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Dozens dead in Taiwan gas blasts
2014-08-01 07:17:30
A downtown district of the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung was ripped apart just before midnight Thursday by a series of explosions that killed at least 25 people and injured hundreds more, state news agency CNA reported.

A look inside "lower Gaza" tunnels
2014-08-01 07:16:34
CNN's Randi Kaye looks at the threat of 'lower Gaza" and how the IDF plans to destroy these underground tunnels.

Why a giant toad set off Chinese censors
2014-08-01 07:15:41
How do social media posts about a giant inflatable toad relate to criticism of a former Chinese President?

Gaza cease-fire unravels
2014-08-01 06:44:26
A cease-fire in Gaza unraveled Friday only hours after it took effect, with both sides accusing each other of violating the fledgling truce and the Israeli military saying one of its soldiers possibly was kidnapped.

Evacuation of Americans infected with Ebola triggers U.S. fears
2014-08-01 06:43:32
When a plane took off from Georgia to meet two American missionaries fighting to survive Ebola hemorrhagic fever in West Africa, a small epidemic ignited on social media in the United States: Fear.

The week in 33 photos
2014-08-01 05:56:25

At least 100 people feared trapped in landslide debris in India
2014-08-01 04:56:05
Rescuers have recovered 51 bodies after landslides caused by heavy monsoon rains trapped about 170 people in a western Indian village.

MH17: 60 experts arrive at crash site in Ukraine
2014-08-01 04:10:20
International monitors and experts arrived at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine for the second day running Friday -- this time in much greater numbers.

Official: Landslides trap 150 people or more in western India
2014-07-31 17:20:29
Landslides caused by heavy monsoon rains may have trapped 150 people or more in a village in western India, a senior official said Wednesday.

At least 30 dead in India landslide
2014-07-31 16:52:18
Rescue efforts are underway after a landslide caused by monsoon rains. CNN's Sumnima Udas reports.

Gaza unconditional cease-fire announced
2014-07-31 16:50:29
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Thursday that an unconditional humanitarian cease-fire will begin at 8 a.m. local time in Gaza

Report: Kenneth Bae, in North Korea, feels abandoned by U.S.
2014-07-31 15:14:55
Kenneth Bae, an American citizen detained in North Korea, said he feels like the U.S. government has abandoned him, according to a pro-North Korea newspaper.

U.S. to Israel: 'Limit civilian casualties' in Gaza
2014-07-31 12:15:59
An airstrike hits an open air market. An explosion rocks a school-turned-shelter. A booby-trapped tunnel explodes.

Dramatic video of Gaza market attack
2014-07-31 07:36:22
CNN's Erin Burnett and John Vause discuss dramatic footage of a deadly attack at a market in Gaza.

Brutal scene after attack at U.N. school
2014-07-31 07:34:11
CNN's Karl Penhaul shows the devastation following another attack on a U.N. shelter in Gaza.

North Korea fires projectiles
2014-07-31 07:30:53
North Korea fired four projectiles on Wednesday morning toward the Sea of Japan, an official with the South Korean Defense Ministry told CNN.

WikiLeaks breaks suppression order
2014-07-31 07:28:52
They were warned not to share it, but share it they did.

Why are Turkish women posting these images?
2014-07-31 07:27:52
Turkish social media has exploded with Tweets and Instagrams of Turkish women laughing. Why? Hala Gorani explains.

Inside N. Korea's summer camp
2014-07-31 07:21:19
What might be a good way to get your misbehaving kids to pipe down this summer? Tell them you'll ship them off to North Korea.

Mauritius: The world's melting pot
2014-07-31 07:19:26
For an island country that spans less than 800 square miles, and hosts a little over one million inhabitants, Mauritius is surprisingly multicultural.

In Gaza, safe havens appear to be anything but safe
2014-07-31 07:19:10
Mangled limbs wrapped in blood-stained rags were strewn across rooms in the school.

Museum shooting suspect extradited
2014-07-31 07:18:37
The suspect in the deadly shooting at Belgium's Jewish Museum was extradited from France to Belgium, a French court official said Tuesday.

U.S. agrees to send 5,000 more Hellfire missiles to Iraq
2014-07-31 07:17:48
As violence continues unabated in Iraq, the United States has agreed to sell $700 million in military aid, including 5,000 Hellfire missiles.

Monitors reach MH17 crash site
2014-07-31 07:11:28
International monitors from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe reached the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site on Thursday for the first time in almost a week, the OSCE mission said.

Ukraine: Landmines stop MH17 access
2014-07-31 02:46:27
For a fourth straight day, unsafe conditions in eastern Ukraine kept international investigators from reaching the site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 wreckage.

Palestinian-American: 'Living in occupation felt normal'
2014-07-30 13:48:58
I am an American, and I love my country, but I also love my heritage.

