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The satellite image on the left was provided by the Russian Defense Ministry on 14 July, 2014. On the right is the image that Kiev claims were taken by its satellites on July 16, 2014. Image from
‘Wrong time, altered images’: Moscow slams Kiev’s MH17 satellite data
Satellite images Kiev published as ‘proof’ it didn’t deploy anti-aircraft batteries around the MH17 crash site carry altered time-stamps and are from days after the MH17 tragedy, the Russian Defense Ministry has revealed. 833
RIA Novodti/Igor Zarembo Kiev did use ballistic missiles in E. Ukraine, NATO source confirms to DW
NATO has confirmed that Ukrainian forces have started using powerful ballistic missiles against militants in the east of the country. Kiev previously denied the fact, revealed to DW television by NATO sources in Brussels. 169
Palestinians gather near the minaret of a mosque that police said was destroyed by an Israeli Air strike in Gaza City July 30, 2014. (Reuters / Finbarr O'Reilly)
Israel calls off Friday's 72-hour ceasefire as sides slip back into fighting
At least 50 Palestinians have been killed in the Gaza strip on Friday, with Israel also alleging that Hamas had fired early morning rockets. This latest, 72-hour UN-brokered ceasefire, has now officially collapsed. 214
Reuters ​Russian MPs eye tobacco-like mandatory ‘scare’ packaging for fast food
If a group of Russian MPs has it their way, soon hamburgers, French fries and soda drinks sold in the country would have mandatory warning of the diverse effects that fast food can have on health, just like on cigarette packs. 67
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L), (AFP Photo / RIA Novosti / Pool / Alexey Nikolsky) and U.S. President Barack Obama (Reuters / Yuri Gripas) Putin tells Obama sanctions ‘counter-productive,’ both agree dialogue required
In a phone call with Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin has said that imposing sanctions on Russia is counterproductive and affects international stability. The two presidents agreed that the current situation is not in the interests of their countries. 422
Reuters/Francois Lenoir Hard to forget: Google faces problems in complying with EU privacy ruling
Google says that complying with the EU court ruling is difficult as some requests from users who want to be forgotten contain “false and inaccurate information.” 9
Members of Uganda's gay community and gay rights activists react as the constitutional court overturns anti-gay laws in Kampala on August 1, 2014. (AFP Photo) ‘Null & void’: Ugandan court overturns 'draconian' anti-gay law
Uganda’s highest court annulled a controversial anti-gay law that punished homosexual activity with up to life imprisonment. The court ruled that the bill was passed illegally late last year while opposition also claimed it violated fundamental rights. 20
AFP Photo/Jean-Sebastien Evrad ‘Send her to Gaza’: Belgian doctor denies help to Jewish 90yo woman with fractured rib
A doctor in Belgium has refused medical help to a 90-year-old Jewish woman with a fractured rib, saying that she needs to be sent to Gaza to “get rid of” the sharp pain she is suffering. 266
AFP Photo/Cellou Binani Ebola-infected US aid worker to be treated in ‘special isolation unit’ in Atlanta
One of the two infected US humanitarian workers who contracted Ebola while working in West Africa will be treated in an Atlanta hospital. The patient, who is reportedly in a “grave” condition, is expected to arrive within the next several days. 33
An explosion during an Israeli strike in the northern Gaza Strip is pictured from the Israeli border with Gaza, early morning July 26, 2014, before a cease-fire takes effect. (Reuters / Ronen Zvulun) Israel launches ground incursion in Gaza Strip LIVE UPDATES
The death toll in Gaza has hit over 1,600 since Israel launched operation Protective Edge on July 8. The international community is pushing the sides to ceasefire as the world opinion rallies against Tel Aviv's operation. 375
Wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 two days after it crashed in a sunflower field near the village of Rassipnoe, in east Ukraine, on July 19, 2014. (AFP Photo / Dominique Faget) Dutch investigators to RT: ‘We had no possibility to visit the MH17 crash site’
Dutch experts who have taken the leading role in the MH17 plane crash investigation are not able to reach the crash site in eastern Ukraine, a spokesperson of the Dutch Safety Board told RT. 35
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Giraffe dies after smashing head on low highway bridge
A giraffe being transported in South Africa died after hitting its head on an overpass. Two of the tall animals were inside an open-topped truck container traveling on Pretoria’s N1 highway. Their route was highlighted by on social media by other drivers. 55
RIA Novosti/Pavel Lisitsyn Defense Ministry to hold Russia-wide reservist training
Russia’s Defense Ministry will hold drills for reservists in all of the country’s military commands in August-October. Measures to improve reservists’ qualification were included in the Armed Forces training plan for 2014 put together last November. 36
A Malaysian air crash investigator inspects the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), Donetsk region July 22, 2014. (Reuters/Maxim Zmeyev) Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane crash in Ukraine LIVE UPDATES
A Malaysia Airlines plane en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has crashed in eastern Ukraine. There were 283 passengers and 15 crew members on board the Boeing-777 aircraft. 1773


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