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EU urges return to Gaza ceasefire EU urges return to Gaza ceasefire
BRUSSELS: The European Union said Friday it was "absolutely necessary" to restore a ceasefire in Gaza shattered only hours after it began. Maja Kocijancic, a spokeswoman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, said the 28-nation bloc regretted the breakdown in the fragile 72-hour truce called to assist civilians. "We believe it is absolutely necessary for a ceasefire to be put in place, ...
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10 killed in Baghdad blast: police 10 killed in Baghdad blast: police
BAGHDAD: At least 10 people were killed and 29 wounded Friday in bomb blasts that struck two districts of Baghdad, police and hospital sources said. The deadliest was a car bomb in the northern Shia neighbourhood of Sadr City, which has been frequently targeted and where security is usually heightened ahead of Friday prayers. At least seven people were killed and 21 wounded in the explosion th...
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Libya Islamic militias declare control of Benghazi Libya Islamic militias declare control of Benghazi
Benghazi: Islamic hard-line militias, including the group accused by the United States in a 2012 attack that killed the ambassador and three other Americans, claimed control of Libya's second largest city, Benghazi, after overrunning army barracks and seizing heavy weapons. The sweep in the eastern city is part of a new backlash by hard-liners against their rivals ahead of the sitting of a new ...
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Kerry announces 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza Kerry announces 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza
NEW DELHI: Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire in the Gaza conflict, US Secretary of State John Kerry said early Friday. Kerry, on a visit to New Delhi, said that the two sides would cease fire at 8 am local time (0500 GMT) and that Israelis and Palestinians would enter talks in Cairo....
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North Korea fires four short-range 'projectiles' North Korea fires four short-range 'projectiles'
Seoul: North Korea fired four short-range projectiles towards the sea Wednesday in the latest of a series of missile, rocket and artillery tests, the South's defence ministry said. The latest launches began at 07:30am (2230 GMT) at a site near Mount Myohyang, northeast of Pyongyang, with two fired in the morning and another two in the afternoon, all towards the Sea of Japan (East Sea), the min...
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Israel okays new Gaza lull Israel okays new Gaza lull
Gaza City: Israel agreed Wednesday to observe a four-hour lull in Gaza several hours after a deadly strike on a school killed 16, drawing a furious response from a UN refugee agency. In a statement, the army said it had agreed to a humanitarian pause which was to begin at 1200 GMT. But it said the lull would not apply in areas where the army was "currently operating" and warned those who...
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China military drills: 200 flights cancelled China military drills: 200 flights cancelled
Beijing: More than 200 flights were cancelled in China on Tuesday owing to busy airspace on the first day of the Chinese military's live fire exercises in the East China Sea, prompting aviation authorities to declare a red alert. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) warned that eight airports will not allow landings and Shanghai's two airports will see their capacity down to 25 per...
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Downing of flight MH17 'may amount to a war crime': UN Downing of flight MH17 'may amount to a war crime': UN
KIEV: The downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 "may amount to a war crime", the UN said Monday, adding that fighting in east Ukraine has claimed over 1,100 lives with both government and rebel forces using heavy weaponry in built-up areas. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay condemned the "horrendous shooting down" of the Malaysian passenger jet in rebel-held territory that ki...
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Australia, Netherlands to send unarmed force to MH17 site Australia, Netherlands to send unarmed force to MH17 site
Sydney: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said his country's police will today join the first contingent of an unarmed, Dutch-led international humanitarian mission entering the MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine to recover victims' remains. Abbott said a deal to allow the police mission into the rebel-held territory was reached after discussions were held in Donetsk, Ukraine, under the aus...
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Taliban recent gains cast doubt on Afghan forces ability Taliban recent gains cast doubt on Afghan forces ability
KABUL: Taliban fighters are scoring early gains in several strategic areas near the capital this summer, inflicting heavy casualties and casting new doubt on the ability of Afghan forces to contain the insurgency as the United States moves to complete its withdrawal of combat troops, according to Afghan officials and local elders. The Taliban have found success beyond their traditional strongho...
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