Palestinians, standing on an adjacent building, inspect the rubble of the Imam Al Shafaey mosque, destroyed in an overnight Israeli strike, in Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Israel signals scaling back Gaza war on its terms

  JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel won’t participate in indirect cease-fire talks with Hamas and instead plans to scale back its 26-day-old military operation in Gaza on its own terms, Israeli officials and media reports said Saturday. […]


The sun sets behind the Kukulkan Pyramid in the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza in Mexico. (AP Photo/Israel Leal)

Study: Hotter temperatures lead to hotter tempers

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the world gets warmer, people are more likely to get hot under the collar, scientists say. A massive new study finds that aggressive acts like committing violent crimes and waging war […]


UN backs shaming of those who use child soldiers

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday backed a resolution calling for the naming and shaming of governments and armed groups that recruit, kill or sexually attack children in armed conflicts. The […]



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