Posted Nov 21, 2012By
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip—Israel and the Hamas militant group agreed to a cease-fire Wednesday to end eight days of the fiercest fighting in nearly four years, promising to halt attacks on each other and ease an Israeli blockade constricting the Gaza Strip. Palestinian gunmen in Gaza fired into the air in celebration. At U.N. run schools in Gaza, where thousands had fled for protection, children and parents cheered and clapped. “I just hope they commit to peace,” said Abdel-Nasser al-Tom, from northern Gaza.
Residents began to be evicted from the world’s tallest slum, the Tower of David, a half-built skyscraper that
These satellite images provided by DigitalGlobe show the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash site in Ukraine.
Wildfires in the Pacific Northwest continue to grow, with 21 different wildfires burning nearly a million acres as
A hundred years ago, on July 18th, 1914 Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, marking the the start of the First
South Africans and people around the world are marking Nelson Mandela’s birthday with charitable acts in hono
Elaine Stritch, the brash theater performer whose gravelly, gin-laced voice and impeccable comic timing made her a