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Dozens die as fighting intensifies... Jerusalem (CNN)-- Despite calls for a new cease-fire, fighting intensified in Gaza on Monday and Tuesday morning, with Palestinians saying more than two dozen people died as rockets or mortars struck a refugee camp, a hospital and the center of Gaza City. Posted on 28 July 2014 | 3:05 pm
US accuses Russia of violating... The Obama administration has accused Russia of violating a 1987 nuclear missile treaty by testing a ground-launched cruise missile and says the U.S. is prepared for immediate high-level dialogue with Moscow over the matter. An administration official ... Posted on 28 July 2014 | 3:34 pm
The West Agrees To Wider Sanctions... KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine, July 28 (Reuters) - U.S. and European leaders agreed on Monday to impose wider sanctions on Russia's financial, defense and energy sectors as Ukraine said its forces advanced towards the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17. Posted on 28 July 2014 | 2:43 pm
Judge rules against Donald... LOS ANGELES - A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In the tentative ruling, Superior Court Judge Michael ... Posted on 28 July 2014 | 2:58 pm
The one thing everyone in Israel... Anyone who has made even a passing glance at the Israeli media in the past few days will have noticed the incredible chorus of criticism being directed at John Kerry right now. The secretary of state has been lambasted by all sides for his apparent failure ... Posted on 28 July 2014 | 2:52 pm
Gaza fighting flares, UN, Israel... By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Crispian Balmer GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A grim-faced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday of a protracted war in Gaza, dashing any hopes of a swift end to the three-week conflict as Palestinian fighters launched an audacious cross-border raid. The Israeli army said five of its soldiers died in two separate incidents, including four in a mortar strike. Inside Gaza itself, eight children and two adults were killed by a blast in a park as an unofficial truce sought by the United Nations for the Muslim Eid al-Fitr festival collapsed. Residents blamed the explosion on an airstrike, but Israel said a misfiring militant rocket caused the carnage. Posted on 28 July 2014 | 2:58 pm
West agrees wider Russia sanctions... By Gabriela Baczynska and Aleksandar Vasovic KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - U.S. and European leaders agreed on Monday to impose wider sanctions on Russia's financial, defense and energy sectors as Ukraine said its forces advanced toward the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17. The new sanctions, which U.S. President Barack Obama and leaders of Germany, Britain, France and Italy discussed in a conference call, are aimed at increasing the pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin after the Malaysian airliner was shot down over territory held by pro-Moscow rebels in eastern Ukraine. "It's precisely because we've not yet seen a strategic turn from Putin that we believe it's absolutely essential to take additional measures and that's what the Europeans and the United States intend to do this week," said Tony Blinken, a national security adviser to Obama. Posted on 28 July 2014 | 3:58 pm
Iraq lays claim to Kurdish crude... Iraq filed suit on Monday in a Texas court to gain control of a cargo of crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan that Baghdad says was sold without its permission. The United Kalavrvta tanker, carrying some 1 million barrels of crude worth about $100 million, arrived off the coast of Texas on Saturday but has yet to unload its disputed cargo. The ship, which is too large to enter the port of Galveston near Houston, was given clearance by the U.S. Coast Guard on Sunday to transfer its cargo offshore to smaller boats that would deliver it to the U.S. mainland. Iraq, in its filing in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, asked for an order allowing the cargo to be seized by the U.S. Marshals Service. Posted on 28 July 2014 | 7:26 pm
U.S. 'disappointed' Netherlands... By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is "deeply disappointed" the Netherlands released a former Venezuelan military intelligence chief detained over U.S. drug trafficking allegations, and is "disturbed" at reports indicating Caracas used threats to obtain his freedom, the State Department said on Monday. Instead of being extradited to the United States, retired Venezuelan General Hugo Carvajal flew home on Sunday from the Netherlands' Caribbean island of Aruba after the Dutch government ruled he had diplomatic immunity. He had been arrested on Aruba on Wednesday. The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that Carvajal's release came after Venezuela raised economic and military pressure on two Dutch islands in the Caribbean. Posted on 28 July 2014 | 10:06 pm
