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​8 children killed as missiles hit Gaza playground, hospital
Hopes for an imminent end to the Gaza conflict are fading, with renewed violence bringing new casualties. Israel and Hamas blame each other after eight children were killed and 46 others injured by a missile that landed in a Gaza refugee camp playground.

28.07.2014 18:31

Defense for Blackwater guards claims gov't withheld evidence
Lawyers for the Blackwater security guards on trial for killing 17 Iraqis in Baghdad’s Nisour Square in 2007 claimed Monday that the US government has suppressed evidence that could aid the defendants.

28.07.2014 17:18

Washington DC police will not enforce handgun ban
District of Columbia police officers were told Sunday to cease enforcing the city’s ban on carrying loaded handguns in public places. The guidance came shortly after a federal judge overturned the city’s gun-control law.

28.07.2014 15:57

NSA mass spying undermines journalists and attorneys’ ability to work
Dozens of journalists and attorneys surveyed by the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch for a new report say that the United States government’s surveillance operations are eroding their ability to work.

28.07.2014 14:16

Two Americans contract Ebola, as fears of virus spread intensify
Two US citizens helping to treat Ebola in West Africa - a doctor and an aid worker – are in intensive care, having tested positive for the deadly virus. Governments and airports across the region are struggling to curb the spread of the disease.

28.07.2014 05:34

‘The way US govt. released photos blaming Russia for Ukrainian strikes make me think it’s a fake’
The US government has been desperate to produce information to back up its claims, but it would not release important information in such an unprofessional way if it was true, the head of the Institute for Political Economy Paul Craig Roberts told RT.

28.07.2014 09:22

Russia must accelerate domestic military parts production – Putin
Russia’s military-industrial complex should produce all components and materials domestically to alleviate contract and political risks, the Russian president said. Current ‘hard times’ will be beneficial for the industry at large, said Vladimir Putin.

28.07.2014 10:37

'Fake': Russian Defence Min rebuffs US sat image claims
Russia’s Defense Ministry has stated that “fake” satellite images of alleged shelling of Ukraine from Russian territory were created by US counselors “with close links to Ukraine’s Security Council.”

28.07.2014 11:16

Thousands of guns unaccounted for by Afghan security forces
Information on nearly three-quarters of a million guns purchased by the US for the Afghan National Security Forces is either missing or duplicated, an audit of SIGAR inspectors revealed, sparking fears they could have ended up in Taliban hands.

28.07.2014 05:20

Ukraine civil war death toll 1,100, over 3,500 wounded - UN
Some 1,129 people have been killed and nearly 3,500 wounded in eastern Ukraine since the start of the Kiev's military operation in April, according to UN estimates.

28.07.2014 08:12

Israel extends ceasefire for 24 hours, Gaza death toll surpasses 1,000
Over 1,000 Palestinians have been killed since Israel started its military operation in Gaza, officials said. As world leaders called for a full truce, Israel extended the humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza for 24 hours.

26.07.2014 14:07

US shuts embassy in Libya's Tripoli, evacuates staff amidst clashes
The US embassy in Libya has shut down and all diplomatic staff have been evacuated to neighboring Tunisia by military escort because of ongoing clashes and violence between rival militias sweeping the country.

26.07.2014 12:18

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