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Wednesday, August 6th 2014 - 00:04 UTC

UK only Muslim minister resigns protesting 'morally indefensible' policy in Gaza

Warsi, a baroness who sits in the upper house of parliament, in 2010 became Britain's first Muslim to serve in cabinet

Sayeeda Warsi, a senior minister in Britain's Foreign Office, resigned on Tuesday, accusing Prime Minister David Cameron's government of taking a “morally indefensible” approach to the conflict between Israel and Hamas.

Tuesday, August 5th 2014 - 07:14 UTC

Argentina planning to question Judge Griesa before the International Court of Justice

Argentina refuses to accept Griesa’s ruling as the final instance of legal recourse, and will challenge his pari passu ruling imminently in the Hague.

Argentina's Legal and Technical Secretary to the Presidency Carlos Zannini is overseeing a group of experts in international law as they draft the suit the government of President Cristina Fernandez will file against US Judge Thomas Griesa’s ruling on full repayment to holdout bondholders at International Court of Justice in the Hague, according to Noticias Argentinas-

Tuesday, August 5th 2014 - 07:03 UTC

Iran officials admit supplying missile technology to Hamas to wipe out Israel

“Palestinian resistance missiles are the blessings of Iran's transfer of technology” said Rezaei who is also accused of masterminding a terrorist attack in Buenos Aires

Two senior Iranian officials told an Arabic-language television channel on Monday that Tehran has supplied missile technology to Hamas for its fight against Israel. Revolutionary Guard commander Mohammad Ali Jafari warned in an interview with the Arabic channel of Iran's state Al-Alam television that Palestinian resistance to Israeli aggression is “endless and growing.”

Tuesday, August 5th 2014 - 06:58 UTC

World Bank pledges 200 million dollars to combat the West Africa Ebola epidemic

“I am very worried that many more lives are at risk unless we can stop this Ebola epidemic in its tracks,” Kim said

With the latest death toll from the West Africa Ebola epidemic now at 887, the World Bank Group pledged on Monday as much as 200 million dollars in emergency funding to help Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone contain the spread of Ebola infections, help their communities cope with the economic impact of the crisis, and improve public health systems throughout West Africa.

Tuesday, August 5th 2014 - 06:42 UTC

Food loss and waste in Latam could feed the region's 47 million hungry

 “Addressing this issue is essential for progress in the fight against hunger and must become a priority for governments in the region” said Benitez

In Latin America and the Caribbean more food is lost and wasted than is needed to meet the nutritional needs of the 47 million people who still suffer from hunger in the region, according to FAO. The report Losses and waste of food in Latin America and the Caribbean of the FAO Regional Office says that 6% of global food losses occur in the region.

Tuesday, August 5th 2014 - 06:30 UTC

“Lights out” event marked 100 years ceremonies since Britain entered World War One

The event was inspired in Foreign Secretary Sir Edward, who said on the eve of WW1: “The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.”

A candle-lit vigil at Westminster Abbey and a “lights out” event have concluded a day of ceremonies marking 100 years since Britain entered World War One. People were invited to turn off their lights for an hour until 23:00 BST, the time war was declared on 4 August 1914.

Monday, August 4th 2014 - 07:27 UTC

Argentina awarded by the EU beef 'feed-lot quota' of 48.200 tons

Argentina joins an exclusive club of countries with 'feed-lot quotas'

The European Union (EU) has recognized Argentina as one of the few countries able to export high-quality beef under the “feed-lot quota” to the European market, a press release from the Argentine Foreign Ministry informed on Sunday.

Monday, August 4th 2014 - 07:20 UTC

EU orders Russia to pay 2.5bn dollars to former Yukos oil group shareholders

 “All Yukos shareholders will benefit from this decision,” said Steven Theede, the company's former chief executive.

Russia has been ordered to pay about 2.5bn dollars to former shareholders in defunct oil group Yukos by the European Court of Human Rights. Russia's Justice Ministry said the ruling was “unfair” and it had three months to appeal against the decision.

Monday, August 4th 2014 - 05:43 UTC

Princess Cruises to incorporate 143.000 ton vessel for 3.650 pax in 2017

The 600 million Euro cruise vessel is to be delivered by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri

Princess Cruises, a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & plc, announced that it has reached an agreement with the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri to build a new ship, which will enter service in 2017.

Sunday, August 3rd 2014 - 13:14 UTC

HMS Portland back in UK after seven months patrolling including Falklands

The vessel received a rapturous welcome in Plymouth

The crew of the Royal Navy warship HMS Portland returned home to a rapturous welcome in Plymouth on Friday after a successful seven-month deployment to West Africa, the Falkland Islands and the Caribbean. The vessel that was replaced by HMS Iron Duke in its Atlantic deployment spent four weeks in the Falklands.

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