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Mother of Palestinian boy reacts to his death, Gaza City

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Gaza says children dead after camp hit

At a refugee camp near the beach in Gaza, parents took their children out to play. It's Eid al-Fitr, a Muslim holiday that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Children need to be children, even during war.

A boy named Mohammed was happy for…

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Gaza residents during Hamas, Israel cease-fire

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Israel rejects blame for shelter deaths

The Israeli military denied Sunday that it was responsible for anyone killed last week when a mortar hit the courtyard of a U.N. school that was shelter to many Gaza residents.

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Fighting in Libya

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British, U.S. diplomats out of Libya

A convoy of British diplomats made it safely into Tunisia from Libya despite an attack on its vehicles Sunday, British officials said.

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Palestinians stand atop ruined house, Gaza City, Israel air strikes

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Scenes from the ground in Gaza

A temporary truce Saturday between Israel and Hamas provided a precious few hours for hundreds of people, who had fled the fighting, the opportunity to learn whether they had a home to return to in Gaza.

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Gaza cease fire starts

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Hamas rejects cease-fire extension in Gaza

Israel late Saturday authorized an extension of the humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza for another 24 hours at the request of the United Nations, Israeli officials told CNN.

But Hamas rejected a cease-fire extension, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said.

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Smoke over Tripoli, Libya

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U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuates personnel

The U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuated its personnel on Saturday because of heavy militia violence raging in the capital, Tripoli, the State Department said.

About 150 personnel, including 80 U.S. Marines, were evacuated early Saturday and were driven…

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Report: 4 journalists detained in Iran

Concern is growing for the well-being of four journalists, three of them American citizens, apparently detained in Iran this week, according to The Washington Post.

The newspaper reported Thursday that its Tehran correspondent Jason Rezaian, a U.S.…

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John Kerry Middle East negotiations

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Israel, Hamas agree to Gaza cease-fire

Israel and Hamas agreed to a 12-hour cease-fire starting Saturday morning, temporarily halting more than two weeks of bloodshed that has claimed more than 900 mostly civilian lives.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Secretary of State…

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Palestinian hurls stone during clashes with Israeli police

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Angry clashes erupted in West Bank during 'day of rage'

Angry clashes erupted Friday in the West Bank, after Palestinian leaders called for a "day of rage" in response to the shelling of a United Nations shelter that killed 16 people.

At least four Palestinians were killed in outbreaks of violence in…

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Volunteers join Iraqi Army to fight ISIS

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Jonah's tomb destroyed, officials say

If you blink during the video, you might miss the moment an explosion destroys what is said to have been the tomb of Jonah, a key figure in Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

The first few frames show the revered shrine towering over its landscape.…

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