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  • Palestinians walk amid the rubble of destroyed buildings and homes in the Shejaiya residential district of Gaza City on Saturday, July 26, 2014, as families returned to find their homes ground into rubble by relentless Israeli tank fire and air strikes. The death toll in Gaza soared to more than 1,000 as bodies were pulled from the rubble during a 12-hour truce top diplomats urged Israel and Hamas to extend. AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD HAMS (Credit: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

    Gaza Cease-Fire Unravels; Israeli Soldier Kidnapped

    The latest attempt at an Israel-Hamas cease-fire disintegrated Friday. After the capture of an Israeli soldier, the conflict edged closer to escalation than to peace. The soldier was “abducted” by Palestinian militants during an attack in Gaza in which two other Israeli soldiers died, Israeli military Lt. Col. Peter Lerner told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. The soldiers were decommissioning a tunnel at the time, Lerner said. The Israel Defense Forces earlier identified soldier as 2nd Lt. Hadar Goldin. A search operation […]

  • Nancy Writebol, left, and Dr. Kent Brantly, right, are seen in these photos provided by CNN.

    2 Americans Infected With Ebola Virus to Be Treated in U.S., Prompting ‘Outbreak’ Fears

    When a plane took off from Georgia to meet two American missionaries fighting to survive Ebola hemorrhagic fever in West Africa, social media in the United States lit up with fearful reactions. Many posts called for keeping the infected patients out of the country. The medical charter flight that departed Cartersville on Thursday could bring Nancy Writebol or Dr. Kent Brantly back to a treatment facility around the corner from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Their […]

  • Images taken by CNN's Gordon Duncan show damage to homes and other buildings in the Gaza city of Beit Hanoun July 26, 2014. (Credit: CNN)

    Three Day Humanitarian Cease-Fire Begins in Gaza

    After weeks of fighting and more than 1,500 deaths, some semblance of peace may be coming to Gaza — at least temporarily. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Thursday that an unconditional humanitarian cease-fire would begin at 8 a.m. Friday in Gaza (1 a.m. ET) and would last 72 hours, unless it is extended. “During this time, the forces on the ground will remain in place,” a joint statement by the United Nations and […]

  • Mariam Ibrahim and her husband, Daniel Wani, are welcomed by supporters Thursday in Manchester, New Hampshire. (Credit: CNN)

    Christian Woman Once Sentenced to Death in Sudan Arrives in U.S.

    A Sudanese Christian woman once sentenced to death in her native country because of her faith arrived in her new home, the United States, on Thursday. Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, her husband and two young children were greeted by a large crowd of supporters at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in New Hampshire. Ibrahim, whose sentence was overturned a few weeks ago, didn’t speak with the media. Her brother-in-law, Gabriel Wani, said there was “a lot of happiness right now.” New Hampshire’s senators, […]

  • Nicole Gainey, 34, was arrested on July 26 after her son, Dominic, was found by police alone in a park less than a half-mile from their home. (Credit: Nicole Gainey)

    Mom Arrested After Letting 7-Year-Old Son Walk to Neighborhood Park by Himself

    After letting her 7-year-old son walk from their home to a park to play, a Florida mother faces up to five years in jail for child neglect. Nicole Gainey, 34, was arrested on July 26 after her son, Dominic, was found by police alone in a park less than a half-mile from her Port St. Lucie home. On Saturday afternoon, Gainey had given Dominic permission to walk to Sportsman’s Park, a route he’s familiar with since he uses it to […]

  • Two Americans, Dr. Kent Brantly (not shown) and Nancy Writebol (right)  are serving on a joint team of people with Samaritan's Purse and SIM in Liberia. (Credit: SIM)

    Two Americans Infected With Ebola Virus Returning to U.S. for Treatment

    A U.S.-contracted medical charter flight left Cartersville, Georgia, Thursday to evacuate two American charity workers in Liberia infected with Ebola hemorrhagic fever, a source told CNN. A CNN crew saw the airplane, a long-range business jet, depart shortly after 5 p.m. ET. The plane matched the description provided by the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity. It was not immediately known when the two Americans — identified as Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol — would arrive in the […]

  • Multiple gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, Taiwan's Premier Jiang Yi-huah said early Friday, according to the country's national news agency CNA (Central News agency). The explosions took place following gas leaks in the city's sewage system late Thursday, according to CNA. Jaing also said that firefighters from the neighboring Tainan City and Pingtung County, as well as hundreds of soldiers were called to help with rescue efforts, according to CNA. (Credit: TVBS)

    Death Toll Rising in Taiwan Gas Explosions; Hundreds Hurt

    The death toll is rising in Taiwan in a series of explosions triggered by underground gas leaks in the southern city of Kaohsiung, according to state-run news agency CNA. At least 22 people were killed and another 270 injured when the powerful blasts ripped through the city’s sewage system early Friday. Firefighters from neighboring cities rushed to Kaohsiung to help battle the flames, CNA reported The government also called up hundreds of soldiers to assist rescue efforts.

  • Staff of the 'Doctors without Borders' medical aid organization carry the body of a person killed by viral haemorrhagic fever, at a center for victims of the Ebola virus in Guekedou, on April 1, 2014. (Credit: Getty Images)

    Peace Corps Pulls Out of West African Nations Due to Spiraling Ebola Outbreak

    As government officials took fresh measures Wednesday to contain the spiraling Ebola outbreak, humanitarian agencies working in west Africa stepped up their efforts to protect their own people and sounded the alarm about the severity of the crisis. As of July 23, the World Health Organization had confirmed more than 800 Ebola cases, but suspects there have been many as 1,200 cases. WHO has confirmed 456 deaths, and suspects there have been at least 216 more, tied to the virus. […]

  • Two women were injured after a small plane crashed into a Costco shopping center parking lot in Kearny Mesa. (Credit: KSWB)

    One Dead After Plane Crashes into Busy Costco Parking Lot Near San Diego

    An 80-year-old woman died and another woman was seriously injured after a small plane crashed into a Costco shopping center parking lot in Kearny Mesa Wednesday evening, according to authorities. Emergency crews responded to a single-engine Mooney M20 crash at the 7000 block of Othello Avenue in the Costco Business and Target parking lot around 5:30 p.m. San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokesman Lee Swanson said two people were injured and transported to Sharp Memorial Hospital, where the 80-year-old woman died. […]