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Hamas urges Palestinians to seek ICC justice

Hamas is pushing a different tactic in its conflict with Israel, urging Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas to go before the International Criminal Court to prosecute Israeli leaders for war crimes.

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U.N.: ISIS fighters besiege Turkmen town

As violence continues to wrack Iraq, the United Nations warned Saturday of another ethnic slaughter in the making by Sunni extremists from ISIS.

ISIS fighters have besieged the ethnic Turkmen Shiite town of Amerli in the north for two months, and its…

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Officer's supporters: 'We will not hide'

Supporters of Ferguson, Missouri, police Officer Darren Wilson say they have faced threats over their views, but vowed not to be silenced.

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How Ferguson could be America's future

The protests in Ferguson, Missouri, have been described as a mirror into contemporary America, but they are also something else: A crystal ball.

Look past the headlines -- the debates over race and police militarization that have surfaced after the…

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Police chokehold death sparks New York march

Scores of protesters were expected to rally Saturday on a New York street where the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of a white police officer sparked national outrage just weeks before the racially-charged police shooting in Missouri.

Russian trucks leave Ukraine

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Russia aid convoy returns from Ukraine

All the trucks sent over the border by Russia on a humanitarian mission without Ukraine's authorization have now returned to Russia, international monitors said Saturday.

In total, 227 vehicles were sent into eastern Ukraine on Friday, according to…

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Alert raised in Iceland for volcano

Iceland closed the airspace near the Bardarbunga volcano on Saturday, warning that significant emission of ash into the atmosphere is likely.

The Icelandic Meteorological Office raised the aviation alert at Bardarbunga to "red," which means that…

SpaceX explosion

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SpaceX rocket blows up after launch

A small rung on the long ladder to Mars broke Friday, when a rocket test in Texas ended in a midair ball of fire.

Debris from the SpaceX F9R rained down from the flames onto an open field outside of McGregor.

The rocket self-destructed as a safety…

Steven Sotloff home

ISIS captive Sotloff's friends praise his talent, passion

When freelance journalist Steven Sotloff disappeared during a reporting trip to Syria in August 2013, his family kept the news a secret. Families of hostages are frequently advised to do this by security firms, and news organizations are sometimes…

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Exchange of fire on Pakistan-India border

Pakistan and India exchanged fire near the border in the disputed Kashmir region early Saturday, killing at least two people from each country.

The Indian paramilitary border security force said Pakistani forces fired shots and mortar rounds near…


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Woman brings lifelike dolls to hospital, is arrested

A woman created a scare at a hospital after bringing lifelike dolls into a California medical center. Authorities say the woman created a security concern, but she said it was a misunderstanding.

Woman supporting Darren Wilson


Officer Wilson supporter: We are Darren Wilson

A spokeswoman for a group supporting Officer Darren Wilson says the group will not be silenced and says media coverage has been one-sided.

Store buys Abraham Lincoln's signature


Store buys Lincoln's signature for $50

A California trading company owner buys a document signed by Abraham Lincoln for $50.