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Britain's Chris Froome grimaces after being treated for tear gas or pepper spray sprayed on the peloton when a farmer's protest interrupted during the sixteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 218 kilometers (135.5 miles) with start in Carcassonne and finish in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France, , Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 24, 2018 - 1:13 pm
BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France (AP) — After fans had caused chaos in the Alps by setting off flares, tear gas from police accidentally played havoc with Tour de France riders during the first stage in the Pyrenees on Tuesday. Four-time champion Chris Froome was among a large group of riders whose eyes...
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Palestinians inspect a military observation post that was hit by an Israeli tank shell east of Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, Friday, July 20, 2018. Israel pummeled Hamas targets in Gaza killing four Palestinians on Friday in a series of air strikes after gunmen shot at soldiers near the border, officials said. The Gaza Health Ministry said four Palestinians were killed. The militant Islamic Hamas that rules Gaza said three of the dead were members of the group. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
July 21, 2018 - 2:49 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Gaza's militant Hamas rulers said Saturday they had accepted a cease-fire ending a massive Israeli onslaught on militant positions after a soldier was shot dead, once again pulling the sides back from the brink of a full-fledged war. Israel and Hamas have fought three such wars...
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Sandinista militias stand guard at a torn down barricade after police and pro-government militias stormed the Monimbo neighborhood of Masaya, Nicaragua, Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Heavily armed police and militias laid siege to and then retook a symbolically important neighborhood that had recently become a center of resistance to President Daniel Ortega's government. (AP Photo/Cristibal Venegas)
July 17, 2018 - 11:22 pm
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan police and armed pro-government civilians on Tuesday laid siege to and then retook a symbolically important neighborhood that had recently become a center of resistance to President Daniel Ortega's government. Government forces began advancing on Masaya's...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, file photo, a Palestinian worker walks next to trucks loaded with sacks of cement at the Kerem Shalom border crossing on its way from Israel to Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Israel shut down the cargo crossing of Kerem Shalom with the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in response to continued Hamas hostilities, even after it agreed to a cease-fire ending 24 hours of intense fighting. (AP Photo/Eyad Baba, File)
July 17, 2018 - 1:21 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel placed new restrictions on its only cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in response to continued Hamas hostilities, even after it agreed to a cease-fire ending 24 hours of intense fighting. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Israel will cease transferring gas...
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The grandmother of Jose Esteban Sevilla Medina, who died after he was shot in the chest at a barricade during an attack by the police and paramilitary forces, cries during his burial in Masaya, Nicaragua, Monday, July 16, 2018. Tensions in Nicaragua erupted this spring after the government announced cuts to social security but then widened into a call for President Daniel Ortega to leave power. The crisis has left around 270 dead and more than 2,000 wounded as forces loyal to the government crack down on opponents. (AP Photo/Cristobal Venegas)
July 16, 2018 - 7:38 pm
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Families began burying the dead Monday following a bloody weekend in Nicaragua as police and paramilitary groups attacked roadblocks set up by anti-government demonstrators demanding President Daniel Ortega's exit from office. The family and friends of 20-year-old...
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June 29, 2018 - 1:46 pm
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libya's National Oil Corporation says it anticipates declaring a "force majeure" on two oil ports as the self-styled Libyan National Army in the east prevents loadings by blocking vessel entries to ports. Friday's NOC statement says the decision regarding Zuetina and Hariga...
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A transport officer, right, helps immigrants Dilma Araceley Riveria Hernandez, and her son, Anderson Alvarado, 2, get off the bus after they were processed and released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Sunday, June 24, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
June 25, 2018 - 6:20 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A group of mothers and fathers who were separated from their children after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border broke down in tears as they talked about the uncertainties of being...
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A Palestinian boy wearing a traditional uniform stands in front of Muslim women performing Eid al-Fitr prayers, marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Eastern Gaza City, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
June 15, 2018 - 4:07 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Several thousand Gaza worshippers knelt on prayer rugs spread on sandy soil, near the perimeter fence with Israel, joining hundreds of millions of Muslims around the world Friday in marking the holiday that caps the fasting month of Ramadan. The three-day Eid al-Fitr...
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Palestinian protesters run for cover from teargas fired by Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, Friday, June 8, 2018. Thousands of Palestinians are streaming toward the fence separating Gaza from Israel for a protest against the decade-long blockade of their territory. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
June 08, 2018 - 2:09 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops fired live rounds and tear gas as thousands of Palestinians protested near the Gaza border fence Friday, and at least four demonstrators were killed, including a teenage boy, with over 600 wounded, Gaza health officials said. More than 100 of the wounded...
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Muslim protesters shout slogans during a pro-Palestinian rally marking the International Al-Quds (Jerusalem) Day outside the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, June 8, 2018. Al-Quds Day which was declared by the late Iranian spiritual leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in 1979 as an international day of struggle against Israel and for the liberation of Jerusalem is observed every last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
June 08, 2018 - 12:49 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on Gaza protests and Jerusalem Day demonstrations around the Middle East (all times local): 7:45 p.m. The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group said his men will not leave Syria even if the whole world tried to force them to do so, adding that only a...
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