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Israel and Hamas reach an uneasy cease-fire in 50-day Gaza war

Full ArticleDenver Post 

27 Aug 2014

 

GAZA CITYGaza Strip — Israel and Gaza‘s ruling Hamas agreed Tuesday to an open-ended cease-fire after seven weeks of fighting — an uneasy deal that halts their deadliest war in years but puts off the most difficult issues. In the end, both sides settled for an ambiguous interim agreement in exchange for a period of calm. Hamas,… 

Palestinians inspect a damaged house following Israeli air strikes in the Rafah refugee camp in southern Gaza Strip on November 18, 2012. Israeli war planes hit a Gaza City media center and homes in northern Gaza in the early morning, as the death toll mounted, despite suggestions from Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi that there could be a "ceasefire soon.".Photo by Ahmad Deeb / WN

 

 

 

 

Smoke billows following an Israeli air strike in the Rafah refugee camp in southern Gaza Strip on November 18, 2012. Israeli war planes hit a Gaza City media center and homes in northern Gaza in the early morning, as the death toll mounted, despite suggestions from Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi that there could be a "ceasefire soon."Photo by Ahmad Deeb / WN

August 27, 2014 — Updated 0506 GMT (1306 HKTJerusalem(CNN) — After more than seven weeks of heavy fighting, Israel and Hamas have agreed to an open-ended ceasefire. The truce announced Tuesday puts off dealing with core long-term issues on both
photo: WN / Ahmed Deeb

Evan Webb, left, and Erik Yablou harvest organic potatoes, Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at Piedmont Biofarm in Pittsboro, N.C.. FoodLogiQ is working with farmers and distributors to incorporate a tracking system that will identify the specific farm where the food is produced. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Tough conditions likely to get tougher for many. PhotoGetty Images The world is headed “down a dangerous path” with disruption of the food system possible within a decade as climate change undermines nations’ ability to feed themselves,
photo: AP / Gerry Broome

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond, second left, arrives for a meeting with Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron,at St Andrew's House in Edinburgh, Scotland Thursday, Feb 16, 2012.

The four words that Alex Salmond used to close his televised debating victory over Alistair Darling – “This is our time” – has left the Yescampaign with a renewed belief that they can still persuade Scotland to leave the union. Despite firm answers
photo: AP / Scott Heppell

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, sitting in a wheelchair, waves as he arrives to vote in the presidential elections in Algiers,

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria’s president on Tuesday dismissed one of his main advisers — a former prime minister and powerful head of the ruling party — and banned him from state service. The announcement came without any explanation about why
photo: AP / Sidali Djarbou

British police officers speak with children following riots on Tuesday night, Manchester, England, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011.

 
At least 1,400 children in the English town of Rotherham has in the years from 1997 to 2013 victims of atrocities as rape and trafficking. Vimeo According to a report that has been made ??for the
photo: AP / Jon Super

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Thursday, March 25, 2010

 
U.S. consumer confidence hits highest since October 2007 *Best Buy tumbles after results, DSW higher * Digital Ally gains again, has tripled this month * Indexes up: Dow 0.3 pct, S&P 0.2 pct, Nasdaq 0.1 pct (Updates to mid-morning, adds confidence
photo: AP / Seth Wenig

Palestinians who have been displaced due to Israeli bombardments, gather in an UNRWA school in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip,

Gaza City – Egypt has proposed a new ceasefire in the Gaza conflict that would open key border crossings into the battered Palestinianterritory, after Israeli raids killed at least 10 more Palestinians. A 17-year-old boy was killed and about

Breaking Bad And Sherlock Dominate At The Emmy Awards

26 Aug 2014

 

Never mind that Breaking Bad wrapped up the second half of its final season nearly a year ago. Out of sight definitely didn’t mean out of mind for the Academy voters this year, as the acclaimed AMC drama dominated the Emmy Awards, facing off against HBO‘s Game of Thrones and True Detective, among other series, and coming out on top. That includes… 

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR THE TELEVISION ACADEMY - EXCLUSIVE - Aaron Paul, and from left, Vince Galligan, Anne Gunn and Bryan Cranston pose with their awards for outstanding drama series for their work on "Breaking Bad" at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles.

 

 

 

Palestinians who have been displaced due to Israeli bombardments, gather in an UNRWA school in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip,

Gaza City – Egypt has proposed a new ceasefire in the Gaza conflict that would open key border crossings into the battered Palestinianterritory, after Israeli raids killed at least 10 more Palestinians. A 17-year-old boy was killed and about
photo: WN / Ahmed Deeb

Electronic Cigarette

The World Health Organization is calling for a range of tough regulations restricting the use of e-cigarettes. In a report the health body recommends banning their indoor use and says sales to
photo: Creative Commons / Sigismund von Dobschütz

Palestinians inspect the damage in a chicken farm after it was targeted in an overnight Israeli air strike in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on November 20, 2013. Israel carried out four air strikes on the Gaza Strip in retaliation for rocket fire against southern Israel, an army spokesman said. There were no immediate reports of casualties, Palestinian medics and witnesses said. Photo by Ahmed Deeb / WN

Palestinians rest amid the rubble of the 15-story Basha Towerthat was leveled in early morning Israeli airstrikes. GAZA CITYGaza Strip (AP) —Israel bombed two Gaza City high-rises with dozens of homes and shops Tuesday, collapsing one
photo: WN / Ahmed Deeb

Chinatown, London. Benedict Cumberbatch during filming of Sherlock.

