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  • 01 Aug 2014 01:51

    Ebola-hit west Africa launches US$100m battle plan

    West Africa's Ebola-hit nations imposed stringent new rules on Thursday (July 31) to tackle the world's worst-ever outbreak of the tropical virus and agreed to launch a US$100 million response plan at an emergency regional summit.

  • 31 Jul 2014 19:22

    Blasts as experts finally reach MH17 crash site in Ukraine

    Explosions rang out near the crash site of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine on Thursday (31 July) as international investigators arrived for the first time in nearly a week after Kiev announced a surprise one-day halt to its offensive against rebels.

  • 31 Jul 2014 20:27

    Israel vows to crush Gaza tunnels, snubs UN

    Israel vowed on Thursday (July 31) to keep its troops in Gaza until they finish destroying a network of cross-border tunnels, despite sharp UN and US criticism over the Palestinian death toll.

  • 31 Jul 2014 21:08

    Russia in fresh war games as Ukraine lodges complaint

    Russia has launched fresh war games involving S-300 surface-to-air missiles on its southern flank as Ukraine demanded that Moscow explain separate three-day drills close to the border.

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