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Gaza death toll passes 1,200 amid latest talk of truce

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 04:21

The Palestine Liberation Organisation expressed readiness for a Gaza truce and Washington said Israel had sought help Tuesday in calming a 22-day conflict that has killed more than 1,200 people in the enclave.

Wall Street ends down; Twitter rallies after-hours

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 03:59

U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday, dropping in a broad selloff as a weak outlook from courier company UPS weighed on sentiment and pressured transportation stocks.

Kerry heads to India to end relationship rut

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 03:53

US Secretary of State John Kerry headed Tuesday to India on a mission to break the ice with new Prime Minister Narendra Modi and repair a rut in a once warming relationship.

US ready to seize Kurdish oil from tanker off Texas

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 03:39

US authorities were prepared Tuesday to seize $100 million worth of oil from a tanker anchored off the Texas coast after Iraq`s government told a court the oil was taken illegally from the country`s Kurdish region.

US hits 3 Russian banks with sanctions over Ukraine

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 02:39

The US Treasury announced punitive sanctions on three leading Russian banks including the giant VTB on Tuesday to press Moscow over its support for rebels in Ukraine.

Kerry says he`s not worried by criticism in Israel

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 01:39

US Secretary of State John Kerry today said that widespread criticism of his efforts to win a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas do not worry him and said he will continue to work toward that goal because Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked him to.

Debt restructuring in review if Argentina defaults: IMF

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 01:34

The mechanisms allowing a country to restructure its sovereign debt should be "reviewed" if Argentina defaults, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said Tuesday.

US vows strict monitoring of any Iran nuclear deal

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 01:23

US officials pledged Tuesday that any deal struck with Iran would include a strict monitoring regime to thwart any bid by Iranian leaders to covertly try to develop nuclear weapons.

US calls on Moscow to get rid of banned arms

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 01:03

Ratcheting up tensions with Moscow, Washington on Tuesday urged Russia to destroy prohibited weapons after it accused Russian leaders of flouting a 1987 treaty banning medium-range cruise missiles.

Child`s body found in wheel well of US military plane

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 00:43

The body of an adolescent boy was found in a wheel well of a US military cargo plane after the aircraft landed in Germany over the weekend, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

US girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 00:19

A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family has died from her injuries, law enforcement officials in Florida said today.

Strong quake hits Mexico, shakes capital

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 22:44

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Mexico on Tuesday, shaking buildings as far as the capital and rousing people out of their beds at dawn.