Monday, November 19, 2012

World News Briefs -- November 19, 2012 (Evening Edition)

Israel On Offensive Amid Ceasefire Call -- The Australian

ISRAEL yesterday pounded Gaza from air and sea in the deadliest day of the war as the US, UN and Egypt pushed for a ceasefire.

Israeli airstrikes across the Gaza Strip early last night killed 10 people, raising the Palestinian death toll to 87 as Israel's relentless air campaign entered its sixth day.

The latest to die were two farmers in a strike in Qarara, east of Khan Yunis in the southern Hamas-run Gaza Strip.

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Israel ready to invade Gaza if cease-fire efforts fail.

Israeli Gaza airstrikes stretch into 6th day.

Gaza crisis: 'More than 100' killed in Israeli strikes.

Gaza death toll soars despite calls for truce.

Hamas issues cease-fire conditions, Egyptian general says.

Israel prepared for ground war in Gaza.

Syria rebels clash with armed Kurds.

Iran hosts Syrian peace conference.

Syria crisis: Refugee children 'face winter risks'.

Turkey to request Syria border missiles Monday: Germany.

Turkey says it will hold talks with Kurdish militants.

Iran says U.S., powers must be more constructive in atom talks.

Jordan indicts 89 activists for inciting revolt.


Karzai orders Afghan takeover of prison at Bagram.

China willing to enhance security, strategic cooperation with ASEAN: premier.

ASEAN talks on South China Sea row crumble. Tensions flare over South China Sea at Asian summit.

ASEAN approves controversial Human Rights Declaration.

China's Xi warns party of corruption scourge.

Thousands of Chinese protest, smash police cars.

Obama lands in Myanmar, a first for a US president. Obama in Cambodia after rousing Myanmar welcome. Obama makes history with Myanmar, Cambodia visits.

A sea of supporters mourn indian politician.


Rwanda accuses Congo of shelling border town.

Rioters attack ethnic Somalis in Kenyan capital. Minibus 'hit by grenade' in Kenya's capital Nairobi. Riot in Kenya after bus bombing kills 7 in capital.

DRC rebels advance to Goma outskirts. Congo rebels set 24-hour deadline for talks with government. DR Congo rejects rebels' ultimatum on talks.

Tuareg rebels battle Islamists for north Mali town.

Burkina Faso: Mali rebels ready for dialogue.

US, France assemble coalition to confront Islamists in Mali.

Nigeria's Boko Haram battle: Army rejects 'killing' video.

Morocco police break up rare protest over claims king 'squandered' budget.

Coptic Christian Pope Tawadros II enthroned in Cairo.


Moscow is still full Of wild rumors about Vladimir Putin's health.

Moody's cuts France's top credit rating to 'Aa1'.

Greek PM to reshuffle cabinet after new loan tranche: sources.

Rajoy says ‘worst has passed’ in the crisis over Euro’s future.

EU in fresh trouble as budget summit faces collapse.

Spain's bad loan ratio hits record.

Greece: When anger goes beyond despair.

France: Rightwing rivals both declare victory as battle to succeed Sarkozy turns nasty.


Colombian rebels call truce as peace talks start. Colombia, FARC rebels seek to end long conflict.

Colombian defense minister rejects cease-fire.

Republicans say Rice must testify on Benghazi statements.

Brazil gang's slaughter of police sparks fightback.

US home sales continue to rise.

U.N. court says Colombia has sovereignty over Caribbean islets.

Nicaragua-Colombia sea border ruling due.

Dolphins shot in Gulf Of Mexico, rampage concerns officials.


Iraqi PM cites lack of evidence in release of man wanted by US in killings of soldiers.

Secret MI5 dossier: Hate preacher Abu Qatada issued orders to kill British citizens after 9/11.

Video shows Pakistani boys, orphans training with al-Qaida.


U.S. Treasury Secretary Geithner: Lift debt limit to infinity.

U.S. investment falls off a cliff.

'Shadow banking' still thrives, system hits $67 trillion.

Intel CEO decides to retire early.

Super-rich flight from California? Not so fast.

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