China to probe ex-security czar
2014-07-30 12:55:02
After months of intense political rumors, China's ruling Communist Party announced Tuesday an official probe into a retired senior leader for suspected "serious disciplinary violation."

Hackers reveal lost NASA photos
2014-07-30 09:32:01
These "techno archaeologists" are using DIY engineering to revamp NASA's early moon pics.

'Mad Max' architecture of future
2014-07-30 07:52:48
Designer Justin Plunkett layers photos and computer-generated illustration to create apocalyptic images.

China's meat scandal explained
2014-07-30 07:30:47
McDonald's restaurants in many Chinese cities have been eerily quiet this past week.

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EU Shows Signs of Thinking Over ?Exit Strategy? From Anti-Russian Sanctions ? Diplomat
2014-08-01 08:01:00
The European Union has demonstrated the first signs of thinking over an ?exit strategy? from the current anti-Russian sanctions, Russia?s EU envoy Vladimir Chizhov said Friday.

EU Decision to Freeze Agreements, Visa-Free Travel Talks With Russia Unchanged - Envoy
2014-08-01 07:45:00
Russian Envoy to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov said Friday that the European Union has not changed its decision to freeze talks with Moscow on a new base agreement and on the issue of visa-free travel.

US, EU Concerned by BRICS Becoming ?Serious Factor? in Global Politics ? Russia?s EU Envoy
2014-08-01 07:31:00
The BRICS group of emerging economies is becoming a ?serious factor? in global politics and the European Union and the United States are concerned about it, Russia?s envoy to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said Friday.

Former Malaysian Minister Criticizes ICAO, Ukraine Over Boeing Crash
2014-08-01 07:10:00
Former Malaysian Transport Minister Ong Tee Keat expressed his dissatisfaction with Ukraine?s air traffic control and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Malaysian newspaper New Straits Times reported Friday.

Vienna Named International Spy Capital
2014-08-01 07:09:00
According to a survey compiled by specialists in spying activities, Vienna, Austria, is home to more than 7,000 secret agents and spies, a number greater than any other city.

Hostilities Resume in Gaza Despite Ceasefire Agreement - Reports
2014-08-01 06:32:00
Hostilities resumed in the Gaza Strip hours after the ceasefire that was supposed to last three days was announced, with Israel and Hamas placing the blame on each other for the disruption of the truce, local media reported Friday.

Libya Hospitals Face Collapse as International Staff Evacuates
2014-08-01 06:26:00
Libya may face a ?total collapse? of its health care system as international staff is evacuated from the country amid continued fighting between government forces and Islamists, Agence France-Presse reported Friday.

Team of 70 International Experts Reach MH17 Crash Site
2014-08-01 06:23:00
A team of 70 international experts, including Dutch and Australians, have reached the Malaysian Boeing 777 crash site in eastern Ukraine, Agence France-Presse reported on Friday

EU Sanctions Against Russia Not to Help in Stabilizing Ukraine - Russia's Envoy to EU
2014-08-01 05:58:00
Russian Envoy to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov said Friday that the EU?s sanctions against Russia are "shooting blanks" and will not help stabilize the Ukrainian crisis.

Victim Identification at Boeing Crash Site to Take Two Weeks - Malaysian Prime Minister
2014-08-01 05:49:00
The identification of the bodies of the Malaysia Airlines plane crash victims in eastern Ukraine will require two weeks, the New Strait Times newspaper wrote Friday citing Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Indian Government Ponders Amending Anti-Dowry Law
2014-08-01 05:23:00
Indian government considers introducing amendments to the country?s controversial anti-dowry law that was designed to protect women against dowry-related violence but is, instead, increasingly used to harass husbands and their relatives, according to the Times of India citing the Ministry of Women and Child Development.

US Accused of Reconnaissance in Chinese Waters, Airspace
2014-08-01 05:20:00
China leveled accusations against the United States on Friday, saying that US naval ships and aircraft were conducting regular reconnaissance activities in Chinese territorial waters and airspace, a statement issued by the country?s Defense Ministry said.

Gas Explosions Kill 25, Injure 267 in Taiwan
2014-08-01 05:19:00
Underground explosions Thursday evening in the city of Kaohsiung in Taiwan killed at least 25 people and injured 267, including 4 dead and 20 wounded among security officials, according to the National Fire Agency.

US Authorities Impose Restrictions on Flights Over Iraq
2014-08-01 04:59:00
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) restricted US airlines from flying below 30,000 feet over Iraq amid dangers posed by continuing fighting in the country.

US Not Discussing New Military Base in Uzbekistan
2014-08-01 04:39:00
The United States Central Command is not holding negotiations with the Uzbek government on opening a new military base in the country?s south, the CENTCOM press service said in a statement Friday.

G7 to Block New World Bank Projects in Russia
2014-08-01 04:38:00
The Group of Seven leading industrial nations are planning to vote against the approval of new World Bank projects in Russia, Bloomberg reported Friday, quoting government sources with a knowledge of the situation.

