01 August 2014

News Ukraine

Live: Israeli soldier feared captured, ceasefire 'over' (62)
Tweet print © Sa"id Khatib, AFP I Smoke curls into the air after Israeli bombardments on the Gaza Strip on August 1, 2014. Text by FRANCE 24 Follow france24_en on twitter Several hours after the start of a three-day ceasefire between Israel and Hamas Friday, the Israeli army announced that the truce was over and military operations were in progress on the ground.
Ebola scare hits Glasgow 2014 (21)
Printable Version Glasgow, Scotland, Aug. 1, GNA - The 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, has been hit by Ebola scare, after Siera Lonnean cyclists was quarantined and tested for the deadly various last week. Cyclist Moses Sesay, 32, was admitted to a Glasgow hospital last week after feeling unwell and doctors tested him for various conditions, including Ebola - a deadly disease that killed 792 people in West Africa.
5.6 Magnitude Earthquake jolts North Algeria (18)
Algiers, August 01 (QNA) - An earthquake measuring 5.6 degrees on Richter scale hit the suburbs of Algeria's capital Algiers early Friday. The quake hit 19 kilometers east of Bologhine, a suburb of the city of Algiers, said Algeria's National Research Centre in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Geophysics (CRAAG). There was no reports of casualties or property damage.
Gas explosions kill 24, injure 271 in Taiwan (35)
At least 24 people were killed and 271 injured when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city, hurling concrete and cars through the air and blasting trenches in the streets, authorities said Friday, as a search for the cause began. The series of explosions about midnight Thursday and early Friday struck a densely populated district where several petrochemical plans operate
Top Republican to resign from US Congress (14)
AFP reported, Just hours after stepping down as US House majority leader, Republican Representative Eric Cantor announced he would resign from his congressional seat later this month. Establishment heavyweight Cantor lost his seat to an even more conservative but virtually unknown Tea Party-backed challenger in a June election amid deep divisions within the Republican Party ahead of November's congressional vote.
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