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Israel, Hamas agree Gaza humanitarian aid truce

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories, July 17: Israel and Hamas have agreed to a UN request to halt hostilities for five hours on humanitarian grounds on Thursday, while efforts continue to broker a longer-term truce. The sides announced the temporary lull in fighting across the Gaza border after an Israeli strike killed four children on a beach in the coastal ...Full Article

Hamas demands changes to Egypt Gaza plan

CAIRO, July 17: Hamas demanded changes on Wednesday to an Egyptian proposal to end the deadly conflict with Israel in and around Gaza, a Palestinian official said. Hamas’ demand ...Full Article

US, EU stiffen sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

WASHINGTON, July 17: The United States and Europe significantly strengthened sanctions on Moscow over Ukraine on Wednesday, with Washington for the first time directly targeting Russia’s banking, military and ...Full Article

Storm Rammasun: Strong wind, choppy sea to continue

KUALA LUMPUR, July 16: The strong wind and choppy sea alert following the Storm Rammasun, detected about 632 kilometres north-east of Pitas, Kota Marudu, Sabah at 5am this morning, ...Full Article

Israel targets Hamas leaders in new Gaza raids

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories, July 16: Israeli warplanes bombed the home of a senior Hamas leader early Wednesday, as a campaign against Gaza militants entered day nine with no ...Full Article

Emergency data law passed in British lower house

LONDON, July 16: Britain’s lower house of parliament voted in favour of emergency legislation to allow police and security services to continue accessing Internet and mobile phone data following ...Full Article

20 dead, scores injured in Moscow metro crash

MOSCOW, July 16: Twenty people died and scores more were hurt after a train derailed in Moscow’s packed metro during rush hour on Tuesday (July 15) in the worst ...Full Article

New Israeli air strikes bring Gaza toll to 200

GAZA CITY, July 16: New Israeli air strikes in Gaza early on Wednesday killed three people, medics said, bringing the death toll from Israel’s operation in the Palestinian territory ...Full Article

Britain’s Hague steps down as foreign secretary in pre-election shake-up

LONDON, July 15: Britain’s William Hague announced his surprise resignation as foreign secretary on Monday, as Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron overhauled his government to set the battle-lines for ...Full Article

Foreign ministers bid for Ukraine ceasefire talks by Tuesday

BERLIN, July 15: Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France called for fresh ceasefire talks on east Ukraine by Tuesday at the latest, Berlin’s chief diplomat said, as nerves started to ...Full Article