The New York Times
- Dozens Are Killed in Blast at Factory in Eastern ChinaAt least 65 people were killed Saturday morning when a blast tore through a metal products factory in China’s eastern Jiangsu Province, state-run news media reported.
- World Briefing: China: Blast at Work Site Kills DozensAn explosion killed between 40 and 65 people at a workshop in an eastern Chinese city, China state media reported.
- World Briefing: The Netherlands: A Greenpeace Ship Heads Home After a Russian OrdealThe Greenpeace ship departed for the Netherlands nearly a year after Russian authorities seized it during a protest against an oil platform, Greenpeace International said.
- North Korea’s Antipathy for the U.S. Is Seen at a New HighNorth Korea’s deputy permanent representative, Ri Tong-il, recited grievances with the United States and South Korea, accusing them of conspiring for regime change in the North.
- Quick History: This Time, a Different Kind of War Between Israel and HamasWith the collapse of a 72-hour cease-fire, it is difficult to see how the bloodshed can be stopped. Secretary of State John Kerry faces an increasingly uphill battle in his cease-fire neg...
- Hamas denies holding Israeli soldierThe military wing of the Islamist group insists it is not holding a missing Israel soldier and says he could have died in an Israeli air strike.
- UK suspends Tripoli embassy servicesThe Foreign Office says operations at the British embassy in Tripoli are to be temporarily suspended as violence worsens in Libya.
- Australian pair abandon Down's babyAn online campaign for a baby with Down's Syndrome left with his surrogate Thai mother by an Australian couple raises more than £70,000.
- Cameron urges Russia-Nato rethinkNato needs to rethink its long-term relationship with Russia following its "illegal" actions in Ukraine, Prime Minister David Cameron warns.
- BMJ 'right' in statins claims rowAn investigation backs the British Medical Journal's handling of two controversial and inaccurate articles it ran on the harms of cholesterol-reducing statins.
The Wall Street Journal
- Two Ebola Patients Bound for U.S.Two Americans infected with Ebola in Liberia will become the first known victims of the deadly disease to be treated in the U.S. when they arrive at a hospital in the coming days.image
- Airlines Told to Fly Higher Over IraqThe U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has ordered airlines to fly at higher altitudes over Iraq amid growing concerns about carriers operating around conflict zones.
- Gaza Truce in Tatters, Obama Blames HamasA cease-fire meant to last three days collapsed amid heavy fighting, with an Israeli soldier going missing and possibly taken captive.image
- Factory Blast Kills at Least 65 in ChinaAt least 65 people were killed and more than 100 injured in a major blast at a company in eastern China that supplies the country's massive automobile industry, state media reported.image
- Americans Held in North Korea Ask for U.S. HelpTwo American tourists charged with "antistate" crimes in North Korea said they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U.S. government.image
- Cold Paradise: US Struggles with Wave of Underage ImmigrantsFleeing violence back home, tens of thousands of children and youth are fleeing Central America for the United States, many unaccompanied by a parent. The influx has bent US asylum policy...
- The Orange Social Design Award: Help Us Make Our Cities More LiveableVegetables for all and collection bags for second-hand treasures: Smart design doesn't just look good -- it also seeks to do good. That's why we're launching the Orange Social Design Awar...
- Europe's Ground Zero: Fairy Tales and Fabrications in Eastern UkraineThere's an eerie silence at the MH 17 crash site in eastern Ukraine, even as a civil war and propaganda battles rage around it. Few here seem concerned that the investigation into the tra...
- The Children of War: A Humanitarian Catastrophe Unfolds in GazaIsrael's incursion into the Gaza Strip triggered a bloody war. Brutal images of dead and injured Palestinians have circulated widely, but a cease-fire still appears to be a long way off.
- The Wake-Up Call: Europe Toughens Stance against PutinIt took the shooting down of a Boeing jet carrying almost 300 people before the EU agreed on the first true economic sanctions against Russia. The Americans want further action, but it is...
