While the U.S. and Iran eye each other warily in the waters off Iran, American sailors have again reached out to help Iranians who are in trouble. In January, U.S. Navy personnel freed 13 Iranians from Somali pirates.
Oscar Pistorius, who made history last weekend when he became the first amputee to run in an Olympic race, saw his London 2012 experience come to an abrupt end Thursday — before an appeal put his South African 4x400m relay team back in business.
At the London Summer Olympics, it's one star-studded 200 meter race down, one to go. American Allyson Felix won the women's 200 Wednesday night, and was part of a U.S. track and field medal-winning binge. On Thursday, Jamiaca's Usain Bolt will run in the men's 200, and the decathlon champ will be decided.
Two big gold medal matches of the Olympics are set Thursday in London, and both involve American women's teams. In water polo, the U.S. women seek to end 12 years of frustration with their first gold medal. And in soccer, the Americans have a chance at redemption. They play Japan which beat them in the World Cup final last year.
Israel is welcoming Egypt's military efforts to stamp out Islamist militants in the Sinai following a deadly border attack. But calls in Egypt to modify the military provisions of the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty — to strengthen its security in the Sinai — has led to concern in Israel.
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