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UK watchdog warns over police use of Tasers

Britain’s police watchdog has voiced major concerns about the use of Tasers directly to the body of suspects by law enforcement officers who aim to gain compliance.

Netherlands agrees to lead investigation of flight MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine

The Netherlands has agreed to take on leadership in investigating the circumstances of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine, the Dutch Foreign Minister, Frans Timmermans said Monday as he addressed a meeting of the UN Security Council.

Urgent international action needed in Gaza: Amnesty International

Amnesty International has called for urgent international action to protect civilians in the besieged Gaza Strip, which has been under deadly Israeli attacks for more than two weeks.

107 Palestinians killed in Gaza over past 24 hours - UNRWA

More than 100 Palestinians have been killed over the past day since escalation of violence in the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian enclave, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) reported Monday.

German Jews condemn 'explosion of hate'

Always the victims and never the aggressors.

‘Too good an opportunity to miss’: MH17 blame game has political motives, may lead to war

The blame game against Russia that unfolded in western media hours after MH 17 crash in Ukraine has only political motives behind it, says a former Senior Advisor to the OSCE. Accusing Moscow is a great opportunity that both politicians and media can’t miss.

Russia ready to hand over Malaysian plane flight data to ICAO

Earlier in the day, the Russian Defense Ministry released a video that showed the movement of civil aircraft over Ukraine on the approaches to Russia’s airspace

Poroshenko denies Ukrainian plane could be involved in Boeing crash

Never believe anything to be true until it is officially denied.

Israel accused of using flechette weapons on Palestinian civilians

The Israeli military has been accused of using flechette shells during its offensive in Gaza, which can cause widespread harm and death to civilians. The weapons, though legal in Israel and internationally, have been slammed as inhumane by rights groups.

Iran completes process of eliminating enriched uranium

Iran has turned all of its enriched uranium closest to the level needed to make nuclear arms into more harmless forms, the UN nuclear agency says.

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Iraqi bishop urges world to act after Christians forced to flee

A senior Iraqi bishop has urged the world to act after Islamic hardliners drove Mosul’s Christians from the northern Iraqi city, effectively ending a presence there dating back to Christianity’s earliest years.

Hamas commends withdrawal of Ecuadorian ambassador from Tel-Aviv

The Palestinian Islamic movement Hamas hailed on Friday the Ecuadorian decision to withdraw his country's ambassador to Tel-Aviv in protest against Israeli aggression on Gaza.

French protest ban will only lead to more trouble

After three banned pro-Palestinian protests ended in full scale riots, the French government must now decide whether to allow another demo to go ahead on Saturday. The head of the French League of Human Rights tells The Local it would be major mistake to ban it.

Russian Billionaires in ‘Horror’ as Putin Risks Isolation

Russia’s richest businessmen are increasingly frantic that President Vladimir Putin’s policies in Ukraine will lead to crippling sanctions and are too scared of reprisal to say so publicly, billionaires and analysts said.

Israel’s Netanyahu benefits from shooting down of Malaysian plane

An American political commentator believes that Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu benefits from the shooting down of a Malaysian passenger plane because he can continue his atrocities in Gaza.

What the Media Won’t Report About Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17

Just days after the tragic crash of a Malaysian Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine, Western politicians and media joined together to gain the maximum propaganda value from the disaster. It had to be Russia; it had to be Putin, they said. President Obama held a press conference to claim – even before an investigation – that it was pro-Russian rebels in the region who were responsible. His ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, did the same at the UN Security Council – just one day after the crash!

What Did US Spy Satellites See in Ukraine?

In the heat of the U.S. media's latest war hysteria -- rushing to pin blame for the crash of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet on Russia's President Vladimir Putin -- there is the same absence of professional skepticism that has marked similar stampedes on Iraq, Syria and elsewhere -- with key questions not being asked or answered.

What Happened to the Malaysian Airliner?

Washington’s propaganda machine is in such high gear that we are in danger of losing the facts that we do have.

A doctor writes from Gaza - 'there are lakes of blood'

Professor Mads Gilbert, who is tending the wounded in Gaza, has written to Channel 4 News with an account of the effects of the Israeli shelling on Saturday night.

Ukrainian Su-25 fighter detected in close approach to MH17 before crash

The Russian military detected a Ukrainian SU-25 fighter jet gaining height towards the MH17 Boeing on the day of the catastrophe. Kiev must explain why the military jet was tracking the passenger airplane, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Celebrations as Hamas announces capture of Israeli soldier

Palestinians across the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza Strip celebrated late Sunday following an announcement by Hamas' military wing that it had captured an Israeli soldier.

'British Bulls**t Corporation': Protest in Belfast accuses BBC of 'biased' Gaza coverage

Hundreds of protesters have gathered outside the BBC Broadcasting House in Belfast, expressing their concerns over what they see as "biased" reporting by the BBC on the current Israeli military offensive in Gaza.

Heavy Gaza attacks kill over 50 Palestinians

Sumud Nasser Siyam, 26, Muhammad Mahrous Salam Siyam, 25, Badir Nabil Mahrous Siyam, 25, Ahmad Ayman Mahrous Siyam, 17, Mustafa Nabil Mahrous Siyam, 12, Ghayda Nabil Mahrous Siyam, 8, Sherin Muhammad Salam Siyam, 32, Dalal Nabil Mahrous Siyam, 8 months, and Kamal Mahrous Salamah Siyam, 27, were pulled from the rubble.

Another Gaza Hospital Hit by Israeli Strike; Four Dead, 40 Hurt

Israeli forces fired a tank shell at a hospital in Gaza on Monday, killing at least four people and injuring 40 others, health officials said.

'Free Palestine!' World marches to protest Gaza victims

Over 350 Palestinians have been killed in Israel's ongoing operation to root out Hamas fighters. Tens of thousands march across the glove to protest the victims of the invasion.

'Free Palestine!' World marches to protest Gaza victims

Hillary Clinton makes rounds on TV shows defending Israel's Gaza offensive

Just days after her husband went on Indian television to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, former secretary of state and presumed presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton took to the airwaves in the United States to voice criticism of Hamas and express support for the Israeli military campaign in the Gaza Strip.

‘Shejaia massacre’ in Gaza prompts urgent UN Security Council meeting

Following an Israeli forces’ shelling of a Gaza City district which killed at least 70 civilians, including children, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has called for an emergency session of the UN Security Council over the “massacre in Shejaia.”

Israel recruits over 100 British teens to join Gaza war

Over 100 British teens have been signed up to fight “shoulder to shoulder” with Israeli forces in brutal attacks on the Gaza Strip, a human rights group warns.

The Mother of an Ukrainian Soldier speaks out

How long will they continue to lie to us? This is not a country anymore. They holler: “We are building a new Ukraine!” What kind of Ukraine are we building now? How many years we lived in peace! Nobody cared to ask if you were Romanian, Moldovan, Russian, or Ukrainian.

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Investigators arrive in Ukraine, locals horrified by MH17 bodies at their doorstep

Investigators are combing through the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner that crashed in East Ukraine on Thursday killing all 298 onboard. Alongside the debris of the plane lie the remains of passengers and their belongings all over the area.

Investigators arrive in Ukraine, locals horrified by MH17 bodies  at their doorstep

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