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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
A federal judge struck down the U.S. capital's ban on carrying guns outside of a person's home, concluding it violates constitutional rights.
A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square.
A 20-year-old man died after lightning struck 14 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golf course, a coroner's official said Sunday.
Salzburg Festival opens with cheers on '14 anniversary eve
The Salzburg Festival, despite looming financial worries, got off to a thundering start Sunday with an opera by the city's favorite son Mozart, kicking off a monthlong program of culture and glamour.
Director Luc Besson's action sci-fi thriller “Lucy,” about a woman turned superhuman by using 100 percent of her brain, debuted at the top of the North American box office, estimates showed Sunday.
Russell art fetches millions at auction
A total of 30 Charles M. Russell works fetched millions of dollars at a Western art auction in Reno, with one painting symbolizing the railroad's effect on American Indians drawing US$1.9 million and another depicting a Native American chief selling for US$1.1 million.
One in almost 3,000 blood donors in England carry the hepatitis E virus (HEV) which can cause liver disease, said a study Monday that sparked a call for screening in Europe.
Researchers at the University of Connecticut are using medical technology to breathe new life into some antique musical instruments.
Monday, July 28, 2014
US ups pressure on Israel as UN demands Gaza truce
The UN Security Council Monday joined US President Barack Obama in calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, after Israel and Hamas ignored calls for a truce despite mounting civilian casualties.
Hamas asks for new truce as assault resumes
The Islamist Hamas movement on Sunday belatedly accepted diplomatic calls for an extension of a humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza shortly after Israel said it was resuming its devastating military assault.
  
  
  
  
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