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  • White House: Gaza UN shelter attack 'totally unacceptable'
    2014-07-31 23:24:57 UTC
    The US has said the shelling of a UN shelter in Gaza is "totally unacceptable and totally indefensible". In its strongest criticism yet of Israel's offensive in the Palestinian territory, the US - Israel's closest ally - urged Israel to do more...

  • UN, US announce ceasefire to begin Friday morning
    2014-07-31 23:16:50 UTC
    Israel and Hamas have agreed to an unconditional 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza from 08:00 (05:00 GMT) on Friday, the US and UN say. A statement urged all parties to "act with restraint" until the ceasefire begins. Talks on a more perma...

  • UN claims: Israel attacks 'not accidental'
    2014-07-31 23:04:19 UTC
    The strikes by Israel's military on UN buildings in Gaza "do not appear to be accidental", the UN human rights chief Navi Pillay has said. Ms Pillay also called for international law with "appropriate investigation, prosecution and punishment" ...

  • CIA admits to spying on Senate staffers
    2014-07-31 22:53:47 UTC
    The director of the Central Intelligence Agency, John Brennan, issued an extraordinary apology to leaders of the US Senate intelligence committee on Thursday, conceding that the agency employees spied on committee staff and reversing months of fur...

  • House Republicans vote to sue Barack Obama over Obamacare
    2014-07-31 22:45:08 UTC
    The Republican-led US House of Representatives has cleared the way for a lawsuit accusing Barack Obama of overstepping his authority in carrying out his healthcare reforms. The 225-201 vote, along party lines, to authorise the suit will allow H...

  • GOP in disarray after failure to vote on immigration bill
    2014-07-31 22:41:19 UTC
    Republican leaders in the House of Representatives were in disarray on Thursday after they were unable to secure the votes for a bill to provide the government with additional money to cope with the influx of unaccompanied children at the border a...

  • Bank of America's Countrywide to pay $1.3bn to US
    2014-07-31 00:20:34 UTC
    Bank of America's Countrywide business must pay the US government $1.3bn (£769m) for selling defective home loans, a New York judge has ruled. Countrywide was found guilty of selling bad loans, as part of a programme called "hustle", to US mort...

  • Powell 'not told early' of CIA torture
    2014-07-31 00:17:16 UTC
    A Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some US ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons, according to a...

  • Ukraine army claims strategic town in Donetsk
    2014-07-30 19:37:42 UTC
    The Ukrainian army says it has seized a key town near the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, as fighting rages in the east. Pro-Russia separatists were driven out of Avdiivka on Wednesday, the army said. The strategic town is near the airport and tra...

  • Israeli hit a vegetable market in Gaza, 17 people died
    2014-07-30 18:40:47 UTC
    At least 17 people have been killed and 160 wounded in an Israeli strike that hit a fruit and vegetable market near Gaza City, Palestinian officials say. Hundreds of people were shopping in the market in Shejaiya, a spokesman for the Gaza healt...

  • POLL: Majority of Russians believe Ukraine downed MH17
    2014-07-30 18:33:21 UTC
    The vast majority of Russians believe the Ukrainian military shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, a new poll has shown, underlining how differently the tragedy has been presented in Russia than in the west. Western leaders have said pro-Rus...

  • Israel hits U.N. school refuge 'without warning'
    2014-07-30 09:30:47 UTC
    Tank fire has killed at least 15 Palestinians sheltering at a school in a Gaza refugee camp, the UN says. Witnesses at the UN-run Abu Hussein school, where thousands were taking refuge, said walls had been destroyed. Israel, which has accuse...

  • Eric Garner’s Deadly Confrontation With NY Police
    2014-07-29 18:35:55 UTC
    <strong>Behind the Video of Eric Garner’s Deadly Confrontation With New York Police TIME talks with the man who filmed the fatal incident on Staten Island</strong> On July 17, Ramsey Orta was talking to his friend, Eric Garner, about where t...

  • Ebola outbreak: Asky bans flights in West Africa
    2014-07-29 17:40:43 UTC
    A major West African airline has stopped flying to Liberia and Sierra Leone amid growing concern about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Asky said it took the decision to keep "its passengers and staff safe during this unsettling time". ...

  • Russia on point of leaving 1987 arms-control treaty
    2014-07-29 17:02:39 UTC
    Russia may be on the point of walking out of a major cold war era arms-control treaty, Russian analysts have said, after President Obama accused Moscow of violating the accord by testing a cruise missile. There has been evidence at least since ...

  • Blaming Obama for a messy world
    2014-07-29 16:41:12 UTC
    The world was a mess long before President Barack Obama first took the oath of office, writes the Chicago Tribune's Steve Chapman. To lay the blame for the crises of varying magnitudes in Ukraine, Israel, Syria, Iran and China at the feet of th...

  • Germany's super-shy super-rich
    2014-07-29 16:21:22 UTC
    Nobody could accuse the richest people in Germany of flaunting their wealth, quite the opposite. With the death of Karl Albrecht, there was no announcement for nearly a week, and not until the small, private funeral was over. He and his brother...

  • Why is all the news bad?
    2014-07-29 16:13:50 UTC
    <strong>Why are newspapers and TV broadcasts filled with disaster, corruption and incompetence? It may be because we’re drawn to depressing stories without realising, says psychologist Tom Stafford.</strong> When you read the news, sometimes it...

  • EU agrees new Economic sanctions against Russia
    2014-07-29 16:01:02 UTC
    European Union governments reached a deal on Tuesday to impose economic sanctions against Russia, targeting its oil industry, defence, dual-use goods and sensitive technologies. The sanctions will be reviewed after three months, a diplomat said...

  • Netanyahu: We will continue 'until mission is accomplished'
    2014-07-28 19:47:35 UTC
    The war in Gaza erupted afresh on Monday as Israel warned of a protracted military campaign to destroy cross-border tunnels and disarm Hamas and other militant groups. "We need to be prepared for a long operation until our mission is accomplish...

  • Banks accused of rigging silver price
    2014-07-28 07:18:06 UTC
    Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Bank of Nova Scotia have been accused of attempting to rig the price of silver, in a lawsuit filed in the US. The plaintiff alleges the banks, which set the price of silver each day, abused their position in the market. ...

  • Ageing: The girls who never grow older
    2014-07-28 07:12:56 UTC
    A handful of girls seem to defy one of the biggest certainties in life: ageing. Virginia Hughes reports on the families wrestling with a condition they can’t explain, and the scientist who believes that these children could hold the key to immorta...

  • UN calls for immediate ceasefire in Gaza
    2014-07-28 06:31:45 UTC
    The UN Security Council has called for an "immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire" in Gaza. An emergency session backed a statement calling for a truce over the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr "and beyond". Both the Palestinian and...

  • California wildfires destroy 10 homes
    2014-07-28 06:14:27 UTC
    <strong>Two fast-moving wildfires in California have destroyed 10 homes and have forced the evacuation of hundreds more, US officials say.</strong> In the Sacramento region, a fire has spread to cover an area of about 4,000 acres, while another...

  • Satellite images 'show Russian rocket fire into Ukraine'
    2014-07-28 05:58:31 UTC
    The US on Sunday released satellite images it said backed up its claims that rockets have been fired from Russia into eastern Ukraine and heavy artillery for separatists has also crossed the border. A four-page document released by the State De...