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Israeli commandos clash with Hamas gunmen in Gaza raid

Israeli navy commandos clashed with Hamas gunmen during a raid on the coast of the Gaza Strip, the first such gunfight of a six-day Israeli offensive on the territory aimed at stopping Palestinian rocket fire. The Israeli force was attacking a site in northern Gaza used to launch long-range rockets when it came under fire, a military statement said. The...

  • Fireworks light up skies over US capitol

    Fireworks light up skies over US capitol

    Fireworks light up skies over US capitol during July 4 celebrations as crowds filled the National Mall. The fireworks were launched from the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool and filled the sky with color and light over the Washington Monument.

  • Trust me to stay sober, says mayor

    Trust me to stay sober, says mayor

    Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has said he cannot guarantee he will stay sober if he is re-elected, telling a radio show that people will have to trust him. Mr Ford, who returned this week to City Council from two months in rehab, said in an...

  • Rolf Harris, 84, is jailed for six years over abuse

    Rolf Harris, 84, is jailed for six years over abuse

    Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris, a household name in his native Australia and adopted home Britain, was jailed for almost six years yesterday for repeatedly abusing young girls over decades as a beloved host of children’s television. Handing down...

  • Putin now calls for better ties with US

    President Vladimir Putin called for an improvement in ties between Russia and the United States yesterday in an Independence Day message to Barack Obama, urging Washington to treat Moscow as an equal partner. Relations between the two presidents...

  • Hurricane Arthur pounds the coast of North Carolina

    Hurricane Arthur pounds the coast of North Carolina

    Hurricane Arthur slammed the North Carolina coast early yesterday and weakened as it moved out to sea, causing no deaths or injuries but spoiling the Independence Day holiday for thousands of Americans. Arthur, the first hurricane of the Atlantic...

  • Iraqi army takes back Saddam’s birthplace village

    Iraqi army takes back Saddam’s birthplace village

    The Iraqi army retook Saddam Hussein’s home village, a symbolic and tactical victory in its push against Sunni insurgents that have seized swathes of the country. Backed by helicopter gunships and helped by Shi’ite Muslim volunteers, the army...

  • New location for alien life

    New location for alien life

    A frozen Earth-like planet circling just one of a pair of stars has greatly improved the prospects of finding extraterrestrial life, astronomers claim. Until the discovery, no one realised that rocky planets could form stable orbits round one...

  • Titan ocean ‘as salty as Dead Sea’

    Titan ocean ‘as salty as Dead Sea’

    A watery ocean inside Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, is as salty as the Dead Sea, scientists believe. The conclusion is based on data collected during repeated fly-bys of Titan by the American space agency Nasa’s Cassini space probe. Researchers...

  • X-Men director asks court to toss lawsuit

    X-Men director Bryan Singer has asked a judge in Los Angeles to dismiss a lawsuit brought by an anonymous British man accusing the film-maker and an entertainment executive of sexually abusing him as a minor. Singer’s attorney, Marty Singer, asked...

  • Will.i.am funds youths’ studies

    Will.i.am funds youths’ studies

      Chart star Will.i.am has got down with the youth and seen how young people are learning high-tech skills as a result of his £500,000 of funding. Will, who is also a coach on BBC1’s The Voice, gave the cash to the Prince’s Trust and has helped to...

  • Whisky for Britain’s biggest warship

    Whisky for Britain’s biggest warship

    Naval personnel march during a naming ceremony for the Royal Navy warship HMS Queen Elizabeth at the Rosyth dockyard in Fife, Scotland, yesterday. Queen Elizabeth officially christened Britain’s biggest warship with a bottle of whisky instead of...

  • World briefs

    World briefs

    The Black Widow has been outeaten: two-time defending champion Sonya Thomas (left) has lost her hot dog eating title to 28-year-old Miki Sudo (right) of Las Vegas, who wolfed down 34 franks and buns in 10 minutes to win the women's division of the...

  • Lack of new Iraqi government 'regrettable failure' - Ali al-Sistani

    Lack of new Iraqi government 'regrettable failure' - Ali al-Sistani

    Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani says the inability of Iraq's politicians to form a new government is a "regrettable failure". Jillian Kitchener reports.

  • Son car death father 'was sexting'

    US prosecutors say a man unhappy in his marriage exchanged nude photos with several women as his son died in a hot vehicle. Justin Ross Harris, 33, faces murder and child cruelty charges in the death of his 22-month-old son Cooper, who police say...

  • Mother kills teacher in France

    The mother of a pupil at a French school stabbed a teacher to death in front of her class. The education minister said the mother had "serious psychiatric problems". She was taken into custody. Deadly attacks in a school are extremely rare in...

  • Updated: Children's star Rolf Harris jailed for almost 6 years over sex assaults

    Updated: Children's star Rolf Harris jailed for almost 6 years over sex assaults

    Veteran Australian entertainer Rolf Harris, a household name in his homeland and in Britain who presented prime-time TV shows mostly aimed at children, was jailed for five years and nine months for assaulting young girls over two decades. On...

  • Updated: Clashes break out during Palestinian teen's funeral

    Israeli police clashed with Palestinian protesters in Jerusalem as thousands of people converged on a cemetery for the burial of an Arab teenager, who Palestinians say was killed by Israeli extremists in a suspected revenge attack. Palestinian...

  • Hurricane hits North Carolina coast

    Hurricane Arthur has made landfall near the southern end of North Carolina's Outer Banks. The US National Hurricane Centre in Miami said Arthur reached land between Cape Lookout and Beaufort, North Carolina. Arthur was a Category 2 storm with...

  • Updated: Coulson sentenced to 18 months

    Updated: Coulson sentenced to 18 months

    Disgraced No 10 spin doctor Andy Coulson was jailed for 18 months today for plotting to hack phones while he was in charge of the News of the World. The 46-year-old father of three was found guilty last week of conspiring to intercept voicemails...

  • Kurds see golden opportunity in Iraqi unrest

    Kurds see golden opportunity in Iraqi unrest

    After proving their mettle against the ISIL fighters that are threatening Iraq's stability, Kurdistan takes first step toward declaring its independence from Baghdad. Deborah Gembara reports.  

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