At Least 25 People Killed in Taiwan Gas Explosion
2014-08-01 04:35:00
Blasts caused by leaked gas killed at least 25 people and injured over 270 in Taiwan?s southern city of Kaohsiung, The Washington Post reported Friday.

Venezuela Proposes Orphanages for Palestinian Children in Latin America
2014-08-01 04:09:00
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has suggested setting up orphanages in ALBA member countries for Palestinian children whose parents were killed during Israeli bombings and other military actions, Mexican news agency Notimex reported.

Japan to Provide Palestinians Food and Medication - Japanese Authorities
2014-08-01 04:07:00
Japan is to provide humanitarian aid to Palestinians and supply food and medication, Japan?s chief Cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a press conference in Tokyo on Friday.

Japan Gives Names to Disputed Islands
2014-08-01 03:30:00
The Japanese government announced Friday it gave names to five uninhabited islands of Senkaku, or Diaoyu, island group in the East China Sea also claimed by China.

China-Japan Island Dispute
2014-08-01 03:30:00

China Confirms Development of Next-Generation Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
2014-08-01 02:11:00
China acknowledged its development of a next-generation ballistic missile, the Dongfeng-41 (DF-41), Xinhua reported Friday.

Shelters for Ukrainian Refugees in Russia Exceed 500
2014-08-01 02:07:00
The number of temporary accommodation facilities in Russia for refugees from southeastern Ukraine has exceeded 500, housing almost 38,000 people, an emergency response center representative told RIA Novosti on Friday.

Greenpeace Icebreaker Arctic Sunrise Departs Russia for Amsterdam
2014-08-01 02:00:00
The Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise has departed Russia?s Murmansk Region, where it was under arrest, and is headed to the Dutch capital of Amsterdam, the statement on the organization?s website said Friday.

US Senate Approves Tefft as Ambassador to Russia
2014-08-01 01:46:00
The US Senate late Thursday evening voted for John Tefft to become the country?s new ambassador to Russia.

Malaysia to Declare Mourning When Crash Victims Repatriated - Prime Minister
2014-08-01 01:22:00
Malaysia will declare a day of mourning when the bodies of the Malaysia Airlines plane crash victims are repatriated, Malaysian newspaper The Star Online reported Friday, citing a statement by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Israel Accepts Three-Day Ceasefire in Gaza
2014-08-01 00:57:00
Israel has officially announced that it has accepted a US/UN proposal for a three-day humanitarian ceasefire beginning 8:00 a.m. (05:00 GMT) Friday, August 1, 2014, the Office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement.

Five Israeli Soldiers Killed on Border With Gaza Strip ? Army
2014-07-31 22:53:00
Israeli army said five soldiers have been killed in shelling on the border with Gaza Strip late Thursday, shortly before US Secretary of State John Kerry announced a three-day ceasefire between Tel Aviv and Hamas.

Poroshenko Signs Laws Allowing Dutch, Australian Police Access to MH17 Crash Site
2014-07-31 21:48:00
Ukraine?s President Petro Poroshenko signed laws ratifying agreements with the Netherlands and Australia, under which their international police mission will be allowed to access the crash site of Malaysian Boeing in Donetsk region, Poroshenko?s website said.

Military Elimination of Hamas Not Reasonable - Former Palestinian Prime Minister
2014-07-31 19:31:00
Dr. Salam Fayyad, Former Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority, said that Israel should abandon the idea of militarily eliminating Hamas and similar factions as a condition for regional peace and look to an alternative framework.

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Hisajiro Tai's confession reveals murder of about 600 Chinese
2014-08-01 02:45:10
Japanese World War II officer Hisajiro Tai's written confession, published on Friday, reveals the murder of about 600 Chinese.

U.S. surveillance on Indian entities 'unacceptable': FM
2014-07-31 18:56:05
India's foreign minister Sushma Swaraj branded U.S. surveillance on Indian entities as " unacceptable" and said she had taken up the issue of "snooping" by the National Security Agency with Secretary of State John Kerry during the India-U.S. strategic dialogue here on Thursday.

SCO FMs call for open, fair, independent MH17 probe
2014-07-31 18:56:03
Foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organizations (SCO) on Thursday called for an open, fair and independent investigation into the MH17 incident.

Israel, Hamas agree to 72-hour-truce as Gaza death toll keeps rising
2014-07-31 18:56:02
Israel and Hamas agreed in the early hours of Friday to a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire in their bloody conflict in the Gaza Strip, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon announced separately on Thursday.

Israel to summon 16,000 more reserve troops amid Gaza operation
2014-07-31 03:39:58
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) was instructed to summon 16,000 more reserve soldiers amid the ongoing operation in the Gaza Strip, bringing the total number of reserve soldiers to 86,000, Israeli media reported on Thursday.

