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Malaysia falls silent in honour of returning MH17 dead

Black-clad Malaysians observed a minute of silence and a nationwide day of mourning on Friday as the first remains of the country's 43 citizens killed in the MH17 disaster returned home.

Gaza mortar fire kills child in southern Israel

An Israeli child was killed by mortar fire from Gaza on Friday, the army said, bringing the number of civilians killed in Israel during the 46-day conflict with Hamas to four.

At least 33 dead, more than 40 injured in Egypt bus crash

At least 33 people died and dozens were injured when two buses collided before dawn on Friday in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, the state news agency and security sources reported.

US: Troops exit, orderly protests unfold in Missouri

Protests unfolded peacefully Thursday in a Missouri town, and National Guard troops withdrew, 12 days after the fatal police shooting of a black teenager that led to racially-charged unrest.

Death toll could double to over 80 in Japan landslide

Heavy rain delayed a search on Friday for more than 50 people believed buried under a deadly landslide on the edge of the Japanese city of Hiroshima, as opposition politicians rounded on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for his handling of the disaster.

Violence against Iraqis worst in this century: UN

The violence against children, women and minority communities in Iraq in the past few weeks is one of the worst seen in this century, a UN spokesperson said on Thursday, citing information from Unicef.

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge seriously injures firefighters in US

Local media said that two firefighters were moving the apparatus after the Ice Bucket Challenge when a power arc occurred near the power lines, striking and seriously injuring them.

US judge rules against Florida gay marriage ban

A US federal judge struck down a Florida ban on gay marriage Thursday, but stayed the ruling pending further appeals.

US diplomats banned from Ice Bucket Challenge

It is the charity stunt that has got everyone from billionaires to pop stars and even former US presidents drenched by buckets of freezing water. But don't expect American diplomats to get involved in the fast-growing Ice Bucket Challenge any time soon.

Senegal closes border as UN warns on Ebola flare-up

Senegal has become the latest country to seal its border with a west African neighbour to ward off the deadly Ebola virus, as the new UN pointman on the epidemic said preparations must be made for a possible flare-up of the disease.

US media hail Iyengar as one of the greatest yoga gurus

Mainstream American media and yoga experts have mourned the loss of BKS Iyengar, calling him as one of the greatest yoga gurus who was instrumental in bringing the physical and spritual exercise to West.

Israeli strikes kill three senior Hamas commanders

Israeli warplanes killed three top Hamas commanders in southern Gaza on Thursday, inflicting a heavy blow on the movement's armed wing after failing to kill its top military chief.

Pak SC refuses to issue orders for evicting protesters

Pakistan Supreme Court today rejected the government's plea to issue an order for the eviction of protesters besieging the Parliament, saying it is an administrative matter and should be dealt with in accordance with the law.

#InstaFamous: World's 'selfie queen' posts 200 self portraits a week!

Do you know who is the world's selfie queen? Forget Kim Kardashian, and rather meet a mysterious Thai woman who has posted over 12,000 selfies on various social media platforms and can be considered for the top post.

US mission to rescue hostages in Syria failed

President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, the administration disclosed Wednesday.
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