UNITED NATIONS, United States:
SYDNEY: The chances of Dutch and Australian police reaching the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 are not good, and the effort could take days, a senior Australian official said today.
GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: US President Barack Obama called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, after Israel and Hamas ignored calls for a truce and the raging conflict entered its third week today.
SYDNEY: A group of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers who were held at sea by Australian authorities for almost a month, sparking a legal challenge against their detention, have arrived at a detention camp on mainland Australia, government officials said today.
MIAMI: A small plane crash-landed on a beach in the US state of Florida Sunday, killing a father and critically injuring his young daughter, authorities said Sunday.
FREETOWN: Alarm soared in west Africa today over the deadliest Ebola virus outbreak yet, with an American doctor and a missionary contracting the disease in Liberia and the death of the first victim from Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown.
MONROVIA, July 27 (Reuters) - The Liberian government on Sunday closed most of the West African nation’s border crossings and introduced stringent health measures to curb the spread of the deadly Ebola virus that has killed at least 660 people across the region.
UTRECHT: The Malaysian government is currently negotiating a ceasefire with the Ukrainian government and the separatists group, Donetsk People’s Republic, to ensure a safe passage for the international investigators to reach the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) MH17 crash site in Torez, Ukraine.
GRABOVE, Ukraine: The Netherlands on Sunday scrapped plans to send an international armed mission to secure the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17, fearing a deployment risked being dragged into the conflict in east Ukraine.
KANO: At least five people were killed and eight were injured today in a bomb attack on a Catholic church in a mainly Christian area of Kano, the largest city in Nigeria’s north, police said.
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