Israeli offensive on Gaza kills 1,363 Palestinians
2014-07-31 03:34:21
The death toll in the Gaza Strip climbed to 1,363, since Israel launched a large-scale offensive on Gaza, medical sources said on Thursday. Among those killed were 315 children and 166 women.

Archives show Japan uses inmates in WWII medical experiments
2014-07-31 02:33:47
A written confession from a Japanese officer-turned-businessman, published on Thursday, documented Japan's use of Chinese inmates as subjects in medical experiments during World War II.

Spotlight: Russia-West standoff escalates, taking toll on economies of both sides
2014-07-31 02:18:45
Spotlight: Russia-West standoff escalates, taking toll on economies of both sides

U.S. House approves lawsuit against Obama
2014-07-30 20:31:10
The U.S. House on Wednesday approved a lawsuit against U.S. President Barack Obama over alleged abuse of executive power.

UN humanitarian chief alarmed at violence in Gaza
2014-07-30 19:04:54
UN humanitarian chief called the attack on a UN school in Gaza that killed at least 13 people early Wednesday a gross violation of international law, saying she was alarmed at the intensity of the violence in Gaza, which showed no signs of abating despite international efforts to broker a ceasefire.

Palestinian president declares Gaza disaster area
2014-07-30 18:51:43
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday declared the embattled Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip as a disaster area, the state-run Wafa news agency reported.

Russia to replace all imported military components
2014-07-30 18:40:57
Components for Russian weapons and military equipment imported from Ukraine will be replaced with domestically manufactured products in 2.5 to 3 years, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Wednesday.

G7 leaders threaten more sanctions on Russia
2014-07-30 18:39:59
The leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) industrialized nations on Wednesday threatened more sanctions against Russia as they accused Moscow of continuing its destabilizing actions in eastern Ukraine.

Chinese nationals to evacuate from warring Libya
2014-07-30 18:39:59
About 1,100 Chinese nationals are now leaving warring Libya on roads, by air and are planning to leave by sea due to a deteriorating security situation there, diplomatic sources told Xinhua on Wednesday.

Ghana's President to chair China-Africa forum
2014-07-30 18:33:45
Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama is billed to chair this year's China-Africa Local Government Cooperation forum scheduled in Beijing from August 27 to 28, the state-run Ghana News Agency reported Wednesday.

Major fire breaks out at historic seaside resort in southeast England
2014-07-30 18:31:09
A major fire has broken out at a historic pier in the seaside resort town of Eastbourne in East Sussex of southeast England, leading to quick evacuation and traffic control around the popular tourist site, local authorities said Wednesday.

119 Palestinians killed on 23rd day of Israeli offensive in Gaza
2014-07-30 18:24:59
119 Palestinians have been killed on the 23rd day of the Israeli offensive on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, medical sources said.

U.S. Fed announces further cut in monthly bond purchases
2014-07-30 18:24:58
The U.S. Federal Reserve announced on Wednesday that it will continue to trim its monthly bond purchase program by 10 billion U.S. dollars to 25 billion dollars since August, staying on track to end the program later this year.

Russia warns EU sanctions will backfire
2014-07-30 18:19:49
Russia said on Wednesday that the latest sanctions of the European Union (EU) against Russia run counter to rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and will have adverse effects on EU countries.

Israel announces humanitarian truce in Gaza
2014-07-30 08:33:50
Israeli military announced Wednesday a four-hour humanitarian cease-fire, starting from 3:00 p.m. local time (12:00 GMT) in "non-fighting" regions in the Gaza Strip.

Russia to back banks hit by new U.S. sanctions
2014-07-30 07:37:47
Russia's central bank said Wednesday that it is ready to take measures to support the banks hit by new U.S. sanctions.

28th Japanese war criminal confession published
2014-07-30 06:40:57
The latest in a series of publications of confessions by Japanese war criminals details how officer Hitoshi Imayoshi ordered slaughters of Chinese in puppet Longjiang Province in the 1930s and 1940s.

DPRK fires 4 short-range projectiles: Yonhap
2014-07-30 06:40:02
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired four short-range projectiles, which were estimated to be launched from 300-milimeter multiple-rocket launchers, Yonhap News Agency said Wednesday citing officials from the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).

Lakers officially introduce Byron Scott as new coach
2014-07-29 20:05:11
Los Angeles Lakers officially introduced Byron Scott as the new coach of the team Tuesday.

Data from MH17 black boxes passed back to Dutch investigators: Downing Street
2014-07-29 19:48:48
The data from the black boxes of the crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 have been passed to the Netherlands, with preliminary findings expected to be published next week, a Downing Street spokesperson said Tuesday.

Israel not request U.S. for cease-fire in Gaza: Israeli official
2014-07-29 19:05:04
Senior Israeli officialson Tuesday deniedU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's claim that Israel had requested the United States to promote a humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza.

