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Newcastle playing for MH17 victims: Pardew

Newcastle playing for MH17 victims: Pardew

WELLINGTON: Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew on Monday dedicated the club’s pre-season tour of New Zealand to two supporters who died on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.


Hamas military wing claims abducted Israeli soldier

GAZA CITY: The armed wing of the Palestinian Hamas group claimed on Sunday night that it had kidnapped an Israeli soldier, prompting celebrations in the streets of Gaza City.


Israeli assault on north Gaza kills 40

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: At least 40 Palestinians were killed as Israeli forces pounded northern Gaza Sunday, sending thousands fleeing in terror on day 13 of the deadliest assault on the enclave in five years. The intensity of the bombardment prevented emergency services from accessing the area and dead bodies lay in the streets as


Lewis Hamilton in 250kph crash at German GP practice

Former Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton crashed at more than 250 kilometers per hour during Saturday’s qualifying session for the German Grand Prix. The Briton climbed out of his car shaken and winded but with no apparent serious injury. The impact came after the Mercedes driver’s brakes failed on entry to the hairpin leading


Rebels agree to security zone at Ukraine crash site

Ukraine and pro-Russian insurgents agreed on Saturday to set up a security zone around the crash site of a Malaysian jet whose downing in the rebel-held east has drawn global condemnation of the Kremlin. Outraged world leaders have demanded Russia’s immediate cooperation in a prompt and independent probe into the shooting down on Thursday of