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Rights group raps Israel 'policy' of bombing Gaza homes

Wednesday, 3:14 AM

The United Nations says civilian casualties accounted for almost 70 percent of the Palestinian death toll during the 50-day conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza StripAn Israeli rights group Wednesday criticised the government for what it called a deliberate policy of launching air strikes on homes that killed hundreds of civilians during last year's Gaza war. In a report examining 70 raids on residential buildings in the besieged Palestinian territory, B'Tselem said Israeli officials were responsible for civilian casualties during the 50-day conflict that killed nearly 2,200 Palestinians. "A hallmark of the fighting in Gaza this summer was the numerous strikes on residential buildings, destroying them while their occupants were still inside," the 49-page report said. In the cases B'Tselem investigated, 606 people were killed, 70 percent of whom were under 18 or over 60.


France, Germany, Britain to meet Iran on nuclear issue

Wednesday, 3:10 AM

France, Germany and Britain will hold talks on Thursday with Iran in Istanbul, the European Union said, as part of efforts to end a 12-year standoff over Tehran's atomic ambitions. The EU's political director, Helga Schmid, will also attend. "The meeting underlines the commitment and importance that the E3, France, Germany and the United Kingdom, as well as the EU attach to making progress as soon as possible towards a diplomatic solution to the Iranian nuclear issue," the EU said in a statement.

Rights group raps Israel 'policy' of bombing Gaza homes

Wednesday, 3:14 AM

The United Nations says civilian casualties accounted for almost 70 percent of the Palestinian death toll during the 50-day conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza StripAn Israeli rights group Wednesday criticised the government for what it called a deliberate policy of launching air strikes on homes that killed hundreds of civilians during last year's Gaza war. In a report examining 70 raids on residential buildings in the besieged Palestinian territory, B'Tselem said Israeli officials were responsible for civilian casualties during the 50-day conflict that killed nearly 2,200 Palestinians. "A hallmark of the fighting in Gaza this summer was the numerous strikes on residential buildings, destroying them while their occupants were still inside," the 49-page report said. In the cases B'Tselem investigated, 606 people were killed, 70 percent of whom were under 18 or over 60.


Paris mayor wants to ban polluting trucks, buses

Wednesday, 3:07 AM

Traffic clogs the rue de Rivoli in Paris on August 5, 2014. The mayor of Paris wants to ban polluting buses and trucks in the French capital from JulyThe mayor of Paris said she wants to ban polluting buses and trucks in the French capital from July to fight pollution in one of the world's most visited cities. Paris has a relatively high population density and tourists are often surprised by the traffic levels in and around its historic sights. "I want to ban the most polluting buses and heavy goods vehicles from July 1, 2015," Anne Hidalgo told Le Monde daily in an interview published Wednesday. "I would like this ban to first apply to the whole of Paris, apart from the peripherique (ring road around the city) and the woods of Paris," she said.


Singapore Open to return next year with new sponsor

Wednesday, 12:38 AM

File photo of Simon Dyson of England taking part in Singapore Open Golf tournament, at the Sentosa Golf Club, on November 10, 2012The Singapore Open, once billed as "Asia's Major", will return next year for the first time since 2012 with a new title sponsor, organisers said on Wednesday. The Asian Tour said in a statement that Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp (SMBC) had signed a three-year deal to be the main sponsor of the event at Singapore's Sentosa Golf Club. The tournament, formerly one of the region's richest with prize money of $6 million when last held in November 2012, was cancelled in 2013 when British bank Barclays decided not renew its sponsorship. "The Singapore Open was always one of our best events... it is tremendous to have it back as it is an important event for our region and our tour," Asian Tour Chairman Kyi Hla Han said in the statement.


Bulls end Warriors' 19-game home win streak in OT

Tuesday, 11:26 PM

Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls slips during their NBA game against the Golden State Warriors, at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California, on January 27, 2015Derrick Rose scored 30 points and the Chicago Bulls outlasted Golden State 113-111 in overtime, snapping the Warriors' club-record home win streak at 19 games. The Warriors, leading the NBA in 3-pointers, on Tuesday went 0-for-13 from beyond the arc in the second half and over-time, missing all four long-range tries in the decisive extra five minutes, when Golden State was 2-of-11 shooting from the floor. Rose sank the winning basket with just over seven seconds remaining, sinking a long jumper with Klay Thompson's hand in his face. Joakim Noah and Pau Gasol each added 18 points for the Bulls, with Frenchman Noah grabbing 15 rebounds and passing out six assists and Spaniard Gasol adding 16 rebounds and eight assists.


10 Things to Know for Today

Wednesday, 3:00 AM

New England Patriots' Darrelle Revis answers questions during media day for NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


3 people hospitalized after apartment blaze in Whitemarsh Twp.

Wednesday, 2:59 AM

3 people hospitalized after apartment blaze in Whitemarsh Twp.Three people are hospitalized and several had to be rescued after an apartment blaze in Whitemarsh Township, Pennsylvania.


Qatari-led group wins $4 billion battle for London's Canary Wharf

Wednesday, 3:12 AM

The Canary Wharf financial district is seen in east LondonA Qatari-led consortium looked set to win its long-running battle to buy Songbird Estates on Wednesday after the owner of London's Canary Wharf business district dropped its opposition to the $4 billion offer. Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and partner launched a 350 pence-a-share offer direct to Songbird shareholders in December, hoping to add a financial district rivaling the City of London to landmarks already in its portfolio such as the Shard skyscraper and Harrods department store. Canary Wharf's steel and glass skyscrapers, home to banks such as HSBC , Citi and JP Morgan , embody the change in London's economy in the second half of the 20th century as industry dwindled and financial services grew. The QIA already owned 29 percent of Songbird, which in turn owns 70 percent of Canary Wharf Group.


Exclusive: China plans to set 2015 growth target at 'around 7 percent' - sources

Wednesday, 2:56 AM

China plans to cut its growth target to around 7 percent in 2015, its lowest goal in 11 years, sources said, as policymakers try to manage slowing growth, job creation and pursuing reforms intended to make the economy more driven by market forces. The growth target, which is set to be announced by Premier Li Keqiang at the annual parliament session in March, was endorsed by top party leaders and policymakers at a closed-door Central Economic Conference in December, said a number of people with knowledge of the outcome of meeting who spoke to Reuters. The target, which is in line with market expectations, has not been previously reported. "This year's economic growth target will be around 7 percent, but the 7 percent should be the bottom line," said one of the sources, an influential economist who advises the government.

Doping is public health issue, says world anti-doping body

Wednesday, 2:48 AM

An analyst handles samples in a British anti-doping laboratory ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games, on January 19, 2012, in a photo obtained from organising committee LOCOGDoping in sport is a public health issue, the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said Wednesday, because of the spread of substance abuse from elite athletes to school gyms. "Too many people are taking too many substances they don't even know," WADA director general David Howman told AFP in an interview in Tokyo. Howman was speaking days after cycling cheat Lance Armstrong said he would take banned substances again if faced with the same circumstances that saw him dope in 1995.


General Electric says to build 1,200 MW power plant in Ghana

Tuesday, 10:50 PM

The General Electric logo is seen in a Sears store in SchaumburgPEDUASE, Ghana (Reuters) - General Electric Co (GE) will build a 1,200-megawatt thermal power plant in Ghana to come onstream in the next five years in a bid to address the West African country's power deficit, chief executive Jeff Immelt said on Tuesday. The U.S. company will also provide emergency power systems in Ghana this year to help offset a current crisis, he said, after a meeting with President John Mahama at a presidential palace outside the capital.