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—Mario Van Peebles

 

World News From BBC



Israel 'to extend Gaza ceasefire' 
  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:56:48 GMT 
    Israel will extend a truce in Gaza by four hours, a military spokesman tells the BBC, with no response yet from Palestinian militants of Hamas.


US evacuates Libya embassy staff 
  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:58:44 GMT 
    The US temporarily evacuates staff from its embassy in the Libyan capital following clashes between rival militias, the state department says.


Nigeria 'on red alert' over Ebola 
  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:27:16 GMT 
    Entries into Nigeria are placed on red alert after the authorities confirm the first death from the Ebola virus in the commercial capital Lagos.


Russia lambasts new EU sanctions 
  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:07:41 GMT 
    Russia warns new EU sanctions against it over the Ukraine crisis will jeopardise security co-operation and the fight against terrorism.


Pakistan climbers scale K2 summit 
  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:56:27 GMT 
    The world's second highest mountain, K2 - which lies in Pakistan - is successfully scaled by a team of Pakistani climbers for the first time.


Second Air Algerie black box found 
  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:05:41 GMT 
    Search teams in Mali locate the second flight recorder on board Air Algerie flight AH5017, which crashed on Thursday killing 116 people.


S Sudan food crisis 'world's worst' 
  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:44:27 GMT 
    South Sudan's food crisis is now the worst in the world, the UN Security Council warns, urging donor nations for urgent action.


Isis 'may be on UN war crimes list' 
  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:21:22 GMT 
    Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) may be added to a list of war crimes suspects in Syria, a UN investigator says.


Pair arrested over FGM conspiracy 
  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:08:48 GMT 
    A man and a woman are arrested in London for conspiracy to commit female genital mutilation.


Nibali poised to win Tour de France 
  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:39:11 GMT 
    Tony Martin wins stage 20's individual time trial as Vincenzo Nibali moves closer to overall Tour de France victory.


Cancer blood test moves step closer 
  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:12:29 GMT 
    A British team of researchers has developed what might be a simple blood test for cancer, scientists from the University of Bradford say.


Huge Commonwealth flotilla for Games 
  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:32:55 GMT 
    The largest flotilla ever seen on the River Clyde sails from Greenock to Glasgow as part of the city's Commonwealth Games celebrations.


VIDEO: Thunderstorms on Air Algerie route 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:00:19 GMT 
    BBC Weather's Tomasz Schafernaker says there were thunderstorms in the area where Air Algerie flight AH5017 was flying before it crashed.


VIDEO: Peru to auction ex-spy chief jewels 
  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:38:07 GMT 
    The Peruvian government is to sell dozens of gold watches and diamond-encrusted cufflinks seized from disgraced ex-spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos.


VIDEO: Huge dust cloud covers Phoenix 
  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:18:20 GMT 
    A large dust storm has covered the Phoenix metropolitan area in Arizona, causing poor visibility and tough driving conditions.
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