Ukraine troops advance as experts renew attempt to reach crash site

Monday, 28 July 2014 05:23
KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – At least three civilians were killed in overnight fighting in eastern Ukraine and government troops pressed ahead with their campaign against pro-Russian rebels, taking a strategic point close to where Malaysian flight MH17 crashed, officials said on Monday. Fierce fighting in the vicinity of the airliner crash site prevented international monitors from reaching it on Sunday to investigate the downing of the plane with the loss of all 298 people on…
Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar
Monday, 28 July 2014 05:23
(Reuters) – U.S. discount store chain Dollar Tree Inc <DLTR.O> offered to buy rival Family Dollar Stores Inc <FDO.N> for an enterprise value of about $9.2 billion. Dollar Tree’s offer of $74.50 per share in cash and stock represents a premium of about 23 percent over Family Dollar’s close of $60.66 on Friday. [ID:nBwbxmHj9a] (Reporting by Ramkumar Iyer in Bangalore; Editing by Savio D’Souza) (c) Copyright Thomson Reuters 2014. Click For Restrictions
BLACK MARKET BOUND? Report says thousands of Afghan army guns missing
Monday, 28 July 2014 04:37
May 8, 2013: In this file photo, Afghan Army soldiers gather at a training facility in the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan.AP/File The Pentagon has been unable to locate more than 40 percent of the firearms it has provided to Afghan security forces at a cost of $626 million, according to a report by a government oversight agency due to be made public Monday. The report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) states…
Hague court orders Russia to pay $50 billion in Yukos case
Monday, 28 July 2014 04:23
(Reuters) – The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague will on Monday announce that Russia must pay $50 billion to former shareholders of the defunct oil company Yukos, Russian business daily Kommersant reported on its website, citing unnamed sources. The newspaper said Russia was expected to appeal against the ruling. A group of shareholders in Yukos had made a $100-billion claim against Moscow for expropriating the company that was controlled by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once…
Lightning kills man on US beach
Monday, 28 July 2014 04:17
28 July 2014Last updated at 10:05 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Lightning struck people on Venice Beach, as Wendy Urquhart reports Continue reading the main story Related StoriesThousands flee California wildfiresCalifornia wildfires rage overnight'Firenado' caught on camera Watch One man has been killed and several people have been hurt after lightning strikes on crowded Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California.
Officials say severe storms destroy at least 10 homes in eastern Tennessee
Monday, 28 July 2014 04:07
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Powerful storms that raked across several states in the eastern U.S. on Sunday destroyed at least 10 homes in Tennessee, but there were no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries, authorities said. Spokeswoman Gina Breeding with the office of emergency management in east Tennessee's Claiborne County told The Associated Press that officers searched ruined homes Sunday night in one particularly hard-hit community, Speedwell. She said the county sheriff and his wife…
Flames from California wildfire claim 13 homes; 2nd fire near Yosemite threatens others
Monday, 28 July 2014 03:06
PLYMOUTH, Calif. – Wildfires burning near Northern California vineyards and in the Yosemite National Park area were threatening hundreds of homes even as crews worked to contain them. The Sand Fire in the Sierra Nevada foothills east of Sacramento was 50 percent surrounded as of late Sunday, after burning 13 homes and 38 outbuildings. It has scorched roughly 6 square miles of rugged grassland and timber near wine-growing regions in Amador and El Dorado counties.
In debate over slow executions, victim families wrestle with whether condemned should suffer
Monday, 28 July 2014 03:06
Randy Browning watched from behind the glass as Kimberly McCarthy slipped quietly into unconsciousness, snored briefly, then finally stopped breathing. It didn't matter to him that this woman — who'd brutally stabbed and mutilated his beloved godmother and mentor — was allowed a peaceful, painless death. For Browning, it was enough to know that Dorothy Booth's murderer was no more. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT "I'm happy not to share the planet with Kimberly McCarthy," he said from…
'NOBODY IS HELPING' NC mayor walking to DC to protest hospital closing
Monday, 28 July 2014 02:35
July 17, 2014: Bellhaven (N.C.) Mayor Adam O'Neal (R) in Virginia with unidentified companion during his 273-mile trek to Washington.Stories of America A North Carolina mayor on Sunday was just a few miles away from finishing his 273-mile walk to Washington to draw attention to the closing of his small town’s local hospital and the plights of other rural facilities caught in financial bind created largely by ObamaCare, a changing economy and less federal funding.
United Nations calls for 'immediate and unconditional' Gaza cease-fire
Monday, 28 July 2014 02:35
The U.N. Security Council ratified a draft statement early Monday calling for a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip. The council adopted the presidential statement as Muslims begin celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The statement calls for both Israel and the Islamic militant group Hamas "to accept and fully implement the humanitarian cease-fire into the Eid period and beyond.

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