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Jul 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Los Angeles Times: A day after a Malaysia Airlines plane traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed near the Russian border in eastern Ukraine, the Malaysian transportation minister said he believed the crew bore no responsibility for the deadly flight plan. "The flight path taken by MH17 was approved by the International ...

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Jul 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The New York Times: As Russia, Ukraine and the rebels who are battling to break away from it denied responsibility Friday for the downing of a civilian jetliner, a dispute emerged over who seized the plane’s flight recorders, which could shed light on the plane’s last moments. The voice and data-recording devices that had ...

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Jul 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Jul 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Kiev (AFP) - Social media posts by pro-Russian insurgents -- most of them hastily removed -- suggest the rebels thought they had shot down a Ukrainian army plane before realising in horror that it was in fact a packed Malaysian airliner. The Twitter and blog messages were immediately publicised by top Kiev officials in their furious ...

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Jul 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

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Jul 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Israeli soldiers backed by tanks invaded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, a military spokesman said, escalating a 10-day military operation to try to destroy Hamas' weapons arsenal, rocket firing abilities and tunnels used to send militants from the Palestinian territory into Israel. The high-stakes move was compelled by ...

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Jul 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Excerpted from TIMES OF ISRAEL: Some 20 rockets were found Wednesday in a school in Gaza operated by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, the organization confirmed Thursday. The weapons were found in “the course of the regular inspection of its premises,” UNRWA said in a statement, adding that the school was vacant. “UNRWA strongly condemns ...

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Jul 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

A sergeant with a U.S. elite special forces unit is pictured with "Rommel," one of the two dogs he rescued in Afghanistan. The sergeant, whose name is being withheld for security reasons, will be reunited with the dogs in North Carolina on July 23.Guardians of Rescue Excerpted from FOX NEWS: When a group of Afghan men ...

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Jul 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

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Jul 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

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Jul 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

Jerusalem Post: Soldiers "neutralize the threat" of 13 Hamas terrorists who crossed into Israeli territory near kibbutz on Gaza frontier through an underground tunnel; military says casualties among terrorists; no Israeli injuries.

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Jul 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

WASHINGTON — The Yale Law School scholar and prominent military legal expert now representing Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said Wednesday that investigators have been “cordial and professional” as they begin their inquiries. Eugene Fidell, whose title is Florence Rogatz Visiting Lecturer in Law, said in an interview that he met with Bergdahl in San Antonio last ...

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Jul 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

July 16, 2014: Obama talks about escalating U.S. sanctions against Russia, at the White House. in Washington, D.C.AP Excerpted from FOX NEWS: President Obama on Wednesday announced new sanctions against Russia for its involvement in Ukraine and other foreign policy moves in response to several international concerns across the Middle East. "We live in a complex world ...

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Jul 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Excerpted from FREE BEACON: Secretary of State John Kerry offered numerous times to fly to Cairo or Jerusalem to assist in cease-fire negotiations but was told that the sides “didn’t need American mediation,” according to an account of events by Haaretz. Senior Israeli officials told Haaretz that Kerry offered to come to directly join the talks ...

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Jul 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: Israel agreed Wednesday to halt its airstrikes on Gaza for five hours in order to allow humanitarian aid, following a request from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency. The military said in a statement Wednesday that it would hold its fire for five hours starting at 10:00 a.m. local time on ...

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Jul 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Excerpted from NY POST: US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is grateful to President Barack Obama for the prisoner exchange that freed him from five years as a captive of the Taliban, his attorney said on Wednesday. Bergdahl, who was cleared to return to a desk job this week after the Army said he had completed counseling ...

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Jul 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Zee News: Israeli military sources have reportedly warned 100,000 Gazans to evacuate the area as Israel is set to intensify strikes in wake of the ceasfire collapse. "This morning, we dropped leaflets warning civilians in Gaza to move away from Hamas terrorists before IDF strikes," the Army said. The lone Israeli killed so far, a ...

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Jul 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

(AINA) — ISIS has ordered government workers to stop giving rations to Christians and Shiites in Mosul, according to a report by Younes Thonon for ankawa.com. The official in charge of distributing rations in the Rifaq neighborhood said he had received orders from ISIS to cut the rations. Mr. Fadel Younis, the official in charge for ...

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Jul 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Via idfnadesk: IDF aircraft target an underground rocket launching site and various ammunition warehouses in Gaza. Secondary explosions can be seen, proving there were weapons and ammunition stored inside.

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Jul 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Egyptian truce proposal for the conflict in Gaza unraveled Tuesday after the Islamic militant Hamas rejected the plan. Gaza militants launched scores of rockets at Israel, which after halting fire for hours finally responded with what Hamas security said were more than two dozen air strikes. The speedy resumption of violence, less ...

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Jul 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES: Sunni radicals with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) may have captured as many as 52 U.S.-made M198 howitzers in their march across Iraq in June. “They shouldn’t have too much trouble shelling large area targets like a city if they have sufficient ammo,” Jeremy Binnie of the British ...

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Jul 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

July 15, 2014: Afghan doctors assist civilians who were wounded when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-packed vehicle near a crowded market and a mosque, in the main hospital in Sharan, capital of Paktika province, Afghanistan.AP Excerpted from FOX NEWS: An Afghan government official says that at least 89 people were killed and more than 40 ...

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Jul 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

BREAKING NEWS: For the first time in History Israel is attacked from 4 fronts on same day, Sinai, Lebanon, Syria, and Gaza.— PzFeed Top News (@PzFeed) July 14, 2014 Sinai: Update: 4 lightly injured in recent rocket attack on Eilat pic.twitter.com/hp99Bi1xIK— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) July 14, 2014 Lebanon: Also Monday, rockets were fired at Israel from southern Lebanon, reported ...

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Jul 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

New York News NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - The U.S. Marine Corps. has enlisted the help of a four-legged devil-dog of sorts. A robotic mule known as the Legged Squad Support System, or LS3, is taking part in military exercises in Hawaii. LS3 is designed to carry 400 pounds and travel 20 miles without refueling. The robot is operated by ...

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Jul 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Excerpted from JPOST: The Egyptian government on Monday proposed a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian groups in the Gaza Strip according to which the two sides would end “hostilities” as of 9 a.m. Tuesday. The proposal, which was published on the eve of US Secretary of State John Kerry’s expected visit to Cairo, states that ...

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