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Shells land in Russia as eastern Ukrainians flee fighting

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 03:55
Moscow complained of a "dangerous escalation" on Sunday after Russian authorities reported casualties caused by shells fired from Ukraine, where government troops are on the offensive against rebels holed up in the cities of Donetsk and Lugansk.

Rival Libyan militias exchange heavy fire at Tripoli airport

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 01:30
Islamist militias attacked the rival Zintan group that controls Libya's international airport in Tripoli on Sunday, triggering fierce clashes that halted flights. Tensions run high as Libya awaits the results of contentious elections.

Iraqi parliament resumes session on key appointments

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 00:29
Iraq's fractious parliament is due to meet on Sunday under heavy pressure to set differences aside and make progress towards a new government to help counter the offensive by ISIS militants. The UN has warned of "chaos" if no agreement is found.

Germany vs Argentina - history and genius clash in World Cup final

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 23:40
With Brazil out, Sunday’s World Cup final may not be the game the hosts wanted to see, but with two behemoths of world football in Germany and Argentina facing off at the legendary Maracana, it is a match more than worthy of the biggest stage.

Israeli navy attacks Hamas base as tanks line up along Gaza border

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 23:23
Israeli navy commandos clashed with Hamas gunmen during a raid on the coast of the Gaza Strip on Sunday, while the army moved more tanks and troops along the border with the Palestinian territory.

Holland beat hosts Brazil 3-0 to finish third in World Cup

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 16:18
Brazil's already traumatic World Cup ended with more pain on Saturday, as they lost 3-0 to a superior Holland in the third-place play-off at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia.

Afghan presidential candidates agree to full vote audit, Kerry says

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 13:09
US Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Saturday that the two candidates in Afghanistan’s disputed presidential run-off have agreed to a full audit of every single ballot cast in the vote.

UN Security Council calls for Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 10:46
The UN Security Council called for a ceasefire in hostilities between Israel and Palestinians on Saturday, expressing its deep concern over the welfare and protection of civilians on both sides of the conflict.

France’s Kadri wins eighth stage at Tour de France

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 10:15
Blel Kadri became the first French rider to win a stage at this year’s Tour de France on Saturday, claiming victory after a breakaway as the race entered the Vosges Mountains.

French court lifts mayor’s ban on Muslim hijab at beach

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 08:09
A French court on Saturday suspended municipal by-laws banning religious symbols from a public beach in the Paris suburb of Wissous, under which two mothers wearing Muslim headscarves had been refused access.

Hamas and Israel sustain fire despite missed targets

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 06:09
Israel has been shelling Gaza for a fifth day, vowing no let-up in its air campaign on militants that has left more than 120 Palestinians dead. Two Israelis have been reported seriously injured.

Last of the Ramones, Tommy Ramone, dies aged 62

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 03:41
Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal New York punk band the Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died.