Palestinians mull war crime charges against Israel

GAZA CITY (AP):Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is seeking written pledges of support from all political factions, including rival Hamas, before making any attempt to press for possible war-crimes...

Investigators make it to jet crash site

ROZSYPNE (AP):As fighting raged in eastern Ukraine, an international team of investigators yesterday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 and got a first look at where it was brought down by a...

Toronto mayor Rob Ford orders 5 espressos in video

TORONTO (AP):Famed DJ deadmau5 asked Rob Ford to go for a coffee run in his Ferrari and was jolted by the Toronto mayor's order: five espressos in one cup.Deadmau5 posted a YouTube video of his coffee...

700 dead in West Africa Ebola outbreak

DAKAR (AP):The worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 deaths in West Africa as the World Health Organisation (WHO) yesterday announced dozens of new fatalities.In Sierra Leone, President Ernest Bai...

Immigration courts speed up children's cases

LOS ANGELES (AP);United States (US) immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the US border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in the US for years...

Floods submerge parts of Balkans, 2 have died

A second person has drowned after rivers burst their banks in Romania, authorities said yesterday, and the flooding also caused damage across the Balkans, inundating a power plant in Serbia and causing landslides in Montenegro....

19 swimmers drown off southern beaches

KARACHI (AP):At least 19 people have drowned off southern Pakistani beaches because of heavy waves and strong currents, rescuers disclosed yesterday.Shoaib Sadiqui, the administrator of Pakistan's largest city Karachi, said the victims ignored safety...

Seven killed, 13 missing as boat sinks

JAKARTA (AP):A boat carrying Indonesian villagers to their hometown to celebrate the end of Ramadan sank yesterday after hitting a stump in a river, leaving a woman and six children dead and at least 13 others...

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