World

Identifying victims of Algerian airliner crash a complex process

Friday, 1 August 2014.

ALGIERS: Identifying remains of victims of the Air Algerie AH5017 crash is a complex matter partly due to the bodies’ state of decay, according to experts.

4 Palestinians killed despite truce goes into effect

Friday, 1 August 2014.

GAZA CITY: Gaza officials say at least four Palestinians have been killed by Israeli tank fire nearly two hours after Israel and Hamas began observing a three-day cease-fire.

More bodies found in Indonesia’s 2 boat disasters

Friday, 1 August 2014.

JAKARTA, Indonesia: Rescuers in Indonesia recovered more bodies after vessels carrying villagers to celebrations of a Muslim holiday capsized in two separate rivers, raising the death toll to 34, officials said Friday.

India factory blast kills five

Friday, 1 August 2014.

RAIPUR, India: A massive blast at an explosives factory in central India killed five workers early Friday, police said.

Interfaith house of prayer to be built in Berlin

Friday, 1 August 2014.

BERLIN: A rabbi, an imam and a priest start praying together under the same roof. It may sound like the start of a joke, but hopes are high it will become reality in Berlin.

Algerian capital hit by 5.5 quake, no immediate reports of injuries

Friday, 1 August 2014.

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Separatists inflict new losses on army in east Ukraine

Friday, 1 August 2014.

KIEV: Ukrainian television said on Friday 20 servicemen had been killed in an attack by pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine during the night, but a military source said the death toll was likely to be lower.

Thai musician jailed for 15 years for insulting royals

Friday, 1 August 2014.

BANGKOK : A Thai musician has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for royal defamation, a court official said Friday, in the latest conviction under a controversial lese majeste law.

Japan names islets in disputed area, around nation

Friday, 1 August 2014.

TOKYO: Japan said Friday that it will name five uninhabited islands as part of a group in the East China Sea, a move likely to spark anger from other claimants China and Taiwan.

’Guardians of the Galaxy’ set to take over theaters

Friday, 1 August 2014.

LOS ANGELES : In the world of superheroes, the ragtag “Guardians of the Galaxy” are a bit less polished than the A-list “Avengers“, but they are nevertheless set to conquer US movie theaters this weekend.