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world 'Dozens Killed Or Hurt' In China Terror Attack

Dozens of people have been killed or hurt in a terrorist attack in China's Xinjiang region, according to the Xinhua news agency.

19 minutes ago // BBC

world Recycling firm plans to cut 99 jobs

Nearly 100 jobs are under threat at a recycling plant in Newport.

20 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal: Israel is 'a state of occupiers' video

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal denies involvement in the kidnap and killing of three Israeli teenagers and accuses Israel of jumping to conclusions 'in order to justify aggression on the West Bank and Gaza'. Meshaal says while he is happy to co-exist with Jews, Christians and people of other religions but he does not want to co-exist with Israel Continue reading...

23 minutes ago // Newsvine

world War-weary Gazans lash out at Hamas

But as the body count mounts under superior Israeli firepower, many Gazans are turning on Hamas. A Washington Institute study released this week which surveyed 450 people in Gaza found 70 percent support better relations with Israel. While the poll was conducted two weeks prior …

24 minutes ago // Newsvine

world Karzai cousin killed in Afghan 'turban bomb' attack

A suicide attacker killed an influential cousin of Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday, officials said, raising tensions during a dispute over election results that will determine the country's new leader as US-led troops withdraw.

25 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Gaza: Israeli prime minister vows no let-up in attacks

This blog has closed read ongoing live blog coverage hereBinyamin Netanyahu: 'This will be a long operation'Gaza hit by one of heaviest bombardments of offensive'Over 100 killed today' - Palestinian health ministryGaza's power plant shut down after being shelledPLO call for 24-hour humanitarian ceasefire rejected

25 minutes ago // CBS

world Obama, EU poised to hit Russian economy hard

Moscow's support of separatists blamed for downing Malaysia Airlines jet in Ukraine is about to cost Moscow a lot of money

26 minutes ago // Reuters

world Inquiry finds 'indications' of organ harvesting in Kosovo conflict

BRUSSELS Reuters - An EU-led inquiry found "compelling indications" that Kosovo Albanian guerrillas extracted body organs from Serb captives during the 1998-99 war and sold them, but the practice was not widespread and there was not enough evidence for a trial, the lead investigator said on Tuesday.

27 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Gaza crisis: intensified Israeli barrage kills 110 in 24 hours, officials say live updates

Palestinian officials say more than 100 killed TuesdayIsraeli military said it hit more than 70 "terror sites"Home of former Hamas prime minister hit by strikes Continue reading...

27 minutes ago // CBS

world Texas marijuana bust could yield 100,000 plants

Massive, sophisticated pot growing operation discovered by deer hunter; inmates helping clean up one of largest busts in Texas history

28 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world In China, two weeks of flight delays have passengers seething

BEIJING While passengers normally measure flight delays in terms of hours, in China its been two weeks of hell and it only looks to be getting worse. The delays and cancellations began suddenly last week with hundreds of flights in Beijing and Shanghai affected with little explanation. Passengers spent days and nights decamped throughout terminals in surly groups.

29 minutes ago // The Guardian

world UK-US sign secret new deal on nuclear weapons

Closed contents of updated Mutual Defence Agreement Vital for Britain's Trident nuclear weapons system MPs also demand debate on UK's future world role Continue reading...

31 minutes ago // UPI

world China's former security chief investigated in corruption probe

Ed AdamczykBEIJING, July 29 UPI -- An investigation of retired domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang is underway, part of a broad corruption inquiry, the Chinese Communist Party announced.

32 minutes ago // MSNBC

world NCAA Settles Class-Action Brain Injury Lawsuit

A federal court filing says the NCAA will create a $70 million fund to test current and former college athletes for brain injuries.

33 minutes ago // ABC

world Israel Hits Symbols of Hamas Rule; Scores Killed

Israel hits symbols of Hamas power, Gaza power plant as daily death toll hits at least 100

34 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the war so far.Hours after the power plant was hit, a tall column of thick black smoke still rose from the plant's burning fuel tank. The station's shutdown was bound to lead to further serious disruptions of the flo

38 minutes ago // Reuters

world Clashes kill 30 in Benghazi in escalating Libya turmoil

BENGHAZI Libya Reuters - Libyan forces on Tuesday battled Islamist militants with rockets and warplanes for control of an army base in the eastern city of Benghazi after at least 30 people were killed in overnight fighting.

39 minutes ago // Reuters

world Karzai's powerful cousin killed, worsens strains over poll deadlock

KABUL Reuters - Afghan President Hamid Karzai's powerful cousin, a close ally of presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani, was killed in a suicide bomb attack on Tuesday, officials said, deepening strains over an election marred by fraud and under a U.N.-monitored review.

