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ISIS Battling to Seize Iraq’s Largest Dam

Posted On August 07, 2014

(Undated) --ISIS militants are trying to seize Iraq's largest dam. Fighting waged on today between militants and Iraqi security forces near the Mosul dam, which is a major supplier of water and electricity. If militants succeed in compromising it, Mosul and surrounding villages would flood in mere hours and Baghdad could be engulfed in a…

Mediators Scrambling To Extend Gaza Ceasefire

Posted On August 07, 2014

(Undated) -- Mediators are working hard to extend the three-day Gaza ceasefire that's winding down. Israel says it's ready to agree to an extension. But Hamas wants the Egyptian-Israeli blockade of Gaza lifted. The militant Palestinian group also wants Israel to release Hamas prisoners. President Obama says he has "no sympathy for Hamas" in its…

Closing Arguments Begin In Oscar Pistorius Trial

Posted On August 07, 2014

(Johannesburg) -- The court is hearing closing arguments in the murder trial of South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel began today's closing arguments. The Paralympic athlete is accused of intentionally killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp when he shot her through a bathroom door last year. Pistorius says the shooting was an accident…

U.S. And Iranian Officials To Hold Nuclear Talks Thursday

Posted On August 07, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- U.S. and Iranian officials will meet in Geneva Thursday to discuss Tehran's nuclear program. The State Department said the U.S. delegation will be led by Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns. The talks between the two countries will be held in the hopes of breaking a deadlock between Iran and six major…

Hawaii Bracing For Hurricane Iselle, Impact Of 2nd Storm

Posted On August 06, 2014

(Honolulu, HI) -- Hawaii is bracing for a direct hit from the first of two hurricanes. Hurricane Iselle is expected to hit Maui and the Big Island this afternoon. Forecasters say the storm surge could bring waves of ten to 20 feet. Most of the Big Island will get five to eight inches of rain…