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  1. News - World - UKRAINE

    Ukrainian troops advance on flight MH17 crash site amid fight with rebels

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 11:26pm by Reuters

    ... discuss access with Ukrainian authorities. "We'll be seeking assurances that any military action doesn't compromise our humanitarian mission," Bishop said.   ...

  2. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    US pushes for Gaza truce as death toll tops 700

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:39am by Reuters in Gaza and Jerusalem

    ... on Wednesday a humanitarian truce may go into effect by the weekend, in time for the Eid ul-Fitr festival, Islam’s biggest annual celebration that follows the fasting month of Ramadan. However, another ... humanitarian truce under which fighting would cease immediately but negotiations for terms for an extended deal would begin only in several days’ time. Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal, speaking in Qatar, ...

  3. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel declares Gaza ceasefire over as 50 Palestinians die in renewed shelling

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 09:54am by Reuters and AFP

    ... from his office said the Israeli leader spoke by telephone with Kerry and told him “the Palestinians had blatantly breached the humanitarian ceasefire and attacked our soldiers”. “Hamas ...

  4. News - World - DISEASE

    Fears raised of Ebola outbreak spreading to other countries

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 09:08pm by AFP

    ... funding to €3.9 million. "The level of contamination on the ground is extremely worrying and we need to scale up our action before many more lives are lost," said EU Humanitarian Aid ...

  5. News - World - GAZA

    Carnage at UN school as Israeli tanks pound Gaza refugee camp

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 06:06pm by Reuters

    ... infrastructure and UN facilities have come under fire. “Everything must be done to prevent civilian victims and to uphold humanitarian law,” he said. “I urge both sides to agree to an immediate ceasefire ...

  6. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Kim thumbs nose at Seoul as photos show him directing rocket fire near DMZ

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 10:32pm by Reuters

    ... will mercilessly retaliate if North Korea fires missiles or artillery south of its border with the DMZ." South Korea yesterday announced state funding for humanitarian projects in North Korea ...

  7. News - World

    Israel using flechette dart weapons in Gaza, says human rights organisation

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:02pm by GDN

    ... are not prohibited under international law, but according to B'Tselem, an Israeli human rights organisation, "other rules of humanitarian law render their use in the Gaza Strip illegal". ...

  8. News - World

    First MH17 victims identified as grieving relatives defy safety worries to visit crash site

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 11:25am by AFP

    ... country lost 28 citizens in the crash, stressed that it was a “humanitarian mission”. “It’s the presence of unrecovered remains that makes it more important than ever that an international team ...

  9. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Xi and Putin agree to take relations to a 'higher level' on sidelines of Brics summit

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 12:22pm by AP

    ... dozens of agreements on trade, economic and humanitarian cooperation. Among them was one of Russia’s largest-ever gas export agreements. “We achieved a whole set of historical agreements ...

  10. News - World - GAZA

    Fifteen killed in Israeli shelling of UN school sheltering Palestinians

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 10:36pm by AFP

    ... adding a humanitarian window had been granted between 10.00 and 2.00pm yesterday. "We've been asking them for the last three days to evacuate people because we understand that Hamas ...




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