HindustanTimes Fri,11 Jul 2014


Gaza: Israeli air strikes kill 85 Palestinians

Israeli fire fighters
Israeli air strikes on Gaza killed four more Palestinians before dawn on Friday, raising the death toll from the four day offensive to at least 85, while a Palestinian rocket hit a fuel tanker at an Israeli petrol station causing a huge blaze.

German FM, press applaud expulsion of CIA chief

Germany's decision to ask the CIA station chief in Berlin to leave the country was an adequate, inevitable response following fresh allegations of US spying on Berlin, German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Friday.

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iPhone a threat to China national security, says state media

A man uses 'Siri' on the new iPhone 4S
Chinese state media on Friday branded Apple Inc's iPhone a threat to national security because of the smartphone's ability to track and time-stamp user locations. "This is extremely sensitive data," said a researcher in a media report.

Northern Israel hit by projectile fired from Lebanon

A man uses 'Siri' on the new iPhone 4S
Authorities say apparent rocket fire from Lebanon has struck Israel as long-range rocket fire from Gaza continued for a fourth day.

Crime spree helps Pak Taliban squirrel away cash before raids begin

Taliban fighters
In the months before Pakistan jets began pounding Taliban hideouts in the lawless border region near Afghanistan, militants were busily conducting an unprecedented wave of kidnapping and extortion, stockpiling cash for the fight ahead.

Gaza death toll reaches 78 as Israel hints at invasion

Gaza City
At least 78 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed in Israel's Gaza offensive, Palestinian officials said on Thursday as militants in the enclave kept up rocket attacks on Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and other cities.

Rockets hit 'mini-India' town in Israel

Dimona, a home to 7,500 Indian Jewish community came under rocket attack by Palestian militant group Hamas on Thursday. Indians remained safe and were taking precautionary measures as adviced by authorities.

Father kills 4 children in Texas attack: officials

Texas shooting
A father opened fire at a suburban Houston home, killing four of his children as well as two adults who were with them and critically wounding his 15-year-old daughter, authorities said.

Texas killer tied up the children and shot them back of the head execution-style

Texas family murdered
The Texas man accused of slaughtering six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, was charged with murder Thursday amid reports he had previously been arrested for domestic violence.

Virginia police won't seek nude photo of teenager in sexting case

Virginia authorities on Thursday said they will not serve a search warrant for evidence in a juvenile sexting case, which the 17-year-old defendant's lawyer said included demands for a picture of the teen's erect penis.

Despite German fury, US silent about spy row

National Security Agency
The United States on Thursday refused to break its silence about a spying row which led a furious Germany to expel the CIA station chief in Berlin, but concern deepened among lawmakers about damage to relations with Europe's dominant power.

China: Minivan falls into pond, 8 children dead

A school bus overloaded with students
The bus was returning the children home from school Thursday in a mountainous village near the capital city of Hunan province when it fell into a pond, the Xinhua News Agency said.

53 blindfolded bodies found in Iraq

Iraq militants
Iraqi security forces found 53 corpses, blindfolded and handcuffed, south of Baghdad on Wednesday as Shi'ite and Kurdish leaders traded accusations over an Islamist insurgency raging in the country's Sunni provinces.

N Korea's Kim issues warning at rocket firing drill

Kim Jong Un
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has warned the reclusive communist country could become "a bargaining chip for the strong" in a statement at a tactical rocket firing drill.
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