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world Israeli Strikes on Gaza Break Lull

Israeli jets struck three sites in Gaza on Monday after a rocket was launched at Israel, the military said, disrupting a relative lull in the war-torn territory.

15 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world MH17 suffered 'explosive' loss of pressure

Data shows Malaysian jet suffered "massive explosive decompression" after being hit, as fighting flares at crash site

15 minutes ago // BBC

world Man admits Help for Heroes fraud

A man admits stealing 300,000 intended for the armed forces charity Help for Heroes.

18 minutes ago // ABC

world Ukrainian PM Urges Vote to Pay for War

Ukrainian prime minister says money needed to pay for war against separatists, reconstruction

20 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world 'Lucy' floors 'Hercules.' FCC asked to weigh in on Dodgers TV mess.

After the coffee. Before seeing how "Manhattan" did in the ratings.

21 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world State by state: Overview of 2014 governor races shows Democratic tilt

Tides roll in, tides roll out. Its not just the ocean. Elections can work the same way.

22 minutes ago // BBC

world UN chief: Gaza in critical condition

Gaza is in a "critical condition" and violence there must stop "in the name of humanity", the UN secretary general says.

23 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Lakers' week in review

The Lakers finally appear to have landed a coach in Byron Scott, although the team is saying that nothing is official yet.

23 minutes ago // BBC

world Rain, hail and lightning cause chaos

Lightning strikes, hail, torrential rain and flash flooding cause homes to be evacuated and bring road and rail transport to a standstill.

24 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Ukraine: Heavy Fighting Around Crash Site

Ukraine said that heavy fighting had erupted in a string of towns around where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed, as Kiev seeks to cut off the rebel stronghold of Donetsk from the rest of the separatists.

28 minutes ago // Newsvine

world As the Gaza crisis deepens, boycotts can raise the price of Israel's impunity Rafeef Ziadah

I started my life under Israeli siege and bombardment. Even as a child I remember wondering, while the smell of artillery shells filled the Beirut air in 1982 and we ran for our lives: “why is the world allowing this to happen?” On the face of Gaza’s children …

29 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Bank of Israel Trims Interest Rate

The Bank of Israel cut the benchmark interest rate for August by 25 basis points to 0.50%, citing slowing inflation in June as well as weakness in exports and the world economy.

31 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world 'True Blood' recap: Time running out for vampire Bill?

With the deadly hepatitis V virus spreading rapidly through his veins, vampire Bill Compton Stephen Moyer tries to put his affairs in order on Karma, Episode 76 of HBOs True Blood.

34 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Jersey Welcomes Ballooning Festival

People walk around inside a partially inflated hot air balloon.

35 minutes ago // CBS

world Fighting rages around Flight 17 crash site

At least 8 civilians killed as intense fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russia rebels keeps Australian, Dutch police at bay

38 minutes ago // BBC

world Nigerian state bans cars during Eid

Vehicles in Nigeria's north-eastern Borno state are banned for three days during Eid festivities because of fears of a Boko Haram attack.

40 minutes ago // ABC

world Oil Depot Ablaze Amid Clashes in Libyan Capital

Oil depot catches fire amid clashes in Libyan capital as government appeals to world for help

41 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Oil depot ablaze amid clashes in Libyan capital

CAIRO A fire at the oil depot for the airport in Libya's capital raged out of control Monday after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias battling for control of the airfield, the latest violence to plague the country as foreigners flee the chaos.Libya's interim government said in a statement posted that the fire could trigger a "humanitarian and environmental disaster" in Tripoli, appealing for "international help" to extinguish the inferno. It did not say what it spec

41 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world France offers asylum to Iraqi Christians

France to welcome Christians fleeing the area controlled by Islamic State, expresses outrage at their persecution.

41 minutes ago // The Independent

world Russia offers 65,000 bounty to identify users on anomyous Tor network

Russia has offered 3.9 million roubles65,000 in a competition for security researchers to identify users on the anonymous Tor network.

