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A Palestinian man reacts as people search for victims under the rubble of a house, which witnesses said was destroyed in an Israeli air strike, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, July 29, 2014.

Photogallery Israel Pounds Gaza; Netanyahu Warns of Long Campaign

Palestinian health officials say at least 100 killed after Israel hits 70 targets overnight, including main Gaza power plant and Hamas' radio and television stations More

A still image from video taken by a U.S. Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft shows the oil tanker United Kalavyrta (also known as the United Kalavrvta), which is carrying a cargo of Kurdish crude oil, approaching Galveston, Texas, July 25, 2014.

US Judge: Kurdish Oil Tanker Outside US Jurisdiction

Federal magistrate says because tanker is outside territorial waters, an order she issued on Monday for U.S. Marshals to seize cargo could not be enforced More

Fighters from the Islamist Misarata brigade fire toward Tripoli airport in an attempt to wrest control from a powerful rival militia, in Tripoli, Libya, July 26, 2014.

Officials: Islamist Forces Overrun Benghazi Army Base After Battle

Government special forces and Islamist fighters engaged in heavy clashes involving war planes, rockets in two weeks of worst violence since 2011 civil war More

FILE - This image appears to show militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) leading captured Iraqi soldiers after taking over a base near Tikrit, Iraq. The photo was posted on a militant website June 14, 2014.

Islamic State Video Wages Psychological War on Iraqi Soldiers

Islamic militant group captured Iraqi soldiers and posted videos, photos showing its fighters shooting them dead, execution style More

Employees pack boxes of SodaStream appliances at its factory in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim Jan. 28, 2014.

Belgium Urges Labeling Israeli Settlements’ Products

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