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John Kerry pushes for Gaza truce as death toll tops 700

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 08:11

The death toll in Gaza topped 700 on Thursday as Israeli tank fire before dawn killed 16 people in the Hamas-dominated coastal territory, including six members of the same family, Palestinian health officials said.

John Kerry wraps up Israel visit, no sign of breakthrough

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 08:03

US Secretary of State John Kerry left Israel late Wednesday after a day-long visit during which he tried to broker a ceasefire agreement to end the ongoing fighting between Israel and Hamas.

UN rights council launches probe into Israel`s Gaza offensive

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 05:01

The UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday launched a probe into the Gaza offensive, backing calls by the Palestinians to hold Israel to account despite fierce opposition from the Jewish state.

Glasgow Commonwealth Games: Welcoming everyone with Rainbow Flag

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 14:39

It’s in this spirit that the Glasgow City councilors have agreed to allow the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rainbow flag to be flown at City Chambers prior to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Mexican shelter chief leaves hospital amid abuse claims

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 14:30

The elderly founder of a Mexican shelter accused of serious child abuse has been released from hospital where she had undergone a series of tests.

John Kerry tells Netanyahu flight ban only for safety of Americans

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 07:32

US Secretary of State John Kerry has told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that a temporary ban on US flights to Israel was mainly to ensure safety and security of American citizens.

John Kerry urges Hamas to accept truce as Gaza war rages

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 05:56

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday placed the onus on Hamas to end the conflict raging in Gaza as he worked with Egypt to fine-tune a ceasefire proposal.

Israel deserves Nobel Prize for `restraint`: Israeli envoy

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 05:25

Israeli soldiers should be given the Nobel Peace Prize for the "unimaginable restraint" they are showing in fighting Hamas, Israel`s ambassador to the US has said, backing his country`s right to self-defence.

European carriers suspend flights to Israel

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 04:33

Major European carriers today followed their US counterparts and suspended flights to Israel over security concerns amid the raging Gaza conflict.

FAA bans US airlines` Israel flights for 24 hours

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 04:19

The US aviation authority today banned American carriers from flying to and from Israel for at least 24 hours following a militant rocket strike near Tel Aviv`s main airport.

Delhi Metro records highest ridership of over 26.84L commuters

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 19:46

The Delhi Metro has recorded its highest ever ridership of 26,84,132 passengers with the maximum number of commuters taking Line 3 and 4 to Dwarka Sector 21 to Noida City Centre and Vaishali.

China police chief investigated by graft body

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 17:08

The police chief of China`s Tianjin city is being investigated for corruption, authorities said, the third senior security official in the northern port to be targeted for graft in eight years.