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Netanyahu says undeterred by Hamas warnings in talks on ending Gaza war

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday any deal on Gaza’s future had to meet Israel’s security needs, warning Hamas it faced “harsh strikes” if it resumed firing into the Jewish state.<p>Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting …

Hong Kong: Tens of thousands rally for Beijing, against Occupy

Tens of thousands of Chinese gathered in sweltering heat in Hong Kong on Sunday to protest against a pro-democracy campaign that has threatened to shut down the city's financial district, exposing a deepening rift over political reforms in the former British colony.<p>Beijing has allowed Hong Kong — …

Hong Kong’s ‘Iron Lady’ takes up democracy fight with Beijing

She is often called the “Iron Lady” of Hong Kong. Anson Chan earned respect serving as Hong Kong’s second-highest official when the British were in charge. And when the colony was handed back to China in 1997, Beijing enlisted Chan to help with that transition.<p>While she no longer holds any official …

Fast-moving brush fire burns 100 acres above Azusa

Firefighters on Sunday were battling a 100-acre brush fire in the Angeles National Forest above Azusa.<p>The fire was at Mile Marker 24 on Highway 39, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Smoke could be seen for miles. No structures were immediately threatened.<p>KTLA News reported that …

Feds stressed fatigue, workload concerns just before Lac-Mégantic disaster

A train operator's level of fatigue, sleep patterns and ability to "make effective, safe decisions" were among the risk factors singled out in Transport Canada guidelines for single-person train operations — advice that was finalized just months before the Lac-Megantic rail disaster.<p>More than a …

Flood death toll mounts in India and Nepal

At least 109 people are known to have died as landslides and floods hit Nepal and northern India following heavy rains.<p>The death toll from landslides and flooding triggered by torrential monsoon rains in Nepal and northern India has climbed to at least 109 as tides of water, mud and rocks swept …

Machine that keeps lungs alive outside body tested

DETROIT — Creamy-pink and glistening, they lie on a stainless steel exam table — this pair of lungs inflating and falling in a rhythmic, ghostly pattern.<p>At the University of Michigan, researchers are pushing the limits of medicine, eking out new ways to boost the numbers of organs that are …

Tesco store trashed by Gaza protesters

Demonstrators threw produce to the floor and shouted at staff and shoppers<p>Police officers were attacked and stock was thrown around during a protest against the Gaza conflict at a Tesco store on Saturday.<p>Demonstrators, who want the supermarket to stop selling Israeli food, entered Tesco in Hodge …

More found, two missing after Indonesia tourist boat sinks

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1101000/1101776_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534432089_f261bc52d0f7aca98f4205eeb187020e<p><b>Two foreign tourists are still missing after a boat sank off the coast of eastern Indonesia on Saturday.</b><p>Twenty foreign tourists, an Indonesian guide …

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Pro-government crowds march in HK | Financial Times

Hong Kong’s business district has again come to a standstill, as supporters of the pro-establishment, anti-Occupy Central movement took to the …

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Islamic fighters kill scores of Yazidi men in Iraq

Clashes in Ukraine as aid agreement reached

At least three more Ukrainian soldiers were killed, and 13 others were injured in clashes with pro-Russian rebels.<p>At least three more Ukrainian soldiers were killed, and 13 others were injured over the last 24 hours, as government forces clashed with pro-Russian separatist rebels in Ukraine's …

Islamic State Militants Executed 700 Tribe Members In Syria: Monitor

BEIRUT, Aug 16 (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group has executed 700 members of a tribe it has been battling in eastern Syria during the past two weeks, the majority of them civilians, a human rights monitoring group said on Saturday.<p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which has …

'Screaming, banging' reveals 35 trapped in U.K. container

More than 35 people, including several children, were found crammed inside a shipping container on a freighter at an Eastern England dock Saturday morning, according to multiple media outlets.<p>One man died from the conditions discovered at the Tilbury Docks near Essex, England, after dockworkers …