Australian PM Abbott's tough... By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) - Embattled Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's forthright handling of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 appears to have paid off, a poll released on Tuesday showed, although his government has not enjoyed a similar spike in popularity. The Newspoll polling agency recorded a 12-point jump in Abbot's net satisfaction rating in a poll conducted at the weekend to deliver his best results since April, before the handing down in May of a hugely unpopular budget. Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Australia's biggest cities to rail against the budget's changes to welfare, healthcare, education and pensions that they say go beyond the mandate Abbott won in elections last year. The survey is based on 1,157 interviews conducted with voters and has a maximum margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points, which puts the changes well outside the range of error for the poll. Posted on 28 July 2014 | 8:55 pm
Migrant benefits to be tightened The time during which EU migrants can claim a range of UK benefits if they do not have realistic job prospects is to be halved to three months. Posted on 28 July 2014 | 9:03 pm
Israel warns of 'prolonged' Gaza... Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu warns of a "prolonged" military campaign in Gaza, following an upsurge of violence from both sides. Posted on 28 July 2014 | 9:29 pm
Gold medal record for Scotland Scotland have 13 gold medals after earlier eclipsing their record haul for Commonwealth Games. Posted on 28 July 2014 | 6:28 pm
Police placing ads on piracy sites The City of London police has started placing banner advertisements on websites believed to be offering pirated content illegally. Posted on 28 July 2014 | 7:04 pm
Pause NHS privatisation - Labour NHS privatisation is "being forced through at pace and scale" says shadow health secretary Andy Burnham, as he calls for it to be halted until after the general election. Posted on 28 July 2014 | 8:13 pm
Truce hopes fade as Gaza pummelled... Violence soars as seven Palestinian children perish in a playground and four Israeli soldiers killed in a mortar attack. Posted on 28 July 2014 | 10:33 pm
Children killed in Gaza playground... Israel denies striking Gaza's main hospital and a playground, where seven children have been killed. Posted on 28 July 2014 | 6:53 pm
MH17 suffered 'explosive' loss of... Data shows Malaysian jet suffered "massive explosive decompression" after being hit, as fighting flares at crash site. Posted on 28 July 2014 | 10:05 am
Assad in Eid appearance as... No let-up in fighting in northeast and other parts of Syria as state TV shows president at prayer in Damascus mosque. Posted on 28 July 2014 | 5:50 am
France offers asylum to Iraqi... France to welcome Christians fleeing the area controlled by Islamic State, expresses outrage at their persecution. Posted on 28 July 2014 | 2:10 pm
Battle for Poor Shoppers Fuels... The battle for America's poorest consumers intensified Monday with Dollar Tree's agreement to buy rival Family Dollar Stores for about $8.5 billion.
Posted on 28 July 2014 | 10:19 pm
Payments Puzzle Persists at Banks Hundreds of small and regional banks are clinging to a practice that can cause consumers to incur multiple overdraft fees in the same day.
Posted on 28 July 2014 | 7:24 pm
Darden Chief to Depart in Shake-Up Darden Restaurants shook up its leadership, announcing the departure of Chairman and Chief Executive Clarence Otis and opening the door for activist investors to gain some board seats.
Posted on 28 July 2014 | 9:57 pm
BofA Deal Hung Up Over Penalties... Negotiations between Bank of America and the Justice Department have hit a snag over whether the firm should pay a cash penalty for the dealings of Countrywide Financial and Merrill Lynch.
Posted on 28 July 2014 | 9:01 pm
China Graft Probe Moves Into Canada A Chinese government anticorruption investigation is stretching into Canada, with a shake-up at state-run China National Petroleum's Canadian operations and a billion-dollar oil-sands project left in limbo.
Posted on 28 July 2014 | 8:41 pm
Israel strikes house of Hamas Gaza... WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is "deeply disappointed" the Netherlands released a former Venezuelan military intelligence chief detained over U.S. drug trafficking allegations, and is "disturbed" at reports indicating Caracas used threats to obtain his freedom, the State Department said on Monday.
Posted on 28 July 2014 | 10:17 pm
Judge gives go-ahead for $2... KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - U.S. and European leaders agreed on Monday to impose wider sanctions on Russia's financial, defense and energy sectors as Ukraine said its forces advanced toward the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17.
Posted on 28 July 2014 | 8:50 pm
Israel warns of long Gaza war as... 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.
Posted on 28 July 2014 | 7:59 pm
Iraq lays claim to Kurdish crude... LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The record $2 billion sale of pro basketball's Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft Corp chief executive Steve Ballmer can proceed over the objections of co-owner Donald Sterling, a judge tentatively ruled on Monday.
Posted on 28 July 2014 | 7:26 pm
West agrees wider Russia sanctions... WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Obama administration officials rallied to the defense of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday after withering criticism in Israel of Kerry's failed attempt to secure a ceasefire between Israelis and Palestinians.
