2014.07.20

News Headlines - 20 July 2014

MH17 victims put on refrigerated train bound for unknown destination | theguardian.com

The bodies of the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 are being loaded on to three railway carriages, apparently with refrigerator capability, which are standing at the train station in the town of Torez, several miles from the crash site in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine.

Israel-Gaza conflict: Israeli military ‘using flechette rounds in Gaza Strip’ - The Independent

The Israeli military is reportedly using flechette shells in its offensive in Gaza, weapons described as illegal under “rules of humanitarian law” by an Israeli human rights organisation.
Generally fired by a tank and described as an “imprecise weapon” ill-suited to combat in a built-up area, flechette shells explode in the air above a target, sending out a cone of thousands of tiny steel darts each no more than 4cm (1.57 ins) long.

'Death and horror' in Gaza as thousands flee Israeli bombardment | theguardian.com

The fiercest fighting of the 13-day war in Gaza erupted on Sunday as Israel dramatically widened its ground offensive, sending tanks and troops into urban areas and causing thousands of panicked civilians to flee.
The Palestinian government has described the attack on Gaza's Shujai'iya neighbourhood, in which at least 60 people were killed, as a "war crime" which required immediate international intervention.

Philip Hammond: I would still vote to leave Europe | The Guardian

Philip Hammond, last week appointed as foreign secretary, has confirmed that he would vote for Britain to leave the European Union unless there was significant reform in Brussels... Hammond said that current arrangements were "simply not acceptable" and that he stood by the answer he gave in an interview a year ago when he said, if he had to choose now, he would vote for withdrawal from the EU.

Map to Show Climate Change Impact - NDTV

A new map developed by climatologists shows that climate change will impact the whole planet by the end of this century, if carbon emissions continue to increase.
The new map called "Human Dynamics of Climate Change" was launched on Wednesday at Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK.
Human dynamics of climate change - Met Office


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