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Watch: Israel bombs secret tunnel to halt infiltration by Gaza militants

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Before the five-hour humanitarian true between Israel and Gaza, there was a move made by Israelis: the bombing of tunnel in Israel. Israeli forces bombed what they called the "terror tunnel," located under the Gaza border. The military bombed an opening of the tunnel, 250 yards inside Israel. The move reportedly prevented what could have been a "devastating" […]

Sashaying cabinet ministers and thigh-high slits! What’s going on in Britain?

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LONDON -- And Hillary Clinton thinks her wardrobe is scrutinized? On Tuesday, British Prime Minister David Cameron promoted several women ahead of the 2015 general election, saying that his new team better reflected modern society. The number of women who will attend cabinet meetings is now 8 of 33. The Daily Mail, a British tabloid, didn't fail to […]

It’s official: The Chinese government is at war with adultery

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When Bo Xilai, the poster child for Chinese corruption and intrigue, was finally expelled from the Communist Party in September 2012, the official notice that listed his crimes contained an unusual reference to his personal life: Bo “had or maintained improper sexual relations with multiple women," the Communist Party explained. Now, almost two years later, what […]

Dispatch: Israeli strike kills four children at a Gaza beach

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GAZA CITY — It is not unusual for militants to launch rockets from sites near my hotel. Israeli missiles have also landed pretty close to Al Deira, an old red stucco inn with a large terrace overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Just a few hundred yards down the beach is the fishing harbor. I had just returned to the hotel to type […]

Racist or playful? The German soccer team’s ‘gaucho dance’

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  BERLIN — They are already calling it Gauchogate. In the span of a few seconds on a Berlin stage Tuesday, the German national soccer team appeared to undo at least a measure of the goodwill it engendered after bringing home the World Cup title. As thousands of fans who poured into the streets to welcome […]

India’s Narendra Modi: Ready to rock out Madison Square Garden?

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Elvis Presley. Muhammad Ali. Narendra Modi? India's new leader is looking to make a splash when he arrives in the United States in September. He's expected to attend the U.N. General Assembly in New York and travel to Washington to meet with President Obama. Now Modi has instructed supporters in the United States to find […]

Germany considers the ultimate antidote to high-tech espionage: The humble typewriter

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Germany is considering going back to the trusty old typewriter to counter alleged spying by the U.S. government. In an interview with the TV service Morgenmagazin, a politician in charge of a parliamentary inquiry into U.S. spying in Germany said that the government is seriously considering a low-tech solution to the ongoing espionage problem, according to […]

Poll finds 61% of Americans favor cooperating with Iran to contain Islamic State militants

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A new poll has found that the majority of Americans are in favor of cooperating with Iran to help the Iraqi government beat back militants from the Islamic State. The poll, conducted by the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy and the Program for Public Consultation, found that 61 percent of Americans favored the United States cooperating […]

The Gaza ceasefire that never was, in 9 tweets

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After days of rockets fired into Israel and missile launches into Gaza, there was hope for an end to the conflict between the Israel Defense Forces and Hamas. That hope was quickly deteriorated. Here's a breakdown of what happened: Egypt proposes a cease-fire. Show More Summary

MAP: How Asia is scared of China

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A substantial Pew survey of global opinion released on Monday revealed, among other indicators, how majorities in countries across Asia fear the threat posed by China. Beijing's many territorial disputes with its neighbors -- ranging from islands near Japan, shoals in the South China Sea and rugged Himalayan highlands along its vast land border with India […]

The story of the 2014 World Cup, in 15 maps

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And there you have it. On Sunday, Germany defeated Argentina 1-0 in extra time to win its fourth World Cup and its first since 1990. The month-long tournament in Brazil brimmed with storylines and all sorts of excitement. Here's WorldViews retelling of the event through maps. The countries that qualified for the 2014 World Cup […]

Why did a Chinese newspaper calls Australia a nation of ‘rascals and outlaws?’

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In a new editorial published by the Chinese state newspaper The Global Times, Australia is described as a insecure place once "roamed by rascals and outlaws from Europe." "Perhaps it has to boast its values to cover up its actual lack of confidence in front of Western countries," the unnamed author continues. "For many Chinese […]

For Argentines, Monday will be a painful awakening

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BUENOS AIRES — Soccer greatness gave Argentines a much-needed diversion from their troubles during the World Cup. And on Monday, they’re in for a major hangover. So after the national team’s tough 1-0 loss Sunday in a thrilling final, fans in this city stuck around in bars and plazas after the game, not quite ready […]

In Germany, great expectations and palpable excitement ahead of World Cup final

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Right now in Germany, it’s all about the Mannschaft. That would, of course, be “team” in German. And Sunday, there was only one Mannschaft on the minds of 80 million Germans — the national soccer team, which prepared to do battle with underdogs Argentina at the World Cup final in Rio. As they strove to give […]

China’s war on Ramadan sees Muslim students forced to break fast

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Chinese authorities in the restive far western region of Xinjiang have been forcing Muslim students at universities to eat during the daytime, violating their fast during the holy month of Ramadan. That's according to a BBC report, citing three Muslims who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Xinjiang is the homeland of ethnic Uighurs, a Turkic […]

Dispatch: I’ve been to Gaza before, but it has never been like this

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This is not my first time in Gaza, but it is my first time here during a military operation. It is disorienting. The distances are so close. The Gaza militants are lobbing rockets from palm groves and melon fields as you're driving by. “Oh, look, another rocket.” You get out of the car and take […]

The Israeli-Palestinian Twitter war, in 8 graphics

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The conflict in Israel and the Palestinian territories has hit Twitter, where both sides are creating graphics that are rapidly being shared on various social media platforms. Here's a roundup: A message from Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei...Show More Summary

The lopsided death tolls in Israel-Palestinian conflicts

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In the current conflict between Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip, both sides have attempted to harm the other. Hundreds of rockets have been fired from Palestinian territory with the aim of harming Israeli civilians, while Israeli military strikes have hit hundreds of targets in the Gaza Strip. There's at least one clear asymmetry to the […]

11 commandments for India’s civil servants issued by Prime Minister Modi

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India's new prime minister is on a mission to get more productivity out of the nation's civil servants. As part of that quest, his team laid out these 11 steps for “an improved work culture and work environment including hygiene and cleanliness of the work space." Modi's 11 commandments  1. In each Government building, work space […]

What does Singapore have against gay penguins?

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Banning a book is never a happy feat. But Singapore's government-run National Library Board has done just that. It pulled two titles from its children's books collection: "And Tango Makes Three," a story based on real events in New York's Central Park zoo about a pair of male penguins raising a baby chick, and "The White Swan […]

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