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Gaza death toll passes 1,200 amid latest talk of truce

Gaza death toll passes 1,200 amid latest talk of truce
The Palestine Liberation Organisation expressed readiness for a Gaza truce and Washington said Israel had sought help Tuesday in calming a 22-day conflict that has killed more than 1,200 people in the enclave.

Twitter flies on surprisingly strong numbers

Twitter flies on surprisingly strong numbers
Twitter shares shot higher by some 30 percent Tuesday after its quarterly report showed surprisingly strong revenue and user growth, despite a widening loss.

Twitter loss widens but user numbers propel shares

Twitter loss widens but user numbers propel shares
Twitter on Tuesday reported that its quarterly loss widened to $145 million despite revenue more than doubling, but its shares soared on word of healthy user growth.

Twitter loss widens, revenue surges

Twitter loss widens, revenue surges
Twitter on Tuesday reported that its quarterly loss widened to $145 million despite revenue more than doubling.

Paris tourists share picnics with rats at the Louvre

Paris tourists share picnics with rats at the Louvre
On a summer's day in central Paris, hundreds of tourists are enjoying a picnic in the city's Tuileries garden.

Liverpool sign Belgian World Cup star Origi

Liverpool sign Belgian World Cup star Origi
Liverpool announced on Tuesday the signing of 19-year-old Belgium striker Divock Origi from Lille, but said they will loan him back to the French side for the 2014-15 campaign.

Dozens killed in terror attack in China's Xinjiang: Xinhua

Dozens killed in terror attack in China's Xinjiang: Xinhua
Chinese police shot dead dozens belonging to a knife-wielding terror gang in Xinjiang, state media said Tuesday, in the latest bout of violence to rock the far western region home to the mainly Muslim Uighur minority.

Dozens killed and injured in terror attack in China's Xinjiang

Dozens killed and injured in terror attack in China's Xinjiang
Dozens of people were killed and injured in a "terrorist attack" in China's far western Xinjiang region, home to the mainly Muslim Uighur minority, state media reported Tuesday.

Rare Sri Lankan leopards born in French zoo

Rare Sri Lankan leopards born in French zoo
Two rare Sri Lankan leopard cubs have been born in a zoo in northern France, a boost for a sub-species that numbers only about 700 in the wild, the head of the facility said Tuesday.

McDonald's Japan pulls profit forecast after China meat scandal

McDonald's Japan pulls profit forecast after China meat scandal
McDonald's Japan on Tuesday pulled its profit forecast for the year as it acknowledged that an "appalling" tainted meat scandal at a Chinese supplier would dent its finances.

Great apes face extinction: conservationist Jane Goodall

Great apes face extinction: conservationist Jane Goodall
The world's great apes face extinction within decades, renowned chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall warned Tuesday in a call to arms to ensure man's closest relatives are not wiped out.

France hands over suspected Jewish Museum gunman to Belgium

France hands over suspected Jewish Museum gunman to Belgium
France handed over to Belgium on Tuesday the man suspected of carrying out a deadly shooting in May at the Jewish Museum in Brussels.

London's famed 'Gherkin' on sale for 650 mn pounds

London's famed 'Gherkin' on sale for 650 mn pounds
London's landmark "Gherkin" office tower, one of the landmarks on the British capital's skyline, went on sale for about 650 million pounds ($1.1 billion, 820 million euros) on Tuesday after being placed into receivership.

London's famed 'Gherkin' on sale for £650 mn

London's famed 'Gherkin' on sale for £650 mn
London's landmark "Gherkin" office tower, one of the landmarks on the British capital's skyline, went on sale for about £650 million ($1.1 billion, 820 million euros) on Tuesday after being placed into receivership.

UBS profits rise but clouded by tax, legal risks

UBS profits rise but clouded by tax, legal risks
Leading Swiss bank UBS turned in a strong profit performance in the second quarter, but highlighted on Tuesday the stark risks financial institutions face from campaigns by tax and regulatory bodies.

China puts powerful former security chief under investigation

China puts powerful former security chief under investigation
China's ruling Communist Party said Tuesday it has launched an investigation into former security chief Zhou Yongkang -- one of its most powerful figures -- in a bold move in the country's deepening anti-corruption crackdown.

