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  • UN rights chief condemns Israel and Hamas
    UN rights chief condemns Israel and Hamas

    Israel's military actions in the Gaza Strip could amount to war crimes, UN rights chief Navi Pillay said Wednesday while also condemning indiscriminate rocket attacks by Palestinian militants Hamas. "There seems to be a strong possibility that international law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes," Pillay told an emergency session on Israel's Gaza offensive at the UN Human Rights Council, citing attacks that have killed Palestinian civilians, including children. "Once again, the principles of distinction and precaution are clearly not being observed during such indiscriminate attacks on civilian areas by Hamas and other armed Palestinian groups," she said.

  • UN rights chief warns of possible Gaza war crimes
    UN rights chief warns of possible Gaza war crimes

    GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights official demanded Wednesday that all sides in the two-week war in the Gaza Strip refrain from indiscriminate attacks on civilians, warning that violations may amount to war crimes.

  • US movie theaters to show Premier League games

    NEW YORK (AP) — Movie theaters around the U.S. will show live English soccer games on their big screens on Saturday mornings.

  • Facebook beats Wall Street targets, stock hits record high
    Facebook beats Wall Street targets, stock hits record high

    By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's fast-growing mobile advertising business helped drive a 61 percent increase in revenue during the second quarter, beating Wall Street's financial targets and sending shares to a record-high in after-hours trading on Wednesday. The world's No.1 Internet social network said on Wednesday that it saw increased interest from both advertisers and from users during the second quarter. Facebook now counts 1.5 million advertising customers and the company's ad business saw strong growth across all of its geographic regions in the second quarter, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg told Reuters in an interview on Wednesday. Facebook said that mobile advertising revenue represented 62 percent of its ad revenue in the second quarter, up from 41 percent in the year-ago period and 59 percent in the first quarter of 2014.

  • I don't need to change for Chelsea - Costa
    I don't need to change for Chelsea - Costa

    New Chelsea striker Diego Costa said on Wednesday that manager Jose Mourinho has told him the team will play to his strengths next season. "One of the main things he said was that he doesn't want me to change," the Brazil-born Spain striker told the club's in-house television channel, Chelsea TV. It convinced Chelsea to part with around £32 million ($55 million, 40 million euros) in order to secure his services and Costa is confident that he can cope with the burden of expectation. Costa's exploits in the Spanish capital turned him into one of Europe's most coveted strikers, but although he had no shortage of suitors, he said joining Chelsea had been a straightforward choice.

  • Woman who stopped to save ducklings on highway gets $100 ticket

    A woman who stopped on a New Hampshire highway to help a group of ducklings whose mother had been struck and killed by a car was given a $100 ticket by state police for stopping on the median.

  • Amazing SpaceX Reusable Rocket Test Caught on Video
    Amazing SpaceX Reusable Rocket Test Caught on Video

    A stunning new video shows the first stage of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket making a soft ocean splashdown as planned after its launch earlier this month. Even though the booster didn't survive the landing entirely intact, SpaceX considers the reusability test a big success. "This test confirms that the Falcon 9 booster is able consistently to reenter from space at hypersonic velocity, restart main engines twice, deploy landing legs and touch down at near zero velocity," SpaceX representatives wrote in an update today about the video, which was recorded by the stage's onboard camera. Developing fully and rapidly reusable rockets is a key priority for California-based SpaceX and Elon Musk, the company's billionaire founder and CEO.

  • And America’s most-hated social media company is…

    Social-media networks like Facebook and LinkedIn rank low—barely ahead of airlines—in a national customer satisfaction survey.

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