44 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Venice beach lightning death was 15th in the US this year but total is declining

Bolts from the sky kill more men than women, with summer the riskiest time and fishermen those worst hit Continue reading...

44 minutes ago // The Guardian

world How many people are killed by lightning?

Venice beach death was 15th in the US this year but toll dropped from 35 at same time in 2013; bolts kill five in the UK each year Continue reading...

45 minutes ago // CNN

world Security Council eyes Gaza cease-fire

With more than 1,000 people killed in the Israel-Hamas conflict, the U.N. Security Council held an emergency meeting early Monday and announced "strong support ... for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in Gaza.

46 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world 'Masters of Sex' recap: What's a man? Bill reveals traumatic past

The question of what it means to be a man -- or a boy -- dramatically plays out in a hotel suite, operating room and boxing ring on Fight, Episode 203 of Showtimes Masters of Sex.

46 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Japan to step up sanctions against Russia

TOKYO Japan is imposing more sanctions against Russia over its support for pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine who are accused of shooting down a Malaysian jet, the chief government spokesman said Monday.The sanctions include the freezing of assets held in Japan by individuals and groups supporting the separation of Crimea from Ukraine, as well as restrictions on imports from Crimea, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said.He noted that the steps are in line with measures taken

48 minutes ago // ABC

world Philippine Leader: Not Even a Bomb Can Stop Reform

Emotional Philippine president says not even bomb can stop his reforms

48 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world South Korean Ferry Survivors Recall Horror

As South Korea's ill-fated ferry tipped over and seawater began filling up its cabins, passengers told to stay inside had to make a last minute scramble to escape, six young survivors from the tragedy said

48 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Argentina Delegation to Continue Debt Talks In New York Tuesday

Argentine officials will meet Tuesday in New York with a mediator to continue talks in a dispute with a small group of creditors that could see the South American country default on some of its bonds this week.

51 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Democrats stir up gubernatorial races, including in GOP-rich Kansas

In a seemingly dismal year for Democrats, who face the prospect of losing House seats and possibly control of the Senate, there is one bright spot: a chance to elect governors in several states run by Republicans.

51 minutes ago // BBC

world Limits on fracking in beauty spots

Government guidance that fracking licences can only be issued for beauty spots in 'exceptional circumstances' has been given a cautious welcome by the National Trust.

51 minutes ago // BBC

world Limits on fracking in beauty spots

Government guidance that fracking licences can only be issued for beauty spots in "exceptional circumstances" has been given a cautious welcome by the National Trust.

52 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Argentina resumes negotiations to avert default

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Argentina's government is resuming negotiations in a dispute with US. creditors that risks sending the country into default this week.Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said Monday that an Argentine delegation will travel to New York and meet a court-appointed mediator there on Tuesday.Argentina will default for the second time in 13 years if it cannot reach a deal with the U.S. hedge funds over some $1.5 billion in unpaid debts before a July 30 deadline.

53 minutes ago // CNN

world Teen gets 232 'teeth' removed

A teenager in India, who had more than 200 "teeth" growing in his mouth due to a benign dental tumor, has had them removed.

54 minutes ago // CNN

world Boko Haram blamed in abduction of Cameroonian official's wife

Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram Islamists on Sunday abducted the wife of the Cameroonian deputy prime minister in a dawn attack on his home village of Kolofata, north of the area where they also kidnapped a local chief and his family, residents and security sources said.

55 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Hamas leader Meshaal demands end to occupation

WASHINGTON The leader of Hamas is demanding anew that Israel end its occupation of Gaza and the West Bank.Khaled Meshaal said in an interview broadcast Monday that he believes the world hasn't taken an even-handed view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict."Unfortunately the world doesn't blame the Israelis," said Meshaal, interviewed by CBS news anchor Charlie Rose from Cairo.

55 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Zillow to Buy Trulia for $3.5 Billion in Stock

Two of the largest real estate websites are shacking up.