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Gaza War: 72-Hour Cease-Fire... GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with at least 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying an infantry officer may have been captured. Posted on 01 August 2014 | 2:30 am
Eric Cantor to step down from... WASHINGTON Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has been asked to call a special election to replace Eric Cantor in Congress, following the Republican's decision to step down from Congress early and completely end his tenure on Capitol Hill. The former House ... Posted on 01 August 2014 | 2:07 am
At least one American Ebola... At least one of two American medical missionaries diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia could be back in the United States as early as Friday for treatment at Atlanta's Emory University Hospital. The hospital has said only that there are plans ... Posted on 01 August 2014 | 2:22 am
CIA director apologizes to... The director of the CIA, offering a rare apology, has acknowledged an internal probe's findings that CIA employees in the Executive Branch improperly spied on the Legislative Branch by searching Senate computers and reading staffers' emails earlier this year. Posted on 31 July 2014 | 9:00 pm
Police chase ends with crash at... A police pursuit ended late Thursday night after Navy officials joined police when a vehicle drove past the main gates of the naval station and collided with two other vehicles in north suburban Great Lakes. About 11 p.m., officials at the Naval Station ... Posted on 01 August 2014 | 2:33 am
Israel declares Gaza truce over,... By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Jeffrey Heller GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel declared a Gaza ceasefire over on Friday and killed more than 50 Palestinians in renewed shelling, saying militants had breached the truce shortly after it began and apparently captured an Israeli soldier. The 72-hour break announced by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was the most ambitious attempt so far to end more than three weeks of fighting, and followed mounting international alarm over a rising Palestinian civilian death toll. The Israeli military said that 90 minutes into the truce, militants attacked soldiers searching for tunnels in the southern Gaza Strip used to infiltrate fighters into Israel. There was an exchange of fire," said Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Lerner, a military spokesman. Posted on 01 August 2014 | 9:16 am
Experts start work at Ukraine... By Natalia Zinets and Gabriela Baczynska KIEV (Reuters) - International experts started recovery work at the wreckage site of a downed Malaysian airliner in east Ukraine on Friday despite clashes nearby between government forces and pro-Russian rebels. In the latest clashes, the rebels killed at least 10 Ukrainian paratroopers in an ambush after midnight near Shakhtarsk, one of the closest towns to the wreckage site, the Ukrainian military said. The rebels said they had pushed back government forces around Shakhtarsk, where fighting has raged for several days. The recovery mission included 70 experts from Australia and the Netherlands, whose countries suffered a big loss of life in the shoot-down, as well as representatives of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Posted on 01 August 2014 | 9:16 am
Exclusive: China's Xi likely to... By Benjamin Kang Lim and Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - President Xi Jinping is likely to promote a corruption whistleblower to China's top military decision-making body to underscore his determination to tackle graft inside the country's rapidly modernizing armed forces, two sources said. General Liu Yuan, 62, the eldest son of late president Liu Shaoqi, is set to be appointed to the Central Military Commission during a meeting of the Communist Party's elite 205-member Central Committee in October, a source close to the leadership and a second source with ties to the military said. Security had been stepped up around Liu after he had received death threats for exposing the worst military graft scandal in modern China, which involved the widespread selling of positions in the People's Liberation Army (PLA), three separate sources added. His crackdown accelerated this week when the party said it was investigating former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang for breaching party discipline, a euphemism for corruption. Posted on 01 August 2014 | 8:56 am
Gas blast in Taiwan kills 25,... A series of explosions caused by a gas leak killed 25 people and injured 267 in Taiwan's second city on Friday, sending flames shooting 15 storeys into the air, setting ablaze entire blocks and reducing small shops to rubble. Rescue authorities said police and soldiers had been drafted in to help firefighters after the midnight explosion and blaze gutted a district in the port city of Kaohsiung packed with shops and apartment buildings. Four firefighters were among the dead. President Ma Ying-jeou pledged tough measures to prevent any recurrence of the incident. Posted on 01 August 2014 | 3:13 am
