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Gaza conflict: Hamas vows no IsraelBBC NewsGaza conflict: Hamas vows no Israel ceasefireBBC NewsA reclusive Hamas commander has rejected suggestions the Palestinian militants are ready for a ceasefire with Israel to end violence in Gaza. In an audio recording, Mohammad Deif, commander of Hamas' military wing, said his soldiers were "eager for ...Israelis support Netanyahu and Gaza war, despite rising deaths on both sidesWashington PostIsrael strikes symbols of Hamas' control in Gaza, shuts down power plantFox NewsAmericans still support Israel, but views vary by age and race, poll findsChristian Science -Wall Street Journal -Chron.comall 12,302 news articles »
Posted on 29 July 2014 | 4:29 pm
Obama joins EU in announcing expandedFox NewsObama joins EU in announcing expanded economic sanctions against RussiaFox NewsPresident Obama on Tuesday announced expanded U.S. sanctions on Russia, joining the European Union in a coordinated effort to use Russia's economy as leverage to compel Moscow to stop fueling the deadly conflict in Ukraine. "Russia is once again ...Europe Gets Serious in Latest Round of Russia SanctionsBusinessweekThe Putin Test for Obama in UkraineWall Street JournalUPDATE 1-US expands economic sanctions on Russia over UkraineReutersABC Online -The Australian -RTall 2,164 news articles »
Posted on 29 July 2014 | 4:19 pm
UPDATE 3-In rare move, Canada accusesCTV NewsUPDATE 3-In rare move, Canada accuses Chinese of trying to hack govt networkReuters(Adds Chinese reaction, paragraphs 4, 10-11; background). By David Ljunggren. OTTAWA, July 29 (Reuters) - Canada on Tuesday took the unusual step of singling out Chinese hackers for attacking a key computer network and lodged a protest with Beijing, ...Canadian government says Chinese hackers infiltrated top research and ...Fox NewsCanada Pushes China on Cyber-Attack After Research BreachBloombergCanada accuses China of hacking government networkABC OnlineBusinessweek -Westerly News -Ottawa Citizenall 141 news articles »
Posted on 29 July 2014 | 4:15 pm
'Not all nurses keen to return from Libya' -Toronto Star'Not all nurses keen to return from Libya'Times of IndiaTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With the war in Libya intensifying, scores of nurses from Kerala have called Non-Resident Keralite Affairs (Norka) office here seeking evacuation from the conflict zone. According to sources in the ministry of external affairs, around ...A Look at Libya's Most Active Armed GroupsVoice of AmericaCanadian Embassy in Libya suspends operationsCBC.caLibya says its oilfields are safe from the fightingReutersThe Daily Star -Sky News Australia -Reuters Africaall 953 news articles »
Posted on 29 July 2014 | 3:49 pm
Xi Jinping takes risky path in disposal ofSydney Morning HeraldXi Jinping takes risky path in disposal of 'tiger' Zhou YongkangFinancial TimesEver since China's new leader Xi Jinping launched his anti-corruption drive 20 months ago, most observers have been wondering how far and high would he go. Now we have the answer. On Tuesday, the Chinese Communist party announced that Zhou ...Xi Jinping's anticorruption in China drive snares a tiger (+video)Christian Science MonitorChina investigates former security chief for graftHindustan TimesWhy China's investigation of Zhou Yongkang is such a big dealWashington Post (blog) -TODAYonline -South China Morning Post (subscription)all 279 news articles »
Posted on 29 July 2014 | 2:59 pm


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Twitter 2Q results soar, stock flies highNEW YORK (AP) — The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter.
Posted on 29 July 2014 | 8:35 pm
Islamists seize key Benghazi army base asIslamist groups seized the headquarters of the Libyan army's special forces in Libya's second city Benghazi after days of fighting, as a huge blaze raged at a fuel depot near the capital's airport. Intense fighting in Benghazi for the past week has claimed about 60 lives since Saturday, medical officials in the city said. "Special forces under the command of (Colonel) Wanis Abu Khamada withdrew after several attacks," said the army official after the biggest loss yet for the armed forces in its fight against the country's powerful militias. The special forces are one of the units of Libya's regular armed forces that support rogue Libyan general Khalifa Haftar but have not placed themselves under his command.
Posted on 29 July 2014 | 8:33 pm
Vin Scully to return for 66th season in LALOS ANGELES (AP) — Vin Scully is staying in the booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Posted on 29 July 2014 | 8:28 pm
Broken water main that flooded UCLA is shutLOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say a broken water pipe that flooded parts of the UCLA campus has been shut off after releasing millions of gallons of water.
Posted on 29 July 2014 | 8:17 pm
Asia stocks rise on earnings, await USTOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks rose Wednesday ahead of U.S. economic data and as cheery earnings from major Japanese companies such as Honda Motor Co. countered a lower close on Wall Street.
Posted on 29 July 2014 | 8:09 pm


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Israelis support Netanyahu and Gaza war,JERUSALEM — The airwaves are filled with images of death and destruction in the Gaza Strip. President Obama is pressing for an immediate cease-fire. More than 50 Israeli soldiers have been killed. But at home, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is riding ...
Posted on 29 July 2014 | 1:12 pm
Arming America's teachersCOLUMBIA, Mo. --When the school year begins, more teachers will be armed. Since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School more than a year and a half ago, nine states passed laws allowing teachers to have firearms in school. It may look like target ...
Posted on 29 July 2014 | 1:08 pm
Giancarlo Stanton, Henderson Alvarez helpThe Marlins have said throughout their recent red-hot run that they’re going to need more than the usual suspects to carry them if they’re going to make a serious playoff push. On Tuesday night, though, it was still pretty nice to have a pair of those ...
Posted on 29 July 2014 | 1:01 pm
How a Tornado Helped Bust a TennesseeA tornado that swept through a Tennessee town damaged homes and threw Jerrod Christian's belongings onto lawns - many of which had been reported stolen by his neighbors, police told ABC News. Since the tornado hit the town of Kingsport on Sunday, Christian ...
Posted on 29 July 2014 | 12:59 pm
'Guardians' protects its emotional core amidSURREY, England — If it's true that you always hurt the one you love, then Chris Pratt and Michael Rooker are telling one great, bruising love story. On this day of filming the Marvel Studios movie Guardians of the Galaxy (in theaters Friday) at ...
Posted on 29 July 2014 | 12:52 pm


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21 Palestinians killed as Israel pounds GazaGAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli fire killed at least 21 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip early on Wednesday as the Jewish state said it targeted Islamist militants at dozens of sites across the coastal enclave, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised ceasefire proposal.
Posted on 29 July 2014 | 6:20 pm
Israel intensifies Gaza assault, EgyptiansGAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel knocked out Gaza's only power plant and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets on Tuesday, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal for halting its war with Islamist guerrillas in the enclave. Israel's Channel Two TV said progress was being made on such a deal in Cairo, where a Palestinian delegation is expected later on Tuesday, although the station retracted an earlier report that a truce had already been provisionally agreed.
Posted on 29 July 2014 | 4:51 pm
Twitter assuages growth concerns for now asSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc halted a slowdown in user-growth in the second quarter with the help of product tweaks and services built around the summer's World Cup, assuaging concerns for now that the online messaging service had peaked.
Posted on 29 July 2014 | 3:46 pm
U.S. judge says cannot seize Kurdish crudeHOUSTON (Reuters) - A high-stakes dispute over a tanker carrying $100 million in Iraqi Kurdish crude took a surprising turn on Tuesday when a U.S. judge said she lacked jurisdiction given the ship's distance from the Texas shore and urged that the case be settled in Iraq.
Posted on 29 July 2014 | 3:36 pm
Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor dies fromFREETOWN (Reuters) - The doctor leading Sierra Leone's fight against the worst Ebola outbreak on record died from the virus on Tuesday, the country's chief medical officer said.
Posted on 29 July 2014 | 3:02 pm


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British Gas owner posts huge profitsBritish Gas' owner has increased profits at its residential arm by 23 per cent in a move fanning flames of anger over recent price hikes.Related StoriesCentrica criticised over profitsBatman shootings: Amateur video of audience fleeingJamie Heaton's parents visit Shaw explosion siteBo's wife charged with murder of British businessmanRelated StoriesFirst outing for fastest cubs on landMariem Alaoui Selsouli suspendedHSBC dealt record fine over drug-money launderingPolice numbers drop to lowest level in 9 yearsKiller whale drags trainer underwater at SeaWorld, San Diego
Posted on 26 July 2012 | 6:12 am
Warsi cleared of expenses fiddleThe Conservative Party says its co-chairman Baroness Warsi has been cleared of allegations she wrongly claimed Parliamentary expenses.Related StoriesDavid Cameron heckled at Olympic eventMost over-the-top PMQs question ever?Cameron: 'We have to deal with banking culture'David Cameron confronted by angry Yorkshire residentRelated StoriesDavid Beckham surprises Team GB fans in photo boothAll children to be given flu vaccineOlympics 'sabotage' strike called offWitnesses describe horror at Tate Modern death plungePolice numbers drop to lowest level in 9 years
Posted on 26 July 2012 | 6:12 am
Bo's wife charged with murder of BritishThe wife of scandal-hit Chinese politician Bo Xilai is to be prosecuted for the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood.Related StoriesNorth Korean soldiers dance to celebrate Kim's promotionBNP members to be 'banned' from ChurchWarsi cleared of expenses fiddleWedding party's cars plunge into river as bridge collapsesRelated StoriesChina shows off elite Harbin Z-9 helicopterAdorable white lion cubs born in MexicoBreathtaking volcano eruption in JapanSenior Syrian diplomats defectKiller whale drags trainer underwater at SeaWorld, San Diego
Posted on 26 July 2012 | 4:49 am
Olympics kicks off with flag gaffeOlympic organisers LOCOG have been forced to apologise to the North Korean women's football team, after the South Korean flag was displayed before their first match.Related StoriesDavid Beckham: 'I have a small role in opening ceremony'London 2012 kicks off with footballOlympics 'sabotage' strike called offMariem Alaoui Selsouli suspendedTall ships sail to the Thames for the Olympics
Posted on 26 July 2012 | 4:11 am
Police numbers drop to lowest level in 9The number of police officers in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest level in nine years, figures showed today.Related StoriesEngland and Wales are ageing faster than ever beforeBNP members to be 'banned' from ChurchWarsi cleared of expenses fiddleWitnesses describe horror at Tate Modern death plungeRelated StoriesBritish Gas owner posts huge profitsHSBC dealt record fine over drug-money launderingWitnesses describe horror at Tate Modern death plungeKiller whale drags trainer underwater at SeaWorld, San DiegoWarsi cleared of expenses fiddle
Posted on 26 July 2012 | 4:03 am