Fighting Resumes in Gaza After Another Failed Cease-Fire

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_f79d9a2773.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (JERUSALEM) -- Fighting between the Israel Defense Forces and Hamas militants is back underway on Saturday after the most recent attempt at a cease-fire lasted just a matter of hours. The Iron Dome intercepted at least one Hamas-launched missile on Saturday morning with numerous rockets and mortars being fired by Hamas into Israel. Meanwhile, Palestinians say dozens have been killed in the latest Israeli ground attacks and air strikes, especially in the area where the search for a captured Israeli soldier is ongoing.

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Forty Dead, 150 Injured in Gaza as Cease-Fire Collapses

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_435877298d.jpgDavid Silverman/Getty Images (GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip) -- At least 40 people were dead and 150 injured in Gaza Friday, the Palestinian health ministry said, as a planned 72-hour cease-fire between Israel and Hamas failed. The cease-fire went into effect at 1 a.m. ET Friday. Israel blamed the continued fighting on Hamas, saying the Israel Defense Forces responded after Hamas launched an attack.

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Syrian Defector Details War Atrocities to House Panel

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_cf7bc2b881.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Lawmakers Thursday expressed horror at the alleged atrocities described by a Syrian defector, who apparently backed up his claim against Bashar al-Assad's government with photographs he took of corpses. The Syrian known as "Caesar," who wore a disguise to protect his identity, told the House Foreign Affairs Committee that "What is going on in Syria is a genocidal massacre."

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Israel and Hamas Agree to 72-Hour Cease-Fire Beginning Friday

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_9e42ecf5d0.jpgState Department Images (WASHINGTON) -- A 72-hour ceasefire in the Israeli and Palestinian conflict was announced by the United Nations and Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday. Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, says the ceasefire is critical to giving innocent civilians a much needed reprieve from violence.

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After Vicious Attack, Afghan Woman Rebounds with Support of US Family

afghan woman.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1406843706776iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Bibi, the young Afghan woman whose nose and ears were cut off by her husband, is still healing inside and out but speaks English and calls the United States home. Now known as Aesha and with a new nose, the once-shy girl who did not know what her future held lives with an Afghan-American family in a Maryland suburb.

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