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Ugandan constitutional court strikes down anti-homosexuality law

KAMPALA (Reuters) – Uganda’s constitutional court struck down on Friday an anti-homosexuality law that punishes gay sex with long jail sentences, citing procedural irregularities in the way the legislation was enacted.








Posted on 1 August 2014 | 11:38 am

Experts start work at Ukraine crash site despite new fighting

KIEV (Reuters) – International experts started recovery work at the wreckage site of a downed Malaysian airliner in east Ukraine on Friday despite clashes nearby between government forces and pro-Russian rebels.


Posted on 1 August 2014 | 11:34 am

Nine months on, Philippines plans $3.9-bln effort to relocate typhoon Haiyan victims

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines will spend 170 billion pesos ($3.89 billion) to rehouse some 200,000 families displaced by last year’s super typhoon Haiyan that killed 6,100 people, the government said in a masterplan released on Friday.








Posted on 1 August 2014 | 11:28 am

Number of deaths in Iraq falls sharply in July, U.N. says

(Reuters) – Violence killed 1,737 people, mostly civilians, in Iraq in July, when Sunni insurgents seized large swathes of land in the north, United Nations figures showed.


Posted on 1 August 2014 | 11:22 am

Kenyan president orders government to repossess contested land on volatile coast

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered the government to repossess large areas of land in Lamu County, which has been hit by recent attacks, saying land grabbing was helping fuel instability on the north coast.








Posted on 1 August 2014 | 11:18 am

Truce crumbles as 40 killed in Gaza, rockets hit Israel

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A Gaza ceasefire crumbled only hours after it began on Friday, with at least 40 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and Israel accusing militants of violating the U.S.- and U.N.-brokered truce by firing rockets and mortars.








Posted on 1 August 2014 | 10:57 am

Islamic State imposes media controls in Syrian province

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Islamic State, the al Qaeda splinter group which has seized parts of Syria and Iraq, has told activists in Syria’s Deir al-Zor province they must swear allegiance to it and submit to censorship, a monitoring group said on Friday.


Posted on 1 August 2014 | 10:46 am

Pakistan widows, ‘second’ wives flee fighting but are denied aid

BANNU Pakistan (Reuters) – Thousands of women displaced by fighting in Pakistan are struggling to get food and other aid because they lack identity cards and conservative Muslim elders have forbidden them from going to distribution centers.








Posted on 1 August 2014 | 10:42 am

Western sanctions do not help to de-escalate Ukraine crisis: Russian official

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Western sanctions against Russia are not helping to de-escalate the situation in Ukraine, state-run Itar-Tass news agency quoted Russia’s envoy to the European Union as saying on Friday.


Posted on 1 August 2014 | 10:37 am

Imam’s killing in China may be aimed at making Muslim Uighurs choose sides

BEIJING (Reuters) – The murder of a state-backed imam in China’s Xinjiang region underscores an escalation in 18 months of violence and could be part of a bid by extremists to persuade moderate Muslim Uighurs to turn against Beijing’s controlled current of Islam.


Posted on 1 August 2014 | 10:25 am

Russia to slap duties on imports from Moldova

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia said on Friday it will impose import duties on products from Moldova, its latest move to limit trade with the former Soviet republic which signed a free-trade deal with the European Union in June.


Posted on 1 August 2014 | 10:22 am

Bulgaria signs nuclear deal with Westinghouse

SOFIA (Reuters) – Bulgaria, one of five EU states that depend totally on Russia for nuclear fuel, and Westinghouse Electric Company signed a shareholder agreement on Friday paving the way for construction of a new nuclear reactor estimated to cost $5 billion.


Posted on 1 August 2014 | 10:05 am

At least 40 dead in Israeli shelling in Gaza Strip: hospital

GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli shelling near the southern Gaza town of Rafah killed at least 40 people on Friday, the local hospital said, as a ceasefire that went into effect only hours earlier crumbled.








Posted on 1 August 2014 | 9:44 am

Bulgarian court to decide on extradition of Putin opponent

SOFIA (Reuters) – A Bulgarian court said it would decide on Friday whether to extradite to Moscow a prominent opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was detained in Sofia earlier this week.








