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Israel, Gaza militants agree to a 12-hour truce

Israel, Gaza militants agree to a 12-hour truce

Israel's military said it would hold fire starting at 8 a.m. (6 a.m. British Time) but would pursue its search for tunnels used by militants.
EU edges to economic sanctions on Russia but narrows scope

EU edges to economic sanctions on Russia but narrows scope

The EU also imposed travel bans and asset freezes on the chiefs of Russia's FSB security service and foreign intelligence service and a number of other top Russian officials.
Nigeria government confirms Ebola case in megacity of Lagos

Nigeria government confirms Ebola case in megacity of Lagos

Patrick Sawyer, a consultant for the Liberian finance ministry in his 40s, collapsed on Sunday after flying into Lagos, a city of 21 million people, and was taken from the airport and put in isolation in a local hospital.
Libya seeks ceasefire as south Tripoli a militia 'war zone'

Libya seeks ceasefire as south Tripoli a militia 'war zone'

With barrages of Grad rockets, anti-aircraft guns and artillery fired at their rival enclaves just kilometers apart, brigades of former rebels have turned parts of southern Tripoli in a battleground for nearly a fortnight.
China denounces British parliament's inquiry into Hong Kong affairs

China denounces British parliament's inquiry into Hong Kong affairs

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei urged Britain to stop interfering in China's domestic affairs.