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Palestinians mull war crime charges against Israel

Palestinians mull war crime charges against Israel

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 00:44

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is seeking written pledges of support from all political factions before making any attempt to press for possible war crimes charges against Israel.

Paris riot police deployed for pro-Israel rally

Paris riot police deployed for pro-Israel rally

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 00:18

Hundreds of riot police in Paris have been deployed near the Israeli Embassy for the first major pro-Israel rally since the start of the latest Gaza war.

Gaza `miracle baby` dies over complications, power cuts

Gaza `miracle baby` dies over complications, power cuts

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 00:15

A premature baby rescued by Gaza doctors from her dead mother`s womb last week has died due to complications and power cuts affecting the intensive care unit where she was treated.

Top UN aid official urges daily `pauses` in Gaza

Top UN aid official urges daily `pauses` in Gaza

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 00:11

The UN humanitarian chief on Thursday called for daily "humanitarian pauses" until a long-term cease-fire is reached between Israel and Hamas.

Ebola fears send Liberia hand sanitiser prices soaring: NGO

Ebola fears send Liberia hand sanitiser prices soaring: NGO

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 00:09

The struggle to contain the worst-ever Ebola epidemic in west Africa is being complicated by the soaring cost of hand sanitiser, a leading charity said on Thursday.

European Union evacuates Libya staff to Tunisia

European Union evacuates Libya staff to Tunisia

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 00:06

The European Union said on Thursday that it had moved its staff in Libya to Tunisia in light of the deteriorating security situation.

Australia urged to come clean on asylum-seekers` mental health

Australia urged to come clean on asylum-seekers` mental health

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 23:53

Australia`s human rights commissioner said on Thursday the government must come clean about conditions at offshore asylum-seeker camps after an inquiry heard of an alleged cover-up of mental health problems.

Imam, two others killed in Xinjiang violence

Imam, two others killed in Xinjiang violence

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 23:46

The imam of China`s largest mosque was killed in the troubled Xinjiang region and police on Thursday shot dead two suspects and captured another for the killing.

Identifying Mali air crash victims `could take years`

Identifying Mali air crash victims `could take years`

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 23:31

Identifying the victims from last week`s Air Algerie crash in Mali "could take weeks, months and maybe years", Algeria`s chief of police said on Thursday.

Israel vows to continue offensive till Hamas tunnels destroyed

Israel vows to continue offensive till Hamas tunnels destroyed

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 23:16

Israel on Thursday rejected global appeals to stop its military offensive in Gaza and said it will not agree to any ceasefire until the tunnels built by Hamas have been destroyed.