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Israel pounds Gaza despite international peace efforts

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, saying no ceasefire was near as top U.S. and U.N. diplomats pursued talks on halting fighting…

Venezuela moves squatters from ‘Tower of David’ slum

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan soldiers and officials began moving hundreds of families on Tuesday out of a half-built 45-story skyscraper that dominates the Caracas skyline and is thought…

Analysis – Argentine default in balance as government refuses to capitulate

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentine President Cristina Fernandez’s unflinching poker face in the battle against “holdout” investors suing the country is increasing the odds that her government will…

Jokowi party claims victory in Indonesian presidential election

JAKARTA (Reuters) – The main party backing Joko “Jokowi” Widodo claimed victory in Indonesia’s presidential election on Tuesday, despite last-minute accusations from his rival that allegations of mass…

Israel says soldier missing, presumed dead; Kerry presses for truce

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, dashing hopes of a pause in the fighting, as the military said one of its soldiers…

Indonesia’s likely loser in presidential race tries to delay result

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian election officials were expected on Tuesday to officially declare Jakarta Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo the winner of a hotly contested presidential election in which…

Fight against domestic violence stalls in patriarchal Turkey

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Beaten, burned and threatened by her husband, Hayat has repeatedly turned to the Turkish authorities for help. But she still lives with the man who…

South Korea police – body belongs to fugitive ferry businessman

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean police said on Tuesday that a body found last month in the south of the country belonged to a fugitive businessman who headed…

NEWS

MH17 bodies leave Ukraine rebel area

MH17 bodies leave Ukraine rebel area

22 July 2014 Last updated at 10:02 …

Israeli soldier ‘missing’ in Gaza

Israeli soldier ‘missing’ in Gaza

22 July 2014 Last updated at 10:01 …

FGM parents to face prosecution

FGM parents to face prosecution

22 July 2014 Last updated at 09:43 …

Indonesia candidate rejects election

Indonesia candidate rejects election

22 July 2014 Last updated at 09:41 …

Ukraine rebels give up ‘black boxes’

Ukraine rebels give up ‘black boxes’

22 July 2014 Last updated at 03:03 …

Diplomats push for Gaza ceasefire

Diplomats push for Gaza ceasefire

22 July 2014 Last updated at 04:43 …

Indonesia to name new president

Indonesia to name new president

22 July 2014 Last updated at 03:44 …

S Korea ferry boss death confirmed

S Korea ferry boss death confirmed

22 July 2014 Last updated at 01:22 …

Ukraine rebels hand over black boxes

Ukraine rebels hand over black boxes

22 July 2014 Last updated at 00:53 …

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HUMAN RIGHTS

Sri Lanka’s militant monk rejects Dalai Lama as spiritual leader

A firebrand Sri Lankan monk on Tuesday criticised the Dalai Lama for urging the island’s Buddhists to halt violence against minority Muslims and rejected him as a global…

Fake Tibet Twitters are Chinese propagandists: rights group

Beijing has created at least 100 fake Twitter accounts to spread propaganda about Tibet and other Chinese concerns, a campaign group said. The social networking site is blocked…

Communities in Sierra Leone turn their backs on female genital mutilation

While activists gather in London today to discuss strategies to tackle female genital mutilation, communities across Sierra Leone have been taking an innovative approach towards ending the brutal…

Israel/Gaza: Attacks on medical facilities and civilians add to war crime allegations

  The continuing bombardment of civilian homes in several areas of the Gaza Strip, as well as the Israeli shelling of a hospital, add to the list of…

Russia increases stranglehold on dissent as five more NGOs named ‘foreign agents’

The Russian Ministry of Justice today registered four more Russian human rights organizations and one environmental group as “foreign agents”, a further sign of the authorities’ growing stranglehold…

UK government accused of ‘scraping legal barrel’ in Belhaj rendition case

  Ahead of a legal intervention by Amnesty International and others in the rendition case of the Libyan national Abdul-Hakim Belhaj, Amnesty International is warning that the UK…

