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Smoke rises following an Israeli strike on Gaza, seen from the Israel-Gaza Border, Friday July 11, 2014. Rocket fire by Palestinian militants continued in earnest from Gaza toward various locations in southern Israel. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said offensive will continue until rockets stop.


2014-07-11 09:29:44 -0600

Ronald Lee Haskell collapses as he appears in court on Friday, July 11, 2014, in Houston. Haskell, 33, is accused of killing his ex-wife's sister, Katie Stay, her husband and the children, ranging in age from 4 to 14, after binding and putting them face-down on the floor of their suburban Houston home. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Brett Coomer, Pool)By Erwin Seba HOUSTON (Reuters) - The man accused of fatally shooting four children aged 4 to 14 and their parents after entering their suburban Houston home while looking for his former wife collapsed when details of the murder scene were read in court on Friday. Ronald Lee Haskell, 33, who is being held without bond, was in court for a procedural hearing after being charged on Thursday with capital murder and multiple murders. Capital murder can bring the death penalty in Texas. Haskell said "Yes, sir" after his rights were read and then collapsed as details of the crime were listed in the court.


2014-07-11 08:58:58 -0600

Calls for Trade Embargo Against Mozambique Over Failure to Address PoachingBy Drazen Jorgic NAIROBI (Reuters) - Two armed gangs killed four rhinos for their horns in rural Kenya this week in possibly the worst rhino poaching incident in the country in more than 25 years, the spokesman for Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said on Friday. The poaching on Wednesday night took place at the private Ol Jogi ranch near Nanyuki, about 200 km (120 miles) north of Nairobi. Paul Muya, a spokesman for KWS which has overall responsibility for wildlife in Kenya, told Reuters the rhino bodies were found on two separate sites on the 58,000-acre ranch and the poachers escaped with three of the animals' eight horns. One conservationist said the Ol Jogi raid was the worst poaching incident in Kenya since five white rhinos were killed in one swoop in Meru Park in 1988.


2014-07-11 09:23:20 -0600