US Releases Photos Purported to Show Russia Fired Artillery Into Ukraine

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_e0bbbffbf6.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- The United States has released images that, it says, prove Russian military forces have fired artillery from Russian territory into Ukraine. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released a series of overhead images that, it says, show evidence of artillery fire from the Russian side of the border directed at Ukrainian military positions in Ukraine.

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Israel Resumes Attacks in Gaza, Hamas Offers Cease-Fire

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_accdbe72c8.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (JERUSALEM) -- The Israeli Army resumed its attacks on Gaza on Sunday, pointing at "incessant rocket fire" launched by Hamas throughout the previous humanitarian cease-fire. The two sides had, on Saturday, agreed to a temporary truce to allow residents of Gaza to gather supplies and retrieve the bodies of those killed in the ongoing tension.

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Costa Concordia Refloated, Towed to Port on Final Voyage

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_23a27cc2bd.jpgPhoto by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images (GENOA, Italy) -- The Costa Concordia finished its final trip on Sunday, entering the port of Genoa in Italy with the help of tugboats. The Italian cruise ship that struck a reef in January 2012 before capsizing was refloated earlier this week. Ship captain Francesco Schettino is being tried for alleged manslaughter after causing the 2012 wreck that killed 32.

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Gaza Cease-Fire Ends, No Agreement Reached on Extension

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_065fe7249a.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (JERUSALEM) -- A 12-hour cease-fire between Israel and Hamas ended on Saturday, and despite efforts to negotiate an extension, no deal was reached. The two sides had been discussing a four-hour extension of the humanitarian truce. During the 12 hour truce, Palestinians in Gaza stocked up on supplies and retrieved the bodies of the dead.

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Pope May Visit United States in 2015

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_0b8958defa.jpgANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images (PHILADELPHIA) -- Pope Francis may visit the United States in 2015, says Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Caput. The Vatican did not immediately confirm the visit, but Caput says the pope accepted an invitation to attend the World Meeting of Families in September 2015. Vatican spokesperson Federico Lombardi said the pope would like to attend the meeting, and is considering invitations to other cities, including New York and Washington, D.C.

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