Islamic State imposes media... Islamic State, the al Qaeda splinter group which has seized parts of Syria and Iraq, has told activists in Syria's Deir al-Zor province they must swear allegiance to it and submit to censorship, a monitoring group said on Friday. International media organizations have little presence in Syria and rely on activists and other sources to provide information on what is happening in the country. Islamic State also told the activists they must recognize the caliphate, based on their strict interpretation of Islam, that it has declared in the parts of Iraq and Syria it controls. Posted on 01 August 2014 | 6:46 am
Militants 'seize Israeli soldier' Israeli forces search for a soldier believed captured in fighting that ended a short-lived humanitarian truce in Gaza. Posted on 01 August 2014 | 9:28 am
FCO probes Israeli soldier... The UK Foreign Office is "looking into" reports an Israeli soldier believed captured in Gaza has dual UK-Israeli nationality. Posted on 01 August 2014 | 9:32 am
Rolf Harris challenges conviction Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris applies for permission to appeal against his conviction for indecent assaults. Posted on 01 August 2014 | 6:55 am
MH17 crash investigators get to... A team of 70 Dutch and Australian forensic experts finally get to work at the site of the flight MH17 crash in east Ukraine as fighting continues. Posted on 01 August 2014 | 8:15 am
Immigration inspector John Vine... The independent chief inspector of borders and immigration, John Vine, who has been highly critical of the immigration system, will step down more than six months early. Posted on 01 August 2014 | 9:04 am
Israeli military announces end to... Israel and Hamas accuse each other of breaking ceasefire that only lasted for a few hours. Posted on 01 August 2014 | 9:01 am
'Smell of death thick' in Gaza air Al Jazeera reporters touring devastated districts during brief truce speak of decomposing bodies still under rubble. Posted on 01 August 2014 | 8:05 am
Israel army fears soldier captured... Israeli forces are searching for missing soldier they fear may have been captured by Palestinian fighters. Posted on 01 August 2014 | 8:14 am
Taiwan city rocked by deadly gas... Emergency services say at least 25 people killed, including four firefighters, and hundreds injured in Kaohsiung. Posted on 01 August 2014 | 2:24 am
Kenyan leader orders seizure of... President orders repossession of 2,000 square kilometres of land in Lamu County which he says was acquired "dubiously". Posted on 31 July 2014 | 11:03 pm
Surprise Bidder in T-Mobile US... The slow-moving mating dance between Sprint and T-Mobile US got a jolt when France's Iliad made a buyout offer for T-Mobile US, setting up a clash between two of the global telecom industry's brashest titans.
Posted on 01 August 2014 | 8:23 am
European Stocks Follow U.S. Slide European stocks added to their heavy losses in previous sessions after Wall Street suffered its worst one-day loss since February.
Posted on 01 August 2014 | 9:07 am
Chevron Posts Higher Earnings Chevron said asset sales and demand for crude oil boosted its second-quarter earnings, though crude oil production slipped.
Posted on 01 August 2014 | 9:12 am
Chrysler, Nissan Sales Surge Chrysler Group LLC and Nissan Motor Co. said U.S. sales in July jumped at double-digit rates, indicating that the auto industry's recent strong sales would persist.
Posted on 01 August 2014 | 9:11 am
U.S. Consumer Spending Rose 0.4%... Consumer spending advanced modestly in June, the latest signal that the economy regained altitude during the second quarter.
Posted on 01 August 2014 | 9:17 am
U.S. job growth cools,... KIEV (Reuters) - International experts started recovery work at the wreckage site of a downed Malaysian airliner in east Ukraine on Friday despite clashes nearby between government forces and pro-Russian rebels.
Posted on 01 August 2014 | 9:26 am
Fed's Fisher, Plosser push for... GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel declared a Gaza ceasefire over on Friday and killed more than 50 Palestinians in renewed shelling, saying militants had breached the truce shortly after it began and apparently captured an Israeli soldier.
Posted on 01 August 2014 | 9:17 am
Scientific Games to buy rival... WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending rose for a fifth straight month in June, but a moderation in price increases suggested the Federal Reserve will not raise interest rates anytime soon.
Posted on 01 August 2014 | 8:47 am
Argentina holds no positive... NEW YORK (Reuters) - For a handful of U.S. companies that have exclusive or longstanding contracts with federal agencies dealing with illegal immigrants, the recent wave of children crossing the southern border with Mexico is a business opportunity.
Posted on 01 August 2014 | 8:40 am
Imam's killing in China may be... MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court on Friday rejected a request by the prosecutor's office and the prison service to issue an arrest warrant for anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny on suspicion of violating his house arrest terms.