China launches graft probe into powerful ex-security chief

China launches graft probe into powerful ex-security chief
China's ruling Communist Party said Tuesday it has launched an investigation into former security chief Zhou Yongkang -- one of its most powerful figures -- in a bold move in the country's deepening anti-corruption crackdown.

China puts former security chief under investigation

China puts former security chief under investigation
China's ruling Communist Party has put former security chief Zhou Yongkang -- one of its most powerful men -- under investigation, it said Tuesday, the most senior official to fall for decades.

China puts former security chief Zhou under investigation

China puts former security chief Zhou under investigation
China's ruling Communist Party has put former security chief Zhou Yongkang -- one of its most powerful men -- under investigation, it said Tuesday, the most senior official to fall for decades.

China's former security chief Zhou facing disciplinary probe

China's former security chief Zhou facing disciplinary probe
China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang is under investigation, authorities said on Tuesday, in a move targeting one of the ruling Communist Party's most powerful men.

Nigerian weightlifter in doping shock

Nigerian weightlifter in doping shock
Nigerian teenage weightlifter Chika Amalaha has been provisionally suspended from the Commonwealth Games after testing positive in a doping test taken after she won gold in the women's 53kg category, the Commonwealth Games Federation announced Tuesday.

Nigerian weightlifter in doping shock at Commonwealth Games

Nigerian weightlifter in doping shock at Commonwealth Games
Nigerian teenage weightlifter Chika Amalaha has been provisionally suspended from the Commonwealth Games after testing positive in a doping test taken after she won gold in the women's 53kg category, the Commonwealth Games Federation announced Tuesday.

Tripoli fire rages as Libya warplane crashes in Benghazi battle

Tripoli fire rages as Libya warplane crashes in Benghazi battle
A huge blaze raged for a third day at a fuel depot near Tripoli's airport Tuesday, while a warplane crashed in Libya's second city Benghazi during fighting with Islamists.

Tripoli fire rages as Libya warplane crashes over Benghazi

Tripoli fire rages as Libya warplane crashes over Benghazi
A huge blaze raged for a third day at a fuel depot near Tripoli's airport Tuesday, while a paramilitary warplane crashed in Libya's second city Benghazi during fighting with Islamists.

BP warns more sanctions on Russia could hit business

BP warns more sanctions on Russia could hit business
Oil giant BP warned on Tuesday that more sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis could "adversely impact" its activities, and posted a quarterly profit leap aided by its stake in Rosneft.

BP Q2 net profits soar 65% but wary of sanctions on Russia

BP Q2 net profits soar 65% but wary of sanctions on Russia
BP said on Tuesday that net profits surged 65 percent in the second quarter, boosted by high oil prices, but warned that more economic sanctions against Russia could hit performance.

Karzai cousin killed in Afghan 'turban bomb' attack

Karzai cousin killed in Afghan 'turban bomb' attack
A suicide attacker killed an influential cousin of Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday, officials said, raising tensions during a dispute over election results that will determine the country's new leader as US-led troops withdraw.

Honda net profit jumps 19.6% on strong sales, weak yen

Honda net profit jumps 19.6% on strong sales, weak yen
Japanese automaker Honda said Tuesday its latest quarterly net profit jumped 19.6 percent to $1.4 billion thanks to a weak yen and growth in global auto sales, as it boosted its full-year profit forecast.

Gaza truce offers fly, but so do shells

Gaza truce offers fly, but so do shells
The Palestine Liberation Organisation expressed readiness for a Gaza truce and Washington said Israel had sought help Tuesday in calming a 22-day conflict that has killed nearly 1,200 in the enclave.

Gaza fighting rages as Palestinians offer truce

Gaza fighting rages as Palestinians offer truce
Israel intensified its Gaza bombardment leaving scores dead Tuesday, the 22nd day of a devastating conflict, as Palestinian leaders said an offer of a day-long truce was on the table.

Gaza fighting rages as conflict enters 4th week

Gaza fighting rages as conflict enters 4th week
Israel's bombardment of Gaza left dozens more Palestinians dead on Tuesday after a black day for the Israeli army, with the spiral of violence showing no sign of abating.

