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July 20 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Sun Jul 20 2014, 09:26:05

Since the beginning of Israel's offensive in Gaza, much of the Egyptian media has laid the blame squarely on the Islamist group Hamas, which controls the tiny Palestinian enclave.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Sun Jul 20 2014, 09:14:47

At least 80 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers were killed Sunday as Israeli troops backed by tanks and warplanes battled Hamas militants in a crowded neighbourhood of Gaza City, in what is the bloodiest day yet of the offensive.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Sun Jul 20 2014, 06:03:03

At least 40 Palestinians were killed on Sunday by Israeli shelling in a Gaza neighbourhood, where bodies were strewn in the street and thousands fled towards a hospital packed with wounded, witnesses and health officials said.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Sun Jul 20 2014, 04:50:10

Separatist rebels have taken away all the 196 bodies that workers had recovered from Thursday's Malaysian Airlines plane crash to an unknown location, Ukraine's emergency services said Sunday.

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July 19 2014

From Zambian Economist Sat Jul 19 2014, 18:23:00

On 3rd January 2011, PF President Michael Sata wrote to President Banda following his wife's treatment in South Africa arranged by the Zambian government. He expressed "profound gratitude" to President Banda for "the consideration, compassion and care extended to [Christine Kaseba] during the period of her illness and stay at Milpark Hospital". Mr Sata was particularly "pleased to see that [Christine Kaseba's] life was saved due to the government's prompt action to evacuate her".

The action by President Banda to evacuate Christine Kaseba clearly created difficulties for Mr Sata because it meant Mr & Mrs Sata owed their lives to two separate taxpayer funded evacuations at expensive hospitals in South Africa. All down to the MMD government's policy of foreign evacuations for the political ...

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Sat Jul 19 2014, 15:44:08

Tear gas and the acrid smoke from burning cars filled the air above Paris as pro-Palestinian demonstrators, protesting against Israel's assault on Gaza, clashed with police in the French capital on Saturday.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Sat Jul 19 2014, 12:53:45

French President François Hollande wrapped up a three-day tour of West Africa on Saturday with a visit to Chad, the future headquarters of a new French force designed to combat Islamist violence.

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From iRevolution Sat Jul 19 2014, 10:58:16

Superficial conversations on the challenges and opportunities of using UAVs in humanitarian settings reveal just how many misconceptions remain on the topic. Evidently, those engaged in these perfunctory discussions are not particularly well informed. This is admittedly due to the fact that humanitarian ... Continue reading →

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Sat Jul 19 2014, 10:45:55

Israeli tanks and bulldozers dug in across a mile-wide strip of Gaza's eastern frontier on Saturday, as Palestinian officials said military strikes had killed more than 300 people, most of them civilians.

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From Emergent Africa Sat Jul 19 2014, 09:55:00

In East Africa:

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