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Karzai’s cousin killed in Afghan suicide attack: officials

KANDAHAR: A suicide attacker killed a cousin of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai near the volatile southern city of Kandahar...

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Seven killed in strike on Khan Yunis in south Gaza: medics

GAZA CITY: Seven Palestinians were killed in an Israeli strike on Khan Yunis in southern Gaza late on Monday, emergency...

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Karzai’s cousin killed in Afghan suicide attack: officials

A suicide attacker killed a cousin of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai near the volatile southern city of Kandahar on...

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MH17 probe shows crash caused by ‘massive explosive decompression’: Kiev

KIEV:Investigators probing the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in rebel-held east Ukraine have determined the crash was caused by...

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Palestinians celeberate Eid in embattled Gaza

ISLAMABAD: Thousands of Palestinians in the embattled Gaza strip showed up early Monday to offer Eid al-Fitr prayers in defiance...

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Two Americans, Freetown resident latest Ebola victims

FREETOWN: Alarm soared in west  Africa Monday over the deadliest Ebola virus outbreak yet, with an American doctor and a...

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Vietnam’s taste for cat leaves pets in peril

HANOI: The enduring popularity of “little tiger” as a snack to accompany a beer in Vietnam means that cat owners...

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Plane crash-lands on US beach, killing father

MIAMI: A small plane crash-landed on a  beach in the US state of Florida Sunday, killing a father and critically...

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Malaysia marks grim Eid after MH17 crash

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia on Monday marked a solemn Eid al-Fitr, Islam’s biggest festival, as families of those aboard downed Malaysia...

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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...

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WASHINGTON: Amid the escalating death toll in Gaza, US officials finally sharpened their tone...
 
 
25 in Indonesia dead in Eid boat sinkings: officials JAKARTA: At least 25 people in Indonesia, including six children, have died and 13 are...
 
 
Deaths in shelling of Gaza school enrage UN More than 100 Palestinians were killed Wednesday in the Gaza Strip, among them victims of...
 
 
Suicide bombers kill at least six in Nigeria mosques: witnesses KANO: Suicide bombers attacked two mosques in northeast Nigeria´s Yobe state late Tuesday killing at...
 
 
Gaza toll rises over 1,270 on day 23 of Israeli assault GAZA CITY: Forty people died in Israeli strikes across Gaza Wednesday, including 16 killed when...
 
 
US plans largest ever sale of Hellfire missiles to Iraq WASHINGTON: The United States plans to sell 5,000 Hellfire missiles to Iraq in a $700...
 
 
 
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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