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17:37, 24 July 2014 Thursday
Pools of blood lay on the ground and on students' desks in the courtyard of the school near the apparent impact mark of the shell,

A diplomat in the Malian capital Bamako said that the north of the country - which lies on the plane's likely flight path - was struck by a powerful sandstorm overnight.

Senior Defence Ministry official Amos Gilad said: "These are not prisoners of war. These are detainees. These are not people who are recognised under international treaties. They are murderers and terrorists."

The biggest international medical aid group in the state was expelled after the treatment of victims of massacre against Rohingya.

76-year-old Fuad Masum, who also served as the first prime minister of autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan in 1992-1993, reportedly emerged as the only candidate of the Kurdish blocs.

Troubles in Ukraine, Iraq, Syria and Israel are forcing airlines travelling between the east and the west to fly through Turkey.

Politicians and activists have complained that while Ukraine has a new president, it has yet to elect a new parliament since the toppling of pro-Russian leader Viktor Yanukovich

Human rights group B'Tselem will petition Israel's supreme court after advert was deemed to be 'politically controversial'

A huge attack on a prisoner convoy in Iraq has reportedly killed at least 60 people.

Turkey called on citizens to immediately leave Libya and avoid non-essential travel after airports were closed down due to shelling.

The Strasbourg-based court ruled that Poland had violated articles of the convention on, among others, the prohibition of torture, the right to liberty, and to an effective investigation of their allegations.

The Brazzaville talks have involved dozens of members of armed groups, the transitional government and civil society members

U.S. State Secretary John Kerry said that there had been progress in the ceasefire talks.

Three more Gazans, including two children, were killed by Israeli strikes early on Thursday.

In the petition, the soldiers pointed to the army's structure and fundamental role in Israeli society as reasons for being unable to decouple any form of service from the fighting.

'We will continue to remind the world of the blood of innocent Palestinian infants and children,' Turkish PM Erdogan said.

Hamas has killed 32 Israeli soldiers -- almost three times as many as in the last major ground clashes in a 2008-9 conflict

Khaled Meshaal asked for the international community to help bring medicine, fuel and other supplies into the territory, but he said that any more permanent ceasefire could only come about after Israel ended its siege

The U.N. Human Rights Council condemned the Israeli assault which it said had involved "disproportionate and indiscriminate attacks." The U.N. aid agency OCHA said at least five entire families, with 36 people, had been killed in the past few days.

The bombs was reportedly targeting thousands of Muslims under the leadership of Sheik Dahiru Usman Bauchi, another one aimed at opposition leader and ex-president Muhammadu Buhari

With so many of their countrymen dead, the Dutch have been taking a leading role in the international effort to recover and identify the bodies and investigate the cause of the crash.

Protesters defied a ban on pro-Palestine rallies against the Israeli onslaught on the Gaza Strip, which has killed over 650 Palestinians, mainly civilians, since July 7.

Iraq's politicians have been deadlocked over forming a new government since an election in April

Ukraine's military operations spokesman said the two were downed near Savur Mogila in eastern Ukraine. No details were known about the pilots.

Turkish President Abdullah Gul reiterated that Turkey s making tireless efforts in order that peace can be re-established in Syria and suggested to the Syrian refugees living at camps in the country that they take advantage of the amenities and opportunities which the government provides for them in such areas as health and education.

High-speed rail project linking Ankara and Istanbul to be opened on Friday after latest delays blamed on May sabotage.

Turkey's Deputy PM Bulent Arinc said a ceasefire must be declared at once between Palestine and Israel and demanded an end to the Israeli blockade of Gaza.

"Every one of these incidents must be properly and independently investigated," Pillay said in some of her strongest comments on the conflict.

"The Gaza demands of stopping the aggression and lifting the blockade in all its forms are the demands of the entire Palestinian people and they represent the goal that the Palestinian leadership has dedicated all its power to achieve," senior PLO official Yasser Abed Rabbo said in Ramallah

A major operation in Istanbul and other cities sees more police officers and officials detained in a wiretapping probe.

To date, at least 132 children have been killed in Gaza since the Israeli attacks began on July 7.

A statement renewed calls for President Uhuru Kenyatta's ruling Jubilee Coalition to pull Kenyan troops out of Somalia.

"The English in particular were very pleasant so to speak saying we would never do that, but I told my dear British friends let's talk about the financial sector," Laurent Fabius said

The coalition statement said Tumeh and other ministers would continue as caretakers until the new government was formed

Tibetan spiritual leader called on monks in Myanmar and Sri Lanka to end violence towards Muslims in their countries.

Seleka's head of delegation, General Mohamed Moussa Dhaffane, told a session it was time to formalise the split after tens of thousands of Muslims had fled the south.

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