- Commemorating the first world war: In foreign fieldsWHEN Britain declared war on Germany on August 4th 1914, it was committing not only its own men, but those of its empire. The five “dominions”—Australia, Canada, Newfoundland (which join...
- How the first world war reshaped Europe: Redrawing the mapOn July 28th 1914 Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, starting a slaughter that would leave millions dead. War redrew borders and reshaped economies, too. Europe’s debt-financed splu...
- Patients’ reviews: DocAdvisorWHEN a patient in Illinois did not like the result of her breast-augmentation surgery, she reacted like many dissatisfied customers: by writing negative comments about her doctor on webs...
- CorrectionCorrection In our story in last week’s issue on the illegal wildlife trade (“ Bitter pills ”), we said that whole bear’s gall bladder sold for more than six times as much as cocaine. It ...
- Female genital mutilation and child marriage: Progress, but too slowFIRST the good news: according to a report published on July 22nd by UNICEF, the share of the world’s girls who are subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) is around a third lower t...
China Daily (World news)
- Confessions of Japanese war criminal Mitsuaki KimuraAccording to the written confession of Mitsuaki Kimura from June to July 1954, he served as lieutenant captain of the Japanese Garrison Army in Handan, Hebei in January 1939. From Novembe...
- Ebola-hit worker will be flown to US for treatmentHigh-security unit at hospital set up by Centers for Disease Control
- Gaza truce falls apart in hoursOnly hours into the newly - reached UN-sponsored three-day humanitarian truce, bombings, rocket firings and killings returned to the conflict-torn Gaza Strip on Friday, putting the hard-e...
- 70 international experts arrive at MH17 crash siteSeventy Dutch and Australian experts arrived at the site of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in east Ukraine on Friday after clashes between Ukrainian government troops and armed sepa...
- Ukrainian troops suffer heavy lossesUkrainian television said on Friday that up to 20 soldiers were killed in an attack by armed separatists in east Ukraine, but a military source said the death toll was likely lower.
The Globe and Mail
- After heated week, Obama blows off steamAt the end of a week of frustrating developments for the White House, at home and overseas, President Barack Obama took time Friday afternoon to vent.
- Foreign Affairs Minister Baird under fire for Hamas commentsHuman Rights Watch said Mr. Baird’s comments amounted to a “green light for more unlawful Israeli attacks that kill civilians.”
- U.S. prepares to receive two American aid workers stricken with EbolaThe facility at Emory, set up with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is physically separate from other patient areas and provides a high level of clinical isolation
- U.S. inmate injected 15 times during nearly 2-hour execution, reportThe execution renewed debate over the death penalty and the efficacy of lethal injection. It was the third execution to go awry in the U.S. this year.
- Surge in Central American migrants to U.S. pits impulse against sympathyCentral American migrants seeking asylum are surging over the southwest border of the United States, leaving shelters and courts straining to house and process them
- The Singer Takes It All, Channel 4, reviewGerard O'Donovan reviews the first episode of a new Alan Carr talent show beset by technical problems
- England v India: Exonerated James Anderson must channel his energies betterEngland v India series did not need lawyer intervention but James Anderson must now cut out ugly side of his game
- Arsene Wenger admits Thomas Vermaelen could leave ArsenalArsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted that Thomas Vermaelen could leave the club before the end of the transfer window
- Gaza crisis: 60 second guide to the strip's humanitarian situationGaza is one of the most densely populated places in the world where after almost a month of bombing by Israeli forces 220,000 people have now been displaced
- Life in Gaza as the bombing continuesGaza is one of the most densely populated places in the world where after almost a month of bombing by Israeli forces 220,000 people have now been displaced
- U of Georgia’s Mihm, Bloomberg’s Gordon on Met’s Woes (Audio)Aug. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Stephen Mihm, associate professor of history at the University of Georgia and a Bloomberg View contributor, and Bloomberg News’s Amanda Gordon discuss the financial ...
- RJ O’Brien’s Colvin on Bonds, Jobs, Argentina’s CDS (Audio)Aug. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Todd Colvin, senior vice president at RJ O’Brien and Associates LLC in Chicago, says the July Jobs report was the main factor driving the bond market higher today. H...
