The Brief

Israeli security forces arrest a Palestinian (C) during clashes following traditional Friday prayers near the Old City in East Jerusalem, Israel on July 25, 2014.
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Violence Erupts in West Bank

At least five Palestinians were reported killed on Thursday night and another 200 injured after Israeli security forces cracked down on an estimated 10,000 protesters who were "rioting violently.” Palestinian leaders called for the observance of a "day of anger"

A firefighter and an armed man look at the remains and the corpses of passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that was shot down over eastern Ukraine, July 17, 2014.

Experts Study MH17 Photos

Analysis of photographs from the scene where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came down, showing debris and victims' bodies, finds a minority view

U.S. President Obama greets U.S. Vice President Biden before signing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act at the White House in Washington

Don't 'Discount' Impeachment

Obama counselor Dan Pfeiffer said that efforts by House Republicans to sue President Obama could eventually lead to impeachment proceedings

Pope Francis Visits Molise

Report: Pope Francis to Visit Philadelphia in 2015

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput is reported as saying the pontiff has accepted his invitation to attend the World Meeting of Families in September 2015 and that Vatican spokesman Frederico Lombardi said the pope has expressed "his willingness to participate"

Members of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) put on protective gear at the isolation ward of the Donka Hospital in Conakry, Guinea on July 23, 2014.

Officials Say Ebola Virus Is Suspected in Nigeria

Nigeria's health ministry announced that the virus responsible for hundreds of deaths across West Africa may have hit the continent's most populous city, Lagos, and that officials are testing a Liberian man after he collapsed at an airport and displayed symptoms

Border Patrol agents process a group of migrants from Honduras and Guatemala, mostly women and children, found walking near the Rio Grande near McAllen, Texas, June 18.

Obama Mulling Refugee Status for Honduran Migrants

The Obama administration is reportedly considering granting refugee status to young Hondurans in a bid to stem the tide of unaccompanied Central American children flooding over the Mexico border, a move officials believe could be done by executive action

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France Confirms No Survivors in Air Algérie Crash

President François Hollande said the 'disintegrated' wreckage of AH5017, which had been traveling from Ouagadougou to Algiers before contact cut out Thursday, was found in Mali but that none of the 116 thought to be aboard survived

Paramount Studios Presentation - Comic-Con International 2014

McConaughey, Nolan Make Surprise Comic-Con Cameo

They debuted a trailer for Interstellar, which the True Detective actor called "the most ambitious film that Christopher Nolan has ever directed" — which is saying something for the man who envisioned Inception and the Dark Knight trilogy

Russia's President Vladimir Putin talks to reporters during a meeting in Brasilia

MH17 Coverage Shows Kremlin Grip on Public Opinion

Most Russians get their information about global events from television, much of which is controlled or influenced by the state, rather than the Internet and the conspiracy theories that have resulted are as varied as they are bizarre

Dakota Johnson at the Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 Chanel show at Grand Palais on July 8, 2014 in Paris.

Fifty Shades Star Hopes Her Parents Don't See It

While presenting the trailer for the Beyoncé-approved adaptation of E.L. James' wildly popular erotic novel on the Today show on Thursday, Dakota Johnson told co-host Savannah Guthrie that she doesn't want her mom and dad to check out her acting talents

Teen Pilot Crash Haris Suleman

17-Year-Old Pilot Haris Suleman’s Tragic Quest

Friends say the teenage pilot who died in a plane crash on Tuesday, while attempting to circumnavigate the world in 30 days, was less intent on breaking a world record than he was in "raising awareness about impoverished children" in his father's home country of Pakistan


Amazon Posts Big Losses Despite Higher Sales

The tech giant's shares tumbled more than 6% in after-hours trading after it reported losing 27 cents per share on revenue of $19.34 billion, well above Wall Street's expectations of a loss of 15 cents per share and amounting to a net loss of $126 million