Is US-Israel crisis a speed bump or sign of a long-term conflict?

President Barack Obama meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.  (photo credit: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Barack Obama meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (photo credit: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

 

Despite tensions, top lawmakers say relationship base on ‘shared values,’ not personalities of Obama and Netanyahu

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Ebola crisis: Liberia and Sierra Leone blockades go up

A Liberian woman weeps over the death of a relative from Ebola on the outskirts of Monrovia (6 August 2014)

A Liberian woman weeps over the death of a relative from Ebola on the outskirts of Monrovia                            (6 August 2014).

Liberian soldiers have set up a blockade stopping people from western regions affected by the Ebola outbreak from entering the capital, Monrovia.

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India floods strand thousands; more than 100 dead

India Floods

A view of the Hindu holy town of Kedarnath from a helicopter after a flood, in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, India, Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Monsoon torrential rains have cause havoc in northern India leading to flash floods, cloudbursts and landslides as the death toll continues to climb and more than 1,000 pilgrims bound for Himalayan shrines remain stranded. (AP Photo)

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Days after floods killed more than 100 people — possibly many Rakesh Sharma, a state official, said the death toll could be much higher, running into thousands, but the exact number would be known only after a survey of the entire region.

A joint army and air force operation has so far evacuated nearly 14,000 people stranded in the area but nearly 61,000 people remained cut off, officials said.

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