Iran's supreme leader accuses Israel of Gaza 'genocide'

Iran's supreme leader accuses Israel of Gaza 'genocide'
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Tuesday accused Israel of committing "genocide" in Gaza and called on the Islamic world to arm Palestinians fighting "the Zionist regime".

China confirms Microsoft probe for 'monopoly' actions

China confirms Microsoft probe for 'monopoly' actions
China is investigating Microsoft for allegedly operating a monopoly in its market, the government said Tuesday, as it took aim at the US software giant over business practices.

China probes Microsoft for 'monopoly'

China probes Microsoft for 'monopoly'
China is investigating Microsoft for allegedly operating a monopoly in its market, the government said Tuesday, as it took aim at the US software giant over business practices.

China probes Microsoft for operating system monopoly: reports

China probes Microsoft for operating system monopoly: reports
A Chinese probe into Microsoft is probably targeting its "monopoly" of the country's operating systems market, state media said Tuesday, after the US software giant became the latest foreign firm under Beijing's scrutiny.

Chinese officials cut corners with rectangular running track

Chinese officials cut corners with rectangular running track
Chinese officials painted a rectangular running track at a stadium as they rushed preparations for a visit by their superiors, state media reported Tuesday.

Japan heatwave kills 15, thousands hospitalised

Japan heatwave kills 15, thousands hospitalised
Sweltering summer heat in Japan has left at least 15 people dead over the past week, while more than 8,000 others were rushed to hospital with heatstroke symptoms, official figures showed Tuesday.

Britain's Prince Harry joins photobomb craze

Britain's Prince Harry joins photobomb craze
Britain's Prince Harry has followed his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II into the photobomb craze, giving the thumbs up in an image of acclaimed New Zealand rugby sevens coach Gordon Tietjens at the Commonwealth Games.

Before 'Star Wars' film reboot, a new animated 'Rebels'

Before 'Star Wars' film reboot, a new animated 'Rebels'
"Star Wars" fans breathlessly waiting for the next episode in the legendary saga to hit movie screens late next year are about to meet a new band of ragtag rebels trying to defeat the Empire.

Australia 'needs to lower costs' to attract investment: Rinehart

Australia 'needs to lower costs' to attract investment: Rinehart
Mining magnate Gina Rinehart said Tuesday that high costs were hurting resources investment in Australia, as a study found that only the country's agriculture sector was strongly competitive compared with the United States.

Aussies upstaged in pool, Jamaica reign on track

Aussies upstaged in pool, Jamaica reign on track
England achieved a stunning victory over Australia in the men's 4x100m relay on the final day of swimming at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday, while Jamaica dominated on the track.

Aussie swimmers face scrap, doping shock erupts

Aussie swimmers face scrap, doping shock erupts
Australia's swimmers encountered resistance on the final day of competition in the pool at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday, while the event was rocked by its first doping case.

Doping shock rocks Games, Aussies set set for relay sweep

Doping shock rocks Games, Aussies set set for relay sweep
The Commonwealth Games were rocked by a first doping case on Tuesday on a day when Australia stayed on course to sweep all six gold medals on offer in the relays on the final day of swimming at the Commonwealth Games.

Commonwealth Games hit by doping shock as Aussies eye relay sweep

Commonwealth Games hit by doping shock as Aussies eye relay sweep
The Commonwealth Games were rocked by a first doping case on Tuesday on a day when Australia stayed on course to sweep all six gold medals on offer in the relays on the final day of swimming at the Commonwealth Games.

Australia's swimmers look to go out with a splash

Australia's swimmers look to go out with a splash
Australia's swimmers will be bidding to go out with a splash by sweeping the relay events on the final day in the pool at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday, as Canada's Damian Warner closes in on decathlon gold.

Russia has violated arms treaty by testing cruise missile: US

Russia has violated arms treaty by testing cruise missile: US
The United States has found that Russia violated a 1987 arms control treaty by testing a ground-launched cruise missile, a senior US official said late Monday, calling the matter "very serious."

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