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Sri Lankan Asylum Seekers Fly to Australia -NEWS.com.auSri Lankan Asylum Seekers Fly to AustraliaABC NewsMore than 150 Sri Lankan asylum seekers who languished on an Australian customs vessel for weeks have been temporarily brought to a detention center on Australia's mainland where their identities will be determined by Indian officials, a government ...Asylum-seekers kept on Australian Customs ship to seek compensationThe Australian157 Tamil asylum seekers are not 'economic migrants' and their lawyer says they ...Daily MailGroup of 157 Tamil asylum seekers denied access to lawyersBrisbane TimesThe News International -Reuters -ABC Onlineall 309 news articles »
Posted on 28 July 2014 | 12:32 am
UN council calls for immediate GazaIrish IndependentUN council calls for immediate Gaza cease-fireUSA TODAYGAZA CITY — The United Nations Security Council called for an immediate cease-fire at an emergency meeting Monday night, intensifying international efforts to reach a truce between Israel and Palestinian militants. The Security Council called for "an ...Secret Tunnels Under Israel Reveal Intricate Threat From GazaBloombergIn Israel-Hamas fighting, a sudden lullCBS NewsIsrael-Gaza conflict: Obama and Pope call for peace as child death toll risesTelegraph.co.ukJerusalem Post -Haaretz -Irish Timesall 6,763 news articles »
Posted on 28 July 2014 | 12:27 am
Fears over spread of Ebola as more tragedieseuronewsFears over spread of Ebola as more tragedies emergeeuronewsAs the death tolls rises in West Africa, and Nigeria confirmed its first case, more tales of human tragedy are emerging. Ebola has killed some 660 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since it was first diagnosed in February. Those treating victims can be ...Liberia doctor dies of Ebola, two Americans infectedMarketWatchEbola outbreak: Most border crossings to close in LiberiaBBC NewsAmericans Infected in Ebola OutbreakDaily BeastAllAfrica.com -News24 -Dallas Morning Newsall 1,406 news articles »
Posted on 28 July 2014 | 12:13 am
Canadian embassy in Libya still operationalFox NewsCanadian embassy in Libya still operational despite violenceThe Globe and MailCanadian diplomatic staff in Tripoli have taken the precaution of working out of an undisclosed location, as Libya faces increasingly intense intermilitia violence that this weekend cost dozens of civilian lives and prompted the U.S. to temporarily shutter its ...Tanker catches fire amid clashes in Libyan capitalMiamiHerald.comStill Torn by Factional Fighting, Post-Revolt Libya Is Coming UndoneNew York TimesClashes kill dozens in LibyaPhilly.comReuters Africa -RIA Novostiall 79 news articles »
Posted on 28 July 2014 | 12:00 am
MH17: After violence in the area, unarmedTelegraph.co.ukMH17: After violence in the area, unarmed team of police to attempt to reach ...Telegraph.co.ukA team of Dutch and Australian police will attempt to reach the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 again, a senior Australian official said, although he warned the situation was volatile. An unarmed team of Dutch and Australian officers was forced to ...Unarmed Australian police to help Dutch-led force secure Malaysian jet crash siteFox NewsFighting too intense for MH17 visit: AFPHerald SunAustralian police to renew bid to access Ukraine crash siteReuters UKNational Post -BBC Newsall 1,407 news articles »
Posted on 27 July 2014 | 11:46 pm
Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar for $8.5(Reuters) - Discount store chain Dollar Tree Inc offered to buy rival Family Dollar Stores Inc for about $8.5 billion, in a deal the companies said would create North America's leading discount retailer. Dollar Tree's offer of $74.50 per share in cash and stock represents a premium of about 23 percent over Family Dollar's close of $60.66 on Friday. Family Dollar had about 114 million shares outstanding as of July 5. Shares of Family Dollar, which has been under pressure from activist investor Carl Icahn to sell itself, rose about 21 percent to $74.00 in premarket trading on Monday. ...
Posted on 28 July 2014 | 4:08 am
Gaza residents see no joy in Muslim EidBy Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - One of the most joyous days in the Muslim calendar, the holiday of Eid al-Fitr was marked on Monday by tears and sorrow in the Gaza Strip, left battered by three weeks of merciless fighting between Israel and Hamas Islamists. Marking the end of the holy Ramadan month of fasting, Eid is normally a time of feasts and fun, presents and parties, even in this impoverished and isolated Palestinian coastal enclave. "How should a mother feel when she opens her eyes on the day of Eid and does not see her son next to her?" said Abir Shammaly, whose son was killed during heavy Israeli shelling of the Shejaia district in east Gaza last week. Why did they do this to us?" said Shammaly, who also lost her house in the bombardment of Shejaia that Israel says was a Hamas stronghold.