Hit series Sherlock scooped a hat-trick of awards at the star-spangled Emmys ceremony as it s co-creator revealed plans for a special episode of the hit show. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman won gongs for actor and supporting actor in a
photo: Creative Commons

Each biochip has hundreds to thousands of gel drops on a glass, plastic or membrane support. The biochip system can identify infectious disease strains in less than 15 minutes when testing protein arrays and in less than two hours when testing nucleic acid arrays.

WASHINGTON: In a surprise finding, scientists have discovered that a family of proteins that helps viruses, such as HIV and Ebola, enter a cell can also block the release of these deadly viruses. “This is a surprising finding that provides new
photo: Creative Commons / Argonne Laboratory’s Flickr page

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko speaks during a media conference after a signing ceremony at an EU summit in Brussels on Friday, June 27, 2014. The Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed up to a trade and economic pact with the European Union, saying it may be the "most important day" for his country since it became independent from the Soviet Union.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called a snap election. PhotoAFP Russia vows to send another aid convoy as Ukraine claims tanks crossed border KievPresident Petro Poroshenko has dissolved Ukraine’sParliament and announced an election on
photo: AP / Michel Euler

Gaza death toll increases as Israeli strikes continue

At least 112 Palestinians killed in more than 350 Israeli air strikes across the territory since the truce collapsed on 19 August A Palestinian man and baby look at the rubble of a mosque targeted in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City.Photograph:
photo: WN / Ahmed Deeb

 

 

Hundreds dead as Islamic State seizes Syrian air base

25 Aug 2014

 

BEIRUTIslamic State militants stormed an air base in northeast Syria on Sunday, capturing it from government forces after days of fighting that cost more than 500lives, a monitoring group said. The Syrian observatory for human rights said at least 346 Islamic State fighters were killed and more than 170 members of government forces had died… 

 In this undated file picture released on Friday Nov. 29, 2013, and posted on the Facebook page of a militant group, members of Ahrar al-Sham brigade, one of the Syrian rebels groups, exercise in a train camp at unknown place in Syria. With a new label - the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant - the global terror network al-Qaida is positioning itself as a vanguard defending a persecuted Sunni community

 

 

 

 

 

French interior minister Manuel Valls leaves the Elysee Palace following the weekly cabinet meeting in Paris, Wednesday Sept. 25, 2013. The French government has declared the economic crisis over and is promising that its budget for next year will bring growth and jobs, but experts are criticizing the proposal from all sides and a true rebound looks way off.

updated 3:57 AM EDT, Mon August 25, 2014 (CNN) – French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Monday presented President Francois Hollande with the resignation of the current government, the French presidency said. Hollandeasked Valls to form a new
photo: AP / Remy de la Mauviniere

Aircraft - Malaysia Airline - Airplane

Malaysian Airline System Bhd. (MAS) is considering job cuts, a review of aircraft orders and replacing its chief executive officer after the national carrier suffered two disasters this year, people familiar with the plan said. The airline’s parent,
photo: WN / Dominic Canoy

Damage to the U.S. Post Office building in Napa, California.

Andrew Brooks (C), associate winemaker of Bouchaine Vineyards, surveys fallen wine barrels after a 6.0 earthquake in Napa, CaliforniaAugust 24, 2014. NAPA Calif. (Reuters) - A 6.0 magnitude earthquake rocked wine country north of San
photo: Creative Commons / Matthew Keys

Malaysia Airlines booth at the 18th PTAA Travel and Tour Expo 2011 at SMX Mall of Asia, as seen in this February 20, 2011 photo.

Perth, Australia, resident Laura Bushney, 26, reported her allegations to French police when the plane touched down in Paris on August 4. But she says the the airline itself tried to stifle her charges, even though she recorded parts of the alleged
photo: WN / RTayco

 A 43 year old Congolese patient, center, who has been confirmed to have Ebola hemorrhagic fever, following laboratory tests, is comforted by Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) nurse Isabel Grovas, left, and Doctor Hilde Declerck, right, i

The first British citizen confirmed to be infected with the deadly Ebola disease was being evacuated from Sierra Leone on a jet sent by theRoyal Air Force, a Sierra Leone official said yesterday. The World HealthOrganisation was also considering
photo: AP/WHO, Christopher Black, HO

Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., emerges after a unanimous vote by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approving him to become America's next top diplomat, replacing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.

 
Curtis was handed over to UN peacekeepers in the village of Al Rafid, Quneitra in the Golan Heights and after undergoing a medical checkup was turned over to US representatives A young American who has been held hostage for two years by an Islamic
photo: AP / J. Scott Applewhite

Dr. James LeDuc with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention is silhouetted in front of a screen showing a map of Ebola outbreak areas in Africa at the start of the 49th Annual Conference for the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, in Houston

KINSHASA, Congo - Two Ebola-related deaths have been confirmed in Congo, the country’s health minister said Sunday, though local officials believe the cases are unrelated to the outbreak in West Africa that has killed more than 1,400
photo: AP / Pat Sullivan

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