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Endgames emerge as Gaza fighting enters 4th week

Jul 31, 2014 at 10:42 | Source: FirstPost

by Dan Perry/Associated PressTel Aviv: The savage fighting between Israel and Hamas is escalating in Gaza, ceasefire efforts take on elements of farce, and bravado rules the public discourse. But even through the fog of war, a few endgame scenarios c...

UN condemns attack on Gaza school; 100 killed in one day

Jul 31, 2014 at 10:40 | Source: FirstPost

Gaza City: More than 100 Palestinians were killed Wednesday in the Gaza Strip, among them victims of Israeli fire on a crowded market and a United Nations school.The United States and United Nations condemned the school shelling and Hamas said it fir...

Gaza Live: One child killed every hour in Gaza, says UN

Jul 31, 2014 at 09:30 | Source: FirstPost

1:40 am: Israeli criticism of Kerry 'offensive, absurd': USIsraeli attacks against US Secretary of State John Kerry accusing him being of a supporter of Hamas are "offensive and absurd," a senior US diplomat said Wednesday.In a sharp exchan...

US Peace Corps evacuate from West Africa as Ebola virus spreads

Jul 31, 2014 at 09:18 | Source: FirstPost

Monrovia, Liberia: The largest recorded Ebola outbreak in history has led the US Peace Corps to evacuate hundreds of volunteers from three affected West African countries, and a State Department official on Wednesday said two volunteers were under is...

50 Keralite nurses to be shifted from Libya to Tunisia

Jul 31, 2014 at 01:52 | Source: Economic Times

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In the first phase of evacuation of Keralite nurses from strife-torn Libya, 50 of them are expected to be moved to Tunisia by road tomorrow as per the plan worked out by the Ministry of External Affairs. Kerala Chief Minister Oomm...

Media say Kerry visit to 'reboot India-US ties

Jul 31, 2014 at 01:52 | Source: BBC

US Secretary of State John Kerry's India visit is aimed at building bridges between Delhi and Washington, papers say. Relations between India and the US have been rocky in recent months. It is Mr Kerry's first visit to Delhi since a row bet...

Heavy rains lash Ahmedabad; air, rail traffic disrupted

Jul 30, 2014 at 15:49 | Source: FirstPost

Ahmedabad: Normal life was thrown out of gear as moderate to heavy rains lashed south and central Gujarat, with the city recording 210 mm rainfall overnight.Rail and air traffic was disrupted due to heavy rains, as the city airport and railway tracks...

Doctor treating Ebola patients dies as epidemic spreads in West Africa

Jul 30, 2014 at 15:12 | Source: FirstPost

Freetown, Sierra Leone: A leading doctor who risked his own life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died Tuesday from the disease, officials said, as a major regional airline announced it was suspending flights to the cities hardest hit by an outbreak...

Body of young stowaway found in US military plane

Jul 30, 2014 at 09:44 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: The body of a young stowaway was found inside a compartment near the wheel well of an Air Force cargo plane that had landed in Germany, US military officials said Tuesday, triggering questions about the security of an aircraft that had ma...

Girl dies after being hit by plane on Florida beach

Jul 30, 2014 at 05:45 | Source: FirstPost

REUTERS - The 9-year-old girl, who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a Florida beach and killed her father, also has died from her injuries, the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said on Tuesday.Oceana Irizarry and her family were walking on ...

Russian airport evacuated after bomb scare

Jul 30, 2014 at 05:45 | Source: FirstPost

St.Petersburg, July 30 (IANS) An airport in Russia's northern capital of St. Petersburg was briefly evacuated Tuesday following a bomb threat. However, no suspicious object was found.A total of nine flights were held back as local bomb squads combed ...

Kuwait Airways aircraft makes emergency landing in Brussels

Jul 30, 2014 at 04:15 | Source: FirstPost

Brussels, July 29 (IANS) A Kuwait Airways aircraft made an emergency landing at Brussels airport due to smoke in the cockpit.According to Brussels airport spokesperson Florence Muls, the appearance of smoke in the cockpit of the aircraft forced the p...

Libyan militants overrun Benghazi special forces base as chaos deepens

Jul 30, 2014 at 00:45 | Source: FirstPost

BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Militant fighters overran a Libyan special forces base in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday after a battle involving rockets and warplanes that killed at least 30 people.A special forces officer said they had to aband...

Gaza conflict to dent, not break Israel economy

Jul 30, 2014 at 00:31 | Source: FirstPost

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's war against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip is expected to cost it billions of dollars, temporarily hurt economic growth and put pressure on the government's finances.Analysts and officials compare the current o...

Breaking protocol, Nepal PM to receive Modi

Jul 30, 2014 at 00:30 | Source: FirstPost

Kathmandu, July 29 (IANS) Breaking protocol, Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala will receive his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi when he lands in Kathmandu Aug 3 on a two-day visit. A special welcome ceremony will be organised at the Tribhuvan Inte...

Nigeria isolates hospital in Lagos as Obama briefed on Ebola outbreak

Jul 29, 2014 at 20:30 | Source: FirstPost

LAGOS (Reuters) - The Nigerian city of Lagos shut and quarantined a hospital on Monday where a Liberian man died of the Ebola virus, the first recorded case of the highly-infectious disease in Africa's most populous country.Patrick Sawyer, a consulta...

Breaking protocol, Nepal PM to receive Modi at airport on 3 Aug

Jul 29, 2014 at 14:56 | Source: FirstPost

Kathmandu: Breaking protocol, Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala will receive his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi when he lands in Kathmandu 3 August on a two-day visit. A special welcome ceremony will be organised at the Tribhuvan International Ai...

Indian nurses stranded in Libya as clashes among rival militias escalates

Jul 29, 2014 at 14:42 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi:In a near replay of the incidents in Iraq, a large number of Indian nurses are caught amid spiralling violence in Libya, where rival militias seek to control the capital's international airport, and have approached the Indian mission for ai...

Ebola outbreak in Africa leads to new fears about spread via flights

Jul 29, 2014 at 09:17 | Source: FirstPost

Dakar, Senegal: No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days ...

In Ukraine's east, Soviet-style economy withers under onslaught

Jul 29, 2014 at 09:00 | Source: FirstPost

Donetsk/Kiev: After pro-Russian rebels took 720 kg of explosives, 360 detonators and almost 1 km of wiring, the Skochinskiy coal mine, an ageing stalwart of the economy in Ukraine's Donbass region, was put out of action.Fierce fighting and rebel requ...

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