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

UK pushes for more Russia sanctions

UK pushes for more Russia sanctions

22 July 2014 Last updated at 10:35 Please turn…

MPs seek judicial review of data law

MPs seek judicial review of data law

22 July 2014 Last updated at 12:57 Tom Watson and David Davis criticised the government’s timetable for…

Remploy services to be privatised

Remploy services to be privatised

22 July 2014 Last updated at 11:46 Remploy, which once ran factories employing disabled people,…

‘Disturbing’ Trojan inquiry findings

‘Disturbing’ Trojan inquiry findings

22 July 2014 Last updated at 13:49 By Sean Coughlan BBC News education correspondent …

Britain to urge new Russia sanctions

Britain to urge new Russia sanctions

22 July 2014 Last updated at 04:09 Please turn…

Litvinenko inquiry to be announced

Litvinenko inquiry to be announced

22 July 2014 Last updated at 09:33 Alexander Litvinenko’s death in 2006 clouded relations between London and…

Finance

UPDATE 1-CIT to buy OneWest Bank to boost middle-market lending business

(Adds quarterly results, share price, deal details and background) July 22 (Reuters) – U.S. small-business lender CIT Group Inc said it would buy regional lender OneWest Bank…

UPDATE 2-Investment returns boost insurer Beazley’s first-half profit

* First-half profit increases 61 pct * Investment income rises to $46.8 mln from $300,000 a year earlier * Shares rise as much as 6.6 pct (Adds…

European shares up as Ukraine rebels allow improved access

* FTSEurofirst 300 index gains 0.9 percent * Ukraine rebels hand over black boxes from Malaysian plane * ARM Holdings surges after strong results * Actelion gains…

Ingersoll-Rand revenue rises 4.3 pct on higher cooling systems demand

July 22 (Reuters) – Ingersoll-Rand Plc, the maker of Trane airconditioners, reported a 4.3 rise in quarterly revenue, driven by higher demand for its heating and cooling…

Saudi regulator says to open bourse to foreigners in early 2015

RIYADH, July 22 Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:18am BST Source Article from http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/07/22/saudi-stocks-investment-regulations-idUKL6N0PX1QE20140722?feedType=RSS&feedName=rbssFinancialServicesAndRealEstateNews…

REFILE-UPDATE 1-CSuisse says swings to Q2 net loss on U.S. tax settlement

(Changes dateline to Zurich, corrects typo in 7th paragraph) * Q2 net loss 700 mln Sfr vs 581 mln Sfr in poll * Private bank wins 10.1…

UK TRAVEL ADVICE

Statement to Parliament: Triennial Review of the British Council

The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office Mr Hugo Swire said: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office will today publish the Triennial Review of the British Council.…

Press release: British Council Triennial Review published

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office today published the report of the Triennial Review of the British Council which was launched in July 2013 as part of the…

Guidance: Overseas Business Risk – Bangladesh

This report looks at the intellectual property, organized crime, human rights, bribery and corruption and terrorism risks that UK businesses may face when operating in Bangladesh. Source…

Speech: NATO & the Changing Face of Transatlantic Security

Speech by British Ambassador to the United States, Sir Peter Westmacott at Defense One in Washington, DC. Introduction 2014 is a year of momentous anniversaries. 200 years…

Guidance: Overseas Business Risk – Uganda

This report looks at the political and economic, intellectual property, organized crime, human rights, bribery and corruption and terrorism risks that UK businesses may face when operating…

Detailed guide: Embargoes and sanctions on Iran

Introduction This guide contains information about embargoes and sanctions on Iran. You can find more general information here on sanctions, embargoes and restrictions and a list of…

UK TRAVEL NEWS

M1 | Northamptonshire | Southbound | lanes closed, due to an incident

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…

M25 | Essex | Anti clockwise | Lanes closed and long delays. Incident

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…

M25 J11 anti-clockwise exit | Anti-clockwise | Roadworks

M25 J11 anti-clockwise exit | Anti-clockwise | Roadworks

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A45 westbound between A452 and M42 | Westbound | Roadworks

A45 westbound between A452 and M42 | Westbound | Roadworks

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A50 westbound between A518 and B5030 | Westbound | Roadworks

A50 westbound between A518 and B5030 | Westbound | Roadworks

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A50 eastbound exit for A515 near Sudbury (west) | Eastbound | Roadworks

A50 eastbound exit for A515 near Sudbury (west) | Eastbound | Roadworks

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SPORT UK

Cook too stubborn to quit – Boycott

Cook too stubborn to quit – Boycott

Alastair Cook is too “stubborn” to quit the England captaincy, says former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott. England slipped to a 95-run defeat…

Rooney should be captain – Eriksson

Rooney should be captain – Eriksson

Former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson says Wayne Rooney should replace Steven Gerrard as national team captain. Gerrard, 34, has quit international football and…

