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'Please stop!' says Pope Francis, in emotional plea for peace

Jul 28, 2014

'Please stop!' says Pope Francis, in emotional plea for peace

Pope Francis made an emotional plea for peace on Sunday in an impromptu addition to comments delivered at his weekly Angelus address in Saint Peter's Square. #World #India #Middle East #Israel #Iraq #Vatican #Ukraine #Gaza #Pope Francis #World War I #Saint Peter's Square
West Bank glows with anger over Gaza destruction

Jul 28, 2014

West Bank glows with anger over Gaza destruction

RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) - While the Gaza Strip burns, the occupied West Bank is smoldering, with violent clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces raising the spectre of a new popular uprising after years of relative calm. In just a three-day period late last week, 10 Palestinians died and some 600 wounded during a spate of angry protests against the prolonged military offensive in nearby Gaza. On Sunday, Israeli police said they foiled a potentially deadly attack when they stopped a car laden with explosives as its driver tried to reach Israel via a West Bank checkpoint, while riots broke out once more overnight in East Jerusalem #France #Middle East #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
China to hold military exercises in southeast coastal areas

Jul 28, 2014

China to hold military exercises in southeast coastal areas

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will hold military exercises in southeast coastal areas beginning on Tuesday, the Ministry of National Defence said on Sunday. It described the drills as annual and routine in a statement on its website, saying they would test combat readiness and capability. The statement did not give details on where the exercises would be carried out. #facebook #India #Japan #Brazil #Arabic #Middle East #markets #United Kingdom #Mexico #opinion
China to hold military exercises in southeast coastal areas

Jul 28, 2014

China to hold military exercises in southeast coastal areas

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will hold military exercises in southeast coastal areas beginning on Tuesday, the Ministry of National Defence said on Sunday. It described the drills as annual and routine in a statement on its website, saying they would test combat readiness and capability. #France #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #Italy #Argentina #Latin America #Entertainment #Mexico
Russia should lose right to stage 2018 World Cup - Clegg

Jul 27, 2014

Russia should lose right to stage 2018 World Cup - Clegg

LONDON (Reuters) - Russia should forfeit the right to stage the 2018 World Cup finals following the destruction of the Malaysian Airlines jet in Ukraine, according to Britain's deputy prime minister Nick Clegg. The Liberal Democrat leader told the Sunday Times that Russia should not host the event after pro-Russian separatists were implicated by western nations in the shooting down of the jet over eastern Ukraine on July 17 with the loss of 298 lives. #facebook #United States #India #France #Middle East #Russia #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion #liberal
More fighting breaks out in Gaza after rockets hit Israel

Jul 27, 2014

More fighting breaks out in Gaza after rockets hit Israel

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A humanitarian truce in the Gaza Strip collapsed on Sunday after a barrage of rockets fired by Palestinian militants was met with fierce Israeli shelling, in a fresh setback to efforts to secure a permanent ceasefire. Israeli tanks and artillery army pounded targets along the coastal enclave, sending thick plumes of black smoke rising into the sky, signalling an end its unilateral, 24-hour truce in the wake of the missile salvoes. Palestinian witnesses reported heavy shelling east of Gaza City, with ambulances immediately racing towards the area #United States #Business #France #Middle East #Israel #markets #Italy #Argentina #Mexico
Israeli military resumes Gaza fighting, says Hamas ignored truce

Jul 27, 2014

Israeli military resumes Gaza fighting, says Hamas ignored truce

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israeli military started fighting again in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, saying Hamas militants had ignored a 24-hour, humanitarian ceasefire requested by the United Nations. "Following Hamas' incessant rocket fire throughout the humanitarian window, which was agreed upon for the welfare of the civilian population in Gaza, the (army) will now resume its aerial, naval and ground activity in the Gaza Strip," a military statement said. Residents in Gaza reported hearing heavy shelling east of Gaza City shortly after the announcement was made #facebook #United States #India #China #Middle East #Russia #markets #Italy #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment #Mexico
Pope Francis renews attack on mafia in region scarred by toxic waste

Jul 27, 2014

Pope Francis renews attack on mafia in region scarred by toxic waste

ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis called for nature to be protected from criminal abuse on Saturday during a visit in the southern Italian town of Caserta, near Naples, in a region long blighted by illegal toxic waste dumps and the pervasive grip of the Camorra mafia. During a televised open air mass before around 200,000 people, Francis said that the love of God meant respecting life, the environment and nature. #facebook #Politics #China #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Mexico
Gunmen in army uniforms seize, later release Sunni official in Baghdad

Jul 27, 2014

Gunmen in army uniforms seize, later release Sunni official in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen wearing army uniforms who seized a senior local official and prominent member of a Sunni Islamist party from his Baghdad home on Friday night have released him, an official said late on Saturday. The armed men in SUVs with tinted windows had shown up at the home of Riyadh al-Adhdah, who heads Baghdad's Provincial Council and belongs to the Sunni Islamist Iraqi Islamic Party, and taken him away. Adhdah told Alhurra-Iraq television station he was held by an organised gang and that Sheikh Qais al-Khazali, leader of the Asaib Ahl al-Haq Shi'ite militia, found out his whereabouts and helped win his release #facebook #India #Japan #Brazil #Arabic #Middle East #Argentina #Latin America #Mexico #opinion