Posted on 1 August 2014 | 9:19 am

Kremlin critic Navalny’s aides say Russian prosecutor wants him arrested

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s aides said on Friday that a Russian prosecutor and the prison service have asked a court to issue an arrest warrant for the anti-corruption blogger on suspicion of violating his house arrest terms.


Posted on 1 August 2014 | 9:17 am

Ukraine premier stays on, envoys agree on crash site route

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s parliament rejected Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk’s resignation on Thursday and finally passed legislation he said was needed to finance an army offensive against a separatist rebellion in the east and avert a national default on its debts.


Posted on 1 August 2014 | 8:45 am

Greece evacuates embassy staff, foreign nationals from Libya

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece safely evacuated embassy staff and more than one hundred Chinese and European nationals from Libya early on Friday with a navy frigate sailing back to the Greek port of Piraeus, its defence ministry said.


Posted on 1 August 2014 | 7:51 am

For wandering tankers with $300 million of Kurdish crude, end-game still in doubt

LONDON (Reuters) – After a legal show-down in Texas this week, the outlook for a handful of tankers holding some $300 million worth of Kurdish oil is not looking good.








Posted on 1 August 2014 | 7:32 am

Japan offers vessels to Vietnam to boost its sea strength

HANOI (Reuters) – Japan will give six navy boats to Vietnam to boost its patrols and surveillance in the South China Sea, Japan’s foreign minister said on Friday, in the latest sign of a strengthening of alliances between states locked in maritime rows with China.


Posted on 1 August 2014 | 7:25 am

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

KAOHSIUNG Taiwan (Reuters) – 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.








Posted on 1 August 2014 | 7:13 am

World News Headlines – Yahoo News

Nine months on, Philippines plans $3.9-bln effort to relocate typhoon Haiyan victims

A typhoon survivor carries a pail of water towards a temporary shelter in Tacloban cityThe Philippines will spend 170 billion pesos ($3.89 billion) to rehouse some 200,000 families displaced by last year's super typhoon Haiyan that killed 6,100 people, the government said in a masterplan released on Friday. It has taken a startling nine months to hammer out the plan because crippling bureaucracy entailed lengthy vetting, say government consultants, and sparse technical data on geological hazards and land use plans held up relocation decisions. Thousands of displaced families remain in makeshift tents or substandard temporary shelter areas, but all-out reconstruction will begin soon after President Benigno Aquino approves the plan, although it is not clear when this will happen. "We are confident the rehabilitation efforts will now shift to high gear," said Panfilo Lacson, presidential assistant for rehabilitation and recovery.

Posted on 1 August 2014 | 11:28 am

Israel scraps Gaza ceasefire after soldier captured

An Israeli soldier keeps his position near the border with the Gaza Strip, on July 29, 2014Jerusalem (AFP) – The Israeli army said Friday a fragile three-day ceasefire between Israel and Gaza militants was over just hours after it started, blaming it on the capture of a soldier.

Posted on 1 August 2014 | 11:26 am

Blast flattens police building eastern Libyan city

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A strong explosion ripped through the main police building in Benghazi early Friday, nearly flattening it, days after Islamic militias overran army barracks and claimed control of the eastern Libyan city.

Posted on 1 August 2014 | 11:25 am

Brokering a truce in Gaza no easy deal for Kerry

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a press conference addressed jointly with Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi, India, Thursday, July 31, 2014. This is Kerry's first visit to India following the resounding election win of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in May. (AP Photo/Lucas Jackson, Pool)NEW DELHI (AP) — Hours past midnight Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was still working the phones, trying to come up with a cease-fire plan to stop the bloodshed in the Gaza Strip. He'd been pushing for a deal all day — in fact, for more than a week — and nailing down a final agreement was proving elusive.

Posted on 1 August 2014 | 11:24 am

Somali lawmaker shot dead in Mogadishu, fifth this year

Somali federal government forces and African Union peacekeepers patrol a street in Mogadishu on July 27, 2014Somali gunmen shot dead a lawmaker in Mogadishu Friday as he left prayers at mosque, police and witnesses said, the latest in a string of attacks and killings in the capital. "Sheikh Adan Madeer was shot and killed in central Mogadishu by gunmen," witness Abdisalan Mohamed told AFP. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab have carried out a series of attacks in the restive capital. Shebab fighters fled fixed positions in Mogadishu three years ago and have since lost most large towns to a 22,000-strong UN-backed African Union force, fighting alongside government soldiers.

