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By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Yasmine Saleh GAZA/CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt called on Israel and the Palestinians on Saturday to halt fire and resume peace talks, but violence continued unabated with Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip and Hamas militants firing rockets at the Jewish state. A senior Egyptian diplomat said Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas had informed Sisi that Hamas was prepared to come to Cairo for further talks, but Hamas did not immediately confirm the report. Israel also had no immediate comment.
BEIJING (AP) â Chinese authorities on Saturday blocked an annual independent film festival from opening, seized documents and films from its organizers' office and hauled away two event officials. The move against a rare venue where films critical of the government could be screened is seen as a sign that Beijing is stepping up its already tight ideological controls.
World championship leader Nico Rosberg turned the screw to gain another advantage over his rival and Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton on Saturday when he secured his fourth straight pole for Sundayâs Belgian Grand Prix. On a day of capricious and treacherous conditions at the majestic 7.004km Spa-Francorchamps circuit in the Ardennes forest, the 29-year-old German produced a meticulous performance that delivered an error-free and fastest lap to claim his seventh pole this year and the 11th of his career. He clocked a best lap of two minutes and 5.698 seconds to outpace Hamilton by two-tenths of a second. Behind the two Mercedes, defending four time champion Sebastian Vettel was third fastest for Red Bull ahead of two-time former champion Fernando Alonso of Ferrari and fifth placed Daniel Ricciardo, winner in Hungary a month ago, in the second Red Bull.
Iceland on Saturday raised its aviation alert for the restless Bardarbunga volcano to red, indicating that some type of an eruption was either imminent or in progress. Thousands of small earthquakes have ...
RAYMONDVILLE, Texas (AP) â On land once used to grow watermelons and grain, 8-foot tall marijuana plants swayed under a canopy of mesquite. White pipes and a pump diverted water from a canal, delivered to the 60-foot long rows by carefully excavated trenches.
This year's event will pay special tribute to veterans of the Vietnam War, but all veterans and civilians are welcome. The event will take place at Cheel Arena, Potsdam from noon until 4:30pm, with several activities including a Vietnam Veterans Recognition Ceremony at noon, special performances by the Max Ryder Band, The Lime Hollow Boys and Ten Cent Green and a Veterans Services Fair. Free refreshments will be served throughout the event. Guests are encouraged to pre-register at northcountryvetrans.com
Come celebrate the men and women who have served and continue to serve our country!
The 48th Annual St. Lawrence Co. Rock & Mineral Show, free to the public, will be held at the Madrid Community Center. Friday night at dusk will be the children's flourescent mineral hunt (lights supplied). Large indoor/outdoor show with vendors selling jewelry, minerals, crystals and fossils. Free mineral kits for kids and wire wrapping lessons. Hours for Saturday, Aug. 23 are 9am to 4:30pm and Sunday, Aug. 24 from 9am to 3pm.
Campfire Cooking every Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Robert Moses State Park Nature Center, 19 Robinson Bay Rd. in Massena ( 764-5630). Join the Friends staff for tasty treats that you can cook right over the open fire while enjoying the great outdoors and the beautiful summer weather. These events are for all ages including storytelling and fun activities. This is a free event with all materials provided.
Aug. 1- Campfire Eclairs
Aug. 8 - Campfire Cobbler
Aug. 15- Campfire Pizza
Aug 22- Pineapple Upside-down Cake (& Twilight Hike)
Aug 29- Gourmet S'Mores
On August 22nd, join the Friends staff for a guided Twilight Hike through the trails as the Pineapple Upside-Down Cake cooks over the open fire.
The band Panache Quartet will hold an afternoon workshop at the TAUNY Center in Canton and play an evening concert at the Edwards Opera House. Bringing together varied traditional styles with great skill, energy and creativity, Panache plays true roots music with a contemporary twist. The workshop is from 2-4 at TAUNY,with a cost of $40/$35 for TAUNY Friends. Pre-registration is required. Contact TAUNY at www.TAUNY.org or by calling 315-386-4289.The performance at Edwards Opera House is a 7pm .Don Woodcock and friends will play an opening set. Tickets are $20 at the door.
Goldman said it would repurchase the securities sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over the 2005-2007 period.
The bank is one of only four institutions still being pursued by the FHFA, which sued 18 institutions in 2011, the FT reports.
Raj Mahal left Wall Street for stand-up comedy. He doesn't miss being on BlackBerry 24/7 but here are 7 things he really misses about Wall Street.
The Fed should wait to make sure the economy is on track, said Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Dennis Lockhart.