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7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: July 31

Street of Majorca Island Spain. (*Shutterstock)
Street of Majorca Island Spain. (*Shutterstock)

And once again, we set off for a quick trip around the world with interesting news that you probably won’t see anywhere else today.  ...




  • World News to the Point: July 31, 2014. (Photos.com)

    World News to the Point: July 30

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  • Malaysia Airlines planes are parked at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Thursday, July 18, 2013. A Malaysia Airlines flight with nearly 300 people aboard crashed over eastern Ukraine near the Russian border on Thursday, the Ukraine government and a regional European aviation official reported, Thursday, and the Interfax news agency said it had been shot down. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

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  • World News to the Point: July 31, 2014. (Photos.com)

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  • US marines marching in France during World War I. (George Grantham Bain Collection/Library of Congress)

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  • In this 2014 photo provided by the Samaritan's Purse aid organization, Dr. Kent Brantly (L) treats an Ebola patient at the Samaritan's Purse Ebola Case Management Center in Monrovia, Liberia. On July 26, 2014, the North Carolina-based aid organization said Brantly tested positive for the disease and was being treated at a hospital in Monrovia. (AP Photo/Samaritan's Purse)

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  • Bahrainis look for the sliver of a new moon that would indicate the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, while standing on the shore of the Persian Gulf in the western village of Karzakan, Bahrain, Saturday, June 28, 2014. Ramadan, for observant Muslims, is a time of fasting, prayer and charitable giving. Bahraini officials announced Ramadan would begin Sunday. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

    Eid Mubarak / Ramadan 2014 Calendar: End of Ramadan Marked with Celebrations

     DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Millions of Muslims across the world celebrated the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday Monday, which marks the... Read more

  • Secretary of State John Kerry (C), joined by Rabbi David Saperstein, nominated to become ambassador at large for international religious freedom at the State Department (L) and Tom Malinowski, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, speaks at the State Department in Washington, Monday, July 28, 2014, during a news conference to announce the 2013 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom. The U.S. says millions of people were forced from their homes because of their religious beliefs last year. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    Millions Displaced by Religious Violence in 2013

    WASHINGTON—Millions of people were forced from their homes because of their religious beliefs last year, the U.S. government said Monday, citing the devastating impact of... Read more

  • Pakistani girls show their hands painted with henna ahead of the Muslims Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan in Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, July 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

    Eid Al Fitr 2015, 2016: Date for End of Ramadan in UAE, UK, Saudi Arabia, Other Countries

    Eid Al Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, is being celebrated on Monday, July 28, 2014. All the same, many are wondering when the... Read more

  • Palestinian Muslims read verses of the Quran, the Muslim holy book, during the early morning prayer, during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in the West Bank refugee camp of Jenin on Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas)

    Ramadan 2015: Projected Dates for Holiday in USA, UAE, Other Parts of World

    Ramadan 2014 is ending on Monday, July 28 and people are wondering when the holiday starts in 2015. The Muslim holiday is projected to begin... Read more

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    World News to the Point: July 28

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  • British infantry Tommys go forward to meet the German advance on the Western Front during the Great War, March 31, 1918, Easter. (AP Photo)

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  • A Pakistani woman browses traditional bangles at a market ahead of the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday, ending the fasting month of Ramadan, in Lahore, Pakistan, on Sunday, July 27, 2014. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

    Eid Al-Fitr 2014: Date for This Year Announced After Shawwal New Moon Sighting

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  • In this Sunday, June 29, 2014 photo, a displaced Iraqi woman and others receive food from an Iraqi charity organization for a sunset meal when Muslims break their fast, on the first day of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, at a camp for displaced Iraqis who fled from Mosul and other towns, in the Khazer area outside Irbil, northern Iraq. The grueling fast, in which observant Muslims abstain from water, food and cigarettes from sunrise to sunset, has been made even harsher for many living in dusty, hot tents. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

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  • Photo shows Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 taking off from Schiphol Airport in Schiphol, the Netherlands, on July 17, 2014. Malaysia Airlines said on July 17 that it had 'lost contact' with one of its passenger planes whose last known position was over eastern Ukraine, amid speculation it had been shot down. 'Malaysia Airlines has lost contact of MH17 from Amsterdam,' the airline, still reeling from the disappearance of flight MH370, said on its Twitter account. The plane was due to travel from Amsterdam on an overnight flight to Kuala Lumpur, and was expected in the Malaysian capital at around 6:00 am on Friday (2200 GMT Thursday). Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the jet crashed over rebel-held eastern Ukraine and may have been shot down. (Fred Neeleman/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Malaysian and Australian officials tasked with investigating missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 are now strained to investigate Flight 17, which crashed in Ukraine last week... Read more


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