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Gaza City: Hopes of an end to the bloodshed in Gaza rose early Friday after US Secretary of State John Kerry announced that Israel and Hamas had agreed a 72-hour ceasefire.Both sides swiftly confirmed that they agreed to the ceasefire, due to begin at 0500 GMT Friday, after 25 days of bloody confrontation.Speaking in New Delhi, Kerry said after the ceasefire went into force, Israeli and Palestinia...
Source : Zeenews | 1 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Taipei: Gas leaks triggered a series of powerful explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, killing at least 20 people and injuring up to 270, officials said on Friday, warning that the toll is expected to rise.The explosions sparked a massive inferno that ripped through the city's Cianjhen district, sending terrified residents fleeing a huge ball of flames."The blasts killed at least...
Source : Zeenews | 1 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Australian stock market is having one of its worst days in months as sharp losses from Wall Street and the prospect Argentina will default on its debt overshadowed positive news from China.The market is down by around 1.3 per cent and on track for its biggest one day loss since February as traders respond to a major sell off in the US, where disappointing earnings results and the situation in Arge...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 1 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
the country’s second-largest privateshipbuilder, said it expects losses in the first half to widenafter customers canceling orders forced it to cut production.The Shanghai-based company expects a “significantincrease” in the net loss for the six months that ended in Junecompared with a year earlier, according to a filing to the HongKong Exchange yesterday. The shipbuilder cited its“conservative op...
Source : Bloomberg | 1 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
settings.Prime Minister Tony Abbott addresses the media on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 during a press conference last week.A small team of Dutch and Australian police reached the site overnight after four previous failed attempts.Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he had been briefed early on Friday morning (AEST) that it had been a successful mission."The team that had gone in had been on to the s...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 3 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
member of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society gets out of an ambulance as smoke rises from a building after an Israeli strike in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. (AFP)Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel said today that he would not agree to any ceasefire proposal that does not allow the Israeli military to complete its mission of destroying Hamas’s tunnel network in Gaza.“So far we have neutra...
Source : Telegraphindia | 3 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
News of the latest ceasefire comes nearly a month into Israel's operation against Hamas in GazaIsrael and Hamas have agreed to an unconditional 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza from 08:00 (05:00 GMT) on Friday.A joint US and UN statement urged all parties to "act with restraint" until the ceasefire begins. Talks on a more permanent truce are to start in Cairo.Since Israel began its offensive...
Source : BBC | 4 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the September 11, 2001 attacks against the US, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading Congress, according to a White House document."This report tells a story of which no American is proud," says the four-...
Source : Zeenews | 4 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
health authorities on Thursday issued a warning against travel to three African nations facing the largest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in history.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged "all US residents to avoid non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone."The current outbreak of the highly contagious Ebola virus has killed 729 people in West Africa since March, a...
Source : Zeenews | 4 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Social Commentator Alfred Sirleaf, gives comment on current events in Liberia including the deadly Ebola virus by speaking and writhing them down on a blackboard in Monrovia, Liberia, Thursday, July 31, 2014. The worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 deaths in West Africa as the World Health Organization on Thursday announced dozens of new fatalities.Photo: Jonathan Paye-Layleh, A...
Source : News Times | 4 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Moscow: Edward Snowden's temporary asylum status in Russia will expire at midnight Thursday, but the former US National Security Agency systems administrator appears set to stay on until authorities decide on his application for an extension.Snowden was stranded in a Moscow airport last year en route from Hong Kong to Cuba, shortly after he revealed the NSA's sprawling programme of tapping phones....
Source : Zeenews | 4 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
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