- ISM’s Holcomb Says Manufacturing Picking Up Steam (Audio)Aug. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Brad Holcomb, head of the Business Survey Committee at the Institute for Supply Management, says the increase in the ISM’s business activity index to 57.1 in July, t...
- Guggenheim’s Casesa Sees Jobs, Wages Key to Auto Sales (Audio)Aug. 1 (Bloomberg) -- John Casesa, senior managing director at Guggenheim Partners, says July auto sales continued to perform at a healthy clip thanks to cheap financing, the result of lo...
- CFR’s Abrams Says Cease-Fire Break Lengthened War (Audio)Aug. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Elliott Abrams, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, says the breaking of the brokered cease-fire between Israel and Gaza and the capture of an Israeli...
- Hamas denies taking missing Israeli soldierUS president says release is precondition for truce talks but Hamas says it does not know missing soldier's whereabouts.
- Palestinian youths 'executed' in Gaza townWitnesses tell Al Jazeera six youths were taken to a bathroom in a house in Khuzaa and executed by Israeli forces.
- Tutu backs Israeli-settlement funding boycottArchbishop who fought apartheid joins global campaign calling on firms profiting from occupation to withdraw funds.
- Scores dead in blast at Chinese workshopAt least 65 people killed and 120 injured in explosion at workshop in city of Kunshan in eastern Jiangsu province.
- WHO says Ebola outbreak is out of controlChief of global health orgainisation says deadly outbreak is spreading quicker than efforts to contain it.
- Japan begins grim relief mission with towns flooded, thousands reported missingRescue teams searched through matchstick rubble Saturday for thousands of people missing in flooded areas of northeastern Japan, beginning one of the most complex relief efforts in history.
- Japanese nuclear plants' operator scrambles to avert meltdownsJapanese authorities said Sunday that efforts to restart the cooling system at one of the reactors damaged by Friday's earthquake had failed, a major setback in the struggle to contain wh...
- For autistic kids' parents, trial hits home
- Subterranean jail a sign of Gaddafi's grip
- Who will reach the Final Four?
- Activist hits back on Nauru claimA LAWYER for the 157 asylum-seekers transported to Nauru denies advising the group to snub meetings with Indian officials.
- Scullion sets challenge on land rightsTHE Coalition has pushed Labor to support changes that would give indigenous communities power over leases on Aboriginal land.
- Gaza truce collapses in bloodshedA TRUCE in Gaza is in tatters amid a new wave of violence that left 101 Palestinians dead and an Israeli soldier captured.
- Labor ‘ignored threat of jihadists’THE risk of terror attacks in Australia has increased because the Gillard government downplayed a report on jihadists.
- More remains found at MH17 siteTHE international investigations team — including 40 Australian police officers — at the MH17 crash site has found new human remains.
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- Obama nominates Gen. John Allen as Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, names Gen. Joseph Dunford as top commander in Afghanistan - @ReutersBreakingNews: Obama nominates Gen. John Allen as Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, names Gen. Joseph Dunford as top commander in Afghanistan - @Reuters
- Live video: Aerial footage of parking garage collapse at Miami Dade College in Florida - @nbc6 http://t.co/rZPWMIjMBreakingNews: Live video: Aerial footage of parking garage collapse at Miami Dade College in Florida - @nbc6 http://t.co/rZPWMIjM
- Multiple people reported trapped in parking garage collapse at Miami college - @CBSMiami; more on http://t.co/BGETbzon http://t.co/smrFzpCjBreakingNews: Multiple people reported trapped in parking garage collapse at Miami college - @CBSMiami; more on http://t.co/BGETbzon http://t.co/smrFzpCj
- Live video: US House committee holds hearing on failures in Benghazi, Libya - @NBCNews http://t.co/33mjCVeHBreakingNews: Live video: US House committee holds hearing on failures in Benghazi, Libya - @NBCNews http://t.co/33mjCVeH
The Standard (HK)
- Senior executive of Guizhou corp under investigationFormer vice general manager of Guizhou Water Investment Group Zhang Xianshu is under investigation for allegedly taking bribes, the Supreme People's P...
