France offers asylum to Iraqi Christians

An Iraqi security officer, stands guard outside the Church of the Virgin Mary in the northern town of Bartala, east of the northern city of Mosul on June 15, 2012Al Qaeda in N. Iraq warns Christians to convert, pay religious tax or die.


Gaza fighting lull as truce pressure builds

An Israeli army Merkava tank rolls along the border between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on July 28, 2014Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr helps provide break as UN, US urge "immediate ceasefire."


2 hurt when cable on 'Skyhawk' ride in Ohio snaps

FILE - This Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 file photo shows Windseeker, Knottís Berry Farm newest ride, holding 64 riders in 32 suspended twin seats, in Buena Park, Calif. Once a regional amusement park chain, Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. has become an industry giant. It brought in 23.5 million visitors last year to its amusement and water parks, including Cedar Point and Kings Island in Ohio and Knott's Berry Farm near Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Mark Rightmire, File) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUTSANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio amusement park ride that swings riders as high as 125 feet has been closed indefinitely after a cable snapped, injuring two visitors.


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