Saturday, July 31, 2010

World News Briefs -- July 31, 2010

Pakistan Flooding Death Toll Reaches 800 -- CNN

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- The death toll from flooding in Pakistan has risen to at least 800, the information minister of a northern province said Saturday.

The death toll only affects Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, previously known as the North West Frontier Province, said spokesman Mian Iftikhar Hussain.

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Israeli airstrike kills senior Hamas rocket maker.

Iraq pays $30 billion as compensation to Kuwait.

Syrian, Saudi leaders show solidarity with Lebanon.


North Korea's failed World Cup footballers undergo public mauling.

Top Pakistan spy scrubs U.K. trip in protest.

Australian PM Gillard heading for defeat: new poll.


Thousands flee Congo clashes as security worsens.

Muslim court clause brings spotlight in Kenya vote.

Three Kenyan men charged with Uganda bomb attacks.


Putin takes control of wildfire crisis.

Russia approves 65 per cent defence budget increase.

Greek military mobilised to supply fuel amid strike.

Italy crisis grows as speaker rejects PM call to resign.


Venezuela sends troops to Colombian border: Chavez.

New BP delay a warning: Don't write obituary on Gulf oil spill yet.

Debate heating up on plans for mosque near Ground Zero.

Florida's Everglades put on world heritage endangered list.


Somali Jihadis launch 'News Channel' as officials warn of growing Al Qaeda links.

UN removes five Taliban from its blacklist (two are dead).

France's War on Terror: Paris takes the fight to al Qaeda in Africa. (a commentary)


Recession was deeper than U.S. gov't previously thought.

China invests $40 bln in Iran oil, gas: minister.

Disney sells Miramax film studios.

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