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Michelle Obama expands push to get Americans to drink more water

Jul 23, 2014

Michelle Obama expands push to get Americans to drink more water

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - First lady Michelle Obama took to the White House lawn on Tuesday along with children from a local YMCA and summer camp to expand the country's "Drink Up" campaign aimed at getting Americans to drink more water. In the face of criticism that the 2013 campaign encouraged children to drink more bottled water rather than cheaper tap water, Obama announced new partnerships on Tuesday with water filtration, drinking fountain and water bottle companies to emphasize increased access to water rather than bottled water consumption. #facebook #United States #India #Japan #Technology #France #Arabic #Russia #Italy #United Kingdom #Mexico #opinion
U.S., European airlines halt flights to Israel due to instability

Jul 23, 2014

U.S., European airlines halt flights to Israel due to instability

REUTERS - Air carriers in the United States and Europe on Tuesday halted flights to Tel Aviv after warnings from governmental agencies in an effort to ensure passenger safety as turmoil in Israel and the region intensified. #United States #India #Business #Brazil #Arabic #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #european
MH17 black boxes will go to UK for analysis, says Malaysian minister

Jul 23, 2014

MH17 black boxes will go to UK for analysis, says Malaysian minister

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Black boxes from the Malaysian jetliner downed over eastern Ukraine will be sent to a lab in the United Kingdom, said Malaysia's deputy transport minister on Tuesday. "The procedure is to have the black boxes sent to the nearest lab that is authorized by the ICAO for analysis," Aziz Kaprawi told Reuters, referring to the International Civil Aviation Organisation. #facebook #United States #Japan #Russia #Italy #Latin America #Mexico #Ukraine #black #opinion
Palestinians seek U.N. inquiry into Israel assault on Gaza

Jul 23, 2014

Palestinians seek U.N. inquiry into Israel assault on Gaza

GENEVA (Reuters) - Palestinians asked the United Nations on Tuesday to investigate into "all violations" of human rights and humanitarian law that they say have been committed by Israel during its military offensive in Gaza. The draft resolution is to be debated by the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday at an emergency session also requested by Egypt and Pakistan #United States #India #Business #Japan #Arabic #Russia #Israel #Italy #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment #Mexico
EU readies possible capital, tech sanctions on Russia

Jul 23, 2014

EU readies possible capital, tech sanctions on Russia

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union threatened Russia on Tuesday with harsher sanctions over Ukraine that could inflict wider damage on its economy following the downing of a Malaysian airliner, but it delayed action for a few days. Efforts to forge a united front were hampered by a French announcement that the planned delivery of a warship to Moscow would go ahead despite U.S. and British pleas to halt it. #United States #Business #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #markets #French #Mexico
Wright brothers' mechanic honoured at Ohio aviation museum

Jul 23, 2014

Wright brothers' mechanic honoured at Ohio aviation museum

REUTERS - The bike mechanic who designed and built the lightweight aluminum engine for Orville and Wilbur Wright's first powered aircraft was honoured this week with a bronze bust at an aviation museum in Ohio. Charles E. Taylor, a mechanic at the Wright brothers' Dayton, Ohio, bicycle shop, built the engine that powered the first successful airplane flight, which flew in 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina #facebook #United States #India #Japan #France #Russia #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
Tunnel attack fears turn Gaza border kibbutzim into ghost towns

Jul 23, 2014

Tunnel attack fears turn Gaza border kibbutzim into ghost towns

NIR AM Israel (Reuters) - 'Residents stay in your homes! Do not go outside!' read the text message sent at dawn to the Israelis living on a kibbutz near the Gaza border, as soldiers searched the grounds forPalestinian gunmen. While the Nir Am kibbutz was under lockdown on Monday, a deadly battle ensued between the Israeli troops and a squad of Gaza militants, who had tunnelled their way across the border and emerged about a mile away from the farm community. Israel said it killed 10 gunmen in the battle. #United States #India #Business #Middle East #Russia #Israel #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment #opinion
Train carrying MH17 bodies on final journey reaches Ukraine city

Jul 23, 2014

Train carrying MH17 bodies on final journey reaches Ukraine city

KHARKIV Ukraine (Reuters) - A train carrying the remains of many of the 298 victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived in a Ukrainian government-held city on Tuesday on the first leg of their final journey home to be reclaimed by their families. Five refrigerated wagons containing 200 body bags reached the city of Kharkiv after pro-Russian separatists agreed to hand over the plane's black boxes to Malaysian authorities and the bodies to the Netherlands, where many victims had lived. The train slowly rolled into the grounds of an arms industry plant, where the remains are due to be unloaded and flown to the Netherlands for the lengthy process of identification. #United States #Arabic #Argentina #United Kingdom #Netherlands #Mexico #european #opinion
Israel pounds Gaza despite international peace efforts

Jul 23, 2014

Israel pounds Gaza despite international peace efforts

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, saying no ceasefire was near as top U.S. and United Nations diplomats pursued talks on halting the fighting that has claimed more than 600 lives. #facebook #United States #China #Technology #France #Arabic #Russia #Latin America #Mexico #fighting
Turkey's Erdogan acknowledges strains with Obama

Jul 23, 2014

Turkey's Erdogan acknowledges strains with Obama

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has acknowledged his relations with U.S. President Barack Obama have soured, saying he had been disappointed among other things by a lack of U.S. action over the war in neighbouring Syria #United States #Business #Brazil #Technology #Middle East #Russia #Italy #United Kingdom #Turkey #Mexico