07282014Headline:

Fighting complicates Ukraine crash probe, U.S., EU prepare Russia sanctions

Fighting complicates Ukraine crash probe, U.S., EU prepare Russia sanctions DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine where a Malaysian airliner was downed further complicated an investigation on Sunday as Europe [...]

Hamas-declared ceasefire in Gaza stalls as conflict continues

Hamas-declared ceasefire in Gaza stalls as conflict continues A 24-hour ceasefire announced by Hamas in Gaza appears to be stalling, with both Palestinian militants and Israel continuing their offensives. Hamas fired more rockets into Israel, [...]
An explosion from an Israeli strike in the northern Gaza Strip is pictured from the Israeli border with Gaza, before a cease-fire takes effect

Israel, Gaza militants agree to a 12-hour truce

(Reuters) – Palestinians in the Gaza Strip poured into the streets on Saturday to recover their dead and stock up on food supplies after a 12-hour humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas took hold on the 19th day of their conflict. [...]
Wikipedia blocks 'disruptive' page edits from US Congress

Wikipedia blocks ‘disruptive’ page edits from US Congress

Wikipedia administrators have imposed a ban on page edits from computers at the US House of Representatives, following “persistent disruptive editing”. (53)
US shuts embassy in Libya due to militia clashes

US shuts embassy in Libyan capital

(BBC) – The US says it has temporarily shut its embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli over security concerns. (122)
15 killed in 'Taliban attack' on buses

Afghan conflict: 15 killed in ‘Taliban attack’ on buses

Suspected Taliban gunmen have killed 15 people who were travelling by road in the central Afghan province of Ghor. (90)
Obama

Obama White House incompentent at governing, voters say

Has the Obama administration competently and effectively managed the government? A Fox News poll released Wednesday finds a majority of American voters says no — including about a third of Democrats. (148)
U.S. lifts ban on flights to Israel as Gaza toll tops 700

U.S. lifts flight ban to Israel

(Reuters) – Israel won a partial reprieve from the economic pain of its Gaza war on Thursday with the lifting of a U.S. ban on commercial flights to Tel Aviv, as fighting pushed the Palestinian death toll over 700. (129)
Railway

China Is Building A Railway Linking To India

BEIJING (Reuters) – China plans to extend a railway line linking Tibet with the rest of the country to the borders of India, Nepal and Bhutan by 2020 once an extension to a key site in Tibetan Buddhism opens, a state-run newspaper reported [...]
President Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan vows to release girls abducted by Boko Haram

President Goodluck Jonathan has told parents of the girls abducted by militant Islamist group Boko Haram that the government is doing everything possible to secure their release. (104)