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Insurgents vow to cease fire in Ukraine

Posted: June 24, 2014 at 3:54 a.m.

DONETSK, Ukraine -- Insurgents promised Monday to honor a cease-fire declared by the Ukrainian president and to engage in more talks to help resolve the conflict that has left hundreds dead in eastern Ukraine.

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Friends and relatives of Mohammed Krakra, an Israeli Arab teen, gather around the grave site during his funeral at the northern Israeli Arab village of Arabeh, Israel, Monday, June 23, 2014. Israeli warplanes bombed the Syrian military headquarters and a number of other targets inside Syria, the Israeli military said Monday, in a blistering response to a cross-border attack that killed Krakra the previous day. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

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Journalists in Egypt sent to prison

Lawyers attend the sentencing hearing for journalists working for Al-Jazeera in a courtroom in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, June 23, 2014. An Egyptian court on Monday convicted three journalists from Al-Jazeera English and sentenced them to seven years in prison each on terrorism-related charges, bringing widespread criticism that the verdict was a blow to freedom of expression. The three, Australian Peter Greste, Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian Baher Mohammed, have been detained since December charged with supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, which has been declared a terrorist organization, and of fabricating footage to undermine Egypt's national security and make it appear the country was facing civil war.  (AP Photo/Heba Elkholy Newspaper)    EGYPT OUT

CAIRO -- An Egyptian court on Monday convicted three Al-Jazeera journalists and sentenced them to seven years ... Read »