- Emirates suspends flights to Guinea over Ebola fearsDubai's Emirates Airline is to suspend flights to Guinea, one of three African countries hit by an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, a company spo...
- Fatal Taiwan flight black boxes showed no distress callTaiwanese authorities said Friday that black boxes from the TransAsia Airways flight that crashed last week, killing 48 people, showed no distress c...
- Japan names islets in disputed watersJapan on Friday named almost 160 uninhabited islets at the edge of its territorial waters, including a group that is part of an archipelago also cla...
- Hang Seng ends lowerHong Kong stocks closed down 0.91 percent on Friday, despite the release of official figures showing Chinese manufacturing activity rose to a 27-month...
- The week in 33 photos
- Look at me! 16 selfies of the week
- Inside rebel tunnels in HomsA network of tunnels and sophisticated bomb making factories found in Homs. Fred Pleitgen reports.
- Voices from UkraineAs militant forces take over government buildings in eastern Ukraine, Pro-Russian and Pro-Ukrainian protesters are on conflicting sides.
- Water dries up ahead of World CupCould drought bring water and power rationing during Brazil World Cup? Shasta Darlington reports.
- Seen in LondonWell put - Can they Deny it?
- A Palestinian State with Temporary Borders-A Historical CatastropheWith the closing year, we are witnessing the weakening of President Barack Obama and the embarrassing differences revealed between him and his Secretary of State, John Kerry
- Two Different Versions
- Marking Israeli goodsFollowing the EU's instruction to mark Israeli goods
- China factory explosion kills 65 and injures at least 100The blast took place in Kunshan, a city in the eastern province of Jiangsu, according to China's official Xinhua news agency
- May 1915, by Charlotte Mew - read by This Morning's Sharon MarshallTo commemorate the start of World War I, the Sunday Mirror has asked famous faces to read war poems #ForTheFallen
- My Boy Jack, by Rudyard Kipling - by Mark AustinTo commemorate the start of World War I, the Sunday Mirror has asked famous faces to read war poems #ForTheFallen
- Missing Israeli soldier Lieutenant Hadar Goldin 'may have been killed in strike on his captors by Israeli military'Hamas added in a statement it was "not aware until this moment of a missing soldier or his whereabouts or the circumstances of his disappearance".
- British embassy in Libya to close next week amid intense fighting in TripoliThe Foreign Office is urging all Brits to leave the lawless North African country as rival militias battle for power
- U.S. Congress approves $225M for Israel's defensesIsraeli forces push deep into Gaza in search of a missing army officer as fighting rages.
- The day in pictures
- Moody's upgrades Greece's credit ratingRating agency now predicts a gradual decline of the nation's massive debt.
- Ukraine government battles pro-Russia rebels
- Malaysia Airlines Flight 17
South China Morning Post
- Funds raised for abandoned Down's Syndrome babyWell-wishers have raised nearly US$100,000 for a baby reportedly left with his surrogate Thai mother after his Australian parents discovered he had Down's Syndrome and returned home with...
- India's stance on WTO deal sends 'wrong message' Kerry tells ModiUS Secretary of State John Kerry told Narendra Modi that India's stance on a WTO trade deal sent the wrong message, as he met the country's new prime minister for the first time yesterday.
- New Singapore rules give locals first choice of employment opportunitiesEmployment rules favouring Singaporeans came into force yesterday as part of measures aimed at addressing complaints about foreigners stealing jobs from them.
- Thai junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha appoints interim assemblyThai junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha has selected a 200-member National Legislative Assembly to act as the nation's parliament before possible future elections, while maintaining absolute...
- Former Japanese premier Fukuda visits Beijing, may have met Xi JinpingFormer Japanese prime minister Yasuo Fukuda reportedly visited Beijing on a secret mission and possibly held a meeting with President Xi Jinping last Sunday, Japanese media reported yest...
