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A Palestinian boy runs on the rubble of damaged graves at a cemetery hit by an Israeli strike in Gaza Cita, on Sunday.

Israel Accepts New 72-Hour Cease-Fire In Gaza

Updated at 1:40 p.m. ET.

Israeli officials have confirmed a new three-day cease-fire with Hamas in the Gaza Strip, a move that clears the way for a resumption on talks to end the weekslong conflict.

Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar west of Mosul, take refuge at Dohuk province, on Saturday.

Iraq Claims Militants Executed Hundreds Of Minority Yazidis

Update at 11:50 a.m. ET.

A Baghdad government minister says at least 500 members of Iraq's minority Yazidis have been killed by Islamic militants.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes to become the nation's first strong president since Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who founded Turkey in 1923.

Turkey's Erdogan Seeks An Expanded Role As President

The news from Turkey lately has been mostly bad: A mine disaster this spring killed more than 300 workers; a corruption probe in December raised allegations of high-level graft in the Cabinet; and resentment continues to smolder against mega-projects that are threatening Istanbul's remaining green spaces.

Negotiations In Tatters As Gaza Clashes Continue

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Sierra Leone Blockades 2 Districts In Attempt To Contain Ebola

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U.S. Continues Airstrikes In Northern Iraq

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Mitchell: A 2-State Solution Still Mideast's Best Hope

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Air Force Sees Drones In Its Future

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Why India's Modi Defied The WTO

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Homicide Ruling In Brady Death Called Unprecedented

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