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  • 29 July 2014

    A FRAGILE truce in Gaza for Eid has started to fall apart as Israel's prime minister said UN calls for a long-term ceasefire ignored his country's security needs.

  • 29 July 2014

    UKRAINE has said its troops have wrested more territory from pro-Russian rebels, advancing towards the site where Malaysian flight MH17 was brought down and which international investigators said they could not reach because of the fighting.

  • 29 July 2014

    THOUSANDS of protesters took to the streets as President Benigno Aquino called on the nation to support his reforms as he faced the biggest political crisis in his four years in power in the Philippines.

  • 28 July 2014

    THE wreck of the Costa Concordia arrived yesterday off the northern Italian city of Genoa where it will be broken up for scrap, two-and-a-half years after the cruise liner ran aground and sank near the Tuscan island of Giglio, killing 32 people.

  • 28 July 2014

    FIGHTING around the site of the Malaysian airliner downed in Ukraine prevented a visit by foreign experts yesterday, although Malaysia said separatists had agreed to let in international police and investigators to the site.

  • 28 July 2014

    FIGHTING subsided in Gaza yesterday after Hamas militants backed a 24-hour humanitarian truce, but there was no sign of any comprehensive deal to end the conflict with Israel.

  • 28 July 2014

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  • 28 July 2014

    A SIERRA Leone Ebola patient whose family sparked a hunt when they forcefully removed her from a treatment centre and took her to a traditional healer, died in an ambulance on the way to hospital.

  • 28 July 2014

    At least 36 people were killed in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, many of them civilians, in clashes between Libyan Special Forces and Islamist militants on Saturday night and yesterday morning, medical and security sources said.

  • 28 July 2014

    THE wife of Cameroon's vice-premier has been kidnapped and at least three people killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants on in the northern town of Kolofata, Cameroon officials have said.