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U.S.-Israeli tensions rise as hostilities in Gaza subside

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel sees no need for another Gaza ceasefire, an Israeli official was quoted as saying on Monday, as tensions between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government…

Associate of dead South Korea ferry boss arrested, children due to give evidence

ANSAN South Korea (Reuters) – A close associate of the man whose web of business holdings included a ferry that sank and killed more than 300 people in…

Sri Lankan asylum seekers arrive in Australia after weeks held at sea

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A group of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers who were held at sea by Australian authorities for almost a month, sparking a legal challenge against…

Sierra Leone Ebola patient, recovered from family, dies in ambulance

FREETOWN (Reuters) – A Sierra Leone Ebola patient whose family sparked a nationwide hunt when they forcefully removed her from a treatment centre and took her to a…

Satellites and seafood: China keeps fishing fleet connected in disputed waters

TANMEN China (Reuters) – On China’s southern Hainan island, a fishing boat captain shows a Reuters reporter around his ageing vessel. He has one high-tech piece of kit,…

Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon’s vice PM, kills at least three

YAOUNDE (Reuters) – Nigerian Boko Haram militants kidnapped the wife of Cameroon’s vice prime minister and killed at least three people on Sunday in a cross-border attack involving…

Bomb attack on church in Nigeria’s kano kills five

KANO (Reuters) – A bomb attack on a Catholic church in northern Nigeria’s main city of Kano killed five people and wounded eight on Sunday, a senior police…

Fighting in Gaza abates, but truce hopes look fragile

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Fighting subsided in Gaza on Sunday after Hamas Islamist militants said they backed a 24-hour humanitarian truce, but there was no sign of any comprehensive…

NEWS

Hamas ceasefire in Gaza stalls

Hamas ceasefire in Gaza stalls

27 July 2014 Last updated at 18:06 …

Hamas announces new Gaza ceasefire

Hamas announces new Gaza ceasefire

27 July 2014 Last updated at 11:54 …

Dutch cancel MH17 crash site visit

Dutch cancel MH17 crash site visit

27 July 2014 Last updated at 11:49 …

Costa Concordia ends final voyage

Costa Concordia ends final voyage

27 July 2014 Last updated at 10:55 …

Benghazi clashes kill ‘at least 36′

Benghazi clashes kill ‘at least 36′

27 July 2014 Last updated at 11:52 …

Israel agrees to 24-hour Gaza truce

Israel agrees to 24-hour Gaza truce

26 July 2014 Last updated at 23:22 …

France ‘to bring crash bodies back’

France ‘to bring crash bodies back’

26 July 2014 Last updated at 22:40 …

Sierra Leone Ebola escapee dies

Sierra Leone Ebola escapee dies

26 July 2014 Last updated at 22:36 …

Russia lambasts new EU sanctions

Russia lambasts new EU sanctions

26 July 2014 Last updated at 18:17 …

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HUMAN RIGHTS

China to upgrade transport infrastructures in Tibet

China has vowed to further promote the development of transport infrastructures in Tibet to make travels on “the roof of the world” much easier. The Ministry of Transport…

China to build more highways, airports in Tibet by 2020

China on Saturday said it plans to promote the development of transport infrastructure in Tibet by building more roads and airports by 2020. The ministry of transport said…

India threatens to derail WTO deal, prompts angry US rebuke

India threatened on Friday to block a worldwide reform of custom rules, which some estimates say could add $1 trillion to the global economy and create 21 million…

Swaziland: Deplorable sentences against journalist and lawyer stifle free speech

The sentencing of a newspaper editor and a human rights lawyer to two years in prison on charges of contempt of court after a grossly unfair trial in…

Israel/Gaza conflict: Questions and Answers

What does Amnesty International think of the resolution passed by the UN Human Rights Council on 23 July? What should happen next? Amnesty International welcomes resolution S-21/1 to…

USA: Another ‘botched’ execution, abolition the only solution

The prolonged execution of a prisoner in Arizona yesterday represents another wake-up call for authorities in the USA to abolish the death penalty, said Amnesty International. “How many…

OPINIONS

The hypocrisy of the ideological middle classes.

The hypocrisy of the ideological middle classes. In the week prior to the Local and European elections the National press, Twitter…

Democracy, learning to live with it

Today I tweeted a rather banal statement in which I reasoned that democracy was fine as long as I agreed with…

POLITICS

Bidding starts for fracking licences

Bidding starts for fracking licences

28 July 2014 Last updated at 02:43 The bidding process for licences to extract shale gas…

Labour pledge on domestic violence

Labour pledge on domestic violence

28 July 2014 Last updated at 00:07 Yvette Cooper will say the government “just doesn’t take violence…

Strip Russia of World Cup – Clegg

Strip Russia of World Cup – Clegg

27 July 2014 Last updated at 02:08 Fifa president Sepp Blatter met Russian leader Vladimir Putin at…

English councils propose ‘Tesco tax’

