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Gazans flee the north fearing a major Israeli onslaught

Jul 14, 2014

Gazans flee the north fearing a major Israeli onslaught

Israel intensified its campaign against Gaza Sunday, warning Palestinians in the north to flee after marines mounted a ground attack, as diplomatic efforts to halt the bloodshed intensified. World powers prepared to meet over the spiralling bloodshed as the Palestinian death toll from the ...

Jul 14, 2014

Conductor Lorin Maazel dies at 84, festival organizers say

Conductor and composer Lorin Maazel has died at the age of 84, organizers of a festival he founded said Sunday. Maazel — whose career included stints at the New York Philharmonic and the Vienna State Opera — died in Virginia from complications of pneumonia, ...

Orbital launches cargo ship to space station

Jul 14, 2014

Orbital launches cargo ship to space station

Orbital Sciences Corp. on Sunday launched its unmanned Cygnus cargo carrier on a journey to resupply the astronauts living aboard the International Space Station. The spacecraft lifted off from Wallops Island, Virginia, at 12:52 p.m. aboard a gleaming white Antares rocket. A NASA commentator ...

Jul 14, 2014

Snowden slams Britain's planned emergency surveillance laws

Fugitive U.S. intelligence expert Edward Snowden attacked British plans for emergency laws to allow police and security services greater access to Internet and phone data on Sunday. In an interview with The Guardian newspaper, to whom the former National Security Agency contractor revealed the ...

Russia threatens Ukraine after man dies in cross-border shelling

Jul 13, 2014

Russia threatens Ukraine after man dies in cross-border shelling

Russia on Sunday threatened Ukraine with “irreversible consequences” after a man was killed by a shell fired across the border from Ukraine, describing the incident in warlike terms as aggression that must be met with a response. Although both sides have reported cross-border shootings ...

Boko Haram chief claims Lagos, Abuja attacks in new video

Jul 13, 2014

Boko Haram chief claims Lagos, Abuja attacks in new video

The head of Nigeria’s Boko Haram militant group has claimed responsibility for a bombing in the capital Abuja and an attack hours later in Lagos which the authorities tried to cover up, in a video obtained by reporters on Sunday. In the 16-minute video, ...

Kerry in Vienna; extension of nuclear talks likely

Jul 13, 2014

Kerry in Vienna; extension of nuclear talks likely

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other officials gathering in Vienna face a deadline only days away for a comprehensive pact preventing Tehran from developing nuclear weapons. However, world powers and Iran appear set to extend the deadline to allow more time for ...

Jul 13, 2014

Iran says it may walk away from nuclear talks

Iran’s chief negotiator in nuclear talks in Vienna warned Saturday that Tehran is ready to walk away if “excessive” Western demands cause a failure, a day before foreign ministers were to try to inject momentum. Eight days before a deadline for a deal, Abbas ...

Israel defies U.N. truce call in Gaza; first ground assault reported

Jul 13, 2014

Israel defies U.N. truce call in Gaza; first ground assault reported

Israeli marines mounted a first ground assault on Gaza early Sunday, further escalating a deadly six-day offensive hours after the U.N. Security Council unanimously called for a cease-fire. As world powers prepared to meet in Vienna over the escalating conflict, the Palestinian death toll ...