Posted on 01 August 2014 | 8:23 am
Netanyahu to Kerry: Hamas bears... Follow all the latest updates on Israel's efforts to extinguish rocket fire from the Gaza Strip. Posted on 01 August 2014 | 9:10 am
IDF soldier feared kidnapped, 2... 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 01 August 2014 | 8:16 am
Fighting in Gaza continues as... Republicans nix aid proposal out of fear that "it would increase the debt"; Majority Leader Harry Reid says"If this isn???t an emergency I don???t know anything that is.??? Posted on 01 August 2014 | 5:29 am
5 soldiers killed on the Gaza... After many killed and wounded, Hamas has still not surrendered nor have the people of Gaza rebelled. Posted on 01 August 2014 | 5:59 am
Netanyahu reprimands cabinet... Lapid says after ???quiet is restored for a long period of time,??? there will be agreement along the lines of Egyptian cease-fire proposal. Posted on 01 August 2014 | 1:06 am
Picturing how MH17 came down EXCLUSIVE: Dutch police will attempt to reconstruct the MH17 crash zone using almost 200 photographs, some never before seen by the public. Posted on 01 August 2014 | 7:30 am
Gaza ceasefire collapses ??? again THE ceasefire in Gaza collapsed after a mere two hours, with 35 Palestinians killed since the resumption of fighting. Posted on 01 August 2014 | 7:29 am
Identifying bodies ???could take... ON a visit to the Netherlands, the Malaysian Prime Minister has revealed that identification work has begun on 126 of the victims of MH17. Posted on 01 August 2014 | 5:57 am
Harris seeks leave to appeal... REPORTS are emerging that disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris will seek leave to appeal his conviction for indecent assault. Posted on 01 August 2014 | 5:45 am
Abandoned disabled baby in hospital THE abandoned baby that an Australian couple left in Thailand after they found out he had Down Syndrome, has been rushed to hospital, as Australians donate to save him. Posted on 01 August 2014 | 4:01 am
Slice of Snowdon for sale, acre by... Some 600 acres of Snowdon are up for sale after its owner was stung by criticism that hill farmers are tending their land too intensively Posted on 01 August 2014 | 8:49 am
The end of the heatwave - and time... Heavy rains are advancing up the western coast this weekend, with sporadic showers to be a 'general theme' of the weeks ahead Posted on 01 August 2014 | 8:45 am
'My daughter has Down's Syndrome -... An Australian couple has rejected their surrogate baby because he has Down's Syndrome. It's made Tom Bachofner, whose two-year-old daughter has Down's, more determined than ever to carry on writing a blog of her life. Here, he tells their story Posted on 01 August 2014 | 8:17 am
Emma Watson joins protest against... Actress Emma Watson tweets a photo of herself laughing, in protest against comments made by Turkey's vice prime minister that women should not laugh out loud Posted on 01 August 2014 | 8:03 am
Rolf Harris seeks permission to... Lawyers for Rolf Harris lodge papers at the Court of Appeal as the 84-year-old disgraced entertainer attempts to overturn his 12 convictions for indecent assault Posted on 01 August 2014 | 7:33 am
At least one American Ebola... Emory University hospital says its treatment area is in a special isolation unit.
Posted on 01 August 2014 | 5:10 am
N.J. mother prays for son fighting... Aaron Langert, 22, is among estimated 740 Jewish-Americans serving in Israeli forces.
Posted on 01 August 2014 | 3:01 am
S. Africa: Giraffe dies after head... Prior to the giraffe accident, startled motorists took photographs of the truck.
Posted on 01 August 2014 | 3:39 am
Israel resumes military operations... Shaky truce ran into problems just a few hours after it began.
Posted on 01 August 2014 | 12:26 am
Eric Cantor to step down from... Departure of ex-House GOP leader Eric Cantor will spark special election in Virginia.
