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International - Sunday 13 July, 2014

Thousands of families flee Gaza with nothing in fear of their lives

This is the sixth day of conflict, at least 166 people have been killed.

Pope promises “solutions” to celibacy in the priesthood

Francis also condemned child sex abuse as a “leprosy” in the Church.

Australia’s five-time Olympic gold medallist Ian Thorpe reveals he is gay

The swimmer said he had “wanted to come out” for some time, but didn’t feel as if he could make the admission.

‘The Church has been wrong not to ordain women bishops’

So says the head of the world’s Anglicans, as he prepares for a vote on the issue this week.

From The Daily Edge 9 breathtaking photos of the supermoon from around the world Supermoon

9 breathtaking photos of the supermoon from around the world

Last night’s supermoon was the first of three expected to happen over the next few months.

Opinion: American policy is moving ever further from European interests

Under the Obama administration the NSA has continued to grow and Libya has slipped into chaos, meanwhile relations with Russia are reaching crisis point.

Palestine death toll from Israeli air strikes jumps to 162

Yesterday was the deadliest day since conflict broke out on Tuesday.

International - Saturday 12 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge Tommy Ramone, the last of the Ramones, dies aged 62 RIP

Tommy Ramone, the last of the Ramones, dies aged 62

Tommy co-founded the Ramones with Joey, DeeDee and Johnny Ramone in 1974.

Australian minister questions PETA tactics over video of sheep being beaten

The video shows shearers beating and throwing the animals, stamping on their necks and stitching wounds apparently without anaesthetic.

New phone leaks show Sarkozy “offered plum job to judge”

The former French president was charged two weeks ago with corruption and influence peddling in a case related to his 2007 campaign.

Three injured – one with suspected leg fracture – during Pamplona bull run

An anti-slip coating had been put on the street’s cobblestones to try and lessen injuries after rain overnight.

“The rebels will pay…”: Ukraine leader vows action over rocket attacks

Separatists near the Russian border mowed down 19 troops in a hail of heavy rocket fire yesterday.

Gaza latest: Israel vows no let-up, Hamas remains defiant

About 525 rockets have hit the Jewish state since Tuesday, while Israel hit over 60 targets in Gaza overnight

International - Friday 11 July, 2014

Tsunami warning issued after earthquake hits off Fukushima coast

The 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck in the Pacific off Fukushima.

Tensions flare as Kurds claim control of disputed northern oilfields in Iraq

The move has put strain on the frayed relationship between Iraqi and Kurdish leaders.

From The Score ‘No press conference, no party’: LeBron James is going back to work with Cleveland Cavaliers Prodigal Son

‘No press conference, no party’: LeBron James is going back to work with Cleveland Cavaliers

Sports Illustrated and the Cavs landed The Big One today.

Gaza death toll hits 100 as truce efforts waver

Israeli airstrikes continue to bombard Gaza today as the Palestinian death toll reaches 100.

From The Score Liverpool confirm Suarez transfer to Barcelona Suarez

Liverpool confirm Suarez transfer to Barcelona

“It is with a heavy heart that I leave Liverpool for a new life and new challenges in Spain,” Suarez said.

Singapore national library to destroy LGBT-themed children’s books

Library says three books are contrary to its “pro-family” stance.

From The Score Football brings hope, but not much more in favelas of Rio Letter From Brazil

Football brings hope, but not much more in favelas of Rio

Mikey Stafford tours a north Rio favela with a Corkman trying to make a difference.

“Either they were lying or they’re lying now” – George Clooney rejects Mail apology

“So I thank the Mail for its apology. Not that I would ever accept it, but because in doing so they’ve exposed themselves as the worst kind of tabloid.”

Australian judge to be investigated for ‘appalling’ comments on incest

The judge reportedly said sex between siblings was gaining social acceptance just like homosexuality.

“They beat me with their fists, a chair, anything they could find. They stubbed out cigarettes on my leg and electrocuted me.”

Amnesty International says the bulk of the kidnappings are carried out by pro-Russian rebels.

International - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Germany expels top US spy from Berlin over espionage claims

Incident is the latest episode in allegations of US spying in Germany.

Air strikes on Gaza kill 32 while 120 rockets strike Israel on third day of campaign

Another 24 rockets from Gaza were intercepted, army figures show.

‘They are Palestinian, not Israeli’ – ABC News says sorry for very unfortunate error

The mistake comes as the Gaza conflict is increasingly ‘on a knife-edge.’

UK rushes emergency laws on phone and data surveillance

It will ensure that security services can continue accessing internet and mobile phone data.

From The Score No holy war as Pope Francis and Benedict XVI will not watch World Cup final together The Two Popes Final

No holy war as Pope Francis and Benedict XVI will not watch World Cup final together

Apparently watching football would be ‘like inflicting an infinite penitence’ on the German.

Nurse jailed for ill treatment of 92-year-old after family installed secret camera

The hidden camera captured the nurse poking the 92-year-old victim in the head and telling her to “shut up”.

Syrian rebels storm Sunni village, leaving 14 dead

Both State media and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported the attack.

Flooding and havoc as typhoon hits hard in Japan

The storm has left several people dead and a string of damage in its wake.

Man kills four of his children and two adults in domestic dispute

The man also critically injured his 15-year-old daughter.

African elephants could quickly “be driven to extinction locally”, warns conservation group

CITES says that the number of elephants killed in the past three years is “far exceeding” the number born.

From The Score Breakfast at Bebeto’s: All you need to know about last night’s World Cup action Oranje Crushed

Breakfast at Bebeto’s: All you need to know about last night’s World Cup action

Leo Messi has a date with destiny at The Maracanã this Sunday.

Israeli air strikes kill 20 more people in Gaza

The deaths bring to 70 the number of Palestinians killed since Tuesday.

International - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

From The Score As it happened: Netherlands v Argentina, World Cup semi-final Minute-by-Minute This post contains a poll

As it happened: Netherlands v Argentina, World Cup semi-final

Could Messi send the Argies to their first final since 1990 or will it be Louis van Gaal’s men who face Germany.

Israel pounds Gaza in continued offensive as Hamas flexes its firepower

The Israeli Prime Minister has warned of even tougher action against Hamas