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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 07:16
Israeli shelling killed eight people in Gaza on Friday just hours into a three-day truce, medics said, as a diplomatic push for a more durable end to the bloodshed gained pace. The skies over Gaza...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 07:16
Rescuers have recovered 10 more bodies in rough seas off Pakistan's biggest city Karachi as the search for a group of bathers who drowned earlier this week resumed Friday, officials said. The...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 07:16
Israel on Friday accused Gaza militants of breaking a nascent ceasefire hours after it began. "Once again the terror organisations in Gaza flagrantly violating the ceasefire to which they committed...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 07:16
At least 22 people were killed in clashes between rival anti-balaka and Seleka militias in the Central African Republic this week, African peacekeepers said on Friday. "People claiming to be members...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 07:16
Dollar stays in upper 102 yen zone in early Tokyo deals TOKYO, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. dollar maintained its relative high position against the Japanese yen early Friday in Tokyo trades, staying...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 07:15
SANTIAGO, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Former Chilean footballer Ivan Zamorano Thursday hailed compatriot Gary Medel's imminent move to Inter Milan. Zamorano, who played for Inter from 1996 to 2001, said: "It...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 07:15
GLASGOW, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare completed a sprint double by adding to the women's 200m title to her 100m crown at the Commonwealth Games here on Thursday. The 25-year-old...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 07:15
GLASGOW, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Olympic 800m champion and world record holder David Rudisha of Kenya suffered a surprise defeat to Nijel Amos in the Commonwealth Games here on Thursday. The 20-year-old...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 07:15
S.Korea's exports increase 5.7 percent in July SEOUL, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- South Korea's exports increased 5.7 percent last month, helping the country maintain a trade surplus trend for 30 months in a...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 07:15
NEW DELHI -- Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour pause after their three-week conflict, said a statement issued by the United States Secretary of State John Kerry on early Friday morning. Kerry...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 07:15
Singapore, China weigh new cooperation project in W. China SINGAPORE, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- Singapore and China are exploring a new joint project in western China, the third after an industrial park in...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 07:15
S. Korea's CPI slows on stable farm goods prices SEOUL, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- South Korea's consumer price inflation (CPI) slowed last month due to stable prices of farm goods, a government report...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 07:15
PNG woman named new secretary general of Pacific Island Forum SYDNEY, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- Papua New Guinea's Dame Meg Taylor will become the next secretary general of the Pacific Island Forum (PIF)...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 06:18
POCHEON, South Korea, Aug. 1 (Yonhap) -- A key suspect in the murder of two men was arrested on Friday, three days after their bodies were found in a house in this city north of Seoul, local police...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 06:17
China's Defense Ministry spokesman has said a nearly month-long series of large-scale Chinese military exercises are not intended to send a message to Japan or any other nation, local media...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 06:17
The mayor of Nagasaki will in a statement commemorating the atomic bombing of the city touch on the subject of collective self-defense, a contentious issue in Japan amid the central government's...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 06:17
Japan's industry minister Toshimitsu Motegi will make a one-week trip from Monday to Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, aiming at building strong ties in economic and energy fields, the Economy...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 06:17
A Sudanese Christian woman -- sentenced to death for renouncing Islam but acquitted after international pressure on Khartoum -- has arrived in the United States with her family. Meriam Ibrahim Tehya...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 06:17
Philippine government and rebel negotiators began a new round of meetings Friday to draft a Muslim self-rule law after falling behind a timetable laid out in a peace treaty, officials said. A peace...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 06:17
Oil prices were mixed in Asia Friday, coming under pressure following a sell-off on Wall Street and concerns about unplanned refinery shutdowns in the US midwest, analysts said. US benchmark West...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 06:16
A 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Gaza militants went into effect Friday, as a diplomatic push for a more durable end to almost four weeks of bloodshed gained pace. As the humanitarian truce...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 06:16
14 people were killed, including at least 10 government soldiers, in fighting overnight close to the crash site of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, a Ukrainian military spokesman said Friday. "...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 06:16
Tokyo stocks closed down 0.63 percent on Friday after a sell-off on Wall Street driven by weak eurozone data, the Argentine debt default and other negative news. The Nikkei 225 index fell 97.66...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 06:16
Japanese electronics maker Sharp said Friday it logged a $17.4 million net loss for the three months to June, but added it still expected a full-year profit. The Osaka-based company lost 1.79 billion...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 06:16
A branch of large, lumbering dinosaurs shrank over just 50 million years of evolution to become today's modern birds, a study showed Thursday. "Birds out-shrank and out-evolved their dinosaurian...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 06:15
New hiring rules favouring Singaporeans kicked in Friday as part of measures aimed at addressing citizens' complaints about foreigners stealing jobs from them. Singapore-based companies needing...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 06:15
Sharp said Friday it logged a $17.4 million net loss for the three months to June, but added it still expected a full-year profit as the Japanese electronics giant tries to move past years of record...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 06:15
A series of powerful gas blasts killed at least 25 people and injured up to 267 Friday in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, overturning cars and ripping up roads as terrified residents fled...