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world Truce as deaths in Gaza pass 900

A 12-hour truce has begun in Gaza, as efforts continue to secure a longer ceasefire between Israel and Hamas and the scale of damage becomes clear.

11 minutes ago // BBC

world Cook should resign - Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen says England captain Alastair Cook should resign as he "does not have the tactical brain to lead the side".

15 minutes ago // BBC

world Car thief threatens woman with knife

A woman is threatened at knifepoint in a hijacking in west Belfast.

21 minutes ago // BBC

world Fury withdraws from Ustinov fight

Heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury pulls out of Saturday's fight with Alexander Ustinov after his uncle falls seriously ill.

27 minutes ago // The Times of India

world Oz PM defends treatment of migrants held on boat

Tony Abbott on Saturday said his government's treatment of a boatload of 157 asylum-seekers who have been kept at sea for weeks would underline its resolve to stop people-smuggling.

27 minutes ago // BBC

world AUDIO: 'Heroin was a way to not face reality'

Former heroin addict Lisa Bryer tells Today programme presenter John Humphrys about her experiences with drugs and her recovery process.

29 minutes ago // BBC

world AUDIO: Should men ever wear shorts at work?

Stella editor Anna Murphy and the BBC's Simon Jack debate men, shorts and work.

31 minutes ago // The Times of India

world Qaida releases video of US suicide bomber in Syria

Syria's Al-Qaida affiliate has released a video of a US suicide bomber who blew himself up at an army post in the northwest of the country.

31 minutes ago // ABC

world Gazans Survey Destruction as 12-Hour Lull Begins

Gaza residents sift through rubble as Hamas and Israel begin 12-hour pause in fighting

31 minutes ago // BBC

world Isis 'may be on UN war crimes list'

Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant Isis may be added to a list of war crimes suspects in Syria, a UN investigator says.

32 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Gazans survey destruction as 12-hour lull begins

BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip Gaza residents used a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire on Saturday to stock up on supplies and survey the devastation from nearly three weeks of fighting, as they braced for a resumption of Israel's war on Hamas amid stalled efforts to secure a longer truce.In the northern town of Beit Hanoun, the main road was impassable in parts due to the debris from the damaged homes. The town's hospital had been hit by a tank shell, power lines were dangling and dead do

37 minutes ago // The Guardian

world My brother, the suicide bomber: why British men go to Syria

Waheed was an ordinary boy who played football and loved sci-fi movies. This year, he blew himself up in Aleppo. Abu Jamal left to join the jihadis. Tauqir is an aid worker who can never come home. This is the story of Britons risking their lives in Syria, and the families left behind Continue reading...

40 minutes ago // Sky News

world Gaza: 12-Hour 'Humanitarian Truce' Under Way

Gaza comes under heavy bombardment moments before the truce deadline, with 35 bodies reportedly pulled from rubble.

42 minutes ago // ABC

world AP Essay: Air Tragedies Bring Grief Without Order

AP Essay: When disasters don't stick to script, world struggles to give shape to grief

43 minutes ago // Fox News

world AP Essay: When disasters don't stick to script, world struggles to give shape to grief

When air travel goes wrong, the modern world has given us a script to follow.

57 minutes ago // BBC

world 1,000 Coventry council jobs to go

One thousand jobs are to go at Coventry City Council as the authority aims to make savings of 60m by 2017/18.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world NBA Considering Week-Long Break for All-Star Game?

Commissioner Adam Silver has said All-Star Break that players had told him they wanted more time off around the All-Star Game.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Gaza crisis: Israelis and Palestinians begin 12-hour ceasefire

Israeli tank shells reportedly kill 18 members of one family shortly before truce begins and Palestinians pour into streets Continue reading...

1 hour ago // BBC

world Gas firm obtains quarry injunction

A company that plans to use fracking to extract natural gas in County Fermanagh has said it has obtained an injunction to prevent unlawful access to a quarry.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world White Sox Owner Jerry Reinsdorf Hospitalized

The 78-year-old Reinsdorf, also chairman of the NBA's Chicago Bulls, is coherent and resting comfortably, according to the club.

1 hour ago // The Washington Post

world 12-hour pause in Gaza fighting begins as promised

JERUSALEM Large Palestinian protests against Israels assault on the Gaza Strip spread across the West Bank on Friday, as U.S.-led talks to secure a lasting truce sputtered. But a brief 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire did begin as promised Saturday and ambulances rushed into no-go zones to look for dead and wounded.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Woman airlifted after A87 crash

A woman is airlifted to Raigmore Hospital following a crash on the A87 in the Highlands involving a minibus.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Villages Left Traumatized by MH17 Crash

The crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 has sent a shock wave through the world, but on a local scale it has paralyzed three Ukrainian villages near the crash site, where almost no one came to the rescue.

1 hour ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Athletes' ten day journey to Games

The team of athletes from the remote Atlantic island of St Helena had an epic, ten day journey to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

1 hour ago // The Times of India

world Human remains still at MH17 crash site: Australia PM

More than a week after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 came down in rebel-held eastern Ukraine human remains are still at the crash site, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Saturday.

1 hour ago // The Times of India

world Human remains still at MH17 site: Australia PM

More than a week after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 came down in rebel-held eastern Ukraine human remains are still at the crash site, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Saturday.

1 hour ago // NPR

world Former CIA Officials Denied Chance To Preview 'Torture' Report

The report, along with a CIA rebuttal, is the most detailed accounting of a set of controversial interrogation, rendition and detention practices the CIA carried out in after the Sept. 11 attacks.

1 hour ago // NPR

world Former CIA Officials Denied Chance To Preview 'Torture' Report

The report, along with a CIA rebuttal, is the most detailed accounting of a set of controversial interrogation, rendition and detention practices the CIA carried out after the Sept. 11 attacks.

1 hour ago // BBC

world VIDEO: CBeebies goes classical at Proms

The BBC Philharmonic is staging the first ever Cbeebies event at the Proms.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Israel and Hamas begin 12-hour truce

A 12-hour humanitarian pause has begun in Gaza, as international efforts continue to secure a longer truce between Israel and Hamas.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Shaw deal too expensive - Mourinho

Jose Mourinho says he pulled out a bid to sign Luke Shaw this summer because his wage demands would have "killed" Chelsea.

1 hour ago // Al Jazeera

world EU to toughen Russia sanctions over Ukraine

Economic pressure to be stepped up for role in crisis as Kiev and Moscow trade allegations of cross-border attacks.

1 hour ago // USA Today

world Tenuous 12-hour cease-fire underway in Gaza conflict

Israel's defense minister warned Israel might soon expand its Gaza ground operation "significantly."  

1 hour ago // BBC

world Friends widen missing man Crete hunt

Friends of a 73-year-old Denbigh man missing in Crete say they remain hopeful of a lead as they mount their own search on the island.

1 hour ago // CBS

world Cellphone "unlocking" to become legal

Congress passes bill that President Obama says he'll sign to allow users to unlock cellphones to use with different carriers

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Taiwan Prepares Crash Report

Taiwan's aviation authorities said a preliminary report on the crash of TransAsia Airways Flight GE-222 should be completed within a week as pressure mounts to determine the cause of the disaster.