English councils propose ‘Tesco tax’

26 July 2014 Last updated at 10:59 By Emma Simpson Business correspondent, BBC News …

Miliband: I can’t beat PM on image

Miliband: I can’t beat PM on image

25 July 2014 Last updated at 16:11 …

UK economy back at pre-crisis level

UK economy back at pre-crisis level

25 July 2014 Last updated at 11:09 …

Finance

UPDATE 1-Australia’s NAB sells $1 bln UK property loan portfolio

* Sale to generate small gain above net book value * NAB’s UK biz continue to face challenges- incoming CEO * UK business has been a drag…

Australia shares seen slipping on Wall St, Healthscope listing eyed

Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:28am BST Source Article from http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/07/27/markets-australia-stocks-idUKL4N0Q20L220140727?feedType=RSS&feedName=rbssFinancialServicesAndRealEstateNews…

UPDATE 1-’Lucy,’ ‘Hercules’ beat expectations at U.S. weekend box offices

(Adds details, background, quotes) By Ronald Grover and Chris Michaud LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK, July 27 (Reuters) – “Lucy,” starring Scarlett Johansson as a woman with a super-powered…

Ireland to give green light for hedge funds to lend

DUBLIN, July 28 (Reuters) – Ireland, one of the biggest hubs for funds in Europe, will allow hedge funds based in the country to lend to companies…

UPDATE 1-’Lucy,’ ‘Hercules’ beat expectations at U.S. weekend box offices

(Adds details, background, quotes) By Ronald Grover and Chris Michaud LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK, July 27 (Reuters) – “Lucy,” starring Scarlett Johansson as a woman with a super-powered…

‘Lucy’ pummels ‘Hercules’ to win U.S. weekend box office race

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK, July 27 (Reuters) – “Lucy”, starring Scarlett Johansson as a woman with a super-powered brain, collected $44 million to win at domestic box offices…

UK TRAVEL ADVICE

Guidance: Sri Lanka – Consular Fees

Sri Lanka – Consular Fees PDF, 6.9KB, 1 page Source Article from https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sri-lanka-consular-fees…

Press release: Foreign Secretary joins other ministers in call for extended ceasefire in Gaza

We all welcome the short humanitarian ceasefire that has been negotiated and I congratulate our American, Egyptian, Qatari, and Turkish colleagues on the work that they’ve been…

Press release: Death of British national in Air Algerie crash

It is with deep regret that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirms the death of a British man onboard Air Algerie flight AH 5107. We are providing…

Press release: Foreign Secretary saddened by AH5017 plane crash

The Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said: I am deeply saddened to hear confirmation of the crash of Air Algeria flight AH5017 on 24 July. My thoughts and…

Norway

24 July 2014 24 July 2014 Latest update: Terrorism section – on 24 July 2014 the Norwegian authorities announced that they had received information about a credible…

Worldwide priority: Increasing business with Mauritius

Issue The British High Commission works to boost the UK’s reputation as a place to do business, to broker commercial partnerships and to increase Mauritius inward investment…

UK TRAVEL NEWS

A449 at the junction with the M54 | Unknown | Roadworks

A449 at the junction with the M54 | Unknown | Roadworks

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A449 at the junction with the M54 | Unknown | Roadworks

A449 at the junction with the M54 | Unknown | Roadworks

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A449 southbound between A5 and M54 | Southbound | Roadworks

A449 southbound between A5 and M54 | Southbound | Roadworks

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A449 southbound between A5 and M54 | Southbound | Roadworks

A449 southbound between A5 and M54 | Southbound | Roadworks

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A66 | Cumbria | Both directions | Serious incident | Road closed

Archives of our press releases can be found on the National Archive website Source Article from http://www.highways.gov.uk/news/breaking-news#1…

A303 | Wiltshire | Eastbound | Incident | Road closed.

Archives of our press releases can be found on the National Archive website Source Article from http://www.highways.gov.uk/news/breaking-news#1…

SPORT UK

Raheem Sterling strike steers Liverpool past Olympiacos as Lazar Markovic impresses on first Reds outing

Raheem Sterling strike steers Liverpool past Olympiacos as Lazar Markovic impresses on first Reds outing

Sterling fired the Reds ahead after five minutes with a close-range effort Brendan Rodgers named a strong side to face the Greek champions Lazar Markovic made his…

Dejan Lovren signs for Liverpool for £20m, becoming third Southampton player to join this summer

Dejan Lovren signs for Liverpool for £20m, becoming third Southampton player to join this summer

Lovren will become most expensive defender in Liverpool’s history He follows Lallana and Lambert from Southampton to Liverpool  Fee will outstrip £18m paid for Mamadou Sakho and…

Nick Matthew exceeds wildest dreams by beating England team-mate Peter Barker at Scotstoun to reach squash singles final

