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Ebola: a timeline of a ruthless killer

2014-08-01 20:12

Below are the main developments since the worst-ever epidemic of Ebola emerged in west Africa at the start of the year, fuelling fears it could spread to other continents.

International probe to begin at MH17 crash site

2014-08-01 09:59

Experts will attempt to begin a stalled investigation at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 as Ukrainian forces threaten to resume their offensive against rebels after a one-day halt.

8 Palestinians killed by Israeli tank fire in Gaza

2014-08-01 07:51

Eight Palestinians, including at least two children, have been killed by Israeli tank fire in the southern Gaza Strip, a spokesperson for the local emergency services says.

World powers must hold Israel accountable: UN

2014-07-31 17:17
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The UN's senior human rights official says she believes Israel is deliberately defying international law in its military offensive in Gaza and that world powers should hold it accountable.

Israel's 'defiance' of international law slammed

2014-07-31 15:57
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UN human rights chief Navi Pillay slammed what she said was Israel's "deliberate defiance" of international law during the Gaza conflict.

Don't forget South Sudan, Tutu urges

2014-07-31 14:33

Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu has urged world leaders focused on conflict in the Middle East and Ukraine not to forget the "ghastly suffering" in South Sudan.

Gaza toll soars as Israel 'days' from completing tunnel hunt

2014-07-31 06:11
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Israel has pressed ahead with its Gaza offensive saying it is days from achieving its core goal of destroying all Islamist guerrilla cross-border attack tunnels, but a soaring Palestinian civilian toll has triggered international alarm.

Official: 13 killed as shells hit Gaza UN school

2014-07-30 07:44
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Palestinian health official say at least 13 people have been killed after tank shells hit a UN school in Gaza where hundreds of Palestinians had taken refuge.

UN schools flooded with displaced Gaza families

2014-07-29 15:32

Dozens of displaced Gaza families flooded into a UN school after Israel warned them to leave their homes, struggling to set up camp in a cramped, dirty courtyard.

Gaza fighting abates as Ban urges peace

2014-07-28 16:33

Israel has eased its offensive in the Gaza Strip and Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave has declined sharply as Ban calls for a durable ceasefire.

Downing of MH17 'may amount to a war crime' - UN

2014-07-28 12:33

The downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 "may amount to a war crime", the UN says, adding that fighting in east Ukraine has claimed over 1 100 lives.

UN Security Council calls for Gaza ceasefire

2014-07-28 10:20

The UN Security Council has called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas at an emergency meeting.

Israel acknowledges mortar shell hit UN school

2014-07-28 08:06

Israel has acknowledged that troops fired a mortar shell that hit the courtyard of a UN school in Gaz, but says aerial footage shows the yard was empty at the time and that the shell could not have killed anyone.

Israel, Hamas set to start 12-hour ceasefire

2014-07-26 07:46

The Israeli military and the militant Palestinian Hamas are set to start a 12-hour ceasefire, but a longer-term truce remained elusive.

Israeli shelling kills 15 at UN school in Gaza

2014-07-24 19:38
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Fifteen people have been killed and 200 wounded after Israeli fire hit a UN-run school in Gaza, as the Palestinian toll on the 17th day of the conflict rose to 788, medics say.

Kerry: Some progress in Gaza truce efforts

2014-07-23 18:39

Washington's top diplomat has said that global efforts to end 16 days of bloodshed in Gaza were progressing, as the fighting raged on and airlines suspended flights.

Israel may be committing war crimes - UN human rights chief

2014-07-23 10:52
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Israel may be committing war crimes in Gaza, where its killing of children raise the "strong possibility" that it is violating international law, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay says.

UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

2014-07-22 22:08

The UN secretary general has said it is his "hope and belief" that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end to the fighting between Hamas and Israel.

Malaysia quietly worked to secure bodies, black box

2014-07-22 14:51

As Western leaders pointed the finger of blame at pro-Russian separatists over the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane, the government in Kuala Lumpur said little.

South Sudan truce crumbles

2014-07-22 09:07

South Sudan rebels and government troops have battled over the strategic town of Nasir, the UN says, with rebels launching their largest offensive since an oft-broken May truce.

UN demands access to MH17 crash site

2014-07-21 22:28

With the backing of Russia, the UN Security Council has unanimously condemned the downing of a Malaysian passenger jet and demanded crash site access in Ukraine.

Iran complying with nuclear deal - UN watchdog

2014-07-21 12:39

Iran has diluted its entire stock of medium-enriched uranium as required under a November deal with world powers.

Persecution of Iraqi Christians a 'crime' - Ban

2014-07-21 09:55

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says that the persecution of Iraqi Christians who have been driven from their homes in Mosul by Islamic State militants could constitute a crime against humanity.

Bodies from downed jet piled in boxcars in Ukraine

2014-07-21 07:46

Rebels have piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jetliner into four refrigerated boxcars in eastern Ukraine, and cranes at the crash scene moved big chunks of the Boeing 777.

 

Abbas seeks support for war crimes charges

2014-08-01 12:04

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is facing mounting domestic pressure to seek war crimes charges against Israel at the International Criminal Court.

