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Israel-Gaza violence may amount to war crimes, warns UN rights chief

Israel-Gaza violence may amount to war crimes, warns UN rights chief

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 16:11

As Israel, Gaza violence continued taking the death toll past 600, United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon urged both warring sides to “stop fighting and start talking”.

TransAsia Airways makes emergency landing in Taiwan, more than 50 feared dead

TransAsia Airways makes emergency landing in Taiwan, more than 50 feared dead

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 19:17

As per reports more than 51 people are feared to have died when a TransAsia Airways passenger jet made an emergency landing in Taiwan.

Typhoon Matmo hits China; Death toll in Rammasun rises to 56

Typhoon Matmo hits China; Death toll in Rammasun rises to 56

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 17:55

Matmo, the second typhoon to strike China in a week, today battered the country`s southeastern coastline as the death toll from the super typhoon Rammasun rose to 56 with another 20 missing, authorities said on Wednesday.

Damascus hails new UN envoy to Syria

Damascus hails new UN envoy to Syria

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 17:40

The Syrian foreign ministry Wednesday hailed the appointment of Staffan de Mistura who replaced Lakhdar Brahimi as the new UN envoy to Syria.

Iraq: Death toll from Baghdad attack rises to 31

Iraq: Death toll from Baghdad attack rises to 31

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 17:24

Iraqi officials say the death toll from a late night suicide attack targeting a police checkpoint in Baghdad has climbed to 31 people, most of them civilians.

UN rights chief condemns Israel and Hamas

UN rights chief condemns Israel and Hamas

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 17:13

Israel`s military actions in the Gaza Strip could amount to war crimes, UN rights chief Navi Pillay said on Wednesday while also condemning indiscriminate rocket attacks by Palestinian militants Hamas.

South Korean police slammed over ferry tycoon`s body

South Korean police slammed over ferry tycoon`s body

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 17:04

South Korea`s police force was pilloried as doltish and incompetent Wednesday after announcing that a body found six weeks ago was that of a fugitive tycoon at the heart of a months-long manhunt.

China detains five in expired meat scandal: Police

China detains five in expired meat scandal: Police

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

Chinese police on Wednesday detained five people from a unit of US food supplier OSI Group, a statement said, in a case involving expired meat sold to fast food giants including McDonald`s and KFC.

US Supreme Court greenlights Arizona execution

US Supreme Court greenlights Arizona execution

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 16:30

The US Supreme Court gave the greenlight to Arizona to execute a murderer on Wednesday after he voiced concerns about secrecy surrounding the lethal injection process.

British journalist for Russian TV missing in east Ukraine: Station

British journalist for Russian TV missing in east Ukraine: Station

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 16:02

A Russian television channel said Wednesday it had lost contact with a British journalist reporting from conflict-torn eastern Ukraine.

Philippine Army warned against

Philippine Army warned against "meddling" as coup rumours swirl

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 15:59

Philippine soldiers should keep clear of politics, the military`s new chief said on Wednesday, as rumours of a possible coup swirled in the capital after the Supreme Court declared President Benigno Aquino`s economic stimulus fund illegal.