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...
Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone escaped patient dies
2014-07-26 22:32:39 UTC
A Sierra Leone woman who fled hospital after testing positive for the Ebola virus has died after turning herself in, health officials have told the BBC.
Her family had forcibly removed her from a public hospital on Thursday.
Since February, ...
Gaza Bloodbath: Israel attacks UN school, Kills at Least 16
2014-07-24 17:40:07 UTC
Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a UN school in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 16 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside.
Pools of blood soiled the school ...
Hamas: Gaza blockade must end before ceasefire
2014-07-24 07:03:55 UTC
The leader of Islamist militant group Hamas has said there can be no ceasefire to ease the conflict in Gaza without an end to Israel's blockade.
Khaled Meshaal said Hamas would continue to reject a lasting ceasefire until its conditions were me...
UN warns of Israel's military actions in Gaza 'war crimes'
2014-07-23 17:00:11 UTC
The UN's top human rights official has condemned Israel's military actions in the Gaza Strip, saying that war crimes may have been committed.
Navi Pillay told an emergency debate at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva that Israel's military o...
MH17: Putin 'created conditions' | Separatists 'shot down'
2014-07-23 07:22:20 UTC
US intelligence officials accused Moscow of "creating the conditions" that resulted in the death of 298 people aboard the Malaysian Airlines jet shot down last week over a part of Ukraine controlled by Russia-backed separatists.
But in a partia...
Lowest deeds from loftiest heights
2014-07-23 07:10:45 UTC
<strong>Israel’s 'heroic' pilots push buttons and joysticks, battling the weakest and most helpless of people.</strong>
They are the most articulate, polished, brilliant and educated of soldiers. They study at the best universities during the c...
MH17: UN demands immediate crash site access
2014-07-22 07:16:58 UTC
The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution demanding access to the crash site of a passenger plane downed over a rebel-held area in Ukraine.
Pro-Russian separatists earlier allowed bodies from the Malaysia Airlines crash to be taken to th...
MH17: All evidence points to pro-Russia separatists
2014-07-20 21:12:23 UTC
The secretary of state, John Kerry, said on Sunday that all the evidence surrounding the downed Malaysian passenger plane pointed a clear finger at Ukrainian separatists.
Kerry appeared on all five major Sunday talkshows to lay out the administ...
MH17 Crash: Pro-Russian Separatists Destroying Evidence
2014-07-19 15:33:31 UTC
Ukraine has accused pro-Russian militiamen at the site of the Malaysia Airlines crash of trying to destroy evidence of an "international crime".
For a second day, OSCE monitors at the scene have had their movements restricted by militiamen.
'Many dead' after Boko Haram Islamist attacked Damboa
2014-07-19 08:05:28 UTC
Many people are feared dead after suspected Boko Haram Islamist gunmen attacked a town in north-east Nigeria.
Eyewitnesses told the BBC that half of Damboa had been burnt down, including the town's main market.
At least 18 bodies so far have...
World celebrates 1st Mandela Day since icon´s death
2014-07-18 06:17:02 UTC
JOHANNESBURG: People around the world celebrating "Mandela Day" Friday for the first time since the iconic South African leader´s death by doing good deeds on what would have been his 96th birthday.
For the past five years millions have volunt...
Malaysia Airlines plane MH17 'crashes in Ukraine'
2014-07-17 19:19:02 UTC
A Malaysian airliner carrying 295 people has crashed in east Ukraine on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, amid allegations it was shot down.
Bodies are scattered around what is believed to be the wreckage of the jet near the village of G...
Edward Snowden: 'If I end up in chains in Guantánamo I can live with that'
2014-07-17 21:28:15 UTC
The NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, has urged lawyers, journalists, doctors, accountants, priests and others with a duty to protect confidentiality to upgrade security in the wake of the spy surveillance revelations.
Snowden said professiona...
Microsoft Cuts 18,000 Jobs | Its Biggest Ever Cuts
2014-07-17 14:07:34 UTC
Microsoft confirmed it will cut up to 18,000 jobs over the next year, part of the tech titan's efforts to streamline its business under new CEO Satya Nadella.
In a statement released Thursday, Microsoft says about 12,500 of the professional and...
Obama Announces Expanded Sanctions Against Russia
2014-07-17 04:57:52 UTC
The Obama administration is imposing new, deeper sanctions on Russia for its intervention in Ukraine, targeting Russian banks and energy and defense firms.
“Given its continued provocations in Ukraine, today I have approved a new set of sanctio...
German goalkeeper clatters into Gonzalo Higuain
2014-07-15 07:56:32 UTC
There were echoes of Harald Schumacher's infamous pole-axing of Patrick Battiston as Manuel Neuer clattered in to Gonzalo Higuain in Sunday night's World Cup final.
There were similarly farcical scenes at the Maracana as referee Nicola Rizzoli ...
GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP 2014
2014-07-13 21:50:03 UTC
A goal worthy of winning a World Cup final! The sort of thing, in fact, folk were expecting from Lionel Messi. But it was not to be for Argentina. Sabella looks crushed, the poor man. Mascherano is in tears, as is Aguero. Messi runs his fingers th...
Brazil 0 Holland 3 - Play-off for third place - live!
2014-07-12 22:02:59 UTC
Deserved bronze medals for the Dutch, undefeated in seven games. As with half-time, the final whistle is accompanied by boooooooooos and disappointment. This was supposed to be their tournament but the country will remember it for all the wrong re...
Neymar to attend Brazil vs Holland match Saturday
2014-07-12 17:15:30 UTC
TERESÓPOLIS, Brasil (AFP) -- Brazil's injured striker Neymar will attend Saturday's third place play-off when the battered World Cup hosts take on the Netherlands.
Brazil were consigned to the ignominy of fighting out a game Dutch coach Louis v...
Argentina win 4-2 on penalties | Full Time 0-0
2014-07-11 06:51:46 UTC
It will be fascinating to see what Alejandro Sabella does with his starting XI on Sunday. It will be interesting to see if Lionel Messi can wake up and match Javier Mascherano's application. Cillessen probably should have kept that Maxi penalty ou...
Brazil 1 Germany 7: World Cup 2014 semi-final - as it happened
2014-07-09 18:03:04 UTC
After the biggest humiliation in the history of Brazilian football, it's difficult to know how many of those players will be able to bounce back from what happened tonight. The crowd boos and barracks them, while their shell-shocked players are co...
Brazil deny rumours of special treatment
2014-07-07 17:31:25 UTC
Neymar and the Brazil football confederation have denied media reports that the striker could undergo special treatment on his fractured vertebrae to try to play in the World Cup final if the hosts make it that far.
Neymar and the confederation...
Holland v Costa Rica: Quarter-final - as it happened
2014-07-07 03:09:51 UTC
FULL TIME: Holland 0-0 Costa Rica (Holland win 4-3 on penalties)
Shame, shame, shame. What a shame for the brave and occasionally brilliant Costa Ricans. In the end, after all their goalkeeper Keylor Navas's heroics, it was Tim Krul who ended up ...
Argentina into semi-finals at expense of Belgium
2014-07-05 18:25:26 UTC
Argentina have burst through the psychological barrier flung down too often in the last eight of this tournament’s recent history. Where they had stumbled at this stage in recent World Cups, deflated and defeated just as they had dared to believe ...