The Daily Beast
- CNN’s Steubenville FailSince when do rapists get all the sympathy? After a CNN reporter seemed to side with the defendants, the critics called for blood. But CNN isn’t alone, writes Winston Ross.
- Obama's Charm Offensive In IsraelThe president needs to charm Israelis—but also scare them.
- The GOP’s Inept AutopsyThe RNC’s autopsy doesn’t genuinely tackle any of the party’s biggest problems, says Michael Tomasky.
- Venezuelan Socialism in PracticeCaracas Chronicles details how Venezuelan "socialism" works in practice.
- Lindsay Lohan Wore An Entirely Sheer, White Outfit to Court TodayJust when we thought we'd seen it all.
- Hate crime case resurrects racial wounds in NYCNEW YORK (AP) — Yitzhak Shuchat, a white member of a civilian patrol group, and Andrew Charles, the black son of a police officer, came face to face in 2008 in a neighborhood with a hist...
- Congress backs Israel's Iron Dome missile defenseWASHINGTON (AP) — Congress approved a $225 million package to replenish Israel's missile defenses with its last order of business before a five-week recess, as the Jewish state'...
- Factory blast in east China kills at least 65: state TVAn explosion killed at least 65 people and injured more than 120 at factory in China that makes wheels for U.S. carmakers, including General Motors, state media said, as the country suffe...
- Israel bombards Gaza as it searches for soldierGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel is striking dozens of sites in Gaza as it continues a massive search for an officer it fears was captured by Hamas militants.
- Push for charges in NYC police chokehold deathNEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers enraged by a man's death in police custody see a medical examiner's ruling that blames a prohibited chokehold as a clear indication the officers inv...
ESPN Sport News
- Goodell backs Rice ban, says NFL is 'consistent'Roger Goodell defended the NFL's suspension of Ray Rice, saying that domestic violence is "not acceptable" while emphasizing that the length of the ban is "consistent" with other punishme...
- George suffers serious leg injury in showcaseIndiana Pacers star Paul George suffered a gruesome lower right leg injury Friday night during the U.S. national team's intrasquad scrimmage at UNLV's Thomas & Mack Center.
- Report: D. Johnson banned for cocaine useThe PGA Tour has suspended Dustin Johnson for six months after he tested positive for cocaine, according to a report on Golf.com.
- Wade on LeBron's exit from Heat: I could tellEven before LeBron James told him he'd be going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Dwyane Wade said he could tell that his teammate and friend would not be returning to the Miami Heat.
- Cespedes-less A's blanked by RoyalsRaul Ibanez homered to break his own franchise record for oldest Royals player to clear the fences, and Kansas City beat the Oakland Athletics 1-0 on Friday night.
- Fragapane wins historic fourth goldGymnast Claudia Fragapane becomes the first Englishwoman to win four golds at a single Commonwealth Games since 1930.
- Bolt helps Jamaica reach 4x100m final
- Sharp overcomes illness to win silver
- Lampard set for Man City loan moveFormer Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is set to join Manchester City on a loan deal from New York City FC.
- The 16-year-old 'Pocket Rocket' who dazzled GlasgowHow 4ft 5in gymnast Claudia Fragapane won four Commonwealth golds with dynamic, bubbly, street-dance inspired routines.
- George suffers serious leg injury in US exhibition (Yahoo Sports)Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George suffered a gruesome right leg injury late in the U.S. national team's intrasquad scrimmage Friday night. George leaped to contest a fast-break layup b...
- Tour rebuts report Johnson suspended (Yahoo Sports)The PGA Tour rebutted a published report Friday that Dustin Johnson has been suspended for failing a drug test. Johnson said in a vague statement issued by his management company that he...
- Goodell defends NFL's 2-game suspension of Rice (Yahoo Sports)NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defended himself Friday against criticism that he was too lenient in suspending Ray Rice two games for his ''horrible mistake.'' ''We just can't make up th...
