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W Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

01 Aug 2014

The death toll from the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West Africa as security forces went house-to-house in ...

UN, US announce 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza

01 Aug 2014

The United Nations and United States announced that Israel and Hamas had agreed to a "unconditional humanitarian ceasefire" in Gaza for a ...

Libya Islamic militias declare control of Benghazi

01 Aug 2014

Islamic hard-line militias, including the group accused by the United States in a 2012 attack that killed the ambassador and three other ...

Grapplers, Gowda give 3 golds; India move to 5th spot

01 Aug 2014

Olympics bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt and Babita Kumari breezed their way to gold medals as wrestlers signed off on a high, while Vikas ...

Fitch declares Argentina in 'restricted default'

01 Aug 2014

Ratings agency Fitch has declared Argentina in default on its bonds for the second time in 13 years after talks between Buenos Aires and ...

WTO fails to agree key trade deal

01 Aug 2014

The World Trade Organization has said its 160 members had failed to agree a landmark global customs pact in a move the US said left the ...

Vitaminwater cries uncle, switches back formula

01 Aug 2014

Coca-Cola is reversing course after fans of Vitaminwater complained about the drink's new sweetener. The Atlanta-based company promised ...

France mulls ban on radical Jewish group

01 Aug 2014

France is considering disbanding a radical Jewish group whose members clashed with pro-Palestinian activists during rallies over Israel's ...

EU formally adopts Russia sanctions

01 Aug 2014

The European Union formally adopted broad economic sanctions against Russia today hoping they will force Moscow to reverse course on the ...

US says Ebola epidemic won't alter Africa summit plans

01 Aug 2014

The Ebola epidemic that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa in seven months will not affect plans for next week's US-Africa ...

Sindhu, Kashyap, Guru & Thulasi reach quarterfinals at CWG

01 Aug 2014

Indian shuttlers had a good day in office as P V Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap, R M V Gurusaidutt and P C Thulasi all qualified for the ...

Judge rejects Microsoft's defense of overseas data

01 Aug 2014

A judge today rejected a bid by Microsoft to derail a warrant demanding that email data from servers in Ireland be turned over to US ...

State Dept: 'No American is proud' of CIA tactics

01 Aug 2014

The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention ...

Manila to evacuate 13,000 amid renewed Libya clashes

01 Aug 2014

The Philippines was preparing today to evacuate 13,000 citizens from Libya as violence continued to rage and a Filipino worker was beheaded ...

US oil prices at four-month low amid refinery outages

01 Aug 2014

Oil prices in New York today tumbled to their lowest level since mid-March helped by unplanned refinery shutdowns in the US midwest. The ...

Gas explosions kill 15, injure 228 in Taiwan

01 Aug 2014

A series of gas explosions on the streets of a southern Taiwanese city killed 15 people and injured 228 others late tonight, authorities ...

US approves Boehringer's once-a-day inhaler drug

01 Aug 2014

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new long-acting inhaler drug from Boehringer Ingelheim to treat people with chronic ...

Dutch retrieve DNA of some Ukraine crash victims

01 Aug 2014

The head of the Dutch-led international team investigating the Malaysian Airline Flight 17 disaster says his group has retrieved additional ...

Stocks fall in Argentina as country enters default

01 Aug 2014

Stocks fell sharply in Argentina today as the country defaulted on its bills for the second time in 13 years, raising fears the move could ...

NY Fed: Puerto Rico should seek economic reforms

01 Aug 2014

New York's Federal Reserve Bank today warned that Puerto Rico needs to improve its financial health soon or face what it called a "painful ...

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