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Gaza: White House calls UN school attack by Israel 'totally indefensible' – video

The White House calls the shelling of a UN facility in Gaza this week by the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) 'totally unacceptable and totally indefensible', adding that Israel needs to do more to protect innocent civilians. Gaza health officials say more than 1,400 Palestinians, most of them …

Cease-fire announced in Mideast conflict

After weeks of fighting and hundreds of deaths, some semblance of peace may be coming to the Middle East -- at least temporarily.<p>U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Thursday that an unconditional humanitarian cease-fire will begin at 8 a.m. Friday in …

Family 'Devastated' by North Korean Prisoner Kenneth Bae's Pain

The sister of an American tour guide who has been detained in North Korea for nearly two years renewed her urgent call for his release Thursday, saying that reports he feels abandoned are devastating.<p>Choson Sinbo, a pro-North Korea newspaper based in Japan, published an interview July 30 with …

North Korea

Ukraine MH17: Russian aviation experts to visit site

<b>International forensic scientists have reached the site of the flight MH17 crash in east Ukraine after the government halted military operations.</b><p>Australian and Dutch police experts arrived in a convoy of Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) monitors.<p>Fighting between …

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Condemned Sudanese Mom Meriam Ibrahim Finds Safety in U.S.

Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese mom who was sentenced to death for refusing to renounce her Christian faith, arrived Thursday in the U.S. after an international campaign to save her. Ibrahim, 27, landed at the Manchester, New Hampshire, airport shortly after 8 p.m. ET, with her husband, Daniel Wani, …

Pope Francis

10 Things to Know for Friday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:<p>1. CEASE-FIRE REACHED IN GAZA WAR<p>During the …