Thursday, 31st July 2014
International
  • UN Rights Council calls meeting on Gaza conflict
    21st July 2014
    The UN Human Rights Council said it will hold an extraordinary meeting on Wednesday to discuss Israels ongoing military offensive in Gaza. Mondays announcement followed the deadliest day of fighting between Israel and Hamas ...
  • China death toll from super typhoon rises to 33
    21st July 2014
    The death toll from a super typhoon, the strongest to hit southern China in 40 years, has risen to 33, state media said on Monday, after leaving at least 77 dead in the Philippines last week. Typhoon Rammasun struck the ...
  • Philippines orders nationals to quit Libya
    20th July 2014
    The Philippines on Sunday ordered its estimated 13,000 nationals in Libya to flee that country due to the worsening unrest there. The Department of Foreign Affairs ordered the mandatory evacuation of Filipinos in Libya "in ...
  • Philippine typhoon death toll rises to 94
    20th July 2014
    The death toll of typhoon Rammasun (local name glenda) in the Philippines soared to 94 by Sunday, the National Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said. Some 317 people were injured and six others are still ...
  • Interpol team heading to Kiev to help identify crash victims
    20th July 2014
    Investigators from the international policing organisation Interpol and its European counterpart Europol will go to Ukraine to help in the process of  identifying victims of the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, ...
  • Malaysia PM confirms step-grandmother aboard doom flight MH17
    19th July 2014
    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Saturday confirmed that his step-grandmother was on board Flight MH17 that was downed over Ukraine en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Siti Amirah, 83, was one of 44 Malaysians ...
  • US asks israel to do more to protect civilians
    19th July 2014
    The United States urged Israel on Thursday to do more to protect civilians caught in the crossfire between the Jewish state and Hamas, after Israeli air strikes killed four children in Gaza. "We ask (Israel) to redouble ...
  • UN council demands `full` probe over downed Malaysia jet
    19th July 2014
    The UN Security Council on Friday demanded a full, independent and international investigation into the apparent shooting down of a Malaysian jet over Ukraine that killed 298 people on board. Council members stood for a ...
  • Ukraine says Malaysian airliner shot down, 295 dead: Agency
    18th July 2014
    A Malaysian airliner was shot downover eastern Ukraine by militants on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard, a Ukrainian interior ministry official was quoted as saying by Interfax-Ukraine news agency. The aircraft, which ...
  • Ukraine leader says Malaysia jet may have been shot down
    18th July 2014
    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday that the Malaysia Airlines jet that crashed over rebel-held eastern Ukraine may have been shot down. "We do not exclude that the plane was shot down and confirm that the ...