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US President Barack Obama speaks on foreign policy at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 16, 2014New round of U.S. sanctions targets Russian banks and a shipbuilding company.


2014-07-29 13:50:37 -0600

Smoke and fire from the explosion of an Israeli strike rises over Gaza City, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the fighting so far. The plant’s shutdown was bound to lead to further serious disruptions of the flow of electricity and water to Gaza’s 1.7 million people.(AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)The shadowy leader of the Hamas military wing says in an audiotape that his group will not cease fire until its demands are met.


2014-07-29 13:31:07 -0600

Khan, head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone, poses in FreetownAuthorities say the top doctor treating Ebola in Sierra Leone has died from the disease.


2014-07-29 14:18:02 -0600