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Apple ‘tentatively’ plans mid-September iPhone event as iOS 8 nears completion

Apple is gearing up for its first major hardware and software launches of 2014. The Cupertino-based company is “tentatively” planning a keynote address in mid-September to announce the iPhone 6 and provide final details on iOS 8, according to sources briefed on the plans.<p>These people say that the …

Israel may escalate Gaza offensive to 'try and destroy Hamas's entire arsenal of rockets'

As Palestinian death toll reaches 333, Israeli military says Gaza offensive could be escalated<p>Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip could be escalated into an effort to destroy Hamas's entire arsenal of rockets, an official warned as the Palestinian death toll climbed to 333.<p>On the twelfth day of …

Vanishing point: five ways to become invisible

From HG Wells to JK Rowling, invisibility has long been the stuff of fiction. Not any more. Here Philip Ball explains five methods that scientists are researching to make things 'disappear'<p>Here's how you could become invisible in the middle ages: grind up an owl's eye with a ball of beetle dung and …

Scientists Probe Depths of Mysterious Hole in Siberia

That mysterious crater deep in Siberia will soon be a bit less mysterious; a team of scientists just completed their first survey of the giant hole in northern Yamal — Siberian for "the end of the world." Conspiracy theorists who thought bombs or UFOs might be involved will be disappointed to hear …

Earth Science

A father opens a plastic bag: 'This is my son,' he says, killed by an Israeli shell

The house of the Antez family in Sha'af looks undamaged from the outside. But the men milling around it have the dazed faces of grief that tell a different story.<p>Inside, the hole punched by the tank shell that hit the house, after clearing the retaining wall, is visible about 3m (10ft) off the …

Israel and Palestine, by Body Counts

The numbers used to frame yesterday's invasion of Gaza<p><i>Updated 7/18/2014, 2:53 pm</i><p>As Israel prepares for a "significant expansion" of its ground offensive in Gaza, which was launched yesterday, the world has been preoccupied by yet another major event: the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 …

Apple Facing Production Issues with iPhone 6 as 5.5-Inch Version May Be Delayed Until 2015

The launch of Apple's 5.5-inch iPhone 6 may be delayed into 2015 as Apple's production issues with the smaller 4.7-inch version will likely carry over into the larger model, according to a new report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.<p>Production bottlenecks on 4.7-inch iPhone 6 center on the …

Raw: Wounded Rushed to Hospital in Gaza City

Gaza

US official: Iran nuclear talks positions 'inadequate and unworkable'

Iran has stuck to "inadequate and unworkable" positions in nuclear talks with six world powers despite a looming deadline for a deal to end sanctions against Tehran in exchange for curbs on its atomic programme, a US official said on Saturday.<p>"We are very far apart on some issues,” including on …

Israel Tells Residents of Northern Gaza to Leave Ahead of Strikes

The Israeli military Saturday ordered Palestinians living in the northern Gaza Strip to evacuate the area "for their own safety" ahead of what officials said was a planned heavy offensive over the next 24 hours to combat rocket fire. In a statement Saturday, the military said it would send messages …

Dozens of women killed in Baghdad raid

Armed men have killed 25 women and wounded at least eight people while storming two buildings in a residential Baghdad compound, Iraqi police and government sources say.<p>The AFP news agency reported quoting the officials that the compound was being used for prostitution.<p>"Twenty-five women were …

iWatch Will Prove Apple As A Luxury Brand And A Brand Powerhouse

Two recent developments suggest that Apple will use and extend its brand power as the primary engine of adoption for its forthcoming iWatch. The first is the launch of the first smartwatches with the new Android Wear OS highlighted at Google I/O. Although many early reviewers have complained of the …

Iraq conflict: Foreign Minister Zebari urges PM to apologise

<b>Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari has urged PM Nouri Maliki to apologise for saying the Kurdish region authorities are sheltering extremists.</b><p>In an exclusive BBC interview, Mr Zebari said that unless Mr Maliki withdrew his remarks, Kurds would find it very difficult to work with him.<p>Kurdish …

Israel's Iron Dome Is a 'Total Failure' at Its Most Important Job, Experts Say

Even though Israel’s U.S.-funded “Iron Dome” rocket-defense interceptors appear to be hitting Hamas rockets in recent days, they are almost certainly …

Israel May Be Raising The Moral Standards Of Warfare

First, it's important not to get consumed by whether you love or hate Israel. There will be other wars in other places. We need to build rules that apply everywhere. Second, we don't need to debate the conduct of Hamas. Hamas rejects the whole idea that it's wrong to target civilians. So behaving …

How To Explain The Toxic Atmosphere In Israel And The Occupied Territories

Cursed Victory: A History of Israel and the Occupied Territories. By Ahron Bregman. Allen Lane; 416 pages. To be published in America by Pegasus in May 2015.<p>One of the products of Israel's half-century of military rule is the surfeit of literature it has produced about Jews bullying Arabs. Ahron …

We will kidnap soldiers if you invade, Hamas warns Israel

The number killed in Gaza passes 100 as troops and armour mass on the Israel side of the border<p>Hamas leaders issued a blunt warning to Israel against invading the Gaza Strip on Friday by promising that it would exploit any ground incursion to kidnap Israeli soldiers.<p>The threat came as Benjamin …

Ramadan in Gaza: life under missile-fire

In Gaza's largely deserted streets, the first thing you notice is the absence of children.<p>The beach, usually crowded on Friday afternoons, is empty save for a handful of fishermen casting hand nets into the surf next to the harbour wall.<p>Al-Azhar park – next to the university of the same name – and …

Middle East descends further into chaos, endangering Israel -- and US influence

President Obama's call back in 2009 for a "new beginning" between America and the Muslim world -- a relationship defined over the prior decade by 9/11 and the Iraq war -- has descended into a foreign policy sandstorm that has left Washington dizzied by ever-changing powerbrokers, and its closest …

This flexible sapphire display for the iPhone 6 might be real

Materials expert lends credence to rumored 4.7-inch iPhone 6 panel<p>It's no secret that Apple is building up a stockpile of sapphire glass for its future products, but a mystery lingers about what exactly those products will be. This week, a pair of videos presented one potential scenario in the form …

The Week in Review: Violence in Gaza

Since the murder of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank last month, simmering tensions between Israel and Palestine have risen to a boil. …

Half of Gaza's dead 'are women and children'

Gaza health ministry says most of at least 81 killed in Israeli air strikes are non-combatants, as missile kills eight watching World Cup semi-final at café<p>They never lived to see the final score.<p>Inside the Fun Time Beach café on Gaza's Mediterranean shore, nine friends and siblings gathered around …

Israel

Rocket fired into northern Israel from Lebanon

A rocket was fired into northern Israel from southern Lebanon, and the Israeli military responded with an artillery strike, a spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces said Friday.<p>The rocket landed near the northern Israeli town of Metula, which sits right by the Lebanese border, and no damage or …

Afghanistan president Karzai backs UN plan to check votes for fraud

Afghanistan's president Hamid Karzai has thrown his support behind a UN plan to audit 3.5 million ballots for fraud, equivalent to nearly half the votes cast in the country's disputed presidential poll, his spokesman said.<p>The decision came hours before US secretary of state John Kerry flew in to …