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updated Fri. August 1, 2014

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Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:22:59 GMT
Israel and Hamas agree to an unconditional 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire to begin on Friday morning, after 24 days of fighting between the two sides.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:39:02 GMT
A series of gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung kills at least 22 people and injures more than 200 others.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:51:57 GMT
A woman who fled Sudan after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam has arrived in the US state of New Hampshire to start a new life.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:07:45 GMT
A still-secret Senate report on CIA enhanced interrogations "tells a story of which no American is proud", a leaked White House memo states.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:27:27 GMT
The star witness in the corruption trial of Virginia ex-governor Bob McDonnell says the ex-first lady sought gifts in return for business help.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:40:14 GMT
China's factory activity grows at its fastest pace in more than two year in July, the latest in a series of signs that the country's economy may be stabilising.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:49:24 GMT
The World Health Organization and presidents of West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak are to announce a joint $100m response plan.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:50:43 GMT
Argentina blames the US for its default, calling the mediator in debt negotiations which ended in failure "incompetent".

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:34:39 GMT
The owner and head foreman of a farm in southern Greece are cleared over the shooting and wounding of a group of Bangladeshi migrant workers.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:14:02 GMT
Oscar-winning make-up artist Dick Smith, who memorably transformed Marlon Brando into Vito Corleone in The Godfather, has died aged 92.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:31:37 GMT
South Africa's animal rights body is probing the death of a giraffe that reportedly hit its head on a bridge as it was being transported on a motorway.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:17:41 GMT
Goalkeepers in penalty shoot-outs make a predictable error that could influence the outcome of the game according to new research.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:34:56 GMT
An analysis of the current evidence available on e-cigarettes suggests they are safer than conventional cigarettes.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:34:17 GMT
US Attorney General Eric Holder has urged federal law enforcement agencies to equip some of their officers with the heroin overdose antidote Naloxone.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:17:53 GMT
Fugitive US whistleblower Edward Snowden's year-long leave to stay in Russia expires without confirmation that it will be extended.


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