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Diplomatic strain for John Kerry

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Fake Twitter accounts spread Chinese propaganda

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Argentina set for deeper recession after default

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FRANCE

Air France ground workers to strike on August 2

Air France ground staff have called for a strike at French airports from 1am local time on Saturday, August 2, until midnight to call for better work conditions and salaries, increased flight security and to oppose the use of subcontracters.

FRANCE

France remembers murdered socialist hero Jean Jaurès

On a Friday evening on July 31, 1914, a 29-year-old French nationalist by the name of Raoul Villain arrived at a north Paris café, pulled a pistol from his pocket and fired two shots at a diner, striking his target twice in the head.

UKRAINE

Investigators reach MH17 crash site amid 24-hour ceasefire

International experts reached the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on Thursday after Kiev announced a 24-hour halt to its offensive on pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine to allow investigators to access the site.

SIERRA LEONE

Sierra Leone quarantines Ebola outbreak epicentres

Sierra Leone has declared a public health emergency to tackle the worst ever outbreak of Ebola and will call in security forces to quarantine epicentres of the deadly virus, President Ernest Bai Koroma said in a statement.

ISRAEL - GAZA STRIP

Video: Inside Hamas ‘terror’ tunnels in Gaza

It is one of Israel’s stated objectives in its current operation in the Gaza strip: destroying the network of tunnels used by Hamas militants to cross the border into Israeli territory and carry out attacks on civilians and soldiers.

INDIA

Scores feared dead in India landslide

Rescuers continued a desperate search despite heavy rains on Thursday for the victims of a landslide in western India that buried dozens of homes, with fears the death toll could reach 150.

HEALTH - WEST AFRICA

Liberia shuts all schools as Ebola virus spreads

Liberia will close schools and consider quarantining some communities, it said on Wednesday, rolling out the toughest measures yet imposed by a West African government to halt the worst outbreak on record of the deadly Ebola virus.

ARGENTINA

Argentina fails to reach deal with creditors

Talks aimed at averting Argentina’s second default in 13 years ended in failure Wednesday as the South American country said it could not accept a deal with US hedge fund creditors it dismissed as “vultures.”

GAZA STRIP

Israel says it is 'days' from completing Gaza tunnel hunt

Israel on Wednesday pressed ahead with its' Gaza offensive, saying it was 'days' from achieving its' core goal of destroying all of Hamas' cross-border tunnels, despite widespread international alarm over the soaring Palestinian death toll.

RUSSIA

Russia defiant as US, EU unveil 'phase three' sanctions

Russia remained defiant Wednesday faced with the threat of tougher Western sanctions over the separatist insurgency in east Ukraine, warning that the measures would end up hurting the United States and the European Union as much as they do Russia.

USA

US rebounds to 4% growth in second quarter

US gross domestic product (GDP) grew at a 4.0 percent rate in the second quarter, the Commerce Department announced Wednesday, beating expectations as private investment and consumer spending appeared to be on the rebound.

LIBYA

France evacuates nationals, closes embassy in Libya

France has evacuated more than nearly 50 French and British citizens from Libya by ship and temporarily closed its embassy, French authorities said on Wednesday amid growing unrest in the north African country.

FRANCE

Rats on the rampage at Louvre museum gardens

Experts estimate that there are two rats for every person in Paris and most of them, it seems, have taken up residence in one of the city’s favourite tourist spots – the Tuileries gardens outside the Louvre museum.