Posted on 01 August 2014 | 2:46 am
City Room: New York Today: Life... What you need to know for Friday: bikes replace the subway in Greenpoint, a possibly rainy weekend, and Milton Glaser hands out buttons. Posted on 01 August 2014 | 8:58 am
Job Market Shows New Gains, but... The government said 209,000 jobs were created in July, while economists had expected about 230,000. The unemployment rate inched up to 6.2 percent. Posted on 01 August 2014 | 8:32 am
Ugandan Court Invalidates Anti-Gay... A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying the measure is illegal because it was passed during a parliamentary session that lacked a quorum. Posted on 01 August 2014 | 8:18 am
Gaza Cease-Fire Collapses; Israeli... A humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza conflict collapsed hours after it came into effect on Friday with the Israeli military announcing that a soldier appeared to have been captured by Palestinian militants. Posted on 01 August 2014 | 8:08 am
Critic???s Notebook: Atheist TV... Atheist TV, now available online and through the streaming service Roku, defines itself by what it won???t be. Posted on 01 August 2014 | 8:00 am
Gaza: 'Kidnapped' Soldier May Be... Gaza and Israel blame each other for breaking a three-day ceasefire - aimed at helping civilians - just hours after it started. Posted on 01 August 2014 | 9:42 am
Why Obama's Hands Are Tied Over... While the US is undoubtedly watching the rising civilian death toll with concern, it will never withdraw its support for Israel. Posted on 31 July 2014 | 7:42 pm
Gatwick Fliers Advised Over... With the chance of more baggage delays this weekend, travellers are advised to consider keeping hold of essential items. Posted on 01 August 2014 | 8:28 am
Rolf Harris Plan To Appeal 'An... A judge will decide whether the entertainer has grounds to appeal - one of the victims has described Harris' move as 'an insult' Posted on 01 August 2014 | 7:11 am
Mystery Gas Blasts Tear Up Streets... Images show a deep trench in the middle of the road and cars flipped over after explosions in the sewer system in southern Taiwan. Posted on 01 August 2014 | 4:41 am
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
Five Random Picture Friday 1-8-14 Another Friday and another day to reflect on things around us. I put in shooting information, so if you have suggestions, comments, or questions on these things we can start a discussion. These pictures were taken before I payed much attention to those things, but I'd like to be ?… Posted on 01 August 2014 | 6:41 am
Random Shots for Friday, 8/1/14 random-shots is the photopigs' Friday photography and writing activity. Pick up your camera or cell phone. Go anywhere. Randomly take five photographs of five different subjects. Write a short paragraph about anything in the caption of each image. To learn specific participation ?… Posted on 01 August 2014 | 7:39 am
Random farm photos for Friday... It's Friday and August already! I thought I'd put up my random photos before we left for the city, see ya later. Posted on 01 August 2014 | 9:16 am
Federal review stalled after... U.S. officials began the inquiry after?The Washington Post reported?two years ago that flawed forensic evidence involving microscopic hair matches might have led to the convictions of hundreds of potentially innocent people. Most of those defendants never were told of t?… Posted on 01 August 2014 | 8:52 am
'THE WORLD STANDS DISGRACED' -... United Nations officials described the killing of sleeping children as a disgrace to the world and accused Israel of a serious violation of international law after a school in Gaza being used to shelter Palestinian families was shelled on Wednesday. Posted on 01 August 2014 | 7:09 am
Gaza ceasefire crumbles as... The 72-hour humanitarian truce in Gaza is seemingly over amid claims of fresh raids by both Israel and Palestinian militants. Initial reports… Posted on 01 August 2014 | 6:50 am
Ebola: Sierra Leone declares state... Sierra Leone has declared a state of emergency and called in troops to quarantine victims of the Ebola virus as the death toll in West Africa rises..… Posted on 01 August 2014 | 6:28 am
Gaza truce collapses as 40... Israeli shelling has killed at least 40 Palestinians near the southern Gaza town of Rafah on Friday, according to hospital sources there, as the… Posted on 01 August 2014 | 5:42 am
Mystery in the heart of Paris as... Confusion and mystery at 36 Quai des Orfèvres, the legendary headquarters of the Paris police. The French capital has been rocked with the news… Posted on 01 August 2014 | 5:19 am
Violent explosion in Gaza no comment : Violent explosion in Gaza Posted on 01 August 2014 | 4:59 am
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MH17: 60 experts arrive at Ukraine...
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Gaza cease-fire unravels; Israeli...
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An economic cold wind -- if not...
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Justin Bieber v. Orlando Bloom:...
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School courts controversy with... A top private school has courted controversy after staging a playground
shooting spree in an end-of-term film.
Footage of the hour-long... Posted on 01 August 2014 | 9:33 am
Global crises send stock markets... Stock markets across Europe continued to fall today, as investors took fright
from a series of political and economic crises... Posted on 01 August 2014 | 8:34 am
Rolf Harris begins appeal against... The disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris has applied for permission to appeal
against his convictions for a string of indecent assaults.... Posted on 01 August 2014 | 8:25 am
Chika Amalaha faces Commonwealth... Chika Amalaha, Nigeria???s teenage weightlifter, will appear at a Commonwealth
Games doping hearing later today after twice testing positive for... Posted on 01 August 2014 | 8:17 am
Tape reveals how Clinton could... Bill Clinton told a meeting of Australian businessmen one day before the
September 11 attacks on New York that he... Posted on 01 August 2014 | 8:09 am
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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