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Ban Ki-moon in Qatar

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:33 PM

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Israel to 'exercise maximum restraint' and spare civilian lives in its campaign in Gaza, where the Palestinian death toll on July 20, 2014, alone passed 100.

Politics & Economics»

Hedge funds ordered to prevent Argentina’s debt default

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:33 PM

On July 22, 2014, a US judge ordered Argentina and New York-based hedge funds to urgently reach a deal to avoid Buenos Aires defaulting over more than $1.3bn in unpaid debts.

Politics & Economics»

Girl Summit 2014 in London

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:33 PM

At the one-day summit to discuss an end to FGM and forced marriage, The Girl Summit 2014, the UK government has announced that parents will face prosecution if they fail to prevent their daughters suffering female genital mutilation (FGM).

Politics & Economics»

UN Security Council on situation in Gaza

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:33 PM

The United Nations Security Council meets at the UN headquarters in New York City to discuss the Israeli operation in the Gaza Strip, which is entering the third week with over 500 Palestinians killed in Gaza, the vast majority being civilians.

Travel»

Top travel hotspots for Eid

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:33 PM

Plan your holiday getaway with an all-new guide to the best places to visit in 2014 – each within just six hours of Dubai

Lifestyle»

Top 10 male grooming tips: simple and essential tools

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:10 PM

Advice on how to take care of your skin, get the best haircut and make the most of your assets

Politics & Economics»

Blair marks the 20th anniversary of his election as Labour Party leader

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 12:46 PM

Former PM said leaders must "base policies on reality, not a delusionary view of the world"

Technology»

Scientists hope to grow salad in space

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 12:46 PM

Scientists and engineers from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) are developing greenhouses for a potential Mars colony.

Culture & Society»

A business profits from California drought

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 12:46 PM

As the severe California drought continues to worsen, a grass painting company profits since home owners and businesses looking to conserve water are letting lawns die off and are having them painted to look green.

Culture & Society»

Chinese muslims observe Ramadan

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 12:46 PM

Ningxia, the largest region with the Muslim Hui nationality in China, numbers more than 2.2 million. China has more than 10 million Hui Muslims throughout the country.

Technology»

45th anniversary of Apollo 11's first human landing on the Moon

Monday, 21 July 2014 11:54 AM

The crew of Apollo 11 consisted of astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. 'buzz' Aldrin Jr.

Healthcare»

AIDS Conference commences shadowed by MH17 tragedy

Monday, 21 July 2014 11:54 AM

At least six delegates travelling to the 20th International AIDS Conference were on board the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 which was reportedly shot down over Eastern Ukraine.

Politics & Economics»

Hong Kong's economy to grow by 4%

Monday, 21 July 2014 11:54 AM

Hong Kong's economy in 2014 is expected to expand at its fastest pace in three years, according to government estimations, with a forecasted growth of between three and four percent, up from 2.9 percent in 2013.

Politics & Economics»

Iran nuclear talks extended to November 24

Monday, 21 July 2014 11:53 AM

In a deal reached late Friday in Vienna, the world powers and Iran agreed to extend their talks on Tehran's nuclear programme until November 24, 2014, and the United States agreed to release $2.8 billion in frozen Iranian funds in return for Iran agreeing to convert some of its 20 percent enriched uranium stocks into fuel.

Sport»

Revealed: FIFA World Rankings 2014 – Arab states

Monday, 21 July 2014 9:24 AM

The official rankings of the region's top football nations

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