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Norway calls off terror alert, says threat gone

Norway calls off terror alert, says threat gone

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 07:43

Norway`s intelligence service says the Scandinavian country no longer faces an imminent terror threat from people with links to Islamic fighters in Syria.

Suit filed against US govt over Muslim citizenship denials, delays

Suit filed against US govt over Muslim citizenship denials, delays

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 06:12

Five people are suing the US government alleging that an expanded national security screen targeting Muslims has led to lengthy delays and denials in their applications for citizenship and green cards.

Netanyahu vows to complete Gaza tunnels destruction

Netanyahu vows to complete Gaza tunnels destruction

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 05:02

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, facing international alarm over a rising civilian death toll in Gaza, said he would not accept any ceasefire that stopped Israel completing the destruction of militants` infiltration tunnels.

`No American is proud` of CIA tactics: State Department

`No American is proud` of CIA tactics: State Department

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 04:49

The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA`s interrogation and detention practices after the September 11, 2001 attacks against the US, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading Congress, according to a White House document.

Republicans scrap House vote on US border crisis

Republicans scrap House vote on US border crisis

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 04:45

US Republicans scrapped a congressional vote on a measure to deal with an influx of thousands of Central American children, but could reverse that decision before departing for a five-week break.

CIA apologises for spying on US Senate

CIA apologises for spying on US Senate

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 04:37

Lawmakers slammed the CIA after the US intelligence agency admitted its officers had "improperly" spied upon Senate investigators probing allegations of torture.

Gas blast in Taiwan kills 25, injures 267, topples buildings

Gas blast in Taiwan kills 25, injures 267, topples buildings

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 13:00

A series of explosions caused by a gas leak killed 25 people and injured 267 in Taiwan`s second city on Friday, sending flames shooting 15 storeys into the air, setting ablaze entire blocks and reducing small shops to rubble.

Syria defector shows war `torture` photos to US lawmakers

Syria defector shows war `torture` photos to US lawmakers

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 04:23

US lawmakers saw graphic images of the brutal conflict in Syria as an Army defector gave an eyewitness account of the horrors he was forced to photograph.

Libya Islamic militias declare control of Benghazi

Libya Islamic militias declare control of Benghazi

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 04:16

Islamic hard-line militias, including the group accused by the United States in a 2012 attack that killed the ambassador and three other Americans, claimed control of Libya`s second largest city, Benghazi, after overrunning army barracks and seizing heavy weapons.

Israel declares Gaza truce over, 50 killed in Gaza shelling

Israel declares Gaza truce over, 50 killed in Gaza shelling

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 21:41

Israel declared a Gaza ceasefire over on Friday and killed more than 50 Palestinians in renewed shelling, saying militants had breached the truce shortly after it began and apparently captured an Israeli soldier.