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Gaza dead reach 78 as Israelis hint at invasion

Jul 11, 2014

Gaza dead reach 78 as Israelis hint at invasion

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - At least 78 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed in Israel's Gaza offensive, Palestinian officials said on Thursday as militants in the enclave kept up rocket attacks on Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and other cities. As Israeli officials seemed to hint at a possible invasion by ground forces, eight members of one family, including five children, were killed in an early morning air strike that levelled two homes at Khan Younis in the south of the Gaza Strip near the Egyptian border, the Palestinian Health ministry said. #United States #India #Technology #Middle East #Russia #Israel #markets #Italy #Security #Argentina #Latin America #Mexico
U.N. chief says de Mistura to be new Syria mediator

Jul 11, 2014

U.N. chief says de Mistura to be new Syria mediator

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday appointed veteran U.N. official Staffan de Mistura, a former U.N. #India #China #Technology #France #Russia #markets #Italy #Security #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico
Russia protests to Kiev over shelling of border checkpoint

Jul 11, 2014

Russia protests to Kiev over shelling of border checkpoint

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia protested to Kiev on Thursday, saying a Russian checkpoint on the border with Ukraine was fired on by the Ukrainian military, which is fighting separatists in the east of the country. "The Russian side expresses its strong protest and demands an end to the shelling of Russian territory," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement, saying it was not the first time the border post at Gukovo had come under fire. #facebook #United States #Japan #Middle East #Russia #Latin America #Mexico #russian
Palestinians flex legal rights; U.N. condemns rockets, civilian deaths

Jul 11, 2014

Palestinians flex legal rights; U.N. condemns rockets, civilian deaths

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Palestinian officials flexed their legal rights against Israel under the territory's bolstered international status on Thursday as U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned rocket fire into Israel and civilian deaths in Gaza from excessive force #facebook #Politics #Brazil #France #Arabic #markets #Latin America #Mexico #article
U.N. urges Saudi Arabia to release activists, halt lashings

Jul 10, 2014

U.N. urges Saudi Arabia to release activists, halt lashings

GENEVA (Reuters) - The top United Nations human rights official called on Saudi Arabia on Thursday to release activists she said had been arrested for peacefully demanding freedoms, halt the use of lashings and investigate their alleged ill-treatment. Navi Pillay, in a rare statement critical of the kingdom, currently an elected member of the U.N. #United States #Business #Japan #France #Arabic #Russia #Italy #Argentina #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
Syria's Western-backed opposition elects new president

Jul 10, 2014

Syria's Western-backed opposition elects new president

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's Western-backed opposition, the National Coalition, elected Hadi al-Bahra, chief negotiator at the Geneva peace talks, as its new president on Wednesday after a three-day meeting in Istanbul. The United States and other key powers have designated the National Coalition as the main body representing the opposition to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but it has little power inside Syria where disparate militant groups outside its control hold ground. Bahra, a U.S-trained industrial engineer, has close ties to regional powerhouse Saudi Arabia, as did his predecessor Ahmad Jarba, who stood down after serving the maximum two six-month terms #United States #Business #Japan #France #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment #French #opinion
Fukushima farmer takes on nuclear plant operator over wife's suicide

Jul 10, 2014

Fukushima farmer takes on nuclear plant operator over wife's suicide

YAMAKIYA Japan (Reuters) - A Japanese court is due to rule next month on a claim that Tokyo Electric Power is responsible for a woman's suicide, in a landmark case that could force the utility to publicly admit culpability for deaths related to the Fukushima nuclear disaster. In July 2011, nearly four months after the massive earthquake and tsunami that triggered a series of catastrophic failures at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, Hamako Watanabe returned to her still-radioactive hilltop home, doused herself in kerosene and set herself on fire #facebook #United States #India #Business #Technology #France #markets #Latin America #House #Mexico
Iraq PM says Kurdish Arbil becoming a base for 'Islamic State' militants

Jul 10, 2014

Iraq PM says Kurdish Arbil becoming a base for 'Islamic State' militants

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Wednesday the Kurdish-controlled city of Arbil was becoming an operations base for the Islamic State militant group that seized swathes of northern and western Iraq last month. Maliki is under pressure as Sunni Muslim militants, led by the al Qaeda offshoot Islamic State, hold large parts of the north and west of the country and have threatened to march on the capital #Business #Japan #Brazil #Technology #France #markets #Argentina #Latin America #Entertainment #Mexico #opinion