Posted on 28 July 2014 | 6:57 pm
Two rockets from Gaza land in open... Follow all the latest updates on Israel's efforts to extinguish rocket fire from the Gaza Strip. Posted on 28 July 2014 | 8:31 pm
Five IDF soldiers killed in Gaza... JPost.com brings you all the latest news on Operation Protective Edge as the IDF attempts to halt the rocket threat from Gaza. Posted on 28 July 2014 | 5:34 pm
Netanyahu: We're prepared for an... No casualties in attack according to Palestinian sources; Hamas says its TV station was targeted but it continued to operate. Posted on 28 July 2014 | 1:38 pm
Israeli inhabitants of areas... ???We will not take the United Nations seriously unless they take Hamas war crimes seriously,??? Steve Israel (D-NY) tells rally in support of Israel. Posted on 28 July 2014 | 6:14 pm
Hamas terrorist killed trying to... IDF says Palestinian media reports of drone strike on Shifa Hospital in Gaza are false. Posted on 28 July 2014 | 1:11 pm
Palin to preach news ???without... ROGUE US politician Sarah Palin no longer wants to be the news — she wants to make it. Her new online service offers news without a “politically correct filter”. Posted on 28 July 2014 | 10:05 pm
Is the Loch Ness monster dead? IT’S been well over a year since the mythical creature that lurks in the freezing-cold waters of Scotland’s most famous lake has been sighted. So where’s Nessie? Posted on 28 July 2014 | 8:23 pm
Freak tornado lashes cities IT lasted just four minutes but left a trail of destruction as a freak storm swept Boston, leaving thousands without power. Posted on 28 July 2014 | 7:54 pm
Identifying victims ???will take... A TOTAL of 227 coffins have been returned to the Netherlands but experts say it is too early to know how many MH17 passengers have been recovered. Posted on 28 July 2014 | 6:50 pm
Missile shrapnel downed MH17 EVIDENCE from the black box of MH17 indicates shrapnel from an exploding missile ripped through the jet, causing a “massive explosive decompression”. Posted on 28 July 2014 | 6:05 pm
US says Russia violated arms... In an escalation of tensions, Obama administration accuses Russia of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty Posted on 28 July 2014 | 10:00 pm
Hamas Gaza leader Haniyeh's house... Israeli missile hits home of Hamas's political leader Ismail Haniyeh, however no casualities reported Posted on 28 July 2014 | 8:42 pm
Scaly anteaters could be eaten to... Conservationists warn Pangolins, an endangered scaly anteater from south east Asia, could die out if Chinese and Vietnamese carry on eating them in such large numbers Posted on 28 July 2014 | 7:43 pm
Selfie warning: we judge character... It only takes a glance for people to decide whether someone is trustworthy, study finds Posted on 28 July 2014 | 7:25 pm
Dating site OKCupid admits to... Founder says site deliberately matched people who were not compatible to find out the results Posted on 28 July 2014 | 7:25 pm
Obama's phone calls show urgency... Obama has made 28 calls to foreign leaders in July.
Posted on 28 July 2014 | 2:01 am
N.H. man charged with kidnapping... Abigail Hernandez returned last week, nine months after vanishing while walking home from school.
Posted on 28 July 2014 | 4:23 am
U.S.: Russia violated 1987 nuclear... Obama administration officials called the breach "a very serious matter."
Posted on 28 July 2014 | 4:19 am
All wet: USA's top 10 cities for... Rising sea levels are leading to an increase in so-called "nuisance flooding."
Posted on 28 July 2014 | 12:30 am
Iraq is already splitting into... The U.S. fear of a splintered Iraq may have come to pass.