Seven arrested, 1 shot as police use tear gas on protesters defying Ferguson curfew

Police fired smoke and tear gas canisters early Sunday in an effort to disperse several dozen protesters who defied a curfew in a St. Louis suburb where a black teenager was fatally shot by a white police officer last week.<p>The Missouri Highway Patrol said that seven people were arrested and one man …

U.S. airstrikes aim to retake Mosul dam

BAGHDAD — U.S. airstrikes targeted Islamic State militants Saturday near the strategically important Mosul dam, which fell into the extremists' hands earlier this month.<p>The attack marks an apparent expansion in the U.S. military's role in Iraq, where it has been hammering Islamic State fighters …

MH17: Netherlands wrestles with huge criminal case

<b>A month after the MH17 air disaster in eastern Ukraine the investigation still has a very long way to go, the BBC's Anna Holligan reports from The Hague.</b><p>"If you told me a month ago that I'd be happy my daughter's body was in one piece and not 17 pieces, I'd have thought you were crazy... now of …

Russian Aid Convoy to Ukraine Stalled Over Security Fears

World<p>Hundreds of trucks of a Russian aid convoy waited Saturday at the Ukrainian border amid concerns that the relief effort might be a guise for Russia to send in equipment to armed rebels fighting government forces in the eastern part of the country.<p>The main holdup was a lack of security …

Why pirates are the new zombies

You know, you are allowed to put aside the athletes for a bit, and all their striving for human excellence, and look at something else.<p>Let's see what we've got … here's one. The program is rated 18A. It contains mature subject matter. It's about pirates.<p><i>Black Sails</i> (Friday, SuperChannel, 9 p.m.) is …

85 Boko Haram hostages rescued

Chadian troops have rescued 85 Nigerians kidnapped last week by the Islamist terror group Boko Haram, security and human rights sources in Nigeria said Saturday.<p>Dozens of Boko Haram insurgents stormed the Doron Baga fishing and farming village on the shores of Lake Chad late Sunday through Monday …

Tilbury Docks: Police questioning container survivors

<b>Police are questioning some of the people found inside a shipping container at a port, as they continue to investigate the death of one man.</b><p>Thirty-five people were discovered on Saturday morning after a freighter arrived at Tilbury Docks from Belgium.<p>Essex Police described the men, women and …

After shaky start, Gaza cease-fire extension appears to hold

After a shaky start, an extended cease-fire in Gaza appeared to be holding Thursday.<p>Rocket fire from Gaza late Wednesday, near the end of the initial truce, and early Thursday, as the extension began, raised doubts about whether it would last. Israeli airstrikes in response to the rockets added to …

Nigeria reports one more Ebola case, 11 in total

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria has confirmed 11 cases of Ebola, an increase of one from the last count, the health minister said on Thursday.<p>The case was someone in Lagos who had had contact with Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American who brought Ebola to Nigeria on a plane on July 20, Health Minister …

China tells citizens to bike, walk, and snitch in the “united struggle” to breathe easier

To fight its stubborn pollution problem, China is asking its citizens to walk or bike instead of driving, and to use less air conditioning and limit the use of outdoor barbecues—and to turn in neighbors who waste electricity or pollute the environment.<p>According to China’s environmental protection …

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Australian hospital accidentally declares 200 patients dead

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian hospital apologized on Thursday after mistakenly sending out death notices for 200 of its - very much alive - patients.<p>Austin Hospital, in Australia’s second most populous city of Melbourne, erroneously killed off the patients when it faxed death notices to their …

India inquiry after Jet Airways plane drops 5,000 feet over Turkey

<b>India's aviation watchdog is probing reports that a Jet Airways aircraft flying to Brussels suddenly dropped 5,000 feet over Ankara, alarming the Turkish air control authorities.</b><p>The civil aviation ministry said the pilots had been "taken off the roster pending inquiry".<p>Jet Airways said it was …