Lightning kills man on US beach

July 28th, 2014

One man is killed and several people are hurt following lightning strikes on crowded Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California.

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UN Calls For ‘Unconditional’ Gaza Ceasefire

July 28th, 2014

The Security Council expresses “grave concerns” about the loss of life and urges both sides to implement an immediate truce.

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Aid Group: 2nd American has Ebola in Liberia

July 28th, 2014

In this 2014 photo provided by the Samaritan's Purse aid organization, Dr. Kent Brantly, left, treats an Ebola patient at the Samaritan's Purse Ebola Case Management Center in Monrovia, Liberia. On Saturday, July 26, 2014, the North Carolina-based aid organization said Brantly tested positive for the disease and was being treated at a hospital in Monrovia. (AP Photo/Samaritan's Purse)BOONE, N.C. (AP) — A second American aid worker has tested positive for the Ebola virus at the same hospital in Liberia where an American doctor became infected while helping to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease, a relief group official said Sunday.


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California hit by raging wildfires

July 28th, 2014

Two fast-moving wildfires in California have destroyed 10 homes and forced the evacuation of hundreds more, officials say.

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Nibali set to win Tour as last stage begins

July 27th, 2014

Vincenzo Nibali of Italy, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, second right, Peter Sagan of Slovakia, wearing the best sprinter's green jersey, right. Rafal Majka of Poland, wearing the best climber's dotted jersey, left and Thibaut Pinot of France, wearing the best young rider's white jersey, cycle at the front of the field at the start of the twenty-first and last stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 137.5 kilometers (85.4 miles) with start in Evry and finish in Paris, France, Sunday, July 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)EVRY, France (AP) — Vincenzo Nibali and the Tour de France pack have begun the 21st and final stage of this year's race, with the Italian poised to take home the leader's yellow jersey on Sunday.


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Banks named in silver-fix lawsuit

July 27th, 2014

Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Bank of Nova Scotia are accused of attempting to rig the price of silver, in a lawsuit filed in the US.

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Hamas Agrees To New 24-Hour Truce In Gaza

July 27th, 2014

The militants accept a ceasefire as Israel resumes its offensive after rockets are fired across the border from Gaza.

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Kershaw throws 2-hitter as Dodgers beat Giants 5-0

July 27th, 2014

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw winds up during the third inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Saturday, July 26, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Clayton Kershaw threw a two-hitter to win his ninth straight decision, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.


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Wikipedia blocks US Congress edits

July 27th, 2014

Administrators have imposed a ban on Wikipedia alterations from the US House of Representatives, following “persistent disruptive editing”.

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Israel Extends Gaza Ceasefire For 24 Hours

July 26th, 2014

Hamas resumes rocket fire after rejecting a United Nations-backed extension of the humanitarian truce.

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