Posted on 28 July 2014 | 2:17 am
Donald Sterling Loses Bid to Block... Judge Michael Levanas ruled that Sterling could not stop the sale of the team that his wife, Rochelle, brokered for a record $2 billion against his wishes. Posted on 28 July 2014 | 9:28 pm
OKCupid Publishes Findings of User... The dating website OKCupid publishes result of three experiments it conducted on users in the name of social science. Posted on 28 July 2014 | 9:22 pm
Venezuelan Officers Linked to... Hugo Carvajal was on the payroll of a Colombian drug lord, invested his own money in drug shipments and personally coordinated the shipment of cocaine, according to prosecutors in Miami and New York. Posted on 28 July 2014 | 9:13 pm
U.S. and Europe Set to Toughen... A package targeting Russia???s financial, energy and defense sectors was driven by the conclusion that Moscow has taken a more direct role in Ukraine. Posted on 28 July 2014 | 9:01 pm
Israeli Leader Sees No Quick End... Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, told citizens to prepare themselves for a prolonged conflict after an informal lull was shattered. Posted on 28 July 2014 | 8:53 pm
Hamas Leader's House 'Hit By... An Israeli plane fires a missile at the home of Ismail Haniyeh after a day of bloodshed leaves at least nine children dead. Posted on 28 July 2014 | 8:28 pm
Immigrant Benefits To Be Cut To... Migrants will only be able to claim benefits for three months instead of six - unless they have "very clear job prospects". Posted on 28 July 2014 | 7:05 pm
Kate's Got A Real Fan At... The Royal couple will be looking forward to more golds as they return to Glasgow today with the home nations performing well. Posted on 28 July 2014 | 9:50 pm
Ukraine Rebels 'Getting More... The US and Europe will impose greater sanctions against Moscow as Russia allegedly masses its forces on the border. Posted on 28 July 2014 | 5:20 pm
Ossetia Fenced Off As Ukraine... Georgians find themselves on opposite sides of a permanent divide as Russia recreates the iron curtain in the breakaway region. Posted on 28 July 2014 | 6:09 pm
British Gas owner posts huge... British Gas' owner has increased profits at its residential arm by 23 per cent in a move fanning flames of anger over recent price hikes.Related StoriesCentrica criticised over profitsBatman shootings: Amateur video of audience fleeingJamie Heaton's parents visit Shaw explosion siteBo's wife charged with murder of British businessmanRelated StoriesFirst outing for fastest cubs on landMariem Alaoui Selsouli suspendedHSBC dealt record fine over drug-money launderingPolice numbers drop to lowest level in 9 yearsKiller whale drags trainer underwater at SeaWorld, San Diego Posted on 26 July 2012 | 9:12 am
Warsi cleared of expenses fiddle The Conservative Party says its co-chairman Baroness Warsi has been cleared of allegations she wrongly claimed Parliamentary expenses.Related StoriesDavid Cameron heckled at Olympic eventMost over-the-top PMQs question ever?Cameron: 'We have to deal with banking culture'David Cameron confronted by angry Yorkshire residentRelated StoriesDavid Beckham surprises Team GB fans in photo boothAll children to be given flu vaccineOlympics 'sabotage' strike called offWitnesses describe horror at Tate Modern death plungePolice numbers drop to lowest level in 9 years Posted on 26 July 2012 | 9:12 am
Bo's wife charged with murder of... The wife of scandal-hit Chinese politician Bo Xilai is to be prosecuted for the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood.Related StoriesNorth Korean soldiers dance to celebrate Kim's promotionBNP members to be 'banned' from ChurchWarsi cleared of expenses fiddleWedding party's cars plunge into river as bridge collapsesRelated StoriesChina shows off elite Harbin Z-9 helicopterAdorable white lion cubs born in MexicoBreathtaking volcano eruption in JapanSenior Syrian diplomats defectKiller whale drags trainer underwater at SeaWorld, San Diego Posted on 26 July 2012 | 7:49 am
Olympics kicks off with flag gaffe Olympic organisers LOCOG have been forced to apologise to the North Korean women's football team, after the South Korean flag was displayed before their first match.Related StoriesDavid Beckham: 'I have a small role in opening ceremony'London 2012 kicks off with footballOlympics 'sabotage' strike called offMariem Alaoui Selsouli suspendedTall ships sail to the Thames for the Olympics Posted on 26 July 2012 | 7:11 am
Police numbers drop to lowest... The number of police officers in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest level in nine years, figures showed today.Related StoriesEngland and Wales are ageing faster than ever beforeBNP members to be 'banned' from ChurchWarsi cleared of expenses fiddleWitnesses describe horror at Tate Modern death plungeRelated StoriesBritish Gas owner posts huge profitsHSBC dealt record fine over drug-money launderingWitnesses describe horror at Tate Modern death plungeKiller whale drags trainer underwater at SeaWorld, San DiegoWarsi cleared of expenses fiddle Posted on 26 July 2012 | 7:03 am
Muslim Company Forcing Christian...
Although five women working for the company are Muslims, the remaining three are practicing Christians. The company has threatened to fire any Christian woman who does not comply.
