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Pressure For Gaza Truce Mounts After Israel Shells UN Refuge

Exiled Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal said that a truce must include a guaranteed end to Israel’s eight-year blockade on the Gaza Strip. Pic: ReutersGAZA CITY: There were signs of renewed efforts for a Gaza ceasefire today as the death toll continued to climb after Israel shelled a UN shelter killing 15 Palestinians.

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Masum Elected Iraq’s New President

Fuad Masum, the new president of Iraq and a veteran Kurdish politician, speaks during a press conference in Baghdad on July 24, 2014. Pic: AFPBAGHDAD: Kurdish politician Fuad Masum became Iraq's new president yesterday, in a step towards forming a government that visiting UN chief Ban Ki-moon said must be inclusive for the country to survive.

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More Than 50 UK Catholic Priests Defrocked For Sex Abuse

52 Roman Catholic priests in England and Wales have been stripped of their ministry for sex abuse since 2001. Pic: ReutersLONDON: More than 50 Roman Catholic priests in England and Wales have been defrocked for sex abuse since 2001, the Church’s child protection watchdog revealed yesterday.

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Forensic Exam Of Korea Ferry Owner’s Body Inconclusive

Policemen push a stretcher with a body believed to be that of Yoo Byung-Eun at a hospital in Suncheon July 22, 2014. Pic: ReutersSEOUL: South Korean forensic experts said today they had been unable to determine a cause of death after examining the body of a fugitive tycoon at the heart of the inquiry into April’s ferry disaster.

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(WITH VID) Steamy ‘50 Shades Of Grey’ Trailer Hits The Internet

Pic: www.today.comLOS ANGELES: Universal Pictures UK uploaded one of the most anticipated trailers of the season yesterday, which is as suggestive as fans of the novel could have hoped.

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‘Amazing Spider-Man’ 3 & 4 Delayed, Marvel Makes Immediate Counter

Pic: www.totalfilm.comLOS ANGELES: Sony's announcement that its “Amazing Spider-Man” franchise was going to cool off led Marvel to snap up the vacated May 4, 2018 for itself — and perhaps “The Avengers 3.”

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Ex-Indonesian Wine Collector Ordered To Forfeit US$20m For Counterfeiting

The trial of Indonesian-born wine dealer Rudy Kurniawan opened in New York with prosecutors accusing him of masterminding a wildly lucrative fraud which saw ordinary bottles passed off as expensive vintages. Pic: AFPNEW YORK: An Indonesian man once considered one of the world's topwine collectors was ordered yesterday to forfeit US$20 million (RM63.6 million) for selling millions of dollars of counterfeit bottles of wine to unsuspecting buyers.

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In-Flight Wifi More Important Than Ever To Travellers

Twenty-two per cent of travellers surveyed said they spent more on airfare just to stay connected. Pic: ShutterstockNEW YORK: Staying connected while off the ground is as important to travellers as in-flight beverage service, according to a recent study conducted by Honeywell Aerospace.

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Bibliotheca: Redesigning The Bible

Bibliotheca by Adam Lewis Greene video screenshot. Pic: KickstarterLOS ANGELES: It may be one of the oldest books in the world, but the Bible hasn't had a makeover for centuries.

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Patient Awakes To Find Penis Gone

IT sounds like an urban myth. Unfortunately for Johnny Lee Banks Jnr, it’s the painful truth.

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