40 minutes ago // Reuters

world Suspect in Jewish Museum attack extradited to Belgium

PARIS Reuters - The French suspect in a May 24 shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels that left four people dead was extradited to Belgium on Tuesday, a court spokeswoman said.

42 minutes ago // Fox News

world Romania evacuates 500 after furious floodwaters submerge area; PM heads to region

Authorities evacuated 500 people from an area in southwest Romania after surging floodwaters submerged villages during one of the country's wettest summers in recent years.

45 minutes ago // Newsvine

world Israeli onslaught methodically shrinks Gaza down by 40%

ISRAELI WAR CRIMES OCCUPATION ON THE RISE:" This narrow strip of land that used to be called “the Gaza Strip,” already one of the more densely populated places on earth, is growing dramatically smaller.

45 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world WorldViews: In Ukrainian village near MH17 crash site, residents fear more death is coming

War came this week to Lidiya Goryushko'seastern Ukrainian village, wherewreckage fell earlier this month from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Late last week, she and I spoke over the course of two long afternoons under the grape arbor in the well-kept garden that serves as

46 minutes ago // The Independent

world Massive Attack visit Palestinian refugees in Lebanon: 'All of them have a right to a life of dignity and beauty'

Massive Attack have spoken of their love and commitment to supporting the plight of young Palestinian refugees after the political band visited the Bourj el-Barajne

47 minutes ago // The Guardian

world PLO announcement of 24-hour Gaza ceasefire disavowed by Hamas

Militant groups reject claim of agreement to pause fighting, as Palestinian delegation meet in Cairo aiming to end war Continue reading...

48 minutes ago // NPR

world Time To 'Girl Up:' Teens Fight For The Right To School, Soccer

Sure, they talk about boys. But mainly they talk about girls and how to bring better education, health care and other opportunities to their sisters in poor and sometimes prejudicial countries.

49 minutes ago // Sky News

world MH17 Families Want Dignity For Loved Ones

The PM meets relatives of the 10 Britons killed in Ukraine, as EU leaders prepare to agree new sanctions against Russia.

49 minutes ago // BBC

world England men win gymnastics team gold

England win gold in the men's gymnastics team final as Scotland land a historic silver medal.

52 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Palestinian authorities offer 24-hour truce

PLO says it agrees plan with Hamas for 24-hour ceasefire, a statement Hamas says depends on the agreement of Israel.

55 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Gaza: Israeli prime minister vows no let-up in attacks live

Binyamin Netanyahu: 'This will be a long operation'Gaza hit by one of heaviest bombardments of offensive'Over 100 killed today' - Palestinian health ministryGaza's power plant shut down after being shelledPLO call for 24-hour humanitarian ceasefire rejectedRead the latest summary

55 minutes ago // BBC

world Labour had biggest income in 2013

Labour was the best-funded political party in the UK in 2013, with an income of 33.3m, according to the Electoral Commission.

56 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Pope to visit Sri Lanka, Philippines Jan. 12-19

VATICAN CITY The Vatican has confirmed the dates for Pope Francis' second trip to Asia, a weeklong visit Jan. 12-19 to Sri Lanka and the Philippines.Francis had already announced his intention to visit Sri Lanka and meet with victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which killed some 6,300 people, left another 1,060 missing and devastated parts of the central Philippines last year.The Vatican press office said Tuesday that Francis would visit Sri Lanka Jan. 12-15, and spend the remainder

56 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Clashes again force investigators to abort visit to Malaysia Airlines crash site

KIEV, Ukraine An international team of forensics experts and investigators does not expect to reach the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 before Wednesday or even Thursday, two full weeks after it was shot down by an antiaircraft missile fired from rebel-held territory, an official said Tuesday.

57 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Two U.N. Workers Die in Growing Israeli Assault

Israel's nearly three-week incursion into the Gaza Strip has been punctuated by strikes on United Nations facilities and civilian centers.

59 minutes ago // BBC

world Tuesday's gossip column

Paul Scholes signs punditry deal, Daniel Agger could join Barcelona, Marouane Fellaini and Shinji Kagawa can leave Man Utd, plus more.

1 hour ago // VOA

world Cholera Kills Over 200 in Northern Cameroon

A cholera epidemic has hit northern Cameroon, killing more than 200 people in less than a month.  The government of the central African nation and aid agencies say some of the affected persons are refugees fleeing the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram.  Cameroon's Far North regional delegate for public health, Dr. Rebecca Djao, says the death toll from cholera in hospitals has surged to more than 100 and deaths out of hospital are also estimated at more than a hundred. The epi

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Colombia's Marxist ELN rebels to blame for explosions: police

BOGOTA Reuters - Colombia's Marxist ELN rebels detonated four small explosive devices around the capital, Bogota, early Tuesday morning, causing no injuries but damaging a highway overpass and other structures, police told local media.