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Second Appeals Court Strikes Down... Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Monday — the second appellate court to rule on the marriage issue. Posted on 28 July 2014 | 3:21 pm
Activists Install Jury... For those who don’t know, jury nullification is basically the right for any juror to not only judge the facts of the case, but to also actually judge the validity of the law itself. This means that if a jury feels that a defendant is facing an unjust charge, they actually h?… Posted on 28 July 2014 | 7:59 pm
The Irony in the "Religious... The nine most terrifying words in the English language, are ‘I’m from the government, and I’m here to help. – Ronald Reagan
There’s an irony embedded in the outraged responses of the “religious liberty” crowd to the executive order signe?… Posted on 28 July 2014 | 10:51 am
Politics or a Movie - I vote Movie The Original 1960 Classic
The Little Shop of Horrors
Produced and Directed by Roger Corman
Written by Charles B. Griffith
Narrated by Wally Campo
Jack Nicholson Posted on 28 July 2014 | 9:11 pm
Israel warns of "long-lasting... At least five Israeli soldiers have been killed on Monday. Associated Press news agency reported that nine Israeli soldiers had been killed in… Posted on 28 July 2014 | 4:33 pm
Palestinian children killed by... As many as nine Palestinian children and one adult have been killed following a missile strike on a refugee camp in Gaza. The children were playing… Posted on 28 July 2014 | 2:03 pm
UN says downing of MH17 over... UN human rights chief Navi Pillay says the downing of the Malaysia Airlines aircraft over Ukraine may constitute a "war crime." A Ukrainian… Posted on 28 July 2014 | 1:22 pm
German pensioner sets off on two... A 77-year-old German pensioner has set off on a two year tour of the world in her vintage American "Hudson" car. Heidi Hetzer, who is a trained… Posted on 28 July 2014 | 12:33 pm
Heavy rain and flooding in the... Heavy rainfall and thunderstorms in the Netherlands have disrupted traffic and flooded streets. Thunder and lightning meant flights from… Posted on 28 July 2014 | 12:33 pm
MH17 team 'tired of being...
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Congress comes up with a deal on...
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Donald Sterling loses in court,...
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Missile treaty violated by Russia,...
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Gaza says children dead after camp...
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Luke Shaw not fit enough for van... Luke Shaw has been ordered to undergo a special training programme after Louis
van Gaal raised serious concerns about the... Posted on 28 July 2014 | 10:43 pm
Nicola Adams begins her quest for... It was the contest Glasgow had been waiting for, but Nicola Adams was made to
wait until after hours until... Posted on 28 July 2014 | 8:01 pm
Reckitt confirms US pharma spin-off The maker of Nurofen has confirmed that it plans to spin off its American
pharmaceuticals division into a separate business... Posted on 28 July 2014 | 8:01 pm
Ian Bell adds panache to Josh... Of all the criticisms thrust at Alastair Cook???s new team over the past few
months, the most constant has been... Posted on 28 July 2014 | 8:01 pm
Space raccoon is Hollywood’s... Can a genetically enhanced raccoon, a green-skinned femme fatale and a walking
tree save Hollywood from disaster?
On Thursday, Marvel,... Posted on 28 July 2014 | 8:01 pm
Obama: Allies Will Soon Take... Filed under: Democrats, Republicans, Foreign Policy, Obama Administration, International, Congress, Conservatives'I have absolutely no doubt that we will be able to transfer control of this operation to an international coalition,' President Obama said Tuesday. Posted on 22 March 2011 | 10:11 pm
Democrats Could Lose Senate, Biden... Filed under: Senate, Democrats, Republicans, 2012 ElectionsDemocrats are only four seats away from losing control of the Senate to Republicans in 2012, Vice President Biden warned supporters in a online appeal for donations Tuesday. Posted on 22 March 2011 | 7:30 pm
South Dakota Governor Signs Tough... Filed under: AbortionThe measure would require a women seeking an abortion to wait three days after meeting with a doctor and receive counseling before undergoing the procedure. Opponents promise a lawsuit. Posted on 22 March 2011 | 7:04 pm
Republican Sen. Scott Brown: GOP's... Filed under: Senate, House, Democrats, Republicans, Abortion, CongressThe Massachusetts Republican joins another GOP senator, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, in expressing concerns about a proposal to end federal funding for the organization. Posted on 22 March 2011 | 4:44 pm
Half of Americans Approve of... Filed under: Polls, Foreign Policy, Obama Administration, Poll Watch, IndependentsObama's marks for his handling of Libya come despite criticism from the left, right and abroad that he waited too long to act against the Gadhafi regime, and that once he did, the mission was not as defined as he promised it would be. Posted on 22 March 2011 | 1:46 pm
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