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Aruba says ex-Venezuelan intelligence official detained on request from US government 25.7.2014 Star Tribune: World
International criminal court backs Libyan trial of spy chief al-Senussi 24.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
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UN chief says Syrian government and opposition are obstructing aid delivery as 'tactic of war' 24.7.2014 Star Tribune: World
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UN chief condemns attack on UN school in Gaza that killed many Palestinians and UN staff 24.7.2014 Star Tribune: World
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'Banned' Williamson vows to return to bowling crease 24.7.2014 New Kerala: World News
Johannesburg, July 24 : New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson has said that he would concentrate on changing whatever is necessary to return to the bowling crease after he was banned by the ICC from bowling his occasional off-spin in international cricket because of an illegal action.
Professor William I. Robinson: Global Capitalism Is in the Midst of Its Most Severe Crisis 24.7.2014 Truthout.com
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Suspected Nazi guard's death a blow to prosecutors 24.7.2014 Twincities.com: Nation
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — German efforts to prosecute aging war criminals suffered a setback this week with the death of a retired Philadelphia toolmaker who had long been in the crosshairs of Nazi hunters.
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Prof. William I. Robinson: Global Capitalism is in the Midst of its Most Severe Crisis 24.7.2014 Truthout.com
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James Taylor named captain of England Lions for triangular series 24.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
13-man squad will take on New Zealand A and Sri Lanka A
Middlesexs Ravi Patel makes first Lions squad appearance

England selectors have named a 13-man Lions squad, captained by James Taylor, for the triangular series against New Zealand A and Sri Lanka A. The squad, coached by Andy Flower, will play two 50-over matches against each of the touring teams.

National Selector James Whitaker said: With the Royal London One-Day International series against India rapidly approaching and next winters tour to Sri Lanka and ICC Cricket World Cup also firmly in our sights, this is the perfect opportunity for these players to impress the selectors in the 50-over format of the game.

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Israel, Hamas show no signs of bowing to pressure for truce 24.7.2014 Washington Post: World
JERUSALEM — Israeli air strikes continued and tanks plowed through Palestinian neighborhoods in Gaza on Thursday with no clear sign of progress in international efforts to broker a truce. Hamas militants stood by their demand that Israel and Egypt lift the economic blockade of the seaside strip that borders both nations before they will drop their arms. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sounded resolute that the fighting will go on until Israel accomplishes more of its military goal to destroy Hamas missile caches and border tunnels used to infiltrate ...
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Nazi war crimes suspect dies In U.S. 24.7.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A judge in Philadelphia issued an order Monday granting a request for a former Nazi camp guard to be extradited to Germany, but 89-year-old Johann "Hans" Breyer died Tuesday, his lawyer told The Associated Press.
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Long odds for justice in Malaysia jet disaster 24.7.2014 AP Top News
GENEVA (AP) -- Anyone hoping to bring to justice whoever downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 must face sobering facts....
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UN issues Gaza war crimes warning as flights to Israel resume 24.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

US lifts airline ban, while human rights council in Geneva votes to investigate offensive and Hamas calls for humanitarian truce

The UN has said Israel may have committed war crimes in its offensive against Hamas in Gaza, in which hundreds of Palestinian civilians have been killed in two weeks. In Geneva the UN human rights council voted to launch an international inquiry, with the US opposing the move and 17 countries abstaining.

"There seems to be a strong possibility that international law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes," Navi Pillay, the UN high commissioner for human rights, said in the debate.

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The panel: Australian views on the Gaza conflict 24.7.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
The panel: Australian views on the Gaza conflict
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Gaza death toll tops 700, medical authorities say 24.7.2014 Hindu: News
The death toll in the Israeli military campaign in the Gaza Strip has reached 707 with more than 4,500 people wounded, the Health Ministry in Gaza said early on Thursday. A top UN rights...
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UN to probe human rights violations by Israel 24.7.2014 New Kerala: World News
Geneva, July 24 : A special session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted a resolution Wednesday to launch an inquiry into human rights violations from Israel's latest military offensive in the Gaza Strip.
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Gaza Death Toll Hits 687; Three More Israeli Soldiers Die 24.7.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
An Israeli soldier launches a drone near the Gaza border. Israel says three of its soldiers were killed Wednesday, putting the military death toll at 32. Three Israeli civilians were also killed in rocket attacks out of Gaza. With fighting raging in Gaza, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said there was "a strong possibility" that Israel was committing war crimes in Gaza. So far at least 687 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have died in the fighting. Israel denies any ...
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Bob Dole returns to Capitol, takes on GOP critics of disability treaty 24.7.2014 LA Times: Nation
As they renewed their uphill battle Wednesday to ratify an international treaty on disability rights, Senate supporters focused on the potential benefits for disabled veterans and accused treaty opponents of “sowing lies and discord.”
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Nazi suspect dies before hours before extradition ruling 24.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Philadelphia • An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect died in custody hours before a U.S. ruling Wednesday that he should be extradited to Germany to face trial. Johann Breyer died Tuesday night at a Philadelphia hospital, where he had been transferred Saturday after a month in jail, his lawyer and the U.S. Marshals Service said. His death was disclosed Wednesday just as U.S. Magistrate Timothy Rice approved the extradition request, which would still have needed final U.S. government review. Ri...
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UN launches Gaza probe 24.7.2014 Telegraph: International
Geneva, July 23 (Reuters): The UN today launched an international inquiry into human rights violations and crimes that may have been committed by Israel during its military offensive in the Gaza Strip.
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