VIDEO: Stars are born at Commonwealths

Watch some of the world’s top athletes making breakthrough performances at the Commonwealth Games. Famous athletes such as Daley Thompson, Denise Lewis, Cathy Freeman…

No alternative to ‘steely’ Cook – Agnew

No alternative to ‘steely’ Cook – Agnew

The manner of England’s surrender to India on the final day of the second Test at Lord’s was as bad as anything I’ve seen over the years.…

Siem de Jong and Emmanuel Riviere find the net as Newcastle new boys impress during win against Sydney

Siem de Jong and Emmanuel Riviere find the net as Newcastle new boys impress during win against Sydney

Siem de Jong and Emmanuel Riviere both score as Newcastle defeat Sydney Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Adam Armstrong complete the rout Newcastle players and staff pay tribute to…

Wayne Rooney favourite to be next England captain ahead of Joe Hart and Gary Cahill

Wayne Rooney favourite to be next England captain ahead of Joe Hart and Gary Cahill

Steven Gerrard has retired from international football Gerrard had been captaining England since 2010 Wayne Rooney favourite to be next England captain Gary Cahill and Joe Hart…

SPORT US

Clippers CEO and Shelly Sterling to testify

Clippers CEO and Shelly Sterling to testify

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard Parsons, the interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers, is due to step into the battle of billionaires going on in probate…

Manziel scores as NFL’s top-selling jersey

CLEVELAND (AP) — Second on Cleveland’s depth chart, Johnny Manziel already tops one NFL list. The popular rookie quarterback, who will begin his first training camp this…

Big 12 commish’s dire warning about pending change

Big 12 commish’s dire warning about pending change

DALLAS (AP) — Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now. “You’re going to…

Tour de France heads to Pyrenees in Stage 16

CARCASSONNE, France (AP) — Vincenzo Nibali is in the yellow jersey as the Tour de France peloton set off on the longest stage, into the Pyrenees. The…

Witness: Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debts

Witness: Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling’s properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his…

Dream coach Michael Cooper has tongue cancer

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Dream coach Michael Cooper has early stage tongue cancer and has taken a leave from the WNBA team. He will have surgery this…

ALL SPORTS

The 2014 Rugby Championship

Formerly known as the Tri Nations, the Rugby Championship is one of the most prestigious tournaments in the Rugby Union calendar. The Tri Nations…

My Life in Rugby: Ian Davies – Cornish Pirates DoR

I wasn’t as good as my old friend Scott Quinnell playing for the New Dock Stars as a youngster but I was never expecting…

Clermont say attacked trio could return to training in a month

Clermont Auvergne have stated that the three squad members attacked in Millau should return to training in a month. France internationals Aurelien Rougerie, Julien…

Magnus Lund rejoins Sale

Sale Sharks have re-signed back row Magnus Lund from Biarritz. Lund, 31, returns to the club where he made his professional debut in 2002,…

Magnus Lund rejoins to Sale

Sale Sharks have re-signed back row Magnus Lund from Biarritz. Lund, 31, returns to the club where he made his professional debut in 2002,…

Dream Team: Mat Gilbert – Bath and former Scarlets flanker shares his dream XV

1. Christian Califano – He was a good teammate when I played for Gloucester A, formed a formidable front row with Ollie Azam and…

HEALTH

‘Large gene find in schizophrenia’

‘Large gene find in schizophrenia’

22 July 2014 Last updated at 04:48 By Smitha Mundasad Health reporter Researchers from more than 30…

Three person IVF plans ‘progress’

Three person IVF plans ‘progress’

22 July 2014 Last updated at 12:35 The UK fertility regulator said there was no evidence that…

‘Exciting’ drug flushes out HIV

‘Exciting’ drug flushes out HIV

22 July 2014 Last updated at 05:31 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website …

NHS tests ‘plaster’ patient-monitor

NHS tests ‘plaster’ patient-monitor

22 July 2014 Last updated at 06:01 By Adam Brimelow Health Correspondent, BBC News …

NHS tests ‘plaster’ patient-monitor

NHS tests ‘plaster’ patient-monitor

22 July 2014 Last updated at 06:01 By Adam Brimelow Health Correspondent, BBC News …

‘Large gene find in schizophrenia’

‘Large gene find in schizophrenia’

22 July 2014 Last updated at 04:48 By Smitha Mundasad Health reporter Researchers from more than 30…