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Israel and Hamas agree unconditional 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire

Irish Independent - ‎8 minutes ago‎
An Israeli tank manoeuvres outside the northern Gaza Strip after crossing into Israel from Gaza July 31, 2014. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, facing international alarm over a rising civilian death toll in Gaza, said on Thursday he would not accept ...

Taiwan gas pipeline blasts kill at least 15, injure 230

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
Taipei: Gas leaks triggered a series of powerful explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, killing at least 15 people and injuring more than 230, with the death toll expected to rise.

US wants new relationship with India, says Kerry

The Straits Times - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley greeting US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and US Secretary of State John Kerry before the start of their meeting in New Delhi yesterday.

Ebola aid workers having to help sick without masks or gloves

Irish Independent
11 minutes ago
Written by
Charlie Cooper
A UNICEF worker holds a poster bearing information about best practices to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus, in Conakry, Guinea.

Some Libya-based Pinoys send videos seeking repatriation — report

GMA News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Some Filipinos based in strife-torn Libya are seeking repatriation by sending video messages to the Philippine Embassy there, a United Arab Emirates-based news site reported late Thursday.

Nyakana backs Bombers for gold

The Observer (blog) - ‎5 hours ago‎
The former Commonwealth champion has hailed Ugandan boxers' inspiring show at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, where Michael Sekabembe and Fazil Juma Kaggwa battle for final berths tomorrow, Moses Mugalu writes.

Bukenya: I don't need Mao, Muntu

The Observer - ‎4 hours ago‎
Former Vice-President Gilbert Bukenya has said he doesn't need support from opposition party leaders to win the 2016 elections.

Uganda's Constitutional Court Really Could Strike Down The Anti ...

BuzzFeed - ‎5 hours ago‎
“I am very optimistic that they will strike it down,” said Frank Mugisha of Sexual Minorities Uganda. J. Lester Feder BuzzFeed Staff posted about a half hour ago.

Giraffe dies after driver goes under bridge

KMTV - ‎21 minutes ago‎
SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa's animal rights group is looking into the death of a giraffe. Reports have come out that the animal hit its head on a bridge while being transported.

13 killed in Nigeria mosque bombings as Ramadan ends, residents say

Fox News - ‎Jul 30, 2014‎
BAUCHI, Nigeria - Residents say 13 people were killed and 35 injured when two mosques in northern Nigeria were bombed Tuesday night at the close of Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan.

National Council Of State to help end Boko Haram by Dec

P.M. News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Members of Nigeria National Council of State on Thursday agreed to support President Goodluck Jonathan to bring the insurgency currently ravaging the country to an end before December.

Ukraine MH17: Forensic scientists reach jet crash site

Nigerian Tribune - ‎2 hours ago‎
International forensic scientists have reached the site of the flight MH17 crash in east Ukraine after the government halted military operations.

Militias take control of Benghazi; clashes escalate in Tripoli - ‎29 minutes ago‎
BENGHAZI: Islamic hardline 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 ...

Barbara Dreaver: Pacific Forum wraps up in Palau

TVNZ - ‎1 hour ago‎
The 45th Pacific Islands Forum has ended in Palau with island leaders formally reaffirming support for New Zealand's candidacy for the United Nations Security Council next year.

Litvinenko Inquiry Opens In London

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty - ‎7 hours ago‎
A British judge has opened an inquiry into the death of former Russian spy Aleksandr Litvinenko, saying the central question is to learn whether the Russian government ordered the killing.

Asia gains, European shares down ahead of US data

CTV News - ‎Jul 30, 2014‎
TOKYO -- European stocks were lower Wednesday ahead of U.S. economic data while cheery earnings from major Japanese companies such as Honda Motor Co.

Shell says its underperforming European refineries to get no mercy

Reuters Africa - ‎10 hours ago‎
LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) - Anglo Dutch oil company Royal Dutch Shell will show no mercy to underperforming oil refineries in Europe as it seeks to improve returns, its chief executive said on Thursday.

Shares of HTC open down 1.1 pct after Q3 revenue decline prediction

Reuters - ‎25 minutes ago‎
TAIPEI Aug 1 (Reuters) - Shares of Taiwan's HTC Corp opened down 1.1 pct but then rose quickly and was trading up 1.9 percent minutes after the opening bell on Friday.

Samsung to launch two high-end phones

The Australian - ‎1 hour ago‎
SAMSUNG Electronics says it plans to launch two new high-end smartphones in the next six months in a bid to stem an earnings slide and protect its lead in mobile phones.

Microsoft's China woes increase

Fox News - ‎Jul 30, 2014‎
China took its investigation of "alleged monopoly actions" by Microsoft to a new level this week, raiding four of the company's offices and carrying away internal documents and computers.

Android grabs 85pc of smartphone market

The Australian - ‎1 hour ago‎
SMARTPHONES powered by the Android operating system captured 85 per cent of the worldwide market in the second quarter, threatening to marginalise rival platforms, a new survey shows.

Reno may have hit jackpot with Tesla Gigafactory lottery

42 minutes ago
Written by
David R. Baker
Reno may have won one of the coveted economic prizes in America: Tesla Motors' $5 billion "Gigafactory." The electric automaker reported Thursday that it broke ground in June at a site outside Reno for its planned 6,500-employee battery factory.

Nicki Minaj DJ here to 'Turn-Up' Kampala

The Observer (blog) - ‎8 hours ago‎
Kampala has seen a number of foreign-based DJs and on Saturday it will be waiting to see what Nicki Minaj's official DJ - Headache - will be offering.

John Conlan: 'Northern Ireland can win nine gold medals'

Sports Mole
42 minutes ago
Written by
Callum Mulvihill
Head coach John Conlan is confident that Northern Ireland's boxers can dominate their respective divisions at the Commonwealth Games.

Brain signals new era for advertising

New Zealand Herald - ‎Jul 29, 2014‎
Psychologists say that by scanning brain activity in a few individuals who watch a test commercial or TV programme will predict how a wider audience will also react to it.

NASA's Mars 2020 rover gets tools to search for signs of past life

Los Angeles Times
2 hours ago
Written by
Amina Khan
NASA has announced the suite of instruments aboard the Mars 2020 rover. The successor to Curiosity will look for habitable environments and signs of life on the Red Planet.

Japanese Women Live Longer Than Anyone Else In The World

Business Insider - ‎5 hours ago‎
Japanese Misao Okawa, the world's oldest woman, eats her birthday cake as she celebrates her 116th birthday in Osaka, western Japan.

Drug-resistant malaria rampant in Southeast Asia

Hindustan Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
Resistance to the world's most effective anti-malarial drug, artemisinin, is now widespread across mainland Southeast Asia, including India's neighbourhood in Myanmar, seriously threatening global malaria control and elimination.

No Ebola in Uganda - Govt...

New Vision - ‎7 hours ago‎
ALTHOUGH no Ebola case has been confirmed in Uganda, Government has intensified screening of travelers coming into the country at Entebbe Airport and other border posts.