- Spurs sign Tony Parker to extension (Yahoo Sports)Tony Parker is by far the youngest of the San Antonio Spurs' Big Three, a fact that could have complicated things going forward as Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili get closer to retirement. ...
- Gordon meets with NFL, hearing to continue (Yahoo Sports)Josh Gordon's fight to stay on the field isn't over. Gordon spent 10 hours in the NFL's offices in New York on Friday for his appeal hearing before the sides decided to stop and will res...
- Hummels for United as Van Gaal leaves his markAuthoritarian, father figure, sergeant...the difference between the new manager of Manchester United when compared with his predecessor David Moyes according to British sources, which cla...
- Libya descends into chaosThank you NATO, another foreign policy disaster. The once-prosperous Libya, under Muammar al-Gaddafy enjoying the highest Human Development Index on the African Continent, has descended i...
- Saudi King blasts Israel massacreKing Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has stated today that the silence of the international community over "Israeli war crimes" is "inexcusable" and predicts that Israel's strategy will breed mo...
- Ebola spiraling out of controlThe World Health Organization has stated that the rapid spread of Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa is running ahead of any attempts to prevent it. The word used was "catastrophic" in re...
- Russia, Ukraine and NATO: Sanctions and sour grapesIt is human nature for the losing side to act with spite and perpetuate feelings of hatred for their victor, hoping for another opportunity to challenge the stronger party in the duel los...
- Microsoft sues Samsung for alleged contract breachUS software giant Microsoft has sued the South Korean electronics corporation Samsung over an alleged violation of smartphone patents. But it says it wants its partnership with Samsung to...
- Ukraine denies using ballistic missilesUkraine's defense minister and a NATO representative in Kyiv have denied DW reports that the Ukrainian army has been using ballistic missiles against pro-Russian separatists in the countr...
- Dozens die in explosion at China factoryAn explosion at a metals factory in eastern China has killed dozens of workers and injured scores more. The blast is thought to have been caused by dust set alight by open flames.
- Opinion: Ambivalent balance for Iran's RouhaniIran's President Hassan Rouhani is confronted with a phalanx of hardliners. That's why his results have been only moderate. He is depending on the support of the people, says DW's Jamshee...
- Brzuska: Hamas rocket attacks are 'terrifying'German scientist Christina Brzuska is living through the war in Tel Aviv first hand. She tells DW how she deals with the rocket bombardment from Hamas and why she stays in Israel in spite...
- House Approves Border Security Spending Bill, 223-189The $694 million Border Security Supplemental Spending Bill was endorsed one day after the House Republican leadership canceled its plan to hold a vote on the legislation.
- Atlanta Doctors Gear Up To Treat Two Ebola PatientsTwo Americans infected with Ebola in West Africa are flying to Atlanta. They will be the first patients treated for the disease in the U.S. What's the risk of Ebola spreading during the t...
- Killing Of Four Latino Men Sparks Protests In Salinas, Calif.Calling the shootings "questionable," a civil rights attorney in Oakland requested action by the Justice Department. The Salinas police chief said that would be premature.
- Cheap Eats: Cookbook Shows How To Eat Well On A Food Stamp BudgetA Canadian scholar was unimpressed with the cookbooks available for people on food stamps in the U.S. So she decided to come up with her own set of tips and recipes for eating well on $4 ...
- GM Stays At The Top As U.S. Car Sales Surge In JulyAn analyst says GM might have benefited from the safety recalls that brought customers back to its dealerships. Many automakers saw strong gains compared to last year.
- Software week in review for August 1Our recap of the week in software news and releases.
- Star Apps: TotoFounding keyboardist David Paich chats about Toto's co-headlining tour with Michael McDonald, 35 years of highs and lows, and his favorite apps.
- Star Apps: Cabaret VoltaireCo-founder Richard H. Kirk keeps the electropunk trio alive with a new compilation.
- Get your free copy of AOMEI Backupper ProDownload.com is offering free copies of AOMEI Backupper Pro, courtesy of AOMEI Tech.
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