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  • Bad weather most probably the cause of Air Algerie crash

    Bad weather most probably the cause of Air Algerie crash

    Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight in the West African state of Mali that killed all 118 people on board, French officials said yesterday. Investigators at the scene of the crash in northern Mali concluded...

  • ‘Russia is transferring rocket system to rebels’

    ‘Russia is transferring rocket system to rebels’

    The Pentagon yesterday said the transfer of heavy-calibre multiple-launch rocket systems from Russia to Ukrainian separatists appeared to be imminent with the arms close enough to the border they could be handed over “potentially today”. “We have...

  • Ebola victim goes on the run

    Sierra Leone officials appealed for help yesterday to trace the first known resident in the capital with Ebola whose family forcibly removed her from a Freetown hospital after testing positive for the deadly disease. Radio stations in Freetown, a...

  • Batman’s latest outfit

    Batman’s latest outfit

    Attendees eye the new Batman outfit at the franchise’s 75th anniversary display during the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention in San Diego, California.

  • Israel hits 30 houses in Gaza Strip

    Israel hits 30 houses in Gaza Strip

    Israeli aircraft have struck 30 houses in the Gaza Strip, killing a leader of the militant Islamic Jihad group and two of his sons. Israeli ground troops and Hamas gunmen fought intense battles in the north and centre of the territory, Palestinian...

  • Experts arrive to secure MH17 site

    Experts arrive to secure MH17 site

    A small group of Dutch and Australian investigators walked the sprawling, unsecured site where Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 went down as their governments prepared police detachments that will try to protect the crash area and help bring the last...

  • Communities shaken by Mideast attacks

    Communities shaken by Mideast attacks

    Cross border attacks between Israel and Gaza shook communities today, as ceasefire efforts have yet to bear fruit. A flurry of long-range rocket launches set off sirens around Israel's commercial capital of Tel Aviv, where witnesses reported...

  • MH17 flight code ends

    MH17 flight code ends

    The final MH17 flight lands in Kuala Lumpur before the code is dropped as a mark of respect for victims of the plane downed over Ukraine. Paul Chapman reports

  • MH17 investigators 'hampered'

    MH17 investigators 'hampered'

    Some investigators at the scene of the MH17 plane wreck in Ukraine say their work is being hampered. Paul Chapman reports

  • Dutch sending police to crash site

    Dutch sending police to crash site

    The Netherlands is sending 40 unarmed military police to eastern Ukraine as part of an increased effort to find the last victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 still at the wreckage site. Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced he is also...

  • Ban 'shocked and appalled' by shelling of Gaza school

    Ban 'shocked and appalled' by shelling of Gaza school

    UN secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon made an impassioned plea for Israel and Hamas to end their conflict and vehemently condemned the shelling of a UN-run school in the Gaza Strip. "I was shocked and appalled by what has happened in Beit Hanoun," Ban...

  • Air Algerie wreckage found in Mali

    Air Algerie wreckage found in Mali

    The wreckage of the Air Algerie plane that went missing has been found about 31 miles from the border of Burkina Faso near the village of Boulikessi in Mali, a presidential aide said. "We sent men with the agreement of the Mali government to the...

  • At least 15 die in Israeli shelling of Gaza school

    At least 15 die in Israeli shelling of Gaza school

    Gazan authorities said Israeli forces shelled a shelter at a UN-run school yesterday, killing at least 15 people as the Palestinian death toll in the conflict climbed over 750 and attempts at a truce remained elusive. United Nations...

  • Rival Libyan militias exchange heavy fire in Tripoli, Benghazi

    Rival Libyan militias exchange heavy fire in Tripoli, Benghazi

    Heavy black smoke rose over southern Tripoli yesterday after rival militias exchanged artillery and rocket fire in a battle over the Libyan capital’s airport that has killed more than 50 people in nearly a fortnight of fighting. Sporadic blasts...

  • Sixty killed as prisoner convoy attacked in Iraq

    Sixty killed as prisoner convoy attacked in Iraq

    Gunmen yesterday attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad, setting off a gunbattle with troops in which 52 prisoners and eight soldiers were killed, officials have said. The dawn attack began with militants firing mortar rounds on Iraqi army...

  • Air Algerie plane crashes

    Air Algerie plane crashes

    An Air Algerie flight with 110 passengers onboard, nearly half of them French citizens, crashed yesterday after the jet disappeared over northern Mali en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers, an Algerian official said. There were few clear...

  • US says Russia is firing artillery across the border into Ukraine

    US says Russia is firing artillery across the border into Ukraine

    The United States said yesterday that Russia was firing artillery across the border into Ukraine to target Ukrainian military positions in the conflict against pro-Russian separatists. “We have new evidence that the Russians intend to deliver...

  • Islamists are planning anattack in Norway – police

    Islamists are planning anattack in Norway – police

    Militant Islamists with fighting experience in Syria may be planning an attack in Norway in the coming days, police said on Thursday, as they deployed armed units at borders, airports and railway stations. A small group of Norway-based militants...

  • ‘CIA ran secret jail in a Polish forest’

    ‘CIA ran secret jail in a Polish forest’

    The CIA ran a secret jail on Polish soil, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday, piling pressure on Poland, one of Washington’s closest allies, to break its long silence about the global programme for detaining al-Qaeda...

  • Death row Sudan Christian woman meets the Pope

    Death row Sudan Christian woman meets the Pope

    A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for converting from Islam to Christianity, then detained after her conviction was quashed, flew into Rome on an Italian government plane yesterday and hours later met the Pope. Mariam Yahya Ibrahim,...