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Netanyahu Orders Military To Respond To Rockets From Gaza

Posted On August 19, 2014

(Jerusalem) -- Israel is responding to rocket fire from Gaza with a round of airstrikes. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered his military to strike at "terror targets" after three rockets fired from Gaza came down in the Beer Sheva area in southern Israel. Israeli military officials say no one was injured when the rockets hit.…

U.N. Sends Aid To 500,000 Fleeing Iraq Violence

Posted On August 19, 2014

(Undated) -- The United Nations refugee agency is launching a major operation to get supplies to more than half a million Iraqis driven from their homes. Hundreds of thousands of people living in northern Iraq have left their homes since ISIS insurgents swept through much of the region earlier this summer. The U.N. refugee agency…

American Teen Suspect In Mother’s Bali Death Tested For Pregnancy

Posted On August 19, 2014

(Undated) -- Authorities in Bali are waiting for results of a pregnancy test on an American teenager suspected in her mother's death. Indonesian police say they tested 19-year-old Heather Mack after she told them she's pregnant. Mack and her 21-year-old boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, are being held in the death of Sheila von Wiese-Mack. The 62-year-old…

West Africa Ebola Death Toll Passes 1,200

Posted On August 19, 2014

(Undated) -- The World Health Organization says more than 12-hundred people are now dead from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The organization says more than 22-hundred people in four countries are infected. The WHO says it's working with the United Nations' World Food Program to deliver food to the one-million people living in Ebola…

Runaway Ebola Patients Located In Liberia

Posted On August 19, 2014

(Monrovia) -- Liberian officials say they've located all 17 Ebola patients who fled a quarantine center to escape looters over the weekend. All of those patients were transferred to a new Ebola treatment center. Meanwhile, Liberia's information minister says three infected African doctors are showing remarkable improvement since being given the experimental drug Zmapp. The…