Groundwater in Israel contaminated by gas stations and storage tanks

Three-fourths of 236 monitored sites contained varying levels of pollution from gasoline or fuel additives ...
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U.S. Navy orders investigation after warship collision

U.S. Navy orders broad investigation after USS John S. McCain collides with oil tanker.

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Trump expected to send 4,000 extra troops to Afghanistan

Donald Trump has agreed to send as many as 4,000 additional US troops to Afghanistan to tackle a steadily deteriorating ...
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Arabic edition of Israeli civics textbook ‘hits dead end’

Translators say narrative and widespread use of Jewish sources throughout the book do not resonate with Arab students ...
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Man who shot judge was father of player convicted of rape

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who shot and wounded a judge outside a county courthouse before being gunned down ...
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Earthquake hits historic Italian island of Ischia, killing 1 and causing buildings to collapse

An earthquake measuring 3.6 magnitude hit the tourist island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples, on Monday night, officials ...
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America's widening role in Syria's civil war

America's widening role in Syria's civil warThe unprecedented US downing of a Syrian regime warplane highlights the rapidly shifting dynamic in the six-year conflict where President Donald Trump has given American commanders a freer rein in the battlefield. The United States insisted Monday it wants no broader role in Syria’s civil war, and seeks only to destroy the Islamic State group, but the weekend incident shows the limits of America’s ability to stay disengaged. With myriad competing forces quickly converging in Syria, and new powers delegated to Trump’s commanders, the risk of additional confrontation is real.


U.S. student freed from N. Korea dies

U.S. student freed from N. Korea diesOtto Warmbier, the U.S. student who was freed from North Korea last week, has died at the age of 22. Warmbier was imprisoned for more than 17 months and was returned home to Ohio in a coma. His family released a statement Monday saying, “It is our sad duty to report that our son, Otto Warmbier, has completed his journey home.”