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world In Brief Lull, Gaza's Displaced Survey Devastation

Gaza's displaced survey devastated neighborhood, but say they can't go home for good

8 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Want to Kick a Habit? Try These Goal-Tracking Apps

Sometimes vision boards aren't enough to get you off your duff and into the gym or stop you from gulping another soda

9 minutes ago // Sky News

world Gaza: 'Kidnapped' Soldier May Be British-Israeli

Gaza and Israel blame each other for breaking a three-day ceasefire - aimed at helping civilians - just hours after it started.

11 minutes ago // Time

world What Historians Get Wrong About World War I

On the eve of the Great War's centennial, many still get a great deal wrong about the conflict's outbreak: the world did not blunder into mass bloodletting by accident

13 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Anatomically Correct Baby Boy Doll Shocks Parents

One new doll on store shelves is leaving little to the imagination.

17 minutes ago // BBC

world Germany's Kohl keeps historic tapes

German ex-Chancellor Helmut Kohl wins a bitter legal battle to keep 200 tapes recording his political life.

19 minutes ago // BBC

world FCO probes Israeli soldier nationality

The UK Foreign Office is "looking into" reports an Israeli soldier believed captured in Gaza has dual UK-Israeli nationality.

19 minutes ago // BBC

world UK probes Israeli soldier nationality

The UK Foreign Office is "looking into" reports an Israeli soldier believed captured in Gaza has dual UK-Israeli nationality.

22 minutes ago // Reuters

world Somali lawmaker killed in Mogadishu, fifth since April

MOGADISHU Reuters - Islamist militants shot dead a Somali lawmaker in the capital Mogadishu on Friday by blocking his car and spraying him with bullets, police and witnesses said, after the fifth killing of a legislator in less than four months.

23 minutes ago // BBC

world Republican revolt kills border bill

Bills aimed at dealing with the crush of undocumented children streaming over the US border fail in Congress, as it prepares for its summer recess.

25 minutes ago // Newsvine

world The Left Hate Israel Because It Is Everything They Despise: Capitalist, Conservative and Patriotic

Everyone from liberal journalists to a member of the English cricket team is gunning for Israel at the moment. The Independent describes it as ‘rogue state’. The Guardian considers the Israeli 'occupation' of Gaza as a 'shameful injustice'. Meanwhile, cricketer Moeen …

27 minutes ago // NPR

world Cantor To Step Down This Month To Make Room For Successor

After relinquishing his majority leader post, Cantor, who was defeated in a stunning June primary upset, says he wants to make room for his successor to take over his Virginia seat in November.

30 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Ecclestone Trial Could End Next Week

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone's corruption trial was expected to last until mid-September, but a $33.6 million offer to BayernLB bank may end things swiftly.

32 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Russia's Putin Approves New Sales Tax

Vladimir Putin approved the introduction of a sales tax, aimed at propping up regional budgets amid economic turbulence exacerbated by Western sanctions, a person close to its economic bloc said.

37 minutes ago // Time

world Uganda Court Throws Out Anti-Gay Law on Technicality

Judges say the legislature didnt have a quorum when the bill was passed into law

38 minutes ago // ABC

world Oscar Pistorius Sells House Where He Killed Girlfriend

Oscar Pistorius has sold the house where he killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

38 minutes ago // Reuters

world Myanmar military releases 91 child soldiers

YANGON Reuters - Myanmar's military released 91 children and young people from military service on Friday, the United Nations said as it encouraged the army to speed up demobilization to ensure it has no under-age soldiers in its ranks.

39 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Israeli Soldier Feared Captured in Gaza as Cease-Fire Crumbles

Second Lieutenant Hadar Goldin, 23, was feared captured in Gaza on Friday, the military said.

39 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Crash investigators comb site of Malaysian plane wreckage; fighting rages nearby

KIEV, Ukraine A large team of investigators began combing the war-zone crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on Friday, while a few miles away at least 10 Ukrainian paratroopers were killed in an ambush by pro-Russian rebels.

40 minutes ago // BBC

world Kenyan order to repossess Lamu land

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta orders the repossession of 70% of the land in Lamu, where there has been deadly violence since June.

40 minutes ago // Reuters

world Iraqi foreign minister blames Maliki for insurgency

BAGHDAD Reuters - Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and his security officials are to blame for the rise of Sunni insurgents who have seized parts of Iraq, the country's Kurdish foreign minister said.

41 minutes ago // BBC

world Ukraine leaks Stalin's 'KGB secrets'

The chief archivist in Kiev says the files now have only "historical value".

43 minutes ago // VOA

world Gaza Cease-fire Collapses; Israeli Soldier Captured

A three-day Gaza cease-fire that began Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce.

43 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Quads born on eve of Gaza ceasefire

Jon Donnison reports from Gaza, where a woman gave birth to quadruplets on the eve of an ill-fated truce, which broke down with reports of attacks on both sides.

45 minutes ago // Reuters

world South Sudan conflict drives idea of oil wealth monitoring

NAIROBI Reuters - South Sudan's oil fields have become a battleground in the struggle for power in Africa's newest nation, encouraging Western nations and regional mediators to consider international monitoring of crude revenues as a way to remove a major bone of contention from such conflicts.

47 minutes ago // USA Today

world Snowden's asylum status in Russia ends

NSA contractor appears set to stay in Russia until officials decide on his application for an extension.  

47 minutes ago // BBC

world Immigration inspector John Vine quits

The independent chief inspector of borders and immigration, John Vine, who has been highly critical of the immigration system, will step down more than six months early.

52 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Ukraine antigovernment protesters remain squarely planted in Kiev

Borys Vitaliy was happily married with a successful recycling business when protesters began gathering in the Ukrainian capital's Independence Square, also known as the Maidan, in November.

54 minutes ago // ABC

world Ukraine: Search Base Set up at Jet Crash Site

Ukraine: Jet crash investigators set up base near wreckage ahead of grid search for victims

54 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Ukraine: Search base set up at jet crash site

HRABOVE, Ukraine With the sound of artillery fire in the distance, dozens of international investigators arrived Friday at the zone where a Malaysia Airlines plane crashed in eastern Ukraine and began preparations to comb the rural area for remains of as many as 80 victims and jet debris.

54 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Julia Roberts on the Role of Her Life: Motherhood

The Pretty Woman actress sits down with TODAYs Matt Lauer to reflect on her long career in Hollywood and her family.

55 minutes ago // Reuters

world Exclusive: China's Xi likely to promote army general who exposed graft - sources

BEIJING Reuters - President Xi Jinping is likely to promote a corruption whistleblower to China's top military decision-making body to underscore his determination to tackle graft inside the country's rapidly modernizing armed forces, two sources said.

56 minutes ago // Reuters

world Rescuers in Indian landslide say hopes for survivors 'bleak'

MALIN India Reuters - Hopes of finding survivors in India from a landslide that swallowed up more than 100 people faded on Friday as rescuers dug through mud and debris following heavy rains, with the death toll rising to 52.

57 minutes ago // Newsvine

world Gaza War: 72-Hour Cease-Fire Unravels, Soldier Feared Captured

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip AP — A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying one of its soldiers may have been abducted. Israel and Hamas accu …

58 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Not Welcome: Palestinians Turned Away From Peace Talks

Peace talks aimed at ending the Gaza war were thrown into doubt after the Palestinian delegation said it was told it was no longer welcome in Cairo.

59 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Uganda anti-gay law declared 'null and void'

Constitutional court strikes down law on technicality, but activists say homosexuality remains a criminal offence under colonial-era laws Continue reading...