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International - Today’s News

Over 40 killed in plane crash near Taiwan airport – reports

Local reports say the crash happened during an emergency landing.

Two Ukrainian military jets shot down – spokesmen

The planes may have been carrying as many as four military personnel.

Escalating crisis in Gaza poses “serious threat” to children, says UNICEF

Meanwhile, UN rights commissioner condemns military action by Israeli and Hamas forces.

Palestinian family finds missing son ‘by chance’ – in YouTube video of his death

Salem Khaleel Shamaly was shot while out looking for his relatives.

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Polio ‘adding to Syria’s humanitarian disaster’ say aid agencies

A major vaccination campaign is underway, but UNICEF and WHO say aid workers need better and safer access to children in danger.

Chinese man dies of bubonic plague after feeding his dog a marmot

Some 30,000 people have been kept inside the city of Yumen for a week.

China detains five over expired meat sold to McDonald’s, KFC

US food supplier OSI is caught up in scandal involving out-of-date meat being mixed with fresh product or re-labelled.

From Business ETC Apple’s revenue for the second quarter is more than many countries’ GDP Make Money Money

Palestinian authority backs Hamas truce demands as two children killed in Gaza

As a solution is sought, fighting continued on the ground, with five more people dead.

MH17 black boxes to be sent to UK lab

Former US President Bill Clinton says those responsible “want a divided world”.

International - Yesterday’s News

US intelligence say MH17 shootdown may have been a ‘mistake’

They added that it was still unclear “who pulled the trigger”.

23 people have been killed by a Baghdad suicide car bomb

At least five of the those killed were policemen, as were eight of those wounded.

From Business ETC Apple profit climbs along with iPhone sales Demand

Apple profit climbs along with iPhone sales

However, iPad sales fell 9.2 percent from a year ago to 12.27 million.

Opinion: In the name of ‘defence’ we are attacking civilians already under Israeli control

The rocket fire from Gaza on Israeli civilians should not be justified. It threatens the lives of men, women and children.

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It has been 100 days since the Nigerian schoolgirls were abducted

A timeline of what has happened since 14 April.

US and European airlines suspend flights from flying in or out of Israel

The ban is in response to a rocket strike which landed approximately one mile from the international airport, said the FAA.

McNuggets in Japan and Starbucks dragged into out-of-date meat scandal KFC

McNuggets in Japan and Starbucks dragged into out-of-date meat scandal

An investigation is currently underway in Japan over the sale of out-of-date meat.

Obamacare on the rocks? Controversial law hits major court setback

The ruling means many low and middle-income people could face price hikes.

From Business ETC ‘From time to time, we screw up’: Sky News reporter on picking up MH17 luggage Colin Brazier

‘From time to time, we screw up’: Sky News reporter on picking up MH17 luggage

Colin Brazier has publicly apologised for the incident.

Britain to hold public inquiry into fatal poisoning of former Russian spy

Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned in London with radioactive tea eight years ago.

From Business ETC Apple is putting in its biggest-ever order for iPhones Iphone 6

Apple is putting in its biggest-ever order for iPhones

4.7 inch and 5.5 inch models will enter production in the coming weeks.

World pushes for Israel-Palestine ceasefire as seven more killed in Gaza

John Kerry and Ban Ki-moon are in Cairo, but fighting continues.

Separatists hand over MH17 black boxes, but Australia says there is a “cover-up”

Malaysia Airlines also faced a backlash after one of its planes flew over war-torn Syria.

International - Monday 21 July, 2014

Remains of MH17 victims to be handed over to Dutch authorities

A deal was reportedly also reached today with Ukrainian separatists over the recovery of the flight’s black boxes.

From Business ETC Taxi-hailing Uber app banned in South Korea over fears of unlicensed drivers Regulation

Taxi-hailing Uber app banned in South Korea over fears of unlicensed drivers

Drivers can bypass background checks, insurance and vehicle upkeep and safety.

FBI “may have created terrorists out of law-abiding individuals”, says rights report

HRW and Columbia Law School report says US law enforcement effectively participated in developing terrorism plots for prosecution.

Bereaved dad writes heartbreaking letter to “murderers of my loved and only child”

Hans de Boort lost his daughter Elsemiek (17) in the Malaysia Airlines incident.

Detroit to find out today if it can exit bankruptcy

The city has started turning itself around after filing for bankruptcy protection last year.

‘Stop bombing trapped civilians’ – Doctors’ plea as five are killed in Gaza hospital

Nine members of the same family were killed in an earlier air-strike.

“Although he is our child…he should be sentenced to death”, say parents of Taiwan attack suspect

Student Cheng Chieh, 21, could be executed if convicted of the fatal mass stabbing attack at a subway in Taipei in May.

‘Expired’ beef and chicken supplied to McDonald’s and KFC in China

Both immediately stopped using meat from the supplier once the revelations emerged.

From Business ETC EU hits out at Apple over in-app purchases Unaddressed Concerns

EU hits out at Apple over in-app purchases

The company face criticism about in-app purchases targeted at children.

Boy (4) dies after being dragged by hijacked car in South Africa

The little boy’s mother was loading him and his sister into the car when hijackers put a gun to her head.

Australia hits out at “shambolic” MH17 response

Tony Abbott called the downing of the plane “a crime”.

UN Security Council calls for “immediate truce” in Gaza

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon called on Israel to show “maximum restraint”.

International - Sunday 20 July, 2014

“It’s a massacre” – This has been the deadliest day in Gaza so far

Mahmoud Abbas has described the deaths as a “massacre”.

Sky News apologises after reporter rifled through luggage of MH17 passenger

“We shouldn’t really be doing this,” reporter Colin Brazier said on air.

Rain halts exhumation of bodies of girls who were gang-raped and lynched

The girls’ families say police officers didn’t ask fast enough because they are from a lower caste.

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