Obama writes to Putin over violation of missile treaty
2014-07-29 18:48:46
U.S. President Barack Obama has written to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over Moscow's breach of a 1987 missile treaty, the White House said on Tuesday.

EU to impose additional restrictive measures against Russia
2014-07-29 18:40:00
The European Union (EU) has agreed a package of "significant" additional restrictive measures targeting sectoral cooperation and exchanges with Russia, announced the European Council in a statement on Tuesday.

U.S. expands sanctions on Russia over Ukraine crisis
2014-07-29 18:20:58
U.S. President Barack Obama said Tuesday Washington has imposed new sanctions on Russia's energy, arms and financial sectors over the Ukraine crisis.

Iran supreme leader denounces Israeli Gaza 'genocide'
2014-07-29 18:18:44
U.S. President Barack Obama said Tuesday Washington has imposed new sanctions on Russia's energy, arms and financial sectors over the Ukraine crisis.

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Germany's Kohl keeps historic tapes
2014-08-01 08:34:34
German ex-Chancellor Helmut Kohl wins a bitter legal battle to keep 200 tapes recording his political life.

UK probes Israeli soldier nationality
2014-08-01 08:32:07
The UK Foreign Office is "looking into" reports an Israeli soldier believed captured in Gaza has dual UK-Israeli nationality.

Republican revolt kills border bill
2014-08-01 08:28:25
Bills aimed at dealing with the crush of undocumented children streaming over the US border fail in Congress, as it prepares for its summer recess.

Militants 'seize Israeli soldier'
2014-08-01 08:28:23
Israeli forces search for a soldier believed captured in fighting that ended a short-lived humanitarian truce in Gaza.

US economy adds 209,000 jobs in July
2014-08-01 08:27:12
The US economy added 209,000 jobs in July, latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveal, adding to optimism that the US economy is roaring once more.

Kenyan order to repossess Lamu land
2014-08-01 08:11:50
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta orders the repossession of 70% of the land in Lamu, where there has been deadly violence since June.

VIDEO: Quads born on eve of Gaza ceasefire
2014-08-01 08:08:42
Jon Donnison reports from Gaza, where a woman gave birth to quadruplets on the eve of an ill-fated truce, which broke down with reports of attacks on both sides.

Immigration inspector John Vine quits
2014-08-01 08:04:14
The independent chief inspector of borders and immigration, John Vine, who has been highly critical of the immigration system, will step down more than six months early.

Cheltenham Banksy artwork defaced
2014-08-01 07:54:46
A Banksy artwork painted on the wall of a house in Cheltenham, which was at the centre of a row over its removal, has been defaced.

Firms count cost of Russia sanctions
2014-08-01 07:45:22
Around Europe, companies of all shapes and sizes are assessing the impact of the sanctions imposed by the EU this week following America's lead.

I let my supporters down - Jamieson
2014-08-01 07:20:17
Scotland's Michael Jamieson says he "let people down" by not winning gold at Glasgow 2014 but vows to come back stronger.

MH17 crash investigators get to work
2014-08-01 07:15:00
A team of 70 Dutch and Australian forensic experts finally get to work at the site of the flight MH17 crash in east Ukraine as fighting continues.

Uganda court annuls anti-gay law
2014-08-01 07:07:46
Uganda's Constitutional Court annuls a tough anti-gay law that had drawn widespread criticism by Western governments and human rights activists.

India hires mimics to scare monkeys
2014-08-01 07:05:02
Forty men have been hired in India to impersonate monkeys, and scare away thousands of real monkeys causing havoc around Delhi's parliament.

Japan gives Vietnam six navy ships
2014-08-01 06:44:15
Japan is giving Vietnam six naval ships for patrols in the South China Sea, amid regional tension over competing maritime claims with China.

Silent film tops documentary poll
2014-08-01 06:21:05
Dziga Vertov's 1929 film Man with a Movie Camera is voted the greatest ever documentary in a poll of more than 300 film-makers and critics.

Five officers face Jayden inquiry
2014-08-01 06:15:37
Five police officers are being investigated by the force's watchdog, over the inquiry into the murder of Oxfordshire teenager Jayden Parkinson.

Rolf Harris challenges conviction
2014-08-01 05:55:54
Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris applies for permission to appeal against his conviction for indecent assaults.

BA owner IAG moves into profit
2014-08-01 05:35:30
British Airways owner IAG moves into profit for the first half of 2014 after an improved performance by its Iberia airline business.

Israel-Hamas ceasefire collapses
2014-08-01 05:34:29
The Israeli military tells people in Gaza it is resuming operations, as a ceasefire with Hamas crumbles amid reports of at least 27 Palestinian dead.

Teenage gold medallist faces doping ban
2014-08-01 05:29:17
Teenage weightlifting gold medallist Chika Amalaha of Nigeria faces a doping ban after failing her 'B' sample drugs test.

