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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Russia has been ordered to pay Yukos shareholders a record US$50 billion in compensation over its seizure of the defunct oil giant, lawyers said on Monday, in a new blow on top of sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.
Militants destroy historic Mosul mosque
Militants from the Islamic State group blew up a mosque and shrine dating back to the 14th century in Mosul on Sunday, local residents said, the latest casualty in a week that has seen a half dozen of the Iraqi city's most revered holy places destroyed.
Egypt and several Western states urged their nationals to leave Libya amid spiraling violence after two weeks of fighting left 97 people dead and a warning by state-owned National Oil Corp. of a major disaster after a fuel tank was hit.
The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday.
Temporary lull in Gaza fighting as US, UN up pressure for truce
Fighting subsided in war-torn Gaza Monday at the start of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr as world powers ramped up pressure on the warring sides to immediately end their 21-day confrontation.
Britain's Lloyds Banking Group is to pay 218 million pounds (US$370 million, 276 million euros) in fines to British and U.S. regulators for attempting to rig inter-bank lending rates, the bank said Monday.
A British teacher kidnapped in Yemen earlier this year was released safely on Saturday following negotiations by the government in Sanaa, both countries said.
A family of five, including three children from 4 to 12 years old, were found shot to death Sunday inside a U.S. apartment, authorities said.
A Pakistani mob burned down several homes belonging to the minority Ahmadi sect in the country's east, killing a woman and her two granddaughters in riots following rumors about blasphemous postings on Facebook, police said Monday.
Families occupy vacation homes in Spanish town
Unable to pay her mortgage, Manoli Herrera turned over her flat to the bank and moved into one of six abandoned buildings occupied by other jobless families in Sanlucar de Barrameda, a seaside town on Spain's southern coast.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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