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  • Aug 1, 2014
  • Updated: 7:34pm

A Gaza ceasefire crumbled only hours after it began on Friday, with at least 40 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and Israel accusing militants of firing rockets and mortars.

Updated 1 Aug 2014 - 7:33pm

Ukrainian authorities said on Friday that at least 10 government troops were killed in an ambush by pro-Russian separatists in an area near the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight 17, but...

1 Aug 2014 - 5:49pm

Doctors, nurses and hospital workers fighting the Ebola epidemic in West Africa are struggling with a daily burden of exhaustion, shortage of staff and fear for themselves over the deadly virus,...

31 Jul 2014 - 9:20pm

Contending that US President Barack Obama exceeded his constitutional powers in the way he enforced the 2010 health care law, a sharply divided House of Representatives approved a Republican plan...

1 Aug 2014 - 1:55am

A merchant vessel has been chartered by the Chinese government to evacuate "hundreds" of its citizens from Libya, a Greek government official said yesterday.

1 Aug 2014 - 1:59am

Explosions rang out near the crash site of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine yesterday as international investigators arrived for the first time in nearly a week after Kiev...

1 Aug 2014 - 12:42am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday the army would continue working to destroy tunnels used by Gaza militants for cross-border attacks with or without a ceasefire.

31 Jul 2014 - 6:56pm


Today's Poll

  • Pro-Russia rebels: 78%
  • Ukrainian forces: 14%
  • Others: 8%
18 Jul 2014
  • Pro-Russia rebels
  • Ukrainian forces
  • Others
Total number of votes recorded: 774

The conflict in Gaza between Israel and Hamas is escalating, ceasefire efforts take on elements of farce and bravado rules the public discourse. But even through the fog of war, a few endgame...

1 Aug 2014 - 1:56am

A Greek court acquitted two men accused over the shooting of migrant farm workers who were demanding unpaid wages, in a ruling that prompted outrage from unions and rights groups yesterday. Two...

1 Aug 2014 - 12:57am

A US Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the September 11, 2001 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept then-secretary of state Colin Powell and some US...

31 Jul 2014 - 9:26pm

USB devices such as keyboards, thumb drives and mice can be used to hack into personal computers in a potential new class of attacks that evade all known security protections, a top computer...

1 Aug 2014 - 12:57am

Researchers say they have discovered a genetic indicator of a person’s vulnerability to the effects of stress and anxiety and, therefore, the risk of suicidal thoughts or attempts.

1 Aug 2014 - 3:35am

A bipartisan group of US lawmakers said Japan and Canada's refusal to drop all barriers to farm imports under a Pacific trade deal was unacceptable and urged the US administration to cut them out...

31 Jul 2014 - 9:56pm

His paintings made news worldwide, but it turns out that former US president George W. Bush has been working on another, highly personal project since leaving the White House. He has quietly...

31 Jul 2014 - 9:53pm

Liberia will close schools and consider quarantining some communities as it rolls out the toughest measures yet imposed by a West African government to halt the worst outbreak on record of the...

31 Jul 2014 - 9:21pm

One slipped in among students gathered on Wednesday at a college campus in the northern Nigerian city of Kano. She detonated a hidden bomb, killing herself and at least five others.

1 Aug 2014 - 12:37am

US Peace Corp evacuates 340 volunteers as Liberia closes schools and considers quarantining some communities, rolling out the toughest measures yet to halt worst outbreak on record of deadly Ebola...

31 Jul 2014 - 5:07pm

Tor, the prominent system for protecting internet privacy, said many of its users trying to reach hidden sites might have been identified by US government-funded researchers.

31 Jul 2014 - 9:17pm

Women in Turkey have taken to social media to protest against comments made by the country’s deputy prime minister that “women should not laugh aloud in public

31 Jul 2014 - 11:58am

House Foreign Affairs Committee endorses resolution calling on China to immediately end what it calls state-sanctioned harvesting of human organs from prisoners. 

31 Jul 2014 - 1:06pm

The scientist who helped discover the Ebola virus said the outbreak in West Africa was unlikely to trigger a major epidemic outside the region, adding he would happily sit next to an infected...

31 Jul 2014 - 3:05pm

The former personal assistant of Britain's Prince Philip has been charged with sexually abusing a girl while he was working for the royal family in the 1970s, prosecutors said.

31 Jul 2014 - 9:18pm

L'Unita, the left-wing daily founded by Antonio Gramsci, one of the fathers of Italian communism, will suspend publication today after its shareholders failed to reach agreement on future strategy...

1 Aug 2014 - 2:01am

More than 100 Palestinians were killed on Wednesday in the bomb-scarred Gaza Strip, among them victims of Israeli fire on a crowded market and a UN school. The US and UN condemned the shelling and...

31 Jul 2014 - 11:05am

A defiant Russia dismissed on Wednesday unprecedented Western sanctions over Ukraine after Brussels and Washington unveiled the toughest punitive measures against the Kremlin since the cold war....

30 Jul 2014 - 7:21pm

US President Barack Obama has dismissed suggestions the growing chill in US-Russian relations marks the start of a new cold war, after the escalation of economic sanctions against Moscow for its...

31 Jul 2014 - 12:58am

Three Israeli defence contractors behind Iron Dome missile shield were robbed of hundreds of documents by hackers linked to the Chinese government, a US-based computer forensics expert said.

31 Jul 2014 - 9:07am


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