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Israel bombards Gaza as it searches for soldier

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel bombarded the southern Gaza town of Rafah on Saturday as troops searched for an officer they believe was... Full Story

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  • Israel bombards Gaza as it searches for soldier
    Israel bombards Gaza as it searches for soldier

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel bombarded the southern Gaza town of Rafah on Saturday as troops searched for an officer they believe was captured by Hamas in an ambush that shattered a humanitarian cease-fire and set the stage for a major escalation of the 26-day-old war.

  • Israel pounds Gaza as it searches for soldier
    Israel pounds Gaza as it searches for soldier

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel launched dozens of airstrikes early Saturday in the southern Gaza Strip as part of a large-scale search for a soldier Israel suspects was captured by Hamas fighters.

  • A look at Israeli soldiers who have been captured
    A look at Israeli soldiers who have been captured

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli officer Hadar Goldin, a 23-year-old second lieutenant from the central Israeli city of Kfar Saba, was apparently captured on Friday in the mayhem that followed a surprise attack on Israeli troops by militants in the in Gaza Strip.

  • Tunisia closes borders with Libya after violence
    Tunisia closes borders with Libya after violence

    RAS AJDIR, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia closed its main border crossing with Libya on Friday after thousands of stranded Egyptian and foreign nationals, fleeing militias' fighting and violence in Libya, tried to break through the passage, the Tunisian news agency said.

  • Saudi king condemns Gaza war but not Israel
    Saudi king condemns Gaza war but not Israel

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah condemned the war in Gaza Friday as a "collective massacre" and a crime against humanity, but stopped short of directly condemning Israel for its ground campaign against Hamas.

  • In brief lull, Gaza's displaced survey devastation
    In brief lull, Gaza's displaced survey devastation

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Bassem Abul Qumbus looked in despair at the wreck of his home. Shells had punched holes in an upper-floor bedroom. A wall had collapsed into the kitchen. The dozens of baby chicks he'd been raising on the roof were dead, except for three tiny survivors and a slightly inured white duck.

  • 6 dead following earthquake in Algeria

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian officials say six people are dead and 420 injured following an earthquake that shook Algiers Friday morning.

  • Iraq's top Shiite cleric urges peaceful transition
    Iraq's top Shiite cleric urges peaceful transition

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric appealed to Iraqi politicians on Friday not to make themselves "an obstacle" in the country's transition as the deadline looms for selecting the next prime minister.

  • Official says Israeli tank fire has killed at least 27 Palestinians in southern Gaza

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Official says Israeli tank fire has killed at least 27 Palestinians in southern Gaza.

  • Gaza officials: Israeli tank fire kills 4 Palestinians after cease-fire

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza officials: Israeli tank fire kills 4 Palestinians after cease-fire.

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