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  • Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

    31 Jul 2014 at 5:19am
    Displaced Palestinian Hajar Muharram, 5, sits in a classroom where the family of seven now live, at a U.N. school, in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, Thursday, July 31, 2014. Israeli attacks in the strip continued Thursday, with witnesses saying that munitions struck the Omar Ibn al-Khatab mosque next to a U.N. school in the northern town of Beit Lahiya. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)JERUSALEM (AP) ? Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the military will dismantle the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire."
     
  • Factbox: Russia's food imports bans amid Ukraine sanctions

    31 Jul 2014 at 5:18am
    (Reuters) - Russia said on Thursday it had stopped imports of Ukrainian juice, Moscow's latest trade ban following new Western sanctions over Ukraine. The move came a day after Moscow banned imports of fruit and vegetables from Poland. Russia is a...
     
  • Haunting memories 70 years since Warsaw Uprising

    31 Jul 2014 at 5:16am
    In this photo taken Tuesday, July 8, 2014, Kazimierz Mikos, 84, shows buildings in Sienna street in Warsaw, Poland, where in the 1944 Warsaw Uprising he had his insurgent lodgings. As a 14-year-old boy Mikos was a guard and messenger in Warsaw?s struggle against the occupying Nazi Germans. He will be among hundreds of fighters attending the ceremonies of the 70th anniversary of the ill-fated struggle that led to the destruction of some 30 percent of the city?s substance and the loss of some 200,000 lives. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)WARSAW, Poland (AP) ? Kazimierz Mikos ran down a Warsaw street, zig-zagging to avoid the bullets that whizzed past him. As the 14-year-old ran for his life, he was struck with terror at the sight of a dead body in the street. Even after the scrape...
     
  • Sierra Leone president declares state of emergency over Ebola

    31 Jul 2014 at 5:14am
    Medical staff working with Medecins sans Frontieres prepare to bring food to patients kept in an isolation area at the MSF Ebola treatment centre in KailahunBy Umaru Fofana FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone has declared a state of public emergency to tackle the worst ever outbreak of Ebola and will call in security forces to quarantine epicentres of the deadly virus, President Ernest Bai Koroma said i...
     
  • Key prosecution witness heard in ex-Va. gov trial

    31 Jul 2014 at 5:13am
    Jonnie Williams leaves the federal courthouse in Richmond, Va., after testifying on the third day of former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen's corruption trial, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Alexa Welch Edlund)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) ? They were once friends, or at least friendly. Both were self-made men who'd soared far past their working-class background. One was a rising star of the Republican Party and potential vice-presidential pick. The other, a multi...
     
  • Netanyahu says determined to destroy Gaza border tunnels before truce

    31 Jul 2014 at 5:12am
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that Israel was determined, regardless of ceasefire efforts, to complete the destruction of tunnels that Palestinian militants have built under the Gaza-Israel border. "We are determined to comple...
     
  • Aussie weightlifter arrested for alleged assault

    31 Jul 2014 at 5:07am
    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) ? The Australian team says weightlifter Francois Etoundi has been stripped of his Commonwealth Games accreditation after being arrested over an alleged assault in the athletes' village in Glasgow.
     
  • Israel PM says military will dismantle Hamas tunnels 'with or without a cease...

    31 Jul 2014 at 5:05am
    JERUSALEM (AP) ? Israel PM says military will dismantle Hamas tunnels 'with or without a cease-fire'
     
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