Gaza

Egypt brokers brief cease-fire in Gaza; China refuses to suspend development in South China Sea; Armenia and Azerbaijan pledge $200 million to fight ebola; and more 

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Seventy-Two Hour Cease-Fire Initiated in Gaza

It is now incumbent on the world outside the horror of Gaza to prevent the status quo ante from being reinstated once Israel determines that it has bombed enough tunnels....let alone actual people who have nothing to do with its military ambitions.

When Palestinina parents ask of their flayed, dismembered, burned, shrapnel riddled babies, toddlers or adolescents "are these the children of the resistance?"...and plead for "peace or you will make terrorists of all our children", you would have to be extremely callous or an idiot to dismiss them.

Israel vows to destroy Hamas' tunnel network; North Korean companies blacklisted for shipping Cuban weapons to Pyongyang; Sierra Leone declares ebola emergency; militants destroy treasures in Mosul; and more 

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Israel Vows to Destroy Gaza Tunnels

The Gaza conflict requires a more creative solution than is on offer 

The world witnesses yet another tragic spectacle of the perennial Israel /Palestine war over Gaza. There are the appalling pictures of dead and injured children in schools and hospitals. Enormous explosions are seen on our screens where multi-story buildings are reduced to rubble in an instant. What happens to their inhabitants?

Pressure for Gaza ceasefire mounts; trial underway for crew of South Korean ferry that sank killing 304; political deal in Cambodia could end parliamentary deadlock; West Africa struggles to contain ebola outbreak; sustained fighting in Ukraine keeps investigators away from MH17 crash site; and more 

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Lull in Gaza as Pressure for Cease-Fire Mounts