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Palestinian families travel to a UN school in Gaza City to seek shelter after evacuating their homes on July 13, 2014Israel toughened its military operations against Gaza Sunday, warning Palestinians in the north to evacuate.

2014-07-12 18:14:22 -0600

Iraqi parliament's acting speaker Mahdi al-Hafidh, center, attends the first session of parliament in the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Iraq's new parliament ended its inaugural session Tuesday after failing to make any progress in choosing a new prime minister even as the country faces a militant blitz that threatens to rip it apart and a spike in violence that made June the deadliest month in at least two years. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's deadlocked parliament failed Sunday to overcome the deep divisions hampering the formation of a new government, making no progress on choosing new leaders who could help hold the nation together and confront the Sunni militant blitz that has overrun much of the country.

2014-07-13 06:36:24 -0600

Lebanese Army soldiers patrol as relatives of Islamists held in a Lebanese jail block a street with barbed wire in Tripoli, northern LebanonFighting broke out between militias using anti-aircraft guns and rocket-propelled grenades.

2014-07-13 06:27:32 -0600