Posted on 1 August 2014 | 11:24 am

Egypt delays Gaza talks after Israel soldier ‘captured’

An Israeli soldier walks past a Merkava tank along the border between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, on July 30, 2014Cairo (AFP) – Egypt told Palestinian officials Friday it is delaying ceasefire talks in Cairo after Israel said militants captured one of its soldiers in Gaza, a senior Islamic Jihad official said.

Posted on 1 August 2014 | 11:23 am

Number of deaths in Iraq falls sharply in July, U.N. says

A woman, who fled from violence in Mosul, walks with child inside Khazer refugee camp on outskirts of Kurdish city of Arbil(Reuters) – Violence killed 1,737 people, mostly civilians, in Iraq in July, when Sunni insurgents seized large swathes of land in the north, United Nations figures showed. That was a sharp drop from June, when about 2,400 Iraqis were killed. The Islamic State swept through northern Iraq almost unopposed by the army and threatened to march on Baghdad, but its offensive stalled just north of capital. The campaign has fuelled religious tensions and threatened Iraq's survival as a unified state. …

Posted on 1 August 2014 | 11:22 am

Iraq’s top Shiite cleric appeals to politicians

An Iraqi man stands at the ssite of a car bombing in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. The United Nations says more than 1,700 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July, marking a dramatic decline from the previous month, when some 2,400 people were killed as Sunni militants swept across large parts of the country, capturing the second largest city Mosul.(AP Photo/Karim Kadim)BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric is appealing to politicians not to be "an obstacle" in the process of transition as Iraq nears a deadline to select its next prime minister.

Posted on 1 August 2014 | 11:21 am

Severed leg found in Dublin recycling plant

DUBLIN (AP) — A severed leg has been found at a Dublin recycling plant, and police are searching trash for the rest of the body.

Posted on 1 August 2014 | 11:21 am

35 killed, soldier missing as Gaza truce unravels

A Palestinian inspects a destroyed house in the heavily bombed Gaza City neighborhood of Shijaiyah, close to the Israeli border, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. A three-day Gaza cease-fire that began Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce as several Palestinians were killed in a heavy exchange of fire in the southern town of Rafah. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying one of its soldiers may have been abducted.

Posted on 1 August 2014 | 11:19 am

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Gaza Cease-Fire Collapses; Israeli Soldier Is Captured – New York Times


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Gaza Cease-Fire Collapses; Israeli Soldier Is Captured
New York Times
JERUSALEM — A newly agreed cease-fire in the Gaza conflict collapsed hours after it came into effect on Friday with the Israeli military announcing that a soldier appeared to have been captured by Palestinian militants who emerged from a tunnel near Rafah …
Israel soldier 'captured'BBC News
40 Dead, 150 Injured in Gaza as Cease-Fire CollapsesABC News
Gaza crisis: Humanitarian cease-fire under threat within hoursFox News
Haaretz -Bloomberg -Los Angeles Times
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Posted on 1 August 2014 | 11:34 am

Uganda court strikes down law allowing life sentence for being gay – Washington Post


Sky News Australia

Uganda court strikes down law allowing life sentence for being gay
Washington Post
Uganda's Constitutional Court struck down a law that punished “attempted homosexuality” with a life term in prison. The court did not base its decision on any humanitarian impulse, however. It invalidated the measure because its enactment was procedurally …
Uganda Court Invalidates Anti-Gay LawABC News
Uganda court annuls anti-homosexuality lawBBC News
Uganda court strikes out anti-homosexual lawseuronews
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Posted on 1 August 2014 | 11:04 am

Taiwan gas pipeline blasts kill 25, injure 267 – CTV News


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Taiwan gas pipeline blasts kill 25, injure 267
CTV News
KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan — Heavy machinery pulled vehicles from huge trenches gouged by explosions along an underground pipeline in Taiwan's second-largest city that killed at least 25 people and injured 267. The series of five explosions from about …
Emergency workers survey the damage from a massive gas explosion in Voice of America
25 dead, over 270 injured as multiple gas explosions hit Taiwan cityRT
Gas Explosions in Taiwan Kill at Least 25Wall Street Journal
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Posted on 1 August 2014 | 11:03 am