Posted on 28 July 2014 | 4:08 am
Downing of flight MH17 'may amount to a warThe downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 "may amount to a war crime", the UN said Monday, adding that fighting in east Ukraine has claimed over 1,100 lives with both government and rebel forces using heavy weaponry in built-up areas. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay condemned the "horrendous shooting down" of the Malaysian passenger jet in rebel-held territory that killed all 298 people on board, and demanded a "thorough, effective, independent and impartial investigation". "This violation of international law, given the prevailing circumstances, may amount to a war crime," she said in a statement. "Every effort will be made to ensure that anyone committing serious violations of international law including war crimes will be brought to justice, no matter who they are," Pillay said.
Posted on 28 July 2014 | 4:06 am
Israeli strikes on Gaza, rocket fire, breakJERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli jets struck three sites in Gaza on Monday after a rocket was launched at Israel, the military said, disrupting a relative lull in the war-torn territory at the start of a major Muslim holiday.
Posted on 28 July 2014 | 4:04 am
Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5NEW YORK (AP) — Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion.
Posted on 28 July 2014 | 4:00 am
For S&P, Strategists' Forecasts Fall ShortA handful of strategists have raised their targets, but they are largely remaining cautious. As a group, the strategists tracked by Birinyi now expect a 7.4% yearly rise in the S&P 500 to 1986, from 1848.36 at the end of 2013. With the index closing Friday ...
Posted on 27 July 2014 | 8:50 pm
Dollar Tree Agrees to Buy Family Dollar forDollar Tree Inc. (DLTR:US) agreed to buy rival discount retailer Family Dollar Stores Inc. for $74.50 a share, giving the target an enterprise value of about $9.2 billion. Dollar Tree is offering $59.60 in cash and $14.90 in stock per share, the Chesapeake ...
Posted on 27 July 2014 | 8:49 pm
Trial in salmonella outbreak set to begin inJury selection starts Monday in federal court in Albany in the trial of former Peanut Company of America owner Stewart Parnell; his brother and food broker, Michael Parnell; and the peanut plant's quality control manager, Mary Wilkerson. The Parnell ...
Posted on 27 July 2014 | 8:49 pm
This Is What Tech’s Ugly Gender ProblemShortly after Kathryn Tucker started Red Rover, an app that showcases local events for kids, she pitched the idea to an angel investor at a New York tech event. But it didn’t go over well. When she finished her pitch, the investor said he didn’t invest ...
Posted on 27 July 2014 | 8:46 pm
UK's FTSE propped up by rally in ReckittLONDON (Reuters) - Britain's top equity index crept higher on Monday, supported by solid results at consumer goods company Reckitt Benckiser (RB.L) which offset a slump at Aberdeen Asset Management (ADN.L). The blue-chip FTSE 100 index (.FTSE) was up by 0 ...
Posted on 27 July 2014 | 8:44 pm
City Room: New York Today: Happy EidWhat you need to know for Monday: A Muslim holy festival, possible showers, and authors explore morbid anatomy.
Posted on 28 July 2014 | 3:08 am
Downing of Malaysian Plane May Be a ‘WarThe assessment came as United Nations monitors said that more than 1,100 people had been killed in “extremely alarming” fighting in eastern Ukraine since mid-April.
Posted on 28 July 2014 | 2:16 am
Despite Gains, Hamas Sees a Fight for ItsHamas appears ready to push ahead with fighting because of its fractured leadership, redrawn regional alliances and a sense that this struggle is for its very future.
Posted on 28 July 2014 | 2:02 am
Yukos Shareholders Awarded About $50 BillionThe owners of the defunct Russian oil company were seeking $100 billion in damages after the authorities jailed its founder and sold his main asset.
Posted on 28 July 2014 | 1:47 am
Sharks in Cape Cod Town Draw Tourists,When sharks started cropping up in Chatham, Mass., a few years ago, the town leaders at first feared they would flatline the robust tourist economy. Instead, local merchants and hoteliers embraced their arrival.
Posted on 27 July 2014 | 9:29 pm