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Last updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 8:58:03 AM

The Gaza carnage: Israeli impunity and global helplessness (Comment: Special to IANS)
It is difficult, almost impossible, to envisage an early negotiated ceasefire to put an end to the unconscionable carnage in Gaza. US Secretary of State John Kerry has been working hard, but with his hands tied. President Obama has spoken more than once to Prime Minister Netanyahu on the need for a cease-fire, but always deferentially.

Monday, July 28, 2014 12:54:03 PM

Swaraj trip sets tone for Modi visit: Nepal daily
Kathmandu, July 28 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's three-day trip to Nepal set the "political tone" for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's much-anticipated official visit here, a leading Nepal daily said Monday.

Monday, July 28, 2014 12:22:05 PM

16 killed in Philippines in Islamist militants' attack
Manila, July 28 (IANS) At least 16 people were killed and 13 injured Monday in an ambush staged by members of the militants group Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines, an official said.

Monday, July 28, 2014 11:58:04 AM

Stop violence in Saharanpur, says Pakistani daily
Islamabad, July 28 (IANS) The communal violence in Indian town of Saharanpur should be halted at once before it spreads and becomes uncontrollable, a Pakistani daily said in an editorial.

Monday, July 28, 2014 11:18:04 AM

Israel denies responsibility for UN school attack deaths
Jerusalem, July 28 (IANS) The Israeli army Sunday denied responsibility for the deaths of 16 Palestinians during Thursday's attack on a UN school in northern Gaza.

Monday, July 28, 2014 7:18:05 AM

Twin blasts in Nigeria kill five
Abuja, July 28 (IANS) At least five people were killed in two bomb blasts in Nigeria's Kano city, a mainly Christian area, Sunday afternoon, police said.

Monday, July 28, 2014 6:34:03 AM

Three killed in China vehicle collision
Beijing, July 28 (IANS) At least three people were killed and 11 injured in China's Shandong province Sunday afternoon when a bus collided with a sprinkler, authorities said.

Monday, July 28, 2014 4:14:04 AM

China to hold military drill
Beijing, July 28 (IANS) China will conduct a military exercise off its southeast coast starting July 29, the defence ministry said Sunday.

Monday, July 28, 2014 12:26:04 AM

China to produce its own 'Avatar'
Beijing, July 28 (IANS) China is preparing to produce its own 3D fantasy movie, based on romantic folklore, to make it an epic on par with the US blockbuster science-fiction movie "Avatar".

Monday, July 28, 2014 12:26:03 AM

All victims in Taiwan plane crash identified
Taipei, July 27 (IANS) All the bodies of 48 victims in the Taiwan passenger plane crash have been identified, the island's aviation safety council said Sunday.

Sunday, July 27, 2014 11:34:03 PM

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