Crowds halt Daniel Radcliffe event
2014-08-01 05:28:17
Actor Daniel Radcliffe's appearance at a film premiere in Mexico City is cancelled due to concerns about overcrowding.

WTO fails to seal global trade deal
2014-08-01 05:19:08
The World Trade Organization says its 160 members have failed to agree a global customs pact drawn up in meetings in Bali last December.

Anderson awaits Jadeja hearing verdict
2014-08-01 05:17:30
England's James Anderson is waiting to learn the outcome of a hearing over an alleged clash with India's Ravindra Jadeja.

New York to 'develop' Man City players
2014-08-01 05:10:50
Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano says the club could send youngsters to their new US franchise in New York.

Egypt statue museums lose status
2014-08-01 04:59:49
Two museums in Northampton lose their accreditation status after the controversial sale of a 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue, the Arts Council rules.

Russia bans Polish fruit and veg
2014-08-01 04:52:41
Russia imposes a sweeping ban on imports of fruit and vegetables from Poland, as EU sanctions on Russia over Ukraine start to bite.

Iliad shares drop after T-Mobile bid
2014-08-01 04:30:52
Shares in French start-up mobile company Iliad see a fall of 13%, their biggest drop in eight years, after the firm made a bid for T-Mobile US.

New cameras track Man Utd players
2014-08-01 04:26:47
Hi-tech cameras are brought in at Manchester United's training ground as new boss Louis van Gaal closely monitors players.

Sharp posts 55% rise in profit
2014-08-01 04:17:44
Japanese electronics maker Sharp posts a 55% increase in its operating profit for the April-to-June quarter.

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Israeli military announces end to Gaza truce
2014-08-01 08:01:14
Israel and Hamas accuse each other of breaking ceasefire that only lasted for a few hours.

Israel army fears soldier captured in Gaza
2014-08-01 07:14:35
Israeli forces are searching for missing soldier they fear may have been captured by Palestinian fighters.

'Smell of death thick' in Gaza air
2014-08-01 07:05:35
Al Jazeera reporters touring devastated districts during brief truce speak of decomposing bodies still under rubble.

Israel announces end to ceasefire in Gaza
2014-08-01 06:01:02
Dozens of Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling, medics say, as Israel announces end of humanitarian truce in Gaza.

WATCH LIVE: Developing story
2014-08-01 05:42:52
Follow the latest news from Gaza and Israel with Al Jazeera's online live stream.

Gaza fighting resumes despite ceasefire deal
2014-08-01 05:35:09
Dozens of Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling, medics say, hours after 72-hour truce between Hamas and Israel began.

Shaky ceasefire begins in Gaza Strip
2014-08-01 04:02:00
Five people killed in Rafah hours after 72-hour humanitarian truce between Hamas and Israel began.

Three-day ceasefire begins in Gaza Strip
2014-08-01 01:33:44
Humanitarian truce takes hold, raising hopes that a more durable ceasefire can be negotiated in Egypt.

Taiwan city rocked by deadly gas explosions
2014-08-01 01:24:06
Emergency services say at least 25 people killed, including four firefighters, and hundreds injured in Kaohsiung.

UN says illegal Gaza blockade must be lifted
2014-08-01 00:00:10
UN officials condemn Israeli attacks and warn of humanitarian crisis amid 440,000 displaced and lack of basic services

Hamas and Israel agree 72-hour Gaza ceasefire
2014-07-31 23:41:51
UN and US announce two sides agree humanitarian truce to begin on Friday morning and indirect talks to be held in Cairo.

Sudan 'apostasy' woman arrives in US
2014-07-31 22:51:36
Mariam Ibrahim, who refused to recant her Christian faith in face of death sentence, now in New Hampshire with family.

Kenyan leader orders seizure of coastal zone
2014-07-31 22:03:04
President orders repossession of 2,000 square kilometres of land in Lamu County which he says was acquired "dubiously".

Turks abroad begin voting for president
2014-07-31 20:26:18
About 2.8 million Turks around the world able to vote for first time, casting ballots ahead of main poll on August 10.

Gaza 'on precipice' as Israel presses attacks
2014-07-31 17:25:29
UN officials condemn Israeli attacks and warn of humanitarian crisis with 440,000 refugees and lack of basic services.

UN and US announce 72-hour Gaza ceasefire
2014-07-31 16:45:19
US and UN say Israel and Hamas have agreed unconditional 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire to begin at 08:00 GMT on Friday.

US: 'little doubt' Israel bombed Gaza school
2014-07-31 15:49:22
White House says shelling of civilians "totally unacceptable and indefensible", as diplomats prepare new truce push.

CIA apologises for spying on Senate
2014-07-31 14:48:49
Agency admits agents did not have permission to access computers of US Senate officials investigating CIA torture.

Ebola: a disease out of control?
2014-07-31 14:45:36
A number of countries are on alert after the worst outbreak of the disease on record.

