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Shelling around MH17 site blocks international police

Members of the pro-Ukraine Donbass Battalion carry a seized Russian machine gun while patroling.  AFP

Heavy shelling around the crash site of downed Malaysian flight MH17 forced the Dutch and Australian police to scrap a planned trip on Sunday, as 13 people, including two children were killed during c

2 soldiers, 10 jihadists killed in Yemen attack

Two soldiers and 10 jihadists were killed on Sunday in attempted car bomb attacks on Army posts and subsequent clashes in the southern province of Abyan, a military official said.

Lankan asylum-seekers arrive in Oz

Eighty-one asylum-seekers arrived at the remote Curtin Immigration Detention Centre in Western Australia

Dog cull YouTube video sparks outrage

Among the white sandy beaches, luxury villas and temples, authorities on the Indonesian island of Bali are carrying out mass culls of dogs in an anti-rabies campaign, a official confirmed Sunday.

Gaza truce efforts go up in smoke

Children are seen behind a sheet which covers an improvised tent on in the garden of AlShifa Hospital in Gaza City on Sunday AFP

Hamas’ accepts ceasefire after Israel resumed strikes; Netanyahu not softening stance

Bodies of jihadis paraded in Iraq

Shia militiamen in Iraq’s city of Baquba dragged the bodies of jihadi fighters of the group formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) through the streets on Sunday and hung the

Clashes in Benghazi kill 38 in 24 hours

A military source said the clashes broke out when Islamists launched an assault on the headquarters of a special forces unit near the city centre, causing casualties among forces defending their barracks

Termites as main course in DR Congo


Insect connoisseurs insist they have real gastronomic value

Sangakkara stars for Sri Lanka on rain-hit day


Kumar Sangakkara and skipper Angelo Mathews struck brisk half-centuries to help Sri Lanka set up a thrilling finale to the series-deciding second Test against South Africa on Sunday.Sangakkara (72) h

Ricciardo triumphs amid chaos

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo celebrates  after winning the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix

Australian Daniel Ricciardo charged to a thrilling Hungarian Grand Prix victory on Sunday, his second Formula One win for Red Bull, as a drenched track caused chaos among world championship leaders.Ri

There is no shortage of just causes in the world, filled as it is with rising inequity, conflict and brutality. Yet, some causes seem more equal than others. The current one is the Israeli invasion of Gaza.

The Israeli assault on Gaza is horrific in its ferocity and far exceeds the limits of justifiable and even acceptable retribution.