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Israeli airstrikes continue in Gaza as rockets intercepted over Tel Aviv

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:27
Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip have killed at least 75 people including seven women and children, medics said, on the third deadly day of a widening military operation against the Palestinian enclave.

Obama in Texas to urge action on child migrant crisis

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 19:30
Barack Obama met with Texas Governor Rick Perry (pictured right) in Dallas on Wednesday to discuss a critical influx of unaccompanied children from Central America crossing the US border.

Argentina beat Netherlands on penalties to reach World Cup final

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:45
Sergio Romero saved two penalties as Argentina beat the Netherlands on Wednesday in a shootout, reaching the World Cup final after the first-ever semi-final to finish goalless after extra time.

Froome crashes out of Tour de France

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 09:41
Chris Froome’s hopes of winning a second consecutive Tour de France were dashed on Wednesday after he crashed out of the race in the fifth stage.

Dozens of blindfolded bodies found south of Baghdad

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:58
Iraqi security forces found the bodies of at least 50 men, many of them blindfolded and with their hands bound, in an agricultural area outside a city south of Baghdad on Wednesday, officials said.

South Sudan independence heroes ‘have lost their way’

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:08
Instead of celebrating the third anniversary of its independence, South Sudan has sunk into a fratricidal war, observers say, with rival political factions spreading death and misery.

Will Brazil’s bitter foes Argentina salvage Latin American pride?

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 05:30
Shell-shocked Brazilians prepare to host the second World Cup semi-final on Wednesday with old foes Argentina posing as unlikely flag-bearers for a continent in distress.

Foiled French jihadist ‘targeted Louvre and Eiffel Tower’

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 04:46
French cultural monuments such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre were top terror targets of a foiled French jihadist, according to leaked transcripts published Wednesday of Internet conversations he had with an al-Qaeda-linked group.

Exiled Syrian opposition elects new president

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:57
The Syrian National Coalition chose Hadi el-Bahra for its new leader on Wednesday as government and rebel forces prepared for a major battle in the frontline city of Aleppo.

Brazil players should never wear 'sacred uniform' again, press says

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:48
Brazil was in a state of mourning following the national football team’s humiliating 7-1 defeat to Germany on Tuesday, with the national press leveling scorn against athletes and team staff alike.

Israel pummels Gaza in retaliation for Hamas rocket attacks

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 23:37
Israeli warplanes launched 160 overnight raids and continued to pound targets in the Gaza Strip Wednesday as a major campaign to stop volleys of Palestinian rocket fire entered its second day, leaving more than 30 people dead and 150 wounded.

Sarkozy's UMP party 'almost €80 million in debt'

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 14:47
The conservative UMP party of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy must cut costs and seek new lines of credit as its debts rose to almost €80 million ($109 million), an independent audit concluded on Tuesday.

Germany trounce Brazil 7-1 to reach World Cup final

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:31
Germany scored five goals in 18 astonishing first-half minutes on their way to a 7-1 semi-final mauling of Brazil on Tuesday setting a string of records and leaving the host nation's fans angry and bewildered.

Somalia's al Shabaab 'enters presidential compound' in major assault

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 11:40
Somalia's Islamist al Shabaab rebels claimed to have gained entry to the presidential palace after a major assault on Tuesday. A palace official confirmed the militants had entered the compound but said most of the insurgents had been killed.

Moment of truth for Brazil in semi-final clash with Germany

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 09:23
With the hopes of 200 million people resting on their shoulders, hosts Brazil face their toughest test yet when they take on Germany in the semi-finals of the World Cup in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday night.

French delight in Britain’s Tour de France enthusiasm

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:18
The Tour de France has come home from its English expedition, an opening trip that has impressed the French no end.

Israel steps up Gaza offensive, readies 40,000 reservists

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 03:15
Israel on Tuesday launched its largest offensive in the Gaza Strip in nearly two years, carrying out a deadly aerial assault on over 160 Gazan targets, and approving the mobilization of 40,000 reservists for a possible ground offensive.

FIFA partner arrested over World Cup tickets scam

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 01:45
Brazilian police arrested on Monday a British executive of the Swiss-based FIFA partner company handling World Cup ticket packages, accusing him of leading a network that illegally sold game passes.

Japan on highest alert as typhoon Neoguri closes in

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 23:54
Japanese authorities cancelled flights and urged thousands to evacuate on Tuesday as weather forecasters warned the country to brace for one of the worst storms in years.

Israeli army launches fresh offensive on Gaza

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:53
Israel launched airstrikes early on Tuesday on the Gaza Strip following a series of rocket attacks by the militant group, Hamas. A Palestinian official reported that the Israeli army offensive had injured at least nine Palestinians.