International

(Gaza) -- A renewed truce between Israel and Hamas appears to be holding today despite a shaky start. Both sides agreed to extend the truce for five days yesterday during negotiations mediated by Egypt. The truce got off to a rough start when Hamas reportedly fired eight rockets...
(Undated) -- There's an agreement in place to extend a Gaza truce. A Palestinian official says Israel and Palestinian factions have agreed to extend the ceasefire for five days. There was little evidence of a truce as Israel's military said at least five rockets were fired from...
(Washington, DC) -- Military troops and members of U-S-A-I-D are being deployed on Iraq's Mt. Sinjar. Earlier today the State Department said the troops are there to focus on a humanitarian mission and are not there in a combat role. The troops are accessing ways at rescuing...
(Undated) -- A Palestinian delegation says it has agreed to extend the humanitarian truce in Gaza for another 72 hours. The head of the delegation tells CNN the truce is being extended another five days. This comes despite reports of rockets being fired into southern Israel two...
(Washington, DC) -- The U.S. maintains the 130 extra troops being sent to Iraq are there for humanitarian reasons. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said during her Wednesday briefing that no decisions have been made on how to rescue the Iraqis that are trapped on Mt...
(Undated) -- The latest Gaza ceasefire appears to be over with no sign of a breakthrough at the bargaining table. Already, rocket sirens have been reported in southern Israeli this afternoon with at least one rocket fired from Gaza having been intercepted. This, just hours...
(Denpasar, Bali) -- Two Americans are in jail, suspected of murder on the Indonesian resort island of Bali. Authorities say the battered body of American tourist Sheila von Wiese Mack was found yesterday, stuffed in a suitcase at a five-star hotel. Today, they arrested Mack's...
(Havana) -- Today is Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro's 88th birthday. Two days of celebrations began Tuesday in Havana. The opening of an exhibit of photos of the leader of the 1959 revolution kicked off commemorations that include civic, cultural and athletic events...
(Undated) -- Edward Snowden says he'd "volunteer for prison" if it meant returning to the U.S. The NSA leaker and international fugitive tells "Wired" magazine he told the government he was willing to do time, "as long as it served the right purpose." The magazine cover features...