Nick Matthew exceeds wildest dreams by beating England team-mate Peter Barker at Scotstoun to reach squash singles final

By Mike Dawes Published: 20:03 EST, 27 July 2014 | Updated: 20:03 EST, 27 July 2014 View comments Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4…

Rosefelo Siosi completes 5,000 metres final on his own 90 seconds behind finishers to the roar of 40,000 at Hampden Park

Rosefelo Siosi completes 5,000 metres final on his own 90 seconds behind finishers to the roar of 40,000 at Hampden Park

Solomon Islands teenager races home one-and-a-half minutes behind second-last runner at Hampden Pak He crossed the line in 16 minutes, 55 seconds, and was lapped three times…

Max Whitlock will have to compete for five straight days at Commonwealth Games

Max Whitlock will have to compete for five straight days at Commonwealth Games

Max Whitlock will have to compete for five straight days English athlete won pommel horse gold at European Championships The 21-year-old won two bronze medals at London…

Manchester City 5-1 AC Milan: Stevan Jovetic scores twice in comfortable win

Manchester City 5-1 AC Milan: Stevan Jovetic scores twice in comfortable win

Jovetic nets a brace as Man City thump AC Milan Montenegrin opens scoring before Scott Sinclair, Jesus Navas and Kelechi Iheanacho put City 4-0 up inside 20…

SPORT US

Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

PARIS (AP) — Vincenzo Nibali put his lungs and legs to work one last time, marching up to the winner’s podium of the Tour de France and…

Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

PARIS (AP) — Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling’s greatest race by chiseling…

Nibali set to win Tour as last stage begins

EVRY, France (AP) — Vincenzo Nibali and the Tour de France pack have begun the 21st and final stage of this year’s race, with the Italian poised…

South Korea eliminates US in International Crown

South Korea eliminates US in International Crown

OWINGS MILLS, Maryland (AP) — Inbee Park and So Yeon Ryu both birdied the first playoff hole Saturday as South Korea eliminated the top-seeded United States and…

Nibali set to win Tour, with 2 Frenchmen on podium

Nibali set to win Tour, with 2 Frenchmen on podium

PERIGUEUX, France (AP) — Finally cracking broad smiles after weeks of no-nonsense racing, Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France after another impressive ride…

Nibali set to win Tour; Martin wins time trial

Nibali set to win Tour; Martin wins time trial

PERIGUEUX, France (AP) — Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France and two Frenchmen will join him on the podium after a dramatic penultimate…

ALL SPORTS

The Big Interview: A Q&A with Conor O’Shea

The Big Interview: A Q&A with Conor O’Shea

Conor O’Shea, director of rugby at Harlequins, tells Neale Harvey how the Twickenham Stoop outfit are shaping up ahead of the new season. Fourth…

The Big Interview: A Q&A with Conor O’Shea

The Big Interview: A Q&A with Conor O’Shea

Conor O’Shea, director of rugby at Harlequins, tells Neale Harvey how the Twickenham Stoop outfit are shaping up ahead of the new season. Fourth…

Tom Mitchell: The heat is on – we must get it right or go home

Tom Mitchell: The heat is on – we must get it right or go home

A quick look at our squad and it is obvious that we have a great combination of experience and new blood. Old heads Tom…

Waratahs v Brumbies semi-final preview

This Super Rugby season will be guaranteed an Australian finalist as table toppers NSW Waratahs welcome the Brumbies to Sydney. The Waratahs have never…

Crusaders v Sharks semi-final preview

The Crusaders hope to continue their 100% record on home soil in Super Rugby semi-finals as they host the Sharks in Christchurch. Richie McCaw…

Nick Cain: Pennell breaks Tier Two Test taboo

Chris Pennell can be selected in the next England elite squad (EPS), despite playing in the Championship for Worcester. Stuart Lancaster’s decision to be…

HEALTH

‘Nerve centre for appetite control’

‘Nerve centre for appetite control’

27 July 2014 Last updated at 18:39 By Smitha Mundasad Health reporter, BBC News Appetite can be…

‘Nerve centre for appetite control’

‘Nerve centre for appetite control’

27 July 2014 Last updated at 18:39 By Smitha Mundasad Health reporter, BBC News Appetite can be…

US manhunt for tuberculosis patient

US manhunt for tuberculosis patient

25 July 2014 Last updated at 18:44 Eduardo Rosas Cruz may be infected with a drug-resistant strain…

‘New virus’ discovered in human gut

‘New virus’ discovered in human gut

26 July 2014 Last updated at 01:14 By Smitha Mundasad Health reporter, BBC News Scientists scoured international…

S Leone hunts seized Ebola patient

S Leone hunts seized Ebola patient

25 July 2014 Last updated at 13:55 The Ebola cases in Sierra Leone are centred in the…

Bedtime light ‘may stop cancer drug’

Bedtime light ‘may stop cancer drug’

25 July 2014 Last updated at 08:40 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website …