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  • Heavy shelling, clashes resume in Libya's Tripoli

    Heavy shelling resumed on Thursday in southern Tripoli where rival militia brigades were battling for control of the capital's main airport in some of the worst clashes since the 2011 revolt which ousted Muammar Gaddafi. Around 200 people have been killed since the clashes erupted two weeks ago in…

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  • Russia may restrict Greek fruit, U.S. poultry imports: reports

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Service (VPSS) may restrict fruit imports from Greece next week, RIA news agency reported, citing the watchdog agency. VPSS may also suspend U.S. poultry imports next week, Interfax news agency said, citing the same service. The…

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  • Sierra Leone declares state of emergency over Ebola

    By Umaru Fofana and Kwasi Kpodo FREETOWN/ACCRA (Reuters) - Sierra Leone declared a state of emergency and called in troops to quarantine epicentres of Ebola on Thursday, joining Liberia in imposing tough controls to curb the worst ever outbreak of the virus amid fears it could spread beyond West…

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  • Israel opens door to longer campaign with vow to destroy all Hamas tunnels

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will not accept a truce with Hamas until it destroys all of the tunnels giving militants access to Israeli territory. His proclamation lays the groundwork for continuing or even expanding Israel's military operation, even as the…

    Christian Science Monitor41 mins ago
  • With militia standoff in Tripoli, Libya's democratic dream may be dying

    Since then, a chaotic welter of regional militias has been competing for riches and influence. No ordinary turf war, the latest fighting could define Libya’s future and perhaps end its dream of democracy. The violence is most likely a calculated attempt at politics by other means, says Karim…

    Christian Science Monitor56 mins ago
  • Three ways Middle East fighting threatens US national security

    “Is there going to be peace in the Middle East?” Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), asked himself aloud last week, before an audience of national security specialists. Pentagon analysts are increasingly grappling with what this growing unrest means for US…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Rebels and oligarchs: 7 key players in eastern Ukraine

    Known by his nom de guerre Strelkov, or “shooter,” Igor Girkin is a prominent rebel commander. A native of Russia, Mr. Girkin oversaw rebel forces in Slovyansk before being pushed back to Dontesk by an Ukrainian offensive. He has a long history of participating in conflicts including those in…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up another 16,000 reservists to pursue its campaign in the densely-populated territory.

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  • Investigators reach Ukraine jet crash site

    ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) — An international team of investigators in eastern Ukraine on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 for the first time.

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  • Argentina slides into default as debt talks fail

    NEW YORK (AP) — The collapse of talks with U.S. creditors sent Argentina into its second debt default in 13 years and raised questions about what comes next for financial markets and the South American nation's staggering economy.

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  • Pillay: Israel, Hamas committing war crimes

    GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights official is accusing Israel and Hamas militants of committing war crimes in the latest Gaza war.

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  • Haunting memories 70 years after Warsaw Uprising

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Kazimierz Mikos ran down a Warsaw street, zig-zagging to avoid the bullets that whizzed past him. As the 14-year-old ran for his life, he was struck with terror at the sight of a dead body in the street. Even after the scrape with death, the teen volunteered for a heroic…

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  • Mudslide swallows Indian village; at least 30 dead

    MALIN, India (AP) — Rescuers using earth-moving equipment and their bare hands dug through heavy mud and debris Thursday after a landslide engulfed an entire village in western India, killing at least 30 people and leaving about 100 missing and feared dead.

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  • Islamic State jihadists fight Kurds, Sunni tribe in Syria

    The jihadist Islamic State (IS), which has taken over large swathes of war-torn Syria in just a few months, was on Thursday engaged in fighting Kurds and members of a Sunni tribe. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the well-equipped Kurds, who started fighting IS soon after it emerged in…

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  • Uganda judges debate bid to overturn anti-gay law

    Ugandan state lawyers sought on Thursday to dismiss a petition by activists at the constitutional court seeking to overturn anti-gay legislation condemned by rights groups as draconian. Signed by Uganda's veteran President Yoweri Museveni in February, the law calls for homosexuals to be jailed for…

    AFP21 mins ago
  • Death toll from Ebola outbreak rises to 729: WHO

    DAKAR (Reuters) - The death toll from an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has risen to 729, the World Health Organisation said on Thursday, after 57 deaths were reported between July 24 and 27 in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. The WHO also said Nigerian authorities had so far identified…

    Reuters22 mins ago
  • Greek court ruling on migrant shootings causes outrage

    By Renee Maltezou ATHENS (Reuters) - A Greek court acquitted two men accused over the shooting of migrant farm workers who were demanding unpaid wages and gave two foremen suspended sentences in a ruling that prompted outrage from unions and rights groups on Thursday. Twenty eight migrants,…

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  • Blasts as experts reach MH17 crash site in Ukraine

    Explosions rang out near the crash site of downed flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine on Thursday as international investigators arrived for the first time in nearly a week after Kiev announced a surprise one-day halt to its offensive against rebels. Lawmakers in Kiev ratified agreements with The Hague…

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  • Spain evacuating embassy in Libya

    Spain said on Thursday it was pulling its ambassador and embassy staff out of Libya temporarily as clashes among rival militia push the North African country further into chaos. On Tuesday, 29 Spanish residents and their families were evacuated from Libya. "All the information we have is that the…

    Reuters47 mins ago
  • 'Russian involvement' central to UK inquiry into ex-KGB agent's death

    By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Evidence which shows Russia was behind the 2006 murder of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko in London will mostly be given in secret, the chairman of a public inquiry into his death said on Thursday. Kremlin critic Litvinenko, 43, died after being poisoned…

    Reuters55 mins ago
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