Gaza truce fails as Israeli 'seized'

Friday, 01 August 2014 15:27
1 August 2014Last updated at 12:14 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint LatestLiveConflict explainedTunnel networkDisputed incidentsUN's struggleLife in Gaza Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Martin Patience in Gaza: ''There is surprise that it has crumbled after just four-and-a-half hours'' Continue reading the main story Mid-East crisisLatest updates LiveChildren in conflictConflict explainedHamas hopes Israeli forces are searching for a soldier believed captured, as a Gaza truce collapsed and 27 Palestinians were killed in Israeli shelling.
Wall Street inches lower; Argentina concern offsets econ data
Friday, 01 August 2014 14:40
By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open on Friday as a weak July jobs report allayed concerns that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates sooner than many had expected. Futures had dropped sharply earlier in the session, but pared much of their losses following the report that 209,000 jobs had been created in July, below the 233,000 that had been expected.
Scientific studies: More babies are being breast-fed
Friday, 01 August 2014 14:36
Breast-feeding should continue for at least 12 months, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends. STORY HIGHLIGHTSCDC says that 79% of U.S. babies born in 2011 were breast-fedExtreme weather kills 2,000 Americans each year, CDC report saysWhen switching tasks, brains of children with autism show less connectivity, study says (CNN) -- Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body.
Border bills stall in House, Senate
Friday, 01 August 2014 14:36
STORY HIGHLIGHTSSenate border bill gets killed on procedural voteHouse Republicans delay August recess after pulling border billCongress was supposed to start a five-week summer recess FridayWith no legislation, President Obama has vowed act on his own Washington (CNN) -- On what was supposed to be the last day before summer recess, dysfunction reigned in Congress. House Republican leaders called off a vote Thursday on their $659 million emergency response to the border influx from Central…
2 Americans with Ebola returning to U.S.
Friday, 01 August 2014 14:36
STORY HIGHLIGHTSA plane may bring one of two infected missionaries back to the U.S.The news has set off anxious reactions on social mediaThey range from worry to conspiracy theoriesThe flight home may be necessary to save a life; the risk of contagion of very low, expert says Atlanta (CNN) -- When a plane took off from Georgia to meet two American missionaries fighting to survive Ebola hemorrhagic fever in West Africa, a small epidemic ignited…
Photos: Amazing film transformations
Friday, 01 August 2014 14:36
Chadwick Boseman tells James Brown's story in the biopic "Get On Up" from beginning to end. The 32-year-old actor portrays Brown through almost every stage of his life, from his late teens to his '60s -- with the help of some movie (and makeup) magic, of course.
'Slender Man' Suspect Not Competent to Stand Trial
Friday, 01 August 2014 14:34
WAUKESHA, Wis. — One of two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing a friend in a twisted homage to a fictional boogeyman is not mentally competent to stand trial and must undergo treatment, a judge ruled Friday. The girl’s mental health was at the heart of a hearing to determine whether she understands the attempted homicide charges against her and if a trial should proceed. A psychologist testified that the girl exhibited bizarre behavior during an…
Obama: GOP's 'Extreme' Border Bill Merely a Message
Friday, 01 August 2014 14:34
President Barack Obama on Friday derided House Republicans for attempting to pass an "extreme" version of an immigration bill "just so they can check a box" before leaving for summer recess. Calling a new version of the border crisis legislation merely a "message bill" that represents "the most extreme and unworkable version of a bill that they already know is going nowhere," the president alluded to making his own "tough decisions" about taking executive action…
Ebola Evacuation Planes Will Land at Military Base
Friday, 01 August 2014 14:34
Ebola-infected Americans being flown from Africa to the United States will land at a military base outside Atlanta, officials said Friday. The patients will not be transported on U.S. military aircraft, but Dobbins Air Force Base in Marietta will receive the planes because it can provide security and isolation from the general population, officials said. The State Department is working to organize the evacuation of two Americans — Kent Brantly, a doctor, and Nancy Writebol,…
New alcohol rehab center opens in...Iran?
Friday, 01 August 2014 14:30
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has opened the country's first, state-run rehab and treatment center for alcoholism, an Iranian semi-official news agency reported on Friday. According to the report by ISNA, the center was inaugurated at the Tehran University's Medical School. One of the physicians at the center, Dr. Mohammad Reza Sargolzaiee, was quoted as saying that the center opened "following an increase in alcohol use among Iranians." Drinking alcohol is illegal for Muslims under…

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