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International - Today’s News

Burst water main in Los Angeles spews almost 40 million litres of water over three hours

It also left a 5 metre hole in the Sunset Boulevard.

In pics: Israeli plane drops leaflets warning Gaza civilians Warning From Above This post contains images

In pics: Israeli plane drops leaflets warning Gaza civilians

The leaflets urged civilians to stay away from Hamas militants and to report any rocket launches.

Canadian doctor quarantined as ebola outbreak continues to spread

The death toll now stands at 672 in the deadliest outbreak of the disease ever.

From Business ETC New York Times reports 54% drop in revenue Paywall

New York Times reports 54% drop in revenue

Print ads are down as the company develops its digital strategy.

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Teen found dead in the wheel-well of an American military cargo plane

The body is possibly of African origin and was found trapped in a compartment above the aircraft’s rear landing gear in Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

Here’s Wikileaks’ latest revelation – about an “unprecedented” gagging order

The orgnaisation promised a big announcement last night. Here’s what it’s about.

Early morning shelling kills 16 at UN school shelter in Gaza

People displaced by war were living at the school.

Amnesty International calls for “immediate release” of US leaker Chelsea Manning

Today marks exactly one year since the US soldier was convicted on espionage charges.

Video: What exactly is the Ebola virus?

This video shows how the infection takes hold.

International - Yesterday’s News

US Bill introduced to end NSA’s bulk collection of phone records

If enacted, the legislation would be the most significant change in the wake of Edward Snowden’s information leaks.

Wikileaks are up to something tonight… But what?

Tonight’s ‘big announcement’ from the group comes on the eve of the first anniversary of Chelsea Manning’s conviction on espionage charges.

“Over 100″ Palestinians killed as Israel ramps up attacks on Gaza

Around 60 airstrikes have been carried out by Israeli forces today. The US says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked for fresh help brokering a ceasefire.

From Business ETC NZ paper uses photo of Jackass star Ryan Dunn in place of dead Israeli soldier Mistaken Identity

NZ paper uses photo of Jackass star Ryan Dunn in place of dead Israeli soldier

The paper apologised after they took the wrong photo from the soldier’s Facebook.

“You must listen”: Gaza teen tweets sound of bombs exploding

“I’m 16yrs old and have witnessed 3 wars, as I see, this is the hardest one.”

From Business ETC The Sun criticised for ‘irresponsible’ front page of boy with ‘devil mark’ Witch Hunt

The Sun criticised for ‘irresponsible’ front page of boy with ‘devil mark’

The newspaper, however, says it is conscious of the code and guidance around paying parents for stories.

Here’s how fighting in Ukraine is holding up the MH17 investigation

Again, fighting in the towns around the crash site made it impossible for Dutch and Australian authorities to get to the wreckage today.

From The Score 16-year-old weightlifter banned after testing positive for doping at Commonwealth Games A Sample

16-year-old weightlifter banned after testing positive for doping at Commonwealth Games

Nigerian teenager Chika Amalaha became the youngest ever gold medallist in the event this week.

Is this what the inside of a Hamas tunnel looks like?

New footage from the Israel Defence Forces shows a tunnel that was blown up.

Russia violated arms treaty by testing cruise missile, says US

Tension is already high between the two countries due to the crisis in Ukraine.

Explainer: What is happening in Gaza?

Lost in the media coverage of the ongoing conflict? Let us fill you in.

Pro-Russian rebels are using Soviet-era posters to recruit new fighters in Donetsk

Dozens of the posters have sprung up around the rebel-held industrial city.

This is the Hamas Prime Minister’s office after an Israeli air strike

Also hit was a Hamas-run television and radio station.

Five Israeli soldiers, 26 Palestinians killed in latest Gaza violence

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has said that the violence must stop “in the name of humanity”.

Spain has ghost estates too and jobless families are starting to squat in them

The occupied buildings have been dubbed “The Courtyards of Dignity”.

International - Monday 28 July, 2014

From Business ETC US aviation authority threatens Southwest Airlines with $12m fine over safety concerns Flight Risk

US aviation authority threatens Southwest Airlines with $12m fine over safety concerns

The FAA says the fine relates to repairs made to Boeing 737 planes in Southwest Airlines’ fleet.

This gif shows the spread of WWI into a global conflict WWI

This gif shows the spread of WWI into a global conflict

Gif shows scope of the Great War which claimed over 37 million lives.

Three more children have been killed in Israeli raids on Gaza tonight

Eight children were killed earlier when a missile slammed into a public playground at a refugee camp.

MH17 black boxes show crash caused by rocket shrapnel, says Ukrainian official

The investigators leading the probe in the Netherlands would not give confirmation.

Man who honeymooned aboard Costa Concordia is helping to dismantle the ship

“I’ll do what I have to do. But I won’t be able to stop thinking about the cabin where we spent the best week of our lives.”

This is the Jon Snow video on Gaza that everyone’s talking about

An emotional recounting of what he saw.

Human remains disturbed as missile strike hits Gaza cemetery

Palestinians had to re-bury human remains that were found by the graves.

Column: ‘Hell is Coming’ – fragments of horror from World War One World War One This post contains images

Column: ‘Hell is Coming’ – fragments of horror from World War One

One hundred years ago today, a conflict broke out that would change the world forever.

Downing of flight MH17 ‘may amount to a war crime’

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights added that an “effective” investigation is needed.

Man killed as 13 hit by lightning on busy beach

The man was hit on the popular Venice Beach after being caught in a thunderstorm.

As death toll rises, UN calls for “immediate and unconditional” ceasefire in Gaza conflict

The resolution came during a lull in fighting in Gaza early today, as the Mulsim Eid al-Fitr festival begins.

International - Sunday 27 July, 2014

Hamas agrees to 24-hour humanitarian truce

This followed a statement by Israel that it would resume its raids on Gaza.

Japanese schoolgirl arrested for murdering and dismembering classmate

The suspect has admitted strangling the victim and severing her head and left hand.

Germany warns citizens to leave Libya after deaths of 38 in clashes

Cashes broke out yesterday when Islamist groups launched an assault on the headquarters of a special forces unit

American doctor who moved to Africa to help Ebola patients has contracted the disease

Dr Kent Brantly had been working to contain the outbreak, which has killed more than 660 people already.

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Australian and Dutch police scrap MH17 site visit over security worries

Police officers from the two countries were due to recover victims’ remains from the site but heavy shelling has been reported in the village next to the crash site.

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