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LAST_UPDATEFri, 25 Jul 2014 4pm

Honduran Families Deported Back To A Bleak Future

In this Friday, July 18, 2014 photo, deportees Elsa Ramirez, 27, and her two children, Sandra, 8, and Cesar, 5, walk on the tarmac after arriving from the United States, at the airport in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Ramirez fled with her two children the violence that killed her husband and two brothers, fearing she was next. But with the Obama administration's expedited deportation of Central American families, she was flown back to where she started, the heart of Honduras' drug-trafficking country, where she is hiding from her husband's murderers and wondering what's next. Pic: APTOCOA: Elsa Ramirez already had lost two brothers to violence in this remote Caribbean region when co-workers handling clandestine cocaine flights from South America murdered her husband four months ago.

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Condemned Man's US Execution Takes Nearly Two Hours: Official

The Arizona prison complex in Florence, Arizona. Pic: AFPA prisoner being put to death in the US state of Arizona took nearly two hours to die, officials said Wednesday, in the latest controversy over America's lethal injection execution regime.

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U.S. Judge Knocks Down Colorado's Gay Marriage Ban, Stays Ruling

Two men, both wearing signs that read ''he's the groom'', hold hands shortly after midnight after getting a civil union when Colorado's civil union law went into effect in Denver May 1, 2013. Pic: ReutersDENVER: A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that Colorado's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, but temporarily stayed his ruling until the issue is decided by a higher court.

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Rockets Found At UN Gaza School Have Gone Missing

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, left, meets with Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh in the capital, Amman, Jordan, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Ban is in the Middle East to meet regional leaders and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to make the highest-level push to end the war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Pic: APUNITED NATIONS: The U.N. secretary-general on Wednesday said he was "alarmed" to hear that rockets were placed in a U.N.-run school in Gaza and now "have gone missing," and he demanded a full review of such incidents.

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Republican Asks If Flight Ban Is Boycott Of Israel

This April 30, 2014 file photo shows Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cruz, a potential Republican presidential contender in 2016 is questioning whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid fighting between Israel and Hamas. Pic: APWASHINGTON: A potential Republican presidential contender in 2016 on Wednesday questioned whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid fighting between Israel and Hamas.

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Thousands Of Pro-Gaza Protesters March Through Paris

Pro-Palestinian protesters carry a fake body bag during a demonstration against violence in the Gaza strip, which had been banned by police, in Paris, July 24, 2014. Pic: ReutersPARIS: Several thousands held a fresh protest in Paris yesterday against the Israeli offensive in Gaza amid tight security days after similar rallies descended into violence and looting.

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MH17: Grim Task Of Identifying Bodies Begins

The process to identify the first 40 victims of flight MH17 began almost immediately after they were brought to the army base in Hilversum. Pic: NST/Farrah Naz KarimHILVERSUM: THE process to identify the first 40 victims of flight MH17 began almost immediately after they were brought to the army base in Hilversum.

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Casualty Numbers Raise Questions About Gaza War

A Palestinian youth carries blankets donated to the United Nations school where hundreds of families sought refuge after fleeing their homes due to heavy Israeli missile strikes in Gaza City, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have fled their homes and are staying in 77 UN shelters, according to UNRWA, the U.N. refugee agency for Palestinians. The number of people who have been forced to seek shelter has increased nearly six-fold since the start of Israel's ground operation. Pic: APGAZA CITY:  Shopkeepers say they were sitting outside their shuttered businesses Wednesday, catching a break from being cooped up during wartime, when an Israeli missile struck a nearby mosque, killing a truck driver and wounding 45 people.

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Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: Victims’ Bodies Arrive In The Netherlands

Netherlands ceremony for the dead of MH17The bodies of the first victims of the Malaysian Airlines MH17 tragedy have been returned to the Netherlands, honoured by a moment of silence, and Dutch soldiers, dignitaries and grieving family members.

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Heatstroke Kills Three In Japan, Thousands Hospitalised

People enjoy bathing in a crowded swimming pool at Toshimaen amusement park in Tokyo on July 28, 2013. — AFP picTOKYO— Sweltering temperatures across Japan have left at least three people dead and 3,000 others taken to hospital with heatstroke in the course of a week, officials said today.

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