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Baby Eli, born weighing 485 grams, beats the odds and heads home

One of the smallest babies ever born in Tasmania is heading home after a five-month stay in hospital that included heart surgery.<p>Eli Wood was born 15 …

Apple runs limited-time sale on 20 popular ‘Amazing Productivity Apps’ for iOS

From <i>9to5Toys.com:</i><p>A lot of our favorite apps are on sale in this special promotion. Scanner Pro, Fantastical, Launch Center Pro, Clear, Notability, PDF Expert and many more are at or near all time low prices. Too early for back to school?<p>Full list of Apps and markdowns follows:<p>Boxer for $4.99 (down …

Pistorius 'dropped the baton of truth,' prosecutor says

South African Olympian<p>Oscar Pistoriusshould be convicted of premeditated murder, prosecutor Gerrie Nel told Pretoria’s high court Thursday, saying the athlete had given an unlikely, contradictory account of what happened the night he killed his girlfriend.<p>He said the track star, the first Olympic …

South Africa

23 years later, mother charged in death of son, 5

SOUTH AMBOY, N.J. — More than two decades after the disappearance of Timothy Wiltsey, a 5-year-old boy with a sweet smile, his mother, was arrested and charged with his murder on Wednesday.<p>And in South Amboy, the small city where Wiltsey and his mother, Michelle Lodzinski lived in 1991, the news of …

Gaza ceasefire ends as Israel reports rocket fire

<b>Palestinian militant organisation Hamas has rejected any extension of the three-day ceasefire in Gaza, which expired on Friday morning.</b><p>It said that Israel had failed to meet its demands, including the re-opening of Gaza Harbour to shipping.<p>Several rockets were fired from Gaza at Israel as the …

U.S. launches effort to drop humanitarian aid in Iraq

President Obama, saying that he was acting to avert a threatened genocide, announced that he had authorized airstrikes against Sunni militants who have advanced quickly across northern Iraq, driving tens of thousands of people out of their towns and villages.<p>In addition to the threat of airstrikes, …

Middle East

Last-ditch talks underway to save Gaza truce

Mediators are racing against the clock to extend a truce between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, as the three-day ceasefire enters its final hours.<p>Israel has said it was ready to "indefnitely" extend the 72-hour truce, due to expire at 8am local time (05:00 GMT) on Friday.<p>But Palestinian …

Russia begins implementing food embargo against U.S. and allies

Russia on Thursday began rolling out a sweeping embargo on food imports from the United States, members of the<p>European Unionand allied nations in response to those countries' economic sanctions for Moscow's aggressiveness in Ukraine.<p>Prime Minister<p>Dmitry Medvedevsigned an order banning imports of …

Russia ramps up trade war with ban on Western food

Putin retaliates with counter sanctions as ECB President Mario Draghi warns tensions in Russia and Ukraine as risk to eurozone economy<p>Russia has banned the import of fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, milk and dairy foods from the United States, the European Union, Australia, Canada and Norway in …

Russia

Caution needed with Gaza casualty figures

<b>War zones are not easy places to collect statistics.</b><p>In the Gaza conflict, most news organisations have been quoting from the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), which leads a group of humanitarian organisations known as the Protection Cluster.<p>Its recent report said that as …

Gaza militants resume rocket fire at Israel after truce expires

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel launched air strikes across the Gaza Strip on Friday in response to Palestinian rockets after Egyptian-mediated talks failed to extend a 72-hour truce in a month-old war.<p>Egypt later called for a resumption of the ceasefire, saying only a few points remained to be …

Obama authorizes 'targeted airstrikes' in Iraq to counter militants

U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday that he's authorized "targeted airstrikes" in Iraq to protect American personnel and help Iraqi forces.<p>"We do whatever is necessary to protect our people," Obama said. "We support our allies when they're in danger."<p>A key concern for U.S. officials: dozens …

New jellyfish discovered: giant venomous species found off Australia

WA specimen of new Irukandji jellyfish sparks particular scientific interest because it has no tentacles<p>A giant and extremely venomous jellyfish found off Western Australia’s north-west coast has researchers stumped because it appears to have no tentacles.<p>Keesingia gigas is one of two new species …

Gaza fighting resumes after ceasefire ends

Israel hit the Gaza Strip with missiles and artillery for the first time in three days, while Palestinian fighters launched a barrage of rockets at Israel, just hours after a ceasefire between the two sides expired.<p>Five Palestinians were killed and at least 31 others wounded in Friday's air …

Oscar Pistorius prosecutors 'twisted facts', defence says

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1099000/1099529_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524730778_1a08f9c1c747478391eabb9b8472177a<p><b>Prosecutors have twisted the facts to discredit South African athlete Oscar Pistorius in his murder trial, his lawyer has said in closing …

Treasure hunters scramble to find £12,000 diamond dropped from space

A £12,000 diamond launched to the edge of space has landed somewhere in Lincolnshire – and whoever finds it, gets to keep it<p>A sleepy village in Lincolnshire has been thrust into the limelight after a £12,000 diamond fell from space into the parish.<p>London jeweller 77 Diamonds attached a cushion cut …