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Jul 13, 2014

Shiite group hands back army camp to Yemeni government

Shiite Muslim tribesmen handed back an army camp to the Yemeni government on Saturday, a spokesman for the group said, to try to defuse tensions caused by the capture of a provincial capital north of Sanaa earlier in the week. The fall of Omran, ...

Jul 13, 2014

Utah man arrested in bomb plot to cause uprising against government

A Utah man has been arrested in connection with a plot to blow up a police station, kill police officers and destroy infrastructure to delay an emergency response, authorities said. John Huggins, 47, believed that the plan, once carried out, would spark an anti-government ...

Underage fighters drawn into Iraqi war

| Jul 13, 2014

Underage fighters drawn into Iraqi war

A video on a boy’s phone shows him firing a heavy machine gun mounted on a tripod through a hole in a crumbling building, his slender body shaking from the kickback. “We were kind of nervous, not because we are cowards, because it was ...

Gaza families bear brunt of Israel's 'pinpoint strikes'

Jul 13, 2014

Gaza families bear brunt of Israel's 'pinpoint strikes'

by Noah Browning

The Israeli military’s “pinpoint strikes” on houses in the Gaza Strip have killed whole families and children but few of the wanted men they are meant to target because they have long made themselves scarce, Palestinian residents say. After five days of cross-border barrages ...

Horror as Gaza handicapped care facility bombed

Jul 13, 2014

Horror as Gaza handicapped care facility bombed

by Mai Yaghi

Twenty-year-old Palestinian Sally Saqr lies in a hospital bed in Gaza’s Shifa hospital with burns that have turned her cheeks an angry pink beneath her ventilation tube. She survived an Israeli strike in the early hours of Saturday morning that hit a care home ...

Jul 13, 2014

Record ton of ivory is sold at auction in France

An auction house in Cannes, France, sold around 50 elephant tusks — totaling 1 ton of ivory — on Saturday, breaking its previous record in terms of volume. The entire haul was acquired by buyers from China, the world’s biggest ivory market. “In terms ...

Jul 13, 2014

Dengue shot offers some protection in trial

The most advanced vaccine for dengue offers only modest protection but could still help millions of people avoid the devastating effects of the disease known as “breakbone fever,” according to a large trial. There is no treatment for dengue, which causes symptoms including fever, ...

Jul 13, 2014

Republican governors' words shift on gay marriage

New signs emerged this weekend of an evolution among Republican governors on gay marriage, an explosive social issue that has divided American families and politics for years. While the Republican Party’s religious conservatives continue to fight against same-sex marriage, its governors appear to be ...

Refugees flee Ukraine rebel bastions in fear of reprisal assault

Jul 13, 2014

Refugees flee Ukraine rebel bastions in fear of reprisal assault

Thousands of panicked refugees are flooding highways and packed trains heading out of the main remaining rebel strongholds in eastern Ukraine, fearing attacks by government forces that lost 30 soldiers in two days to defiant militants. Pro-Russian separatists killed 19 troops in a hail ...