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PHOTOS: Israel escalates military campaign against Hamas in Gaza

Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group’s control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip’s only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the war so far.


PHOTOS: Fist bumps spread fewer germs than handshakes, study says

When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. The familiar knocking of knuckles spreads only one-twentieth the amount of bacteria that a handshake does, researchers report. That’s better than a high-five, which still passes along less than half the amount as [...]


PHOTOS: WWI Centennial, July 28, 2014

A hundred years ago, on July 18th, 1914 Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, marking the the start of the First World War.


PHOTOS: 2014 Comic-Con — Day 2

Photos of Day 2 at the 2014 Comic-Con convention in San Diego, Calif. The event runs through July 27.


PHOTOS: Air Algerie plane crash kills 118

Terrorism hasn’t been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the most likely reason for the catastrophe that killed all 118 people onboard is bad weather.


PHOTOS: Bodies from Malaysian flight MH17 sent to Netherlands

Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have landed in the southern city of Eindhoven.


PHOTOS: Venezuela moves to evict ‘Tower of David’ slum residents

Residents began to be evicted from the world’s tallest slum, the Tower of David, a half-built skyscraper that was abandoned in the 1990s and was transformed by squatters into a vertical ghetto, in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Officials and armed soldiers began moving out the first of thousands of squatters who have lived [...]


PHOTOS: Satellite view of Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash site in Ukraine

These satellite images provided by DigitalGlobe show the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash site in Ukraine.


PHOTOS: Wildfires continue in Washington State

Wildfires in the Pacific Northwest continue to grow, with 21 different wildfires burning nearly a million acres as of Sunday, July 20, 2014.


PHOTOS: Nelson Mandela Day — remembering ‘Madiba’ on his 96th birthday

South Africans and people around the world are marking Nelson Mandela’s birthday with charitable acts in honor of the former president, whose death in December prompted a global outpouring of tributes. Mandela, born on July 18, 1918, died on Dec. 5, 2013, at age 95. He served as president of South Africa from 1994 to [...]


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Photos: Lakers announce Byron Scott as their new head coach

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PHOTOS: Israel escalates military campaign against Hamas in Gaza

Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group's control i


PHOTOS: Fist bumps spread fewer germs than handshakes, study says

When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist