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Israel Ready To Expand Gaza Ground Assault

Israel Ready To Expand Gaza Ground Assault

The offensive began on Thursday night with the aim of destroying the weapons arsenal, infrastructure and underground tunnels used by Hamas, Israeli officials claimed. An Israeli soldier and at least 27 Palestinians – including a baby, two children and a 70-year-old woman – have already been killed in the operation, according to Palestinian officials. But […]

Russia ‘Must Reflect’ On Shooting Down Of Plane

Russia ‘Must Reflect’ On Shooting Down Of Plane

Britain has said it is “clear” where responsibility for the shooting down of a packed passenger plane lies, as the US said it cannot rule out Russian involvement in the crash. Peter Wilson, the UK’s representative to the UN, told a Security Council meeting Russia must “reflect carefully on the situation it has created”, adding: […]

Malaysia Airlines Offers Passenger Refunds

Malaysia Airlines Offers Passenger Refunds

Malaysia Airlines is to refund fares for passengers no longer wishing to travel on the carrier, Sky News has confirmed. Previously booked passengers due to fly up to and including July 25 can seek a refund without incurring any penalty. The decision comes amid a wave of concern following the downing of MH17 over eastern […]

Israeli military carries out airstrikes in Syria

Israeli military carries out airstrikes in Syria

JERUSALEM: The Israeli military carried out airstrikes on a number of military targets inside Syria, including the military headquarters, in response to a cross-border attack that left an Israeli teenager dead, authorities said. In a statement early Monday, the military said nine targets were struck and “direct hits were confirmed.” “Yesterday’s attack was an unprovoked […]

Chinese police kill 13 attackers

Chinese police kill 13 attackers

Police in China’s restive western region shot dead 13 assailants who rammed a truck into a police building and set off explosives in an attack that also wounded three officers, state media said. The Tianshan website said in a one-line report that no civilians were hurt in the attack in Kashgar prefecture in Xinjiang’s south […]

At least 20 killed in tribal clashes in Kenya

At least 20 killed in tribal clashes in Kenya

At least 20 people were killed in inter-clan violence in northern Kenya on Sunday, the police said, further destabilising one of Kenya’s most volatile regions. The clashes between the Degodia and Gare communities started in mid-May and has led to more than 40 deaths in Wajir county that borders Somalia, local media reported. The fighting […]

Explosion At Nigeria World Cup Viewing Centre

Explosion At Nigeria World Cup Viewing Centre

At least 21 people have been killed after a suicide bomber targeted football fans at a World Cup screening in northeastern Nigeria. Witnesses described hearing two blasts at a venue where football fans had gathered in Damaturu on Tuesday night to watch the Brazil Mexico match. Hospital workers said many people were critically injured. The […]

Two die in US school shooting

Two die in US school shooting

A student has been shot dead and a suspected gunman has also died in a US high school shooting, police say. Officers said the situation has stabilised after the school was evacuated. The Multnomah County sheriff’s office said there were reports of shots fired about 8 am on Tuesday at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, […]

Floods hit World Cup host city

Floods hit World Cup host city

Floods have driven almost 13,000 people from their homes in the southern Brazilian state of Parana, officials said. The state’s civil defence department said flooding has hit 132 cities, including the state capital of Curitiba, a World Cup host city. It is unclear if the floods have affected Arena da Baixada stadium, which will host […]

Korea ferry crew face hostile crowd

Korea ferry crew face hostile crowd

Fifteen crew members from the sunken South Korean ferry have appeared in court before hostile spectators to enter pleas on charges of negligence and failing to save more than 300 dead or missing passengers. The crew members stood with bowed heads before three Gwangju District Court judges, while families of the victims struggled to contain […]