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LAST_UPDATEFri, 01 Aug 2014 11pm

US Condemns ‘Barbaric’ Hamas Ceasefire Breach

An Israeli mobile artillery unit fires towards the Gaza Strip August 1, 2014. Israel declared a Gaza ceasefire over today and killed more than 50 Palestinians in renewed shelling. Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON: The White House today condemned a reported Hamas attack on Israeli soldiers in Gaza as a violation of the newly reached humanitarian ceasefire and called for the release of an abducted Israeli soldier.

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West Africa Losing Fight Against Ebola Epidemic, Warns WHO

WHO chief Margaret Chan told the leaders of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia at a regional summit the response to the epidemic had been ‘woefully inadequate’. Pic: ReutersCONAKRY: The World Health Organisation warned west Africa’s Ebola-hit nations today that the epidemic was spiralling out of control and could spread to other countries, causing “catastrophic” loss of life and severe economic disruption.

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Katy Perry’s ‘Dark Horse’ Tops Youtube’s Top 10 Music Videos Of 2014

File pic: billboard.comLOS ANGELES: With Youtube being the best place to watch music videos on demand, they’ve released a top ten list of the most viewed clips so far of 2014. It’s probably no surprise that Katy Perry’s ‘Dark Horse’ came out on top with close to 500 million views to date. Shakira holds the second and third spot with ‘Can’t Remember To Forget You’ and her world cup song ‘La La La’.

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Driver 'LOLs' Over Wreck That Killed Teen

For illustration purposes. Pic: www.mint.comJason McCarthy, 16, died days after a suspected drunken driver sideswiped a vehicle, fled the scene, then crashed into the rear of McCarthy's car minutes later outside Minneapolis last week. 

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Jon Stewart's Movie Gets A Release Date

In this 2012 file photo, Jon Stewart speaks during a taping of the 'Daily Show' in New York. Pic: APRosewater, the movie Jon Stewart took a hiatus from the Daily Show to direct, is coming to select theaters on November 7. 

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Ugandan Court Declares Anti-Gay Law 'Null and Void'

Pic: APA Ugandan court today invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying the measure is illegal because it was passed during a parliamentary session that lacked a quorum.

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50kg Of Cocaine Goes Missing From Paris Police Headquarters

A journalist filming French policemen standing in front the entrance of 36, Quai des Orfevres, where Paris' criminal investigation department headquarters is located/Pic:AFPPARIS: French authorities were grilling elite police officers on Friday after more than 50kg of seized cocaine went missing from the Paris police headquarters.

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Hopes For Indian Landslide Survivors ‘Bleak’, Says Official

A woman weeps for her family members, who were killed in a landslide, at Malin village in the western Indian state of Maharashtra August 1, 2014/Pic:ReutersMALIN: Hopes of finding survivors in India from a landslide that swallowed up more than 100 people faded today as rescuers dug through mud and debris following heavy rains, with the death toll rising to 52.

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Republican Rep Cantor To Resign From Us Congress

Cantor, who had been the only Jewish Republican in Congress, has expressed frustration at divisions in Washington and the glacial pace in Congress/Pic:ReutersWASHINGTON: Just hours after stepping down as US House majority leader, Republican Representative Eric Cantor announced he would resign from his congressional seat later this month.

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Israel Calls Off Gaza Truce, Fearing Soldier Abducted

Palestinian children, whom medics said were wounded by Israeli shelling, receiving treatment at a hospital in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip/Pic:ReutersGAZA CITY: Israel declared an end to a three-day Gaza truce only hours after it began on Friday, saying it fears one of its soldiers was captured, jeopardising world efforts for a durable ceasefire.

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