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UN Security Council calls for humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza

UNITED NATIONS: The U.N. Security Council agreed on a statement on Sunday urging Israel,Palestinians and Islamist Hamas militants to implement...


UN Security Council calls for humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza

UNITED NATIONS: The U.N. Security Council agreed on a statement on Sunday urging Israel, Palestinians and Islamist Hamas militants to...


Police foil suicide bombing attempt by woman in Kano

LAGOS: Police on Sunday prevented a female would-be suicide bomber from carrying out an attack at a university in Kano,...


MH17 victim’s father dies of ‘broken heart’

THE HAGUE: Downed flight MH17 has claimed another victim in a 93-year-old man who succumbed to the “indescribable grief” of...


Israel extends Gaza ceasefire for 24 hours, Hamas rejects terms

Israel extended a humanitarian ceasefire in the Gaza Strip for another 24 hours, but Hamas, which dominates the coastal enclave,...


Dutch experts headed to MH17 crash site: official

HAGUE: A team of 30 Dutch forensic experts headed Sunday to the crash site of flight MH17 in rebel-controlled east...


Three killed as Israel renews Gaza strikes: medics

Three Palestinians were killed in shelling on Sunday as the Israeli military resumed its assault on Gaza after Hamas shunned...


Bring home a dog to feel 10 years younger

ISLAMABAD: Dog owners over the age of 65 act and feel 10 years younger than their biological age, says a...


Single Israeli strike before truce kills 20: medics

GAZA CITY: An Israeli air strike in southern Gaza hours before a humanitarian truce was declared killed 20 people, including...


South Sudan food crisis worst in the world: UN

UNITED NATIONS: South Sudan’s food crisis is now the worst in the world, the UN Security Council said Friday as...


Top Stories - World
KIEV:Investigators probing the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in rebel-held east Ukraine have...
Palestinians celeberate Eid in embattled Gaza ISLAMABAD: Thousands of Palestinians in the embattled Gaza strip showed up early Monday to offer...
Two Americans, Freetown resident latest Ebola victims FREETOWN: Alarm soared in west  Africa Monday over the deadliest Ebola virus outbreak yet, with...
Vietnam’s taste for cat leaves pets in peril HANOI: The enduring popularity of “little tiger” as a snack to accompany a beer in...
Plane crash-lands on US beach, killing father MIAMI: A small plane crash-landed on a  beach in the US state of Florida Sunday,...
Malaysia marks grim Eid after MH17 crash KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia on Monday marked a solemn Eid al-Fitr, Islam’s biggest festival, as families...
Italy cruise ship refloating operation begins
14th July 2014
GIGLIO ISLAND: An unprecedented bid to re float the giant Costa Concordia cruise ship from its watery grave off Italy began Monday with a delicate operation to raise the crippled vessel two and a half years after it...
Business tycoon shot dead in Kenya coastal city
12th July 2014
MOMBASA: A prominent Kenyan businessman was shot dead in Kenya’s port city of Mombasa late Friday, police and eyewitnesses said. The murder of transport magnate Shahid Bhat, which occurred along a road near Mombasa’s airport, comes amid mounting...
Thousands flee in Philippines as typhoon strengthens
15th July 2014
MANILA:Thousands of people fled their homes and ships sheltered from heavy seas in the Philippines on Tuesday as the first major storm of the rainy season strengthened into a typhoon. Typhoon Rammasun was set to strike the Bicol...
Magnitude 6.8 quake, small tsunami hit east Japan, no damage
12th July 2014
TOKYO: A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit off eastern Japan on Saturday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, with minor tsunami of up to 20 cm but no reports of damage along the northeast coast that was ravaged by...
Israel sets temporary Gaza humanitarian truce
17th July 2014
JERUSALEM: Israel said on Wednesday it would temporarily halt fire in the Gaza Strip on Thursday for a five-hour period, citing humanitarian reasons. The military said after contacts with U.N. officials Israel has decided that “between 1000 (0700...
UN leader vows to help Haiti fight cholera epidemic
15th July 2014
PORT-AU-PRINCE – UN chief Ban Ki-moon visited  Haiti on Monday, vowing to help the country end a cholera epidemic that has killed more than 8,500 people since 2010 and that some blame on UN peacekeepers. Ban promised to...



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