished in Gaza?

Gaza

Gaza Talks Continue as End to 72-Hour Cease-Fire Looms

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Mediators worked against the clock on Thursday to extend the Gaza truce as a three-day ceasefire went into its final 24 hours. Israel has said it is ready to agree to an extension. Meanwhile, Egyptian mediators pursued talks with Israelis and Palestinians on a longer-term …

Israel

Oscar Pistorius Trial Closing Arguments Begin

Oscar Pistorius

Siberian Holes Could Be ‘Visible Effect’ of Global Warming, Experts Say

There's a scary answer for why Siberia is turning into Swiss cheese: Mother Nature has gas, so to speak, and we gave it to her.<p>That's the preliminary conclusion of scientists who have explored the mysterious holes that began popping up in Siberia beginning last month, some of whom have postulated …

Global Warming