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UN schools flooded with displaced Gaza families

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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.

German synagogue hit by firebomb attack

2014-07-29 14:45

Police in Germany have arrested an 18-year-old man suspected of throwing Molotov cocktails at the entrance to a synagogue in the western city of Wuppertal.

Dutch PM asks fighting to cease near crash site

2014-07-29 14:45

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has called Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to ask Ukrainian forces to stop fighting around the MH17 crash site.

Gaza's sole power plant down after Israel attack

2014-07-29 12:23
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The only power plant supplying electricity to the Gaza Strip has been knocked out of commission by Israeli shelling, deputy director of the energy authority in the Palestinian territory says.

Death toll rises to 23 in Philippine road attack

2014-07-29 12:23

Officials say the death toll in a road attack by Abu Sayyaf extremists on villagers travelling in the Philippines to celebrate Ramadan with their families has climbed to 23.

2 tank shells hit fuel tank at Gaza power plant

2014-07-29 10:59

Israeli tank shells hit a fuel tank of the Gaza Strip's only power plant, forcing the plant to shut down, a spokesperson for Gaza's electricity distribution company says.

 
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Karzai cousin killed in Afghan suicide attack

2014-07-29 14:45

A suicide attacker has killed a cousin of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai near the city of Kandahar, officials say, raising tensions during a struggle over the contested election result.

Iran's Ayatollah accuses Israel of Gaza 'genocide'

2014-07-29 12:23

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has accused Israel of committing "genocide" in Gaza and called on the Islamic world to arm Palestinians fighting "the Zionist regime".

Japanese teen decapitates classmate - report

2014-07-29 10:59

A 16-year-old Japanese schoolgirl has confessed to decapitating a classmate, police say, as she reportedly told investigators she "wanted to dissect" someone.

US man arrested for sending 100s of letters with powder

2014-07-29 10:59

A man charged with sending hundreds of hoax letters containing a mysterious white powder has been arrested in Texas by US law enforcement.

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Gaza militants kill 5 Israeli soldiers

2014-07-29 09:42
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Gaza militants who crossed into Israel via a tunnel killed five Israeli soldiers in a gun battle near the community of Nahal Oz close to the border with the Gaza Strip, the military 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.

Brazil's leader calls Gaza conflict 'a massacre'

2014-07-29 08:31

Brazil's president is calling Israel's conflict with Hamas "a massacre", following the withdrawal of the country's ambassador in Israel.

Israel strikes house of Gaza Hamas leader

2014-07-29 07:20
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Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats have targeted symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City, in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.

Libya is paying Qaeda suspect's legal costs

2014-07-29 07:10

The Libyan government is paying to defend alleged senior al-Qaeda figure Anas al-Liby against US terrorism charges, according to court filings.

Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty - US

2014-07-29 09:42

In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration has accused Russia of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with allegations.

Japan heatwave kills 15, 1000s hospitalised

2014-07-29 08:31

Sweltering summer heat in Japan has left at least 15 people dead over the past week, while more than 8 000 others were rushed to hospital with heatstroke symptoms, official figures show.

Russia sanctions may undermine EU's recovery

2014-07-29 08:31

The EU is expected to take the plunge and impose tougher sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, but the measures could hit its own struggling economy - especially should Moscow reply in kind.

France offers asylum to Christians of north Iraq

2014-07-29 07:10

France is ready to open its door to Christians from northern Iraq who were hounded out of their homes by extremist Islamic militants.

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