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Aviation industry seeks information for places to avoid

International aviation officials agreed Tuesday to form a task force aimed at better coordinating government security information to prevent another airliner from getting shot down like Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.<p>The International Civil Aviation Organization, a branch of the United Nations based …

No end in sight: Israel, Hamas blame each other for fighting, casualties

Hamas and Israel blamed one another for the lack of a cease-fire in a conflict that has left more than 1,200 people dead, raising questions about just what it will take to end the fighting in Gaza.<p>The violence continued Wednesday morning, when Israeli forces shelled the Abu Hussein School in …

Huge blaze out of control in Tripoli battle as Libya slides into chaos | Reuters

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A huge fuel depot in Libya’s capital burned out of control on Monday, set ablaze in fighting between rival militias that has driven the country to chaos three years after the NATO-backed revolt that toppled Muammar Gaddafi.<p>Combat over control of the nearby airport forced …

Palestinians in Gaza mark the end of Ramadan

Palestinians in Gaza have been marking Eid al-Fitr, the three-day holiday at the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.<p>For the families of the more than 1,000 Palestinians who have been killed by the Israeli army, there has been little to celebrate.<p>Relatives have been going to the graves of …

Israel-Gaza conflict: Obama and Pope call for peace as child death toll rises

President Barack Obama and Pope Francis issue separate calls for peace as conflict between Israel and Hamas claims 218th child victim, according to Unicef figures<p>President Barack Obama has urged Israel to halt the Gaza offensive immediately, as new figures showed that 218 Palestinian children have …

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Pentagon plan could help Ukraine target rebels’ missiles

MH17 victims' family: Airline lacking compassion

Gaza city's ground zero

The brief pause in fighting has enabled civil defence teams in Gaza city to start pulling bodies from the rubble. But the terrible reality of repeated Israeli shelling coupled with a lack of proper tools makes it an almost impossible job for the men charged with the grim task.<p>The chief of Gaza …

Gaza residents discover scenes of devastation

Gazans have been using the lull in the fighting to search for loved ones, and their belongings. Entire neighbourhoods lay in ruin after air strikes and shelling from Israeli tanks. Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston reports from Shujaeya in Gaza.

The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History’s Most Creative Minds

10 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Sleep. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Be a genius.<p>Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history’s most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s <i>Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i> (which we covered previously here), a new interactive …

Apple has acquired BookLamp and its book recommendation engine

Apple has taken another step into the book business, this time with an acquisition than might make its e-book searches and suggestions more intelligent.<p>Reports this week said the company has acquired Boise, Montana-based BookLamp, and Apple confirmed the reports on Friday.<p>BookLamp has been called …

Why A Stupid App Like Yo May Have Billion-Dollar Platform Potential

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Sangeet Paul Choudary is the director of Platform Thinking Labs and analyzes platforms and network effect strategies at his blog</i> <i>Platform Thinking</i><i>.</i><p>Yo! Is tech turning too stupid for its own good? Attempts at building better healthcare systems do not get the kind of investor interest …

11 Smartphone Home Screens From Some Of The Biggest Names In Tech

Hamas wary of Israeli truce extension; Gaza death toll tops 1,000

A brief lull in fighting Saturday sent Palestinians in the battered Gaza Strip flocking to shops and banks and surging into devastated neighborhoods to search for missing relatives and recover belongings.<p>Wails arose and the stench of death hung in the air as scores of bodies were pulled from under …

U.S. Orders Americans to Evacuate Embassy in Libya

More than 150 Americans have been evacuated from the U.S. embassy in Tripoli, Libya, as violence in the region intensified between rival factions, the State Department said.<p>"The U.S. together with other countries have decided that because of the freewheeling militia violence that is taking place …

Putin facing multi-million pound legal action over alleged role in MH17 crash

British lawyers have flown to Ukraine to prepare a class action against the Russian president on behalf of bereaved families<p>Vladimir Putin is facing a multi-million-pound legal action for his alleged role in the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine, The Sunday …

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Armed Australia force sent to secure Flight 17 crash site in Ukraine

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's dispatch of 190 armed police to guard the Malaysia Airlines crash site in separatist-held eastern Ukraine has stirred controversy and concern for the safety of the mission.<p>Forty Australian soldiers will also be sent to back the security force in its attempt …

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MH17: Australia to send police but no military to crash site

The head of Australia’s recovery mission to Ukraine says it is "well placed" to send a contingent of armed and unarmed federal police officers to assist with the investigation of MH17 early next week but indicated defence personnel would not accompany it to the site.<p>Australian and Dutch officials …

Fifteen civilians shot dead in Afghanistan

Suspected Taliban fighters have halted two minibuses in the western province of Ghor, identified 14 Shia Hazara passengers, including three women and a child, bound their hands, then shot them dead by the side of the road, an official has said.<p>The buses were travelling from Kabul, where many of the …

Air Algerie crash: 2nd 'black box' found

France has declared a three-day mourning period to commemorate the victims of the Air Algerie Flight 5017 crash, French President Francois Hollande declared on Saturday.<p>Following a meeting with families of the victims, Hollande said flags will fly at half-staff on government buildings from Monday …

Small plane hits truck while landing on highway

RENO, Nev. — A small plane with engine trouble crashed into a truck Saturday while trying to land on a highway in Nevada.<p>There were no major injuries.<p>Two people were in the plane; both had cuts from glass but no other injuries, said Lt. Kevin Honea of the Nevada Highway Patrol.<p>The two people in the …

Isis militants blow up Jonah's tomb

Islamic State (Isis) militants have blown up a revered Muslim shrine traditionally said to be the burial place of the prophet Jonah in Mosul, residents of the city said.<p>Residents said on Thursday that the militants first ordered everyone out of the Mosque of the Prophet Younis, or Jonah, then blew …

'Day of Rage' Protests Erupt in Jerusalem and the West Bank

EAST JERUSALEM, Israel - Thousands of Israeli security forces were deployed around Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday as Palestinian leaders called for a “day of rage” after the biggest protests in years shook the West Bank overnight.<p>Confrontations between Palestinians and police erupted in East …

Gaza crisis: Kerry says ceasefire deal remains out of reach

We're going to wrap up our live blog coverage for the day. Here's a summary of where things stand:<p><b>Diplomatic efforts in Cairo led by US secretary of state John Kerry failed</b> to produce a ceasefire deal in the Gaza conflict. The diplomats were to resume work in Paris on Saturday.• <b><br>There were signs the</b> …

Islamic State 'fatwa' ordering FGM 'likely to be a hoax'

The UN announced Islamic State had ordered females aged 11 to 46 to undergo female genital mutilation, but experts say it is not likely to be true<p>A "fatwa" by the extremist group Islamic State ordering women in areas of Iraq under its control to undergo female genital mutilation is now thought to …

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