Benghazi 'falls to al-Qaeda-linked rebels'
2014-07-31 14:26:59
Factions including Ansar al-Sharia say they have taken over Libyan city after defeating forces of renegade general.

Uighur imam 'murdered after morning prayers'
2014-07-31 14:18:05
State media says Jume Tahir, a government-appointed Muslim leader, killed by "religious extremists" in Xinjiang.

Hezbollah man dies on 'jihad duty' in Iraq
2014-07-31 14:02:21
Commander from Lebanon's Bekaa Valley killed in battle near Mosul, which Islamic State group captured in June.

Ebola forces state emergency in Sierra Leone
2014-07-31 13:49:59
President Koroma calls in security forces to quarantine affected areas as WHO announces more deaths in West Africa.

AJ journalist's jailing 'a serious injustice'
2014-07-31 13:00:53
Father of Al Jazeera correspondent Peter Greste says he respects Egypt judiciary but believes it was wrong to jail son.

Crash experts reach site of MH17 disaster
2014-07-31 12:06:49
Investigators begin reconnaissance of airliner crash site in eastern Ukraine, two weeks after it was shot down.

China kills suspects in Uighur imam murder
2014-07-31 09:45:18
State media says two killed and another arrested over death of Jume Tahir, a supporter of Chinese state policy on Islam.

Israel vows to destroy tunnels before truce
2014-07-31 07:48:15
PM says tunnels Palestinian fighters built under Gaza-Israel border must be destroyed regardless of ceasefire efforts.

Ukraine parliament rejects PM resignation
2014-07-31 07:04:27
Parliament votes not to accept departure of Arseniy Yatsenyuk who resigned in protest as his ruling coalition collapsed.

Filipinos told to leave Libya after beheading
2014-07-31 07:00:50
Foreign secretary dispatched to oversee evacuation of 13,000 nationals after man was beheaded and nurse gang-raped.

India landslide death toll rises
2014-07-31 05:12:34
At least 30 people killed and more than 150 feared trapped after landslide buried houses in Maharashtra state.

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Live: Israeli soldier feared captured, ceasefire 'over'
2014-08-01 07:11:23
Several hours after the start of a three-day ceasefire between Israel and Hamas Friday, the Israeli army announced that the truce was over and military operations were in progress on the ground. Follow live on FRANCE 24.

Israeli soldier feared captured as Gaza truce crumbles
2014-08-01 06:55:08
The Israeli army on Friday said initial reports indicated a soldier had been captured by Palestinian militants during an operation in southern Gaza, as a US and UN-brokered ceasefire unraveled just hours after it began.

Gaza ceasefire crumbles as Israel resumes military operations
2014-08-01 05:27:02
A 72-hour Gaza truce unraveled just hours after it began, with both sides accusing the other of violating the truce terms. Three Israeli soldiers and more than 30 Palestinians were killed after the ceasefire started, FRANCE 24 has learned.

?2.5 million in cocaine ?disappears? from Paris police HQ
2014-08-01 04:40:08
French investigators have launched an inquiry after more than 50 kilograms (110 pounds) of seized cocaine, worth approximately ?2.5 million, went missing from the Paris police headquarters, French media reported Friday.

Truce violation accusations fly as Gaza ceasefire begins
2014-08-01 04:33:44
Three Israeli soldiers were killed just hours after a Gaza ceasefire began, according to FRANCE 24 reporters in the Palestinian enclave. Meanwhile, Palestinian officials said more than 20 Gazans were killed despite the truce.

Ukrainian army suffers losses in separatist attack
2014-08-01 02:44:17
Ukrainian television reported on Friday that 20 servicemen had been killed in an attack by pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine during the night, but a military source said the death toll was likely lower.

Regional summit to tackle deadly Ebola outbreak
2014-08-01 01:23:23
The West African nations battling the deadly Ebola virus have imposed stringent new rules to tackle the world's worst ever outbreak of the tropical virus, ahead of a special regional summit Friday to launch an emergency response plan.

Israel and Hamas 72-hour ceasefire begins
2014-08-01 00:37:57
A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip went into effect Friday, with talks set to get underway in Cairo, Egypt. The conflict has seen more than 1,450 Palestinians lose their lives, along with sixty-one Israeli soldiers and two Israeli civilians.

Dozens killed and injured in Taiwan gas blast
2014-07-31 21:57:43
A series of powerful gas blasts killed at least 24 people and injured up to 271 in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, officials said Friday.

Argentinian markets plummet following default
2014-07-31 18:23:28
Argentina?s bond and stock markets and peso currency dropped on Thursday after Latin America?s No. 3 economy defaulted for the second time in 12 years, after the failure of last-ditch talks with holdout creditors.

Kerry, Ban announce 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza
2014-07-31 17:03:54
Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire in their conflict in the Gaza Strip starting on Friday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday.