Israel continues 'defensive' action during truce

2014-08-01 08:59

Israel will keep up 'defensive' operations against tunnels during a 72-hour truce in Gaza, US Secretary of State John Kerry says.

Israel, Hamas agree to 72-hour ceasefire

2014-08-01 05:37

Israel and Hamas have agreed to begin a 72-hour ceasefire from 0500 GMT, alongside a diplomatic push for a more durable end to the bloodshed after almost four weeks of fighting.

Ukraine will halt to offensive over MH17 probe

2014-07-31 15:57

Kiev on has announced a day-long halt to its deadly offensive in Ukraine after fighting had stalled efforts by international investigators to kickstart a probe into the downing of flight MH17.

Gaza toll hits 1 374

2014-07-31 14:34

At least 10 people have been killed in Israeli strikes on central and southern Gaza, bringing the Palestinian death toll to 1 374 on day 24 of the conflict.

Greece to evacuate Libya embassy, foreign nationals

2014-07-31 13:20

Greece is sending a frigate and two other vessels to Libya to evacuate workers at its embassy in Tripoli as well as a few hundred Chinese and European nationals.

Australia rules out new sanctions against Russia

2014-07-30 14:20

Australia's PM says that he is not considering sanctions against Russia while his government focuses on retrieving Australian victims from the wreckage of the Malaysian flight MH17.

Hamas, Islamic Jihad 'ready for 24h truce' - PLO

2014-07-29 16:28
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The Palestinian leadership, along with Hamas and Islamic Jihad, are willing to observe a 24-hour ceasefire in the war-torn Gaza Strip, a senior PLO official says.

Khmer Rouge tribunal to tackle genocide charges

2014-07-29 09:42

The slow course of justice for the leaders of Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge regime will inch forward again, as a UN-backed tribunal holds an initial hearing against a pair of defendants in their 80s facing genocide.

Gaza toll hits 1 037

2014-07-28 15:25

A four-year-old child was one of two people killed by Israeli tank fire in Gaza hiking the Palestinian death toll from Israel's 21-day operation to 1 037.

'For protein I prefer insects to meat'

2014-07-28 11:35

In Gambela market shoppers can find insects for every occasion, from unctuous white weevil larvae for fancy dinners to crispy caterpillars and snacky termites that stick in your teeth.

US-Israeli tensions flare over mediation

2014-07-28 09:16

Israel sees no need for another Gaza ceasefire, an Israeli official was quoted as saying, as tensions between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government and Washington flared over US mediation.

At least 76 bodies found as Gaza truce kicks

2014-07-26 13:03

A 12-hour truce between Israel and Hamas entered into force, with emergency workers taking advantage of the lull to uncover 76 bodies from the rubble of Gaza homes.

Palestine declares 'Day of Rage'

2014-07-25 10:00
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In the West Bank, Palestinian factions have declared a "Day of Rage" after a night of clashes over Israel's Gaza offensive.

Pakistan calls for 'humanitarian pause' in Gaza

2014-07-24 16:13

Pakistan has called for an immediate end to the blockade of Gaza to allow humanitarian relief to reach Palestinians as the death toll rose to more than 740.

Nowhere to hide in Gaza - UN humanitarian chief

2014-07-24 11:55

UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has expressed deep concern about the mounting civilian casualties in Gaza, warning that it was "almost impossible" for Palestinians to shelter from Israeli airstrikes.

Syria says hopes new peace mediator will be fair

2014-07-23 17:01

Syria urged a newly appointed international mediator to be "objective and honest" as he seeks an end to the country's civil war.

Fishing in Paris ‘trending' for young hipsters

2014-07-23 08:20

The once polluted Seine River in France has now become a hub for fishermen from all over the world. The waterway has been cleaned up and turned into a popular haunt for young bohemians.

Envoy: Gaza cease-fire draft circulating UN

2014-07-22 22:08

The Palestinian UN envoy says a draft UN resolution calling for an immediate cease-fire in the Gaza Strip will be formally circulated to the Security Council.

World pushes for truce as Israel batters Gaza

2014-07-22 12:05
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UN chief Ban Ki-moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry are in Cairo in a bid to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas after weeks of fighting which has left over 570 Palestinians dead.

Israeli aircraft bomb 5 Gaza mosques, stadium

2014-07-22 08:35
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Israel has bombed five mosques, a sports stadium and the home of the late Hamas military chief across the Gaza Strip, a Gaza police official says.

UN Security Council holds urgent talks on Gaza

2014-07-21 15:39

The UN Security Council opened urgent talks on the escalating violence in Gaza, stepping up ceasefire efforts after more than 100 Palestinians died in a single day.

UN set to vote on crash resolution

2014-07-21 11:21

The UN Security Council is set to vote on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area.

UN calls for immediate truce as Gaza toll tops 500

2014-07-21 08:46
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The UN Security Council has called for an "immediate ceasefire" as Israel pressed on with a blistering assault on Gaza taking the Palestinian death toll above 500.

Death toll 47 in battle for Libya airport

2014-07-21 05:55

Islamist-led militiamen have stepped up their assault on Libya's main airport, controlled by rival fighters, which the health ministry say have left at least 47 dead in a week.

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