Russia Releases Greenpeace Protest Ship – RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty


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Russia Releases Greenpeace Protest Ship
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
A ship used by the environmental organization Greenpeace to protest against Russian oil drilling in the Arctic is on its way to the Netherlands after being held for nearly a year by Russian authorities. The "Arctic Sunrise" left the Russian port of Murmansk on …
Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise released by RussiaThegardenisland.com
Greenpeace protest ship Arctic Sunrise free after 10 months in MurmanskDeutsche Welle

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Posted on 1 August 2014 | 10:52 am

Disappointment, uncertainty after India blocks WTO trade deal – Reuters India


Reuters India

Disappointment, uncertainty after India blocks WTO trade deal
Reuters India
SYDNEY/GENEVA (Reuters) – Several member states of the World Trade Organisation voiced frustration after India's demands for concessions on agricultural stockpiling led to the collapse of the first major global trade reform pact in two decades.
Modi's WTO stand is a far cry from UPA's weak multilateral trade policiesFirstpost
Global trade deal goes back to drawing board as the deadline passesEconomic Times
World Trade Organisation deal on global customs falls throughThe Guardian
Business Today -Financial Express
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Posted on 1 August 2014 | 10:31 am

Blast flattens police building eastern Libyan city – New Zealand Herald


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Blast flattens police building eastern Libyan city
New Zealand Herald
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) Witnesses say a strong explosion ripped through the main police building in Libya's restive city of Benghazi, nearly flattening it, days after Islamic militias overran army barracks and claimed control of the city. The police headquarters …
Weeks of fighting kills over 200 in LibyaXinhua
RPT-INSIGHT-Town vs town, faction vs faction as Libya descends into "hurricane"Reuters Africa
With militia standoff in Tripoli, Libya's democratic dream may be dying (+ video)Christian Science Monitor
Hamilton Spectator -The Australian
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Posted on 1 August 2014 | 10:29 am

Libya hospitals face collapse if Asian staff flee – The Daily Star


The Daily Star

Libya hospitals face collapse if Asian staff flee
The Daily Star
Libyans take part in a demonstration in the capital Tripoli on July 31, 2014, calling for international intervention to protect civilians. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia). Connect; Tweet; RSS; Follow; Email; Print; Share. Imed Lamloum| Agence France Presse. TRIPOLI: …
Libya hospital crisis if Asians fleeBangkok Post
Greece evacuates embassy staff, foreign nationals from LibyaTODAYonline
DFA chief to oversee OFW repatriation in LibyaABS CBN News
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Posted on 1 August 2014 | 9:40 am

New York Times: Break in fighting lets international team reach site of Ukraine … – Kyiv Post


Kyiv Post

New York Times: Break in fighting lets international team reach site of Ukraine
Kyiv Post
Pro-Russian militants block the way behind Dutch and Australian forensic teams on their way to the crash site of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on July 28. © AFP. Tweet · New York Times. SEE ALSO. Another Cost of War: Spread Of Tuberculosis.

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Posted on 1 August 2014 | 5:40 am

China’s Xi pledges hard strike against military corruption – Reuters


Reuters

China's Xi pledges hard strike against military corruption
Reuters
BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged to strike hard against graft in the military, urging soldiers to banish corrupt practices and ensure their loyalty to the ruling Communist Party, state media reported on Friday. The vow to punish graft …
Why China Is Going After Its Former Security Czar: An Alternate ViewWall Street Journal (blog)
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Posted on 1 August 2014 | 5:14 am

The long campaign to silence Uighur voice of dissent – The Globe and Mail


Telegraph.co.uk

The long campaign to silence Uighur voice of dissent
The Globe and Mail
Ilham Tohti sat in the back of the second-floor coffee shop, eyes occasionally flitting to the door to check if he had been followed. The surprise was that it seemed he had not. By his count, some 15 people were employed to monitor his every movement, day …
China Voice: Murder of Xinjiang religious leader intolerableCCTV
Big Trouble in Big China: Far West Terrorism, Trade Problems With Taiwan and Huffington Post
China urges US not to interfere in sovereigntyFirstpost
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Posted on 1 August 2014 | 1:09 am