Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire from tomorrow morning, the United States and the United Nations announced.

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The director of the CIA has apologised to the US Senate over searches of Senate computers.

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UN spokesman sobs uncontrollably in interview on Gaza strikes

A spokesman for the UN Relief and Works Agency has broken down in tears during a TV interview.

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19 drown at Pakistan beaches marking end of Ramadan

At least 19 people have drowned off beaches in southern Pakistan because of heavy waves and strong currents, rescuers said today.

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Investigators finally reach Ukraine plane crash site

An international team of investigators in eastern Ukraine has for the first time reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

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Politicians approve Republican plan to file lawsuit against Obama

The US House of Representatives has approved a Republican plan to file a lawsuit against Barack Obama for allegedly exceeding his constitutional powers.

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Ebola virus emergency declared in Sierra Leone

The president of Sierra Leone has declared a public health emergency as the Ebola crisis deepens across West Africa.

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Netanyahu: We will destroy tunnel network 'with or without a ceasefire'

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the military will dismantle the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip “with or without a ceasefire”.

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Spanish railway workers strike amid peak holiday season

Spanish railway workers have begun a nationwide strike as one of the country’s busiest holiday periods kicks off.

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Document on US interrogation methods accidentally emailed to reporter

A Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention practices after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on the US has concluded that the agency initially ...

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Fears grow for Gaza as Israel calls up another 16,000 reservists

Israel has said it is calling up another 16,000 reservists, giving the military the ability to substantially widen its bloody Gaza offensive.

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