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  • 24 July 2014

    ISRAELI troops battled Hamas militants near a town in the southern Gaza Strip town as American Secretary Of State John Kerry reported progress in efforts to broker a truce.

  • 24 July 2014

    PARTS of a northern Chinese city have been quarantined after a man there died of bubonic plague.

  • 24 July 2014

    POLICE in India have arrested the head of a school where a six-year-old girl was raped and charged him with hindering the investigation and negligence.

  • 24 July 2014

    INDONESIA'S losing presdential election candidiate, ex-general Prabowo Subianto, plans to challenge the result in the Constitutional Court, his team's chief lawyer has said.

  • 24 July 2014

    A PASSENGER plane crashed on its second attempt at landing during a thunderstorm on an island off Taiwan, killing 47 people and setting buildings on fire.

  • 24 July 2014

    IRAQ'S parliament has convened to vote for a new president as the extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Baghdad that killed 31 people, mainly civilians.

  • 23 July 2014

    ISRAEL has continued to pound targets across the Gaza Strip, saying no ceasefire was near as top US and UN diplomats pursued talks on halting the fighting that has claimed more than 600 lives.

  • 23 July 2014

    A COLLEGE friend has been convicted of trying to protect Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by agreeing with another friend to get rid of items they took from his room three days after the attack.