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UN rights chief warns of possible Gaza war crimes

UN rights chief warns of possible Gaza war crimes

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 22:01

The UN`s top human rights official has warned all sides in the two-week war in the Gaza Strip to not indiscriminately attack civilians, and that violations may amount to war crimes.

Gaza bloodbath continues; diplomats scramble for ceasefire

Gaza bloodbath continues; diplomats scramble for ceasefire

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 00:02

Israeli forces Wednesday faced stiff resistance from Hamas militants as bloodbath continued unabated in the Gaza Strip, raising the death toll to over 680 Palestinians and 31 Israelis.

Libya power handover agreed as airport battle rages on

Libya power handover agreed as airport battle rages on

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 21:40

The General National Congress, which has governed violence-wracked Libya in the wake of the overthrow of dictator Moamer Kadhafi, said today it will hand over legislative power to a newly-elected parliament on August 4.

Black boxes of downed MH17 arrives in UK for examination

Black boxes of downed MH17 arrives in UK for examination

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 21:16

The black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines in eastern Ukraine arrived in the UK on Wednesday for expert analysis by air accident investigators.

New charter allows Thai junta chief to be interim PM

New charter allows Thai junta chief to be interim PM

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 21:00

Thailand`s military junta on Wednesday unveiled details of a new provisional constitution that would give sweeping powers to its chief, allowing him to serve as an interim prime minister.

China launches campaign to clean up porn apps in mobiles

China launches campaign to clean up porn apps in mobiles

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 20:57

China has launched a campaign to clamp down on pornography circulated on smart phone applications and will also set up a system to identify its creators.

`Suicide bomber` in Nigeria`s Kaduna city kills at least 25

`Suicide bomber` in Nigeria`s Kaduna city kills at least 25

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 20:57

A suicide bomb today in the north Nigeria city of Kaduna killed at least 25 people, in what appeared to be an assassination attempt targeting a cleric who has criticised Boko Haram, police said.

No return deal with pro-Russian separatists: Malaysian Deputy PM

No return deal with pro-Russian separatists: Malaysian Deputy PM

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 20:56

Malaysia on Wednesday said the pro-Russian separatists did not get anything in return for handing over Malaysia Airlines flight MH17`s black boxes and the remains of victims.

Iraqi parliament convenes to elect new president

Iraqi parliament convenes to elect new president

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 20:52

The Iraqi parliament has convened to elect a president and two vice presidents in a bid to put together a new government.

Rebels shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets in east: Military

Rebels shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets in east: Military

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 19:40

Pro-Russian rebels on Wednesday shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets in eastern Ukraine just days after the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, as per Ukrainian military spokesman.