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Israel Keeps Up Offensive; Gaza Death Toll Exceeds 800 - VOA

Posted by Daphna Baram on July 25, 2014 at 3:55 AM

Yousef Al-Helou is in Gaza; Sami Sockol is in Jerusalem. 

Voice of America - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional proxies to nail down a Gaza cease-fire on Friday as the civilian death toll soared to more than 800, threatening to spread Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed to the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem. With Israel and Islamist Hamas sett...

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US says evidence shows Russia fired artillery into Ukraine - BBC

Posted by Daphna Baram on July 25, 2014 at 3:50 AM

Sabra Ayres is in Donetsk; Jarred Morgan is in Kiev; Jessica Golloher and Howard Amos are in Moscow. 

BBC - The US says it has evidence that Russia has fired artillery across the border targeting Ukrainian military positions. Russia also intends "to deliver heavier and more powerful multiple rocket launchers" to pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine, the state department said. Russia has frequently denied se...

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Court tosses out cases against Chiquita over Colombia killings - AlJazeera

Posted by Daphna Baram on July 25, 2014 at 3:50 AM

GRN correspondents are in Bogota. 

AlJazeera - A divided U.S. appeals court on Thursday threw out claims that Chiquita Brands International was complicit in the deaths thousands of Colombians during years of civil war. Judges at the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that federal courts have no jurisdiction over the Colombian claims. The lawsuits – brought by ...

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McDonald's takes chicken off the menu in Hong Kong after food scandal - Telegraph/AFP

Posted by Daphna Baram on July 25, 2014 at 3:45 AM

Florence de Changi and Chieu Luu are in Hong Kong. 

Telegraph/AFP - McDonald's restaurants in Hong Kong have taken chicken nuggets and chicken burgers off the menu after a mainland Chinese supplier was accused of selling expired meat. The fast food chain has said that it "suspended relevant food ingredients" at Hong Ko...

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Defying Syria, United Nations Sends in Trucks Carrying Aid - NYT

Posted by Daphna Baram on July 25, 2014 at 3:40 AM

Fernabde van Tets and Rania Abouzeid are in Beirut. 

New York Times - Empowered by the Security Council to defy what United Nations officials have called an arbitrary aid blockade imposed by the warring parties in Syria, United Nations relief agencies for the first time sent a convoy of trucks carrying food, water purific...

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Australia to move detained asylum group onshore - BBC

Posted by Daphna Baram on July 25, 2014 at 3:40 AM

GRN correspondents are available in Sydney. 

BBC - A group of 157 asylum seekers detained at sea will be brought to the Australian mainland for processing, Australia's immigration minister says. The group have been held at sea by customs officials for almost a month. Rights groups had voiced serious concerns about their treatment. The case came to light earlier this month as Australia detained a separate bo...

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France sends military to guard Air Algerie wreck - Fox

Posted by Daphna Baram on July 25, 2014 at 3:30 AM

Said Banali-Chitour is in Algires; cathering Field and Hugh Schofield are in Paris. 

Fox - French officials have dispatched a military unit to the crash site of an Air Algerie jet that crashed in Mali carrying 116 people after vanishing from radar shortly after takeoff late Wednesday night. A message posted Friday on the website of President Francois Hollande said...

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Twin Car Bombs Kill At Least 13 in Central Baghdad: Police - NDTV

Posted by Daphna Baram on July 25, 2014 at 3:25 AM

Hermioni Gee is in Erbil. 

NDTV - Two suicide car bombs exploded seconds and a few hundred metres apart in a busy area of central Baghdad Thursday, killing at least 13 people, police and medical sources said. The blasts went off in Karrada, a district packed with shops and restaurants, shortly after the time when people gather to break the dawn-to-dusk fa...

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Taiwan plane crash kills 48 and injures 10 - CNN

Posted by Daphna Baram on July 25, 2014 at 3:25 AM

Cain Nunns, Cindi Sui, Janr Rickard and other GRN correspondents are in Taipei. 

CNN - At least 48 people were killed and 10 injured when a twin-engine turboprop plane crashed while attempting to land in Penghu Islands, according to Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration. TransAsia Airways Flight GE 222 was preparing to land at Magong Airport in heavy rain on Wednesday and had asked fo...

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Japan must compensate for 'comfort women' - IOL

Posted by Daphna Baram on July 25, 2014 at 3:15 AM

David Crisante and Julian Ryall are in Tpkyo; Jason Strother is in Seoul; John Zaracostas is in Geneva.

IOL - A United Nations human rights agency is calling on Japan to guarantee independent investigations of wartime sex slavery and provide a public apology and compensation to the women who were victims. Some historians estimate that as many as 200,000 so-called ...

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