French Jews speak of growing fear in Paris amid Gaza conflict
2014-07-31 14:42:04
Israel is facing growing international criticism over the its bloody military offensive in the Palestinian territory of Gaza, but the Jewish community in France says it is the victim of growing intimidation.

Paris hosts its first pro-Israel rally since start of Gaza offensive
2014-07-31 11:11:14
Pro-Israeli groups are gathering in front of the Jewish state?s Paris embassy on Thursday, in the first such event in the French capital since the recent military offensive in the Gaza Strip began more than three weeks ago.

Interactive: France?s new plan to counter jihadism in Africa
2014-07-31 09:42:52
France has unveiled the broad outlines of a new military operation to combat al Qaeda-linked extremists in Africa. Discover the multi-country military enterprise known as Operation Barkhane with FRANCE 24?s interactive map.

France remembers murdered socialist hero Jean Jaurès
2014-07-31 08:10:36
On a Friday evening on July 31, 1914, a 29-year-old French nationalist by the name of Raoul Villain arrived at a north Paris café, pulled a pistol from his pocket and fired two shots at a diner, striking his target twice in the head.

Sierra Leone declares state of emergency over Ebola outbreak
2014-07-31 05:51:30
Sierra Leone?s President Ernest Bai Koroma on Thursday declared a state of emergency as the country scrambles to contain an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus that has killed more than 700 people across West Africa.

Kiev declares 24-hour ceasefire to aid MH17 probe
2014-07-31 05:46:36
Kiev on Thursday announced a day-long halt to its deadly offensive with pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine to enable international investigators access to the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash site.

US condemns school shelling as Israel calls up 16,000 more reservists
2014-07-31 03:30:44
Israel mobilised 16,000 more army reservists Thursday to bolster operations against militants in Gaza as the US said there was little doubt that Israeli artillery was behind the shelling of a UN school this week, calling it "indefensible".

Video: Inside Hamas ?terror? tunnels in Gaza
2014-07-31 01:09:26
It is one of Israel?s stated objectives in its current operation in the Gaza strip: destroying the network of tunnels used by Hamas militants to cross the border into Israeli territory and carry out attacks on civilians and soldiers.

Scores feared dead in India landslide
2014-07-31 00:10:45
The death toll from a major landslide triggered by monsoon rains in western India is expected to exceed 140, a local health official reported Wednesday.

Argentina fails to reach deal with holdout creditors
2014-07-30 17:48:33
Talks aimed at averting Argentina?s second default in 13 years ended with bitter recriminations Wednesday as the South American country said it could not accept a deal with U.S. hedge fund creditors it dismisses as ?vultures.?

Israel says it is 'days' from completing Gaza tunnel hunt
2014-07-30 13:52:35
Israel on Wednesday pressed ahead with its' Gaza offensive, saying it was 'days' from achieving its' core goal of destroying all of Hamas' cross-border tunnels, despite widespread international alarm over the soaring Palestinian death toll.

Russia defiant as US, EU unveil 'phase three' sanctions
2014-07-30 12:20:37
Russia remained defiant Wednesday faced with the threat of tougher Western sanctions over the separatist insurgency in east Ukraine, warning that the measures would end up hurting the United States and the European Union as much as they do Russia.

Fourth female suicide bomber targets Nigerian city
2014-07-30 11:56:40
Nigeria?s northern city of Kano was the site of yet another deadly bomb attack this week, after a fourth female extremist blew herself up at a college, killing six people.

Suspect in Jewish Museum attack charged with 'terrorist' murder
2014-07-30 09:29:25
A French national suspected of fatally shooting four people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels was charged on Wednesday with committing "murder in a terrorist context", the Belgian prosecutor's office said.

US rebounds to 4% growth in second quarter
2014-07-30 08:53:21
US gross domestic product (GDP) grew at a 4.0 percent rate in the second quarter, the Commerce Department announced Wednesday, beating expectations as private investment and consumer spending appeared to be on the rebound.

Video: Coping with rocket attacks in Israel?s Sderot
2014-07-30 03:28:03
A warning siren blares out across the Israeli city of Sderot. Seconds later, a deafening explosion erupts as a rocket lands just metres away.

Rats on the rampage at Louvre museum gardens
2014-07-30 01:51:16
Experts estimate that there are two rats for every person in Paris and most of them, it seems, have taken up residence in one of the city?s favourite tourist spots ? the Tuileries gardens outside the Louvre museum.

Israel announces four-hour truce after deadly strike on UN school
2014-07-30 00:46:29
Israel will observe a four-hour humanitarian ceasefire from 12pm (GMT), the army announced Wednesday, hours after at least 13 people were killed when tank shells hit a UN school in Gaza where hundreds of Palestinians had taken refuge.

Dozens killed in stampede at Guinea rap concert
2014-07-29 21:59:55
A stampede during a rap concert on a Conakry beach